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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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$$ - $$$
Downtown
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703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4, Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
+1 250-381-8444
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Vancouver
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444 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seated immediately and a server within a few minutes. Very clean. Good service and food. Everything tasted well and no issues. Convenient access to the inner harbour.

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Thank LLHH
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food arrived hot and in quite large amounts. The Caesar drink (lemon) was delicious as was the pasta with seafood.

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Thank grammiabi
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll start off by saying that I will still eat there. I LOVE the hot bread and butter and salad and ice cream. Am finding that the quality of the pasta sauces are just "ok" and nothing to remark upon. It seems to be the same quality and taste as pasta sauce from a can. Tried their ribs the other... More 

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Thank Casey L
Victoria, Canada
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is great for family and kids. I had the French onion soup and it was really good, it wasn't the best I've ever had but it was good. The menu offers a good selection for all types of people but I found the calamari a little greasy and wings were saucy but not super crispy, wings were better... More 

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Thank WeekendReviewers
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonably priced supper with basket of warm bread that is refilled if you wish. A bit of a wait to get a table, but worth it if you're looking for spaghetti or lasagna.

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Thank lindaskogstad
Alix, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for 'brunch' on our way to the museum. Everything was delicious though a little more 'kick' could be thrown into their 'spicy' dishes.

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Thank katte9206
Johannesburg, South Africa
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616 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a a local institution very popular with tourists in the summer months. Decent food at decent prices.

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Thank TravelOften1968
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i went here with some friends who were locals and it was great. I got the manicotti, my friends all got something different and we all enjoyed our food. The sourdough bread with plan and garlic butter was yummy. It includes bread, salad or soup, entree and ice cream and coffe/tea.

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Thank Stephanie P
Toronto
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209 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Imagine a long morning/afternoon/day with kids at the nearby Royal BC Museum, or IMax Theatre, or Parliament Buildings, or Beacon Hill Park. This family-friendly restaurant will become your godsend: lots of choices besides pasta, a very reasonably-priced all-inclusive meal with coffee/tea and ice cream, well-priced kids' meals, all in a clean, sit-down setting with youthful servers. The food is decent,... More 

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Thank Canucksontheloose
Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great atmosphere, good choices on the menu - there's more than just pasta - and its a 3 course meal plus tea or coffee for the price on most menu items. Food is good with ample portions. We like to go here before going to see the IMAX as its right across the street and you don't need to repark.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B4, Canada (Formerly Rattenbury's Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-8444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?