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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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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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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Nog our first time, but definitely a place to come back to. We had to wait for 15 minutes before we could sit at a table. But of course no problem. Our waiter, was a bit slow and forgot some things, but did the best he could on a busy evening. My spaghetti whit spicy meatsauce? Loved it. And that's... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This would have been our cheapest meal in Victoria but was still tasty. Not far from the waterfront on the corner with beautiful flowers outside.It was an all inclusive menu which meant your choice of Mains were preceded by salad we chose Caesar and bread {we had ours with garlic butter} and a small ice cream to finish it all... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great value for your dollar. Food was appetizing, presented well, served quickly and staff were pleasant. The weight at the bar for a table was no hardship. Lots of families and people having fun.

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The server was great, so kind. The caesar salad honestly had zero flavour, tasted like lettuce and the lemon wedge I squeezed over it. My prawns came lukewarm on my salad, the salad was soggy and felt like it had been sitting under a head lamp for a long time, yet the prawns were lukewarm. The fresh bread was a... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have eaten at several Old Spaghetti Factory's but this one was one of the best. The food was very good as was the service. It is also reasonably priced and in the middle town.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This restaurant is right across the street from the Royal BC Museum. It was a lovely day to sit outside on the patio, have lunch and people watch. We had a dish with a sample of three different kinds of spaghetti and a nice warm loaf of french bread. All the flavors were great together and gave us a nice... More 

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Thank Marilyn W
Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and location! Service was also good. Always nice to have fresh bread brought before a meal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Waited to be seated for a table - only took about 20mins, heaps of staff, plenty of tables. Was unaware that so much was included when you ordered your meal, which filled me right up and was tasty. Electric atmosphere, friendly staff, efficient service, what more could one want.

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Thank Alice R
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I have loved Spaghetti Factory since I was a kid so just because I had a horrible visit does not mean I haven't had good ones in the past. Often time service is fast and servers harried but I don't normally go to spaghetti factory for a fine dining experience, however my last visit was inexcusable. So many bad things... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

OK. I started going to the Old Spaghetti Factory about 25 years ago (either Louisville or St. Louis) and was pleasantly surprised last week when I visited the Victoria location. They have always served up great food, good portions, extras added including dessert, for decent prices. If you are looking for an old standby that still performs, go here.

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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?