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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
+1 760-471-0155
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Las Vegas, NV
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401 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The OSF in Vegas closed a few years ago so it's been a while since we had the pleasure of dining at this chain. The service was very good and the atmosphere was very nice. We agree with a previous post that the lasagna is not the best. We really enjoyed the Spicy Spaghetti Vesuvius. It really isn't spicy and... More 

Thank Norm_Nice_Guy
San Marcos, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stop for a quick value dinner. Family friendly but with a nice bar. The dinner salad is pretty basic but I really like the creamy pesto dressing. The bread rolls are good and the service is usually very friendly. This isn't 5 star dining but better than most other options nearby. The lasagna is not the best so... More 

Thank Jeff G
Carlsbad, California
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580 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 30+ had a Saturday lunch at TOSF. It's not an easy place to find, more or less hidden in a commercial area. We were seated at two long tables in a private room. The decor, table and chairs were comfortable and inviting. Our server, I think it was Griffin or Griffith, was great...he was friendly, courteous, attentive... More 

Thank Gordon C
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432 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My friend wanted to go there on a Thurs. nite at 4:58 PM after seeing Shen Yun at the Performing Arts Center. They told us there would be a wait because all of the staff wasn't there yet! It took 20 minutes for them to seat two groups of 12 & 14 and a few couples before us. We ordered... More 

Thank Bchgrl9
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food very reasonable price. Great for families and party’s. Spaghetti is great. Get the managers special hearty portion if you like spaghetti. Take home what you don't finish.

Thank lew246
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The Old Spaghetti Factory has been and will always be one of my favorite go to restaurants; even before I was married. We have been creating fond memories for more than 35 years. The menu, the service, and the positive, happy faces are the best! Thank you Old Spaghetti Factory. We love you!

Thank Duane H
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is one of my favorite places to eat. Whether its Lasagne or the Spaghetti (Meat Lovers Treat) you wont be disappointed. From the bread to the salad to main course then Spumoni.......its great!

Thank Paul M
Olhao, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had a group of 28 on an evening. Our server was very lovely, food was excellent, and all pre event correspondence was efficient and friendly. I would recommend this venue and I was wellpleased with everything! Well done OSF. And thank you.

Thank carolharp
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

really enjoyed our dinner! Salad, bread, spaghetti and ice cream for $14 each including tax; service was excellant, no wait for our table

Thank soj502
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had been traveling a long time and stopped to eat here before checking into our hotel. We all liked it! THere were 2 adults and 3 kids. My husband and I wished that their menu was more robust, but we both really liked what we had. My kids slurped down their homemade spaghetti. But for my kids, the best... More 

Thank Danielle L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-471-0155

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