Old Spaghetti Factory

★★★★☆
Our atmosphere is as inviting as our mouthwatering menu
  • 1910 J St

    Sacramento, CA 95811

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  • 916-443-2862

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The consistency of the food it rock solid. You get what you pay for. It is not fine dining by any means but good food for the price. I consider it a good place to bring your family.

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★★★★★

The consistency of the food it rock solid. You get what you pay for. It is not fine dining by any means but good food for the price. I consider it a good place to bring your family.

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This place is fabulous -the ambiance, the service, the food, prices, flair, taste, menu options - OMG OMG OMG...am from Canada - went with friends 2 days in a row - got the crab ravioli - and WOW...i could not believe it...was soooo delicious and the service was SECOND TO NONE... go there !!! you'll like it I'm sure... for those who only dine at $100 a plate places, go here and donate the balance of what you would have paid compared to this price list to your favorite charity...HIGHLY RECOMMENDING THIS PLACE - IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

This place is fabulous -the ambiance, the service, the food, prices, flair, taste, menu options - OMG OMG OMG...am from Canada - went with friends 2 days in a row - got the crab ravioli - and WOW...i could not believe it...was soooo delicious and the service was SECOND TO NONE... go there !!! you'll like it I'm sure... for those who only dine at $100 a plate places, go here and donate the balance of what you would have paid compared to this price list to your favorite charity...HIGHLY RECOMMENDING THIS PLACE - IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It's in the rapidly improving and eclectic midtown district, with lots of other restaurants, coffee shops, bars and art galleries nearby. A drug rehab program facility a block away is a good neighbor and causes no problems. It's a real urban city, now, so get over it! Spaghetti with mizithra cheese and meat sauce ("Manager's Favorite") is good! The best place for kids and family in Sacramento. They'll love it when a train rumbles past -- about 60 feet from the windows.

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★★★☆☆

It's in the rapidly improving and eclectic midtown district, with lots of other restaurants, coffee shops, bars and art galleries nearby. A drug rehab program facility a block away is a good neighbor and causes no problems. It's a real urban city, now, so get over it! Spaghetti with mizithra cheese and meat sauce ("Manager's Favorite") is good! The best place for kids and family in Sacramento. They'll love it when a train rumbles past -- about 60 feet from the windows.

Pros: Kitchy, kid-friendly atmosphere, decent pasta at good price

Cons: Food and wine list are bland

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Have been going for several years for birthday parties and when I want to eat Italian out,Good Service, enjoy the Furnishings, and food is absolutely great. Enjoy the restaurant for lunch and dinner.

5
★★★★★

Have been going for several years for birthday parties and when I want to eat Italian out,Good Service, enjoy the Furnishings, and food is absolutely great. Enjoy the restaurant for lunch and dinner.

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It was kind of disappointing. We made a special reservation for a wedding rehersal dinner, in August 2007. When we got there they said we had no reservation, we had to wait to be seated(witha big group) The food took forever to get on the table, it was kind of expensive and the food wasnt even that good. THE ROSEVILLE location has better service,better food. I WILL NOT RETURN

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★★☆☆☆

It was kind of disappointing. We made a special reservation for a wedding rehersal dinner, in August 2007. When we got there they said we had no reservation, we had to wait to be seated(witha big group) The food took forever to get on the table, it was kind of expensive and the food wasnt even that good. THE ROSEVILLE location has better service,better food. I WILL NOT RETURN

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: THE FOOD WAS BAD, SERVER WAS VERY NICE,they forgot our reservation!

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this place is a good place to bring a big group of people. they have good spaghetti and other italian foods. The service is really good and the atmostphere is really happy.

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★★★★☆

this place is a good place to bring a big group of people. they have good spaghetti and other italian foods. The service is really good and the atmostphere is really happy.

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The food is absolutely nothing special. I've had a lot of rude experiences here, from various members of the staff. One time, I asked for garlic salt because the dish I had was EXTREMELY bland, and the cook actually came out and was huffy and puffy, all upset that I had asked for something to be added to the dish. Save your money and go to Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden... or just make your own pasta. I'd be embarrassed to take my out of state friends here, and would not use it to define Sacramento's eateries. This is definitely a restaurant to be skipped.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is absolutely nothing special. I've had a lot of rude experiences here, from various members of the staff. One time, I asked for garlic salt because the dish I had was EXTREMELY bland, and the cook actually came out and was huffy and puffy, all upset that I had asked for something to be added to the dish. Save your money and go to Macaroni Grill or Olive Garden... or just make your own pasta. I'd be embarrassed to take my out of state friends here, and would not use it to define Sacramento's eateries. This is definitely a restaurant to be skipped.

Pros: I suppose families with kids like it, because the train is nearby.

Cons: Service, food, parking, ambience... it's just not there.

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Yes, I do agree that the food isn't the best, but the atmosphere is quite interesting here. It is really neat how they kept the train station atmosphere, and even a bus/train in the restaurant. It is good to go with a bunch of people or with kids where the gourmet isn't the main focus.

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★★★☆☆

Yes, I do agree that the food isn't the best, but the atmosphere is quite interesting here. It is really neat how they kept the train station atmosphere, and even a bus/train in the restaurant. It is good to go with a bunch of people or with kids where the gourmet isn't the main focus.

Pros: The decore and architecture is great

Cons: The food is not too good.

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Pretty bland food - probably good for little kids, though. Cool location and cool railroad car, but for grown ups, this a very unremarkable place. Service is good and staff are nice, but menu is very limited - no pesto anywhere! - and it kind of all tastes the same.

1
★★☆☆☆

Pretty bland food - probably good for little kids, though. Cool location and cool railroad car, but for grown ups, this a very unremarkable place. Service is good and staff are nice, but menu is very limited - no pesto anywhere! - and it kind of all tastes the same.

Pros: family friendly

Cons: bland food

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This is a kid friendly restaurant, with little to offer the grown-ups in the party. The menu is based on modular "choose a noodle" "choose a sauce" "choose a salad dressing" combos. The price is a decent value, and if you need to bring your entire cub-scout pack to dinner, they won't be fazed when you say "party of 60."

3
★★★☆☆

This is a kid friendly restaurant, with little to offer the grown-ups in the party. The menu is based on modular "choose a noodle" "choose a sauce" "choose a salad dressing" combos. The price is a decent value, and if you need to bring your entire cub-scout pack to dinner, they won't be fazed when you say "party of 60."

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As you know by now, the food isn't the greatest. I used to hate the OSF but I don't mind it now. The reason we go is because my daughter can make a mess(within reason) with her friends and they(staff) don't care. My dd and her friends love it b/c it's a cool looking building with a rail car in it. They do have some decent to not bad food. Try the greek chicken, mizithra, cobb salad, and the penne special with sausage, peppers, and onions. I agree with the poster that said it's healthier for kids than the average place. I don't feed my child chicken nuggest or hotdogs at home so why would I pay for it when we want a decent meal? To sum it up, you can take your kid here where they can get a fairly healthy, kid friendly meal; they will be fairly entertained; they make a mess YOU don't have to clean up (much)-all of this for under $10 a person. Not awful. I wouldn't go here on a regular basis but it's better than going to McDonalds for a treat.

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★★★☆☆

As you know by now, the food isn't the greatest. I used to hate the OSF but I don't mind it now. The reason we go is because my daughter can make a mess(within reason) with her friends and they(staff) don't care. My dd and her friends love it b/c it's a cool looking building with a rail car in it. They do have some decent to not bad food. Try the greek chicken, mizithra, cobb salad, and the penne special with sausage, peppers, and onions. I agree with the poster that said it's healthier for kids than the average place. I don't feed my child chicken nuggest or hotdogs at home so why would I pay for it when we want a decent meal? To sum it up, you can take your kid here where they can get a fairly healthy, kid friendly meal; they will be fairly entertained; they make a mess YOU don't have to clean up (much)-all of this for under $10 a person. Not awful. I wouldn't go here on a regular basis but it's better than going to McDonalds for a treat.

Pros: Cheap, plenty of parking, extremely kid-friendly

Cons: food not that great

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This was a horrible experience. The food was absolutely horrible. There may be some nostalgia over the railroad station, but I will never return this restaurant. The food tasted like spaghettios - straight from the can!

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★☆☆☆☆

This was a horrible experience. The food was absolutely horrible. There may be some nostalgia over the railroad station, but I will never return this restaurant. The food tasted like spaghettios - straight from the can!

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The noodles are cheap and don't taste fresh. The resturants are old, and have poor lightling. Would never go there again.

1
★★☆☆☆

The noodles are cheap and don't taste fresh. The resturants are old, and have poor lightling. Would never go there again.

Cons: poor quailty food, bad lighting

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This place doesn't have the greatest cuisine in the world. They have spagetti, and they do it fairly well. This place is the place to come with large groups... the large facility can easily accomodate parties of 15 and more. The meals are priced cheaply, and dinner for two can run you under 20$, with drinks! This place is always loud so it's hard to have intimate conversations, but the service is speedy and if you're in a hurry, they can get you in and out within 30 min usually. Expect to wait to get to a table on the weekends and during the dinner rush, though. Try the creamy pesto dressing.
And good luck parking in their lot, it's small and not very accomodating. Great for families-- this is one of the only places downtown you are going to get away with having screaming children.

4
★★★★☆

This place doesn't have the greatest cuisine in the world. They have spagetti, and they do it fairly well. This place is the place to come with large groups... the large facility can easily accomodate parties of 15 and more. The meals are priced cheaply, and dinner for two can run you under 20$, with drinks! This place is always loud so it's hard to have intimate conversations, but the service is speedy and if you're in a hurry, they can get you in and out within 30 min usually. Expect to wait to get to a table on the weekends and during the dinner rush, though. Try the creamy pesto dressing.
And good luck parking in their lot, it's small and not very accomodating. Great for families-- this is one of the only places downtown you are going to get away with having screaming children.

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When I visited, the service was slow, the food was luke warm, bland, and in small portions.

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★★★☆☆

When I visited, the service was slow, the food was luke warm, bland, and in small portions.

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There are many kinds of factories. Some create unique treasures while others should be shut down because of the horrible impact that they wreak on the environment. Most, however, are average, pumping out the same product day after day. People buy what they create because it's always there, predicatable, and safe. The OSF falls into this last category. Canned sauces, dull salads, and limp pastas rule the menu while a steady bombardment of noise rules your head. You can do better. You should do better than this.

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★☆☆☆☆

There are many kinds of factories. Some create unique treasures while others should be shut down because of the horrible impact that they wreak on the environment. Most, however, are average, pumping out the same product day after day. People buy what they create because it's always there, predicatable, and safe. The OSF falls into this last category. Canned sauces, dull salads, and limp pastas rule the menu while a steady bombardment of noise rules your head. You can do better. You should do better than this.

Pros: Train

Cons: , Loud kids, Long wait

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I remember as a child going to the Spagetti factory and having a fun and satisfactory meal. Now a days my family doesn't even discuss the Spagetti Factory. The food was once good and homely has become commercial and bland. Their italian soda are the best thing on the menu. Kids may like it, but most adults will be disappointed if they wanted italian.

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★☆☆☆☆

I remember as a child going to the Spagetti factory and having a fun and satisfactory meal. Now a days my family doesn't even discuss the Spagetti Factory. The food was once good and homely has become commercial and bland. Their italian soda are the best thing on the menu. Kids may like it, but most adults will be disappointed if they wanted italian.

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Good inexpensive place to take kids, but food is much too heavy on the sauces. They don't take reservations so you always have to wait for a table. It's noisy too. Have tried it twice and won't go back.

1
★★☆☆☆

Good inexpensive place to take kids, but food is much too heavy on the sauces. They don't take reservations so you always have to wait for a table. It's noisy too. Have tried it twice and won't go back.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: No Reservations, Too much sauce on foo, Noisy

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I know lot's of people like this restaurant, but it is mediocre. All of the sauces taste like they came out of a can. I don't care if it is cheap this is not Italian food. Chef Boyardee is a good comparison.

1
★★☆☆☆

I know lot's of people like this restaurant, but it is mediocre. All of the sauces taste like they came out of a can. I don't care if it is cheap this is not Italian food. Chef Boyardee is a good comparison.

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For times when you don't want to cook spaghetti... This place is consitently good for taking the family to dinner. Children love it. Good portions. Unlimited tasty bread with two different butters.

My 5-year old loves the mizithra, I like the spinach raviolis.

Don't expect gourmet cuisine here, just simple good plates at good prices.

2
★★★★☆

For times when you don't want to cook spaghetti... This place is consitently good for taking the family to dinner. Children love it. Good portions. Unlimited tasty bread with two different butters.

My 5-year old loves the mizithra, I like the spinach raviolis.

Don't expect gourmet cuisine here, just simple good plates at good prices.

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My husband and I always enjoyed the Spaghetti Factory, but never knew it was so child friendly until we brought our 14 month old daughter. She is at the point where she doesn't eat what most restaurants have on their "kids menu". Most "kids menus" offer fried foods or hotdogs, and soda. So we usually bring food for our daughter. But at the Spaghetti Factory, they offered plain noodles, applesauce, and apple juice. It was the first time my toddler sat still at the table for the whole meal. I never knew until today that the Spaghetti Factory had won awards for being child friendly, but I am now their #1 Fan! Thank you for providing "simple" healthy foods for children.

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★★★★★

My husband and I always enjoyed the Spaghetti Factory, but never knew it was so child friendly until we brought our 14 month old daughter. She is at the point where she doesn't eat what most restaurants have on their "kids menu". Most "kids menus" offer fried foods or hotdogs, and soda. So we usually bring food for our daughter. But at the Spaghetti Factory, they offered plain noodles, applesauce, and apple juice. It was the first time my toddler sat still at the table for the whole meal. I never knew until today that the Spaghetti Factory had won awards for being child friendly, but I am now their #1 Fan! Thank you for providing "simple" healthy foods for children.

Pros: Great Food, Inexpensive, Ambience

Cons: Crowded Parking

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Please do not go to this spaghetti factory. Go out of your way to go to Roseville. We had 3 kids and our order was lost, drinks we about a hour late, and they gave us a free garlic bread. I dont know why they lied and said the kitchen was backed up, when clearly they lost the order. The people next to us got up and left and we should of to... GO TO BUCCA DI PEPPO, MUCH BETTER AND FUNNER!!!

1
★★★☆☆

Please do not go to this spaghetti factory. Go out of your way to go to Roseville. We had 3 kids and our order was lost, drinks we about a hour late, and they gave us a free garlic bread. I dont know why they lied and said the kitchen was backed up, when clearly they lost the order. The people next to us got up and left and we should of to... GO TO BUCCA DI PEPPO, MUCH BETTER AND FUNNER!!!

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It was great. The food was great. The value was great. I was surprised that they gave us a complete meal for the price of an entree. The service was excellent. Our garlic cheese bread was late, and we told our waiter, and he actually checked up on it and told us that it would be there momentarily. Even though they were busy, they still made time.

2
★★★★★

It was great. The food was great. The value was great. I was surprised that they gave us a complete meal for the price of an entree. The service was excellent. Our garlic cheese bread was late, and we told our waiter, and he actually checked up on it and told us that it would be there momentarily. Even though they were busy, they still made time.

Pros: waiting area, food, inexpensive

Cons: crowded, parking

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This is one of our regular Friday night spots. Its great for kids since there is a lot going on and no one notices if yours are a little loud. The service isnt great, but if your not in a hurry they have good food at great prices.

2
★★★★☆

This is one of our regular Friday night spots. Its great for kids since there is a lot going on and no one notices if yours are a little loud. The service isnt great, but if your not in a hurry they have good food at great prices.

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It's cheap, fun, close by - a great pick! And there's a train inside (how very cool!)

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★★★★★

It's cheap, fun, close by - a great pick! And there's a train inside (how very cool!)

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I absolutely love The Spegetti Factory!!!!!! Everytime my family and I went out to eat, I would ant to go there...even tho we live about an hour from it! To this day, it is still one of my favorite resturaunts!!

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love The Spegetti Factory!!!!!! Everytime my family and I went out to eat, I would ant to go there...even tho we live about an hour from it! To this day, it is still one of my favorite resturaunts!!

Pros: great food, nice waiters/waitress, waiting area/bar

Cons: long waits to get in

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The Old Spaghetti Factory in Sacramento is full, on each Sunday afternoon, or after-church families enjoying the town's most toothsome bargin. This is no accident. The ambiance is irrepressibly cheerful, the food hot, the service pleasant and the prices reasonable. Who could want for more?

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★★★★★

The Old Spaghetti Factory in Sacramento is full, on each Sunday afternoon, or after-church families enjoying the town's most toothsome bargin. This is no accident. The ambiance is irrepressibly cheerful, the food hot, the service pleasant and the prices reasonable. Who could want for more?

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I love this place, the food is good and the service was great. The ice cream at the end of the meal topped it all of very nicely. Everything I have ordered here has been great!

2
★★★★★

I love this place, the food is good and the service was great. The ice cream at the end of the meal topped it all of very nicely. Everything I have ordered here has been great!

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I Have been going to Spaghetti Factory since I can remember, Having lunch with Mom, going out with friends, they even have togo orders. Everyone that works there is very plesant & personable. I think there great

2
★★★★★

I Have been going to Spaghetti Factory since I can remember, Having lunch with Mom, going out with friends, they even have togo orders. Everyone that works there is very plesant & personable. I think there great

Pros: Inexpensive, Great atmosphere, Love the decore

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Always consistant and GOOD. Makes me remember Italian friends back east.

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★★★★★

Always consistant and GOOD. Makes me remember Italian friends back east.

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Growing up as a kid I remember going to the Spegetti Factory numerous times. It still is one of my very favorites. The atmosphere is great and the service as well as the food is wonderful!!!!

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★★★★★

Growing up as a kid I remember going to the Spegetti Factory numerous times. It still is one of my very favorites. The atmosphere is great and the service as well as the food is wonderful!!!!

Pros: Cheap, Good service

Cons: Bad parking

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Meal comes with a loaf of freshly baked bread, salad and a scoop of ice-cream. Great tasting spaghetti and it's inexpensive. My 2 favorites are the ones with Mizithra cheese and meatballs... and you're talking about somebody who won't go near parmesan cheese. I dislike the happy birthday singing that seems to be taking place every night. But the great food is worth putting up with it.

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★★★★★

Meal comes with a loaf of freshly baked bread, salad and a scoop of ice-cream. Great tasting spaghetti and it's inexpensive. My 2 favorites are the ones with Mizithra cheese and meatballs... and you're talking about somebody who won't go near parmesan cheese. I dislike the happy birthday singing that seems to be taking place every night. But the great food is worth putting up with it.

Pros: Great bread, Great Mizithra cheese, Family with kids

Cons: Happy birthday songs, Noisy, The wait

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For it being The Spaghetti Factory, their spaghetti sucks. The sauce is runny and there's really nothing to it. It's a sad dish when it should be the best on the menu. I would recommend the Lasagna or Chicken Parmagian. Very good! Every Spaghetti Factory I've been to is pretty much decorated the same, old time sacramento look but very interesting.

2
★★★★☆

For it being The Spaghetti Factory, their spaghetti sucks. The sauce is runny and there's really nothing to it. It's a sad dish when it should be the best on the menu. I would recommend the Lasagna or Chicken Parmagian. Very good! Every Spaghetti Factory I've been to is pretty much decorated the same, old time sacramento look but very interesting.

Pros: Some good dishes, Great dessert, Garlic butter

Cons: Runny sauces, Loud

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This place is about as averaqe as a can of Chef Boy R Dee raviolis. The only reason people go here is either they can't appreciate real Italian food, or the prices are cheap enough to take the family.

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★★★☆☆

This place is about as averaqe as a can of Chef Boy R Dee raviolis. The only reason people go here is either they can't appreciate real Italian food, or the prices are cheap enough to take the family.

Pros: , cheap

Cons: food, atmosphere

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The Old Spaghetti Factory is quick to become a family favorite because their service is fast, friendly and their food is delicious. Adult entrees incl...

 

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