Old Spaghetti Factory

★★★☆☆
Our atmosphere is as inviting as our mouthwatering menu
  • 715 SW Bancroft St

    Portland, OR 97239

    Map & Directions
  • 503-222-5375

About Old Spaghetti Factory

Hours
Sun 11:30am-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 4:30pm-9pm, Fri 4:30pm-10pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm
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Good cheap eats, but best food in town? Not bloody likely. Get what you pay for-

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★★☆☆☆

Good cheap eats, but best food in town? Not bloody likely. Get what you pay for-

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My kids always enjoy sitting in a trolley car. Food is always good. Prices are even better. Menu items can vary but prices are always the same. Honolulu to Seattle or Tacoma to San Jose, you can always count on the value. The Portland site on the river is my favorite. My advice is to try something new every time.

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★★★★☆

My kids always enjoy sitting in a trolley car. Food is always good. Prices are even better. Menu items can vary but prices are always the same. Honolulu to Seattle or Tacoma to San Jose, you can always count on the value. The Portland site on the river is my favorite. My advice is to try something new every time.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food, Interior amenities

Cons: Busy sometimes, Large group seating

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Sure, the building inside and out is very picturesque, what with its Wilamette river location and all, but usually I don't go to restaurants just for the scenery. Well, sadly, that's all I got here. The food tasted like it came out of a Chef Boyardee can, the portions were very wee compared to the price. After seeing the building, and before I tried the food, I wanted my wedding reception here, but after trying the food and prices I ducked out and had it at Izzy's instead. Go to Antonio's in Oak Grove if you want Authentic Italian food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sure, the building inside and out is very picturesque, what with its Wilamette river location and all, but usually I don't go to restaurants just for the scenery. Well, sadly, that's all I got here. The food tasted like it came out of a Chef Boyardee can, the portions were very wee compared to the price. After seeing the building, and before I tried the food, I wanted my wedding reception here, but after trying the food and prices I ducked out and had it at Izzy's instead. Go to Antonio's in Oak Grove if you want Authentic Italian food.

Pros: Great river view, lots of seating, ample parking

Cons: food, pricing, portion size

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Cute, relatively inexpensive place to eat on the water... but great food? Can't say so... chain restaurants just don't cut the ten best list.

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★★★☆☆

Cute, relatively inexpensive place to eat on the water... but great food? Can't say so... chain restaurants just don't cut the ten best list.

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The only good thing I can say about this restaurant is that it is inexpensive and kid-friendly.
The pasta is pre-cooked and sticky/slimy, sauces were very mediocre at best. Salad dressing was not good, obviously not made on the premises.

I used to love this restaurant 20 years ago. The food was good and it was cheap. Now it is just cheap, and for the quality I would rather get a burger at DQ.

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★☆☆☆☆

The only good thing I can say about this restaurant is that it is inexpensive and kid-friendly.
The pasta is pre-cooked and sticky/slimy, sauces were very mediocre at best. Salad dressing was not good, obviously not made on the premises.

I used to love this restaurant 20 years ago. The food was good and it was cheap. Now it is just cheap, and for the quality I would rather get a burger at DQ.

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the audience nominees for such "best of" surveys are always embarassing, but Old Spaghetti Factory? I have to say I haven't dined specifically at the Portland outpost of this crappy chain, but surely its food and schtick are consistently lame coast to coast. If you want cheap Italian, can't you make it to a la buca or something? Or that great new pasta bar on Broadway? Old Spaghetti Factory is SO BAD. So bad.

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★☆☆☆☆

the audience nominees for such "best of" surveys are always embarassing, but Old Spaghetti Factory? I have to say I haven't dined specifically at the Portland outpost of this crappy chain, but surely its food and schtick are consistently lame coast to coast. If you want cheap Italian, can't you make it to a la buca or something? Or that great new pasta bar on Broadway? Old Spaghetti Factory is SO BAD. So bad.

Pros: none

Cons: slimy food, lame schtick, lifeless chain

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The decor of the restaurant is GREAT. They have very reasonable prices for lunch, although the portions are on the small side. They have great service and great food. I would recomend the creamy pesto dressing for the salad. This is a great place to hold a birthday party for adults Overall it is a very nice restaurant.

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★★★★★

The decor of the restaurant is GREAT. They have very reasonable prices for lunch, although the portions are on the small side. They have great service and great food. I would recomend the creamy pesto dressing for the salad. This is a great place to hold a birthday party for adults Overall it is a very nice restaurant.

Pros: Creamy pesto dressing, Decor, Speed

Cons: portion sizes/prices

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Very casual Italian dining; great for groups or families with kids. So-so food at a good value.

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★★★☆☆

Very casual Italian dining; great for groups or families with kids. So-so food at a good value.

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The Old Spaghetti Factory has wonderful food at reasonable prices. They always have good service and the decor is interesting without detracting from the experience. The one downtown even has a river view. What could be better?

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★★★★★

The Old Spaghetti Factory has wonderful food at reasonable prices. They always have good service and the decor is interesting without detracting from the experience. The one downtown even has a river view. What could be better?

Pros: reasonable price, food, service

Cons: sometimes crowded

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I enjoy the river view and walkway more than anything else. Not the greatest pasta in the world, but what do you expect for $6? And that INCLUDES salad or soup, bread, ice cream and soda or coffee. Overall great value, good place for kids, mediocre service, decent drinks, can be very crowded and very loud.

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★★★★☆

I enjoy the river view and walkway more than anything else. Not the greatest pasta in the world, but what do you expect for $6? And that INCLUDES salad or soup, bread, ice cream and soda or coffee. Overall great value, good place for kids, mediocre service, decent drinks, can be very crowded and very loud.

Pros: Good value

Cons: Crowded=Long waits, Loud

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With its funky old-fashioned atmosphere and prime waterfront location, OSF could be a gem, but the food is below average. Pasta is overcooked to soggy limpness, and sauces are bland and unimaginative. It is cheap, but you get what you pay for. For some reason, it's always insanely packed--it is a good place to take kids because it's so loud.

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★★☆☆☆

With its funky old-fashioned atmosphere and prime waterfront location, OSF could be a gem, but the food is below average. Pasta is overcooked to soggy limpness, and sauces are bland and unimaginative. It is cheap, but you get what you pay for. For some reason, it's always insanely packed--it is a good place to take kids because it's so loud.

Pros: waterfront location, cheap

Cons: always packed, subpar food

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for a lunch-time break from the ordinary it's a nice diversion from fast food.... However, the staff leave something to be desired, which leaves me not wanting to go back for a while....

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★★★☆☆

for a lunch-time break from the ordinary it's a nice diversion from fast food.... However, the staff leave something to be desired, which leaves me not wanting to go back for a while....

 

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