Old Spaghetti Factory

★★★★☆
  • 1250 Pacific Ave 101

    Tacoma, WA 98402

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  • 253-383-2214

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Decent food but kind of an odd smell needs carpet cleaning.

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★★★★★

Decent food but kind of an odd smell needs carpet cleaning.

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I go to this one the most often and never have bad service. The food is great and you can't beat the price. The are even great about subbing items in their specials. The only thing that I would change if I could is parking is horrendous and because they are so awesome there is almost always a wait on weekends

5
★★★★★

I go to this one the most often and never have bad service. The food is great and you can't beat the price. The are even great about subbing items in their specials. The only thing that I would change if I could is parking is horrendous and because they are so awesome there is almost always a wait on weekends

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Great family enviroment! great value, you get your meal, salad, bread, drink, and spumoni ice cream, and the avg price is around $10 person, kids meals are only $5, same as a happy meal. be prepared for a wait on the weekends, but its worth it. been there 40 years for a reason.

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★★★★★

Great family enviroment! great value, you get your meal, salad, bread, drink, and spumoni ice cream, and the avg price is around $10 person, kids meals are only $5, same as a happy meal. be prepared for a wait on the weekends, but its worth it. been there 40 years for a reason.

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I have heard many great things about The Spaghetti Factory but when i went for a graduation dinner with my family, the service was slow and the food came late and cold. I will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have heard many great things about The Spaghetti Factory but when i went for a graduation dinner with my family, the service was slow and the food came late and cold. I will not return.

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I had to make a trip to Tacoma with friends the other day so we stopped at the Spaghetti Factory for lunch. I personally an not a "spaghetti" fan, so I went for the spinach raviolis instead, which were quite good. The salad it came with was nice (though very basic) but the bread was excellent and very fresh. And the portions were great and the price very reasonable. Our server was also very friendly and attentive. My only hesitation would be that they really didn't have many options for those who are not "spaghetti" fans. A few other pastas, but no real options for those who don't like pasta at all. But I guess that is to be expected given the name of the restaurant.

4
★★★★☆

I had to make a trip to Tacoma with friends the other day so we stopped at the Spaghetti Factory for lunch. I personally an not a "spaghetti" fan, so I went for the spinach raviolis instead, which were quite good. The salad it came with was nice (though very basic) but the bread was excellent and very fresh. And the portions were great and the price very reasonable. Our server was also very friendly and attentive. My only hesitation would be that they really didn't have many options for those who are not "spaghetti" fans. A few other pastas, but no real options for those who don't like pasta at all. But I guess that is to be expected given the name of the restaurant.

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there are no words to describe the grossness of this place. Over the years it has always has bad food and service as it has been a magnet for waiters and cooks fired from other places like IHOP and Denny's. Often you will find hair in your salad, the entres aren't cooked and the waiters regularly pour their saliva into water and food, you can even see them doing this as you walk back to the bathroom. Liquid bowel movements are always complementary with every meal and they will charge you for your napkin, drink glass and the lice-infested, vintage 1900 armchairs you are forced to sit on the edge of in fear of an STD.

Needless to say, if you still go here after reading something like this then you are probably a candidate for the darwin awards.

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★☆☆☆☆

there are no words to describe the grossness of this place. Over the years it has always has bad food and service as it has been a magnet for waiters and cooks fired from other places like IHOP and Denny's. Often you will find hair in your salad, the entres aren't cooked and the waiters regularly pour their saliva into water and food, you can even see them doing this as you walk back to the bathroom. Liquid bowel movements are always complementary with every meal and they will charge you for your napkin, drink glass and the lice-infested, vintage 1900 armchairs you are forced to sit on the edge of in fear of an STD.

Needless to say, if you still go here after reading something like this then you are probably a candidate for the darwin awards.

Pros: leaving

Cons: leaving (yes, be scared!)

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We enjoy and occassional visit to the Old Spaghetti Factory. The layout is kind of unique and its a fun place or kids. It is an older building and sometimes it has a slightly wet odor (not bad, just damp feeling). But regardless, the food is always good and so are the people.

PROS: Great deals and service
CONS: damp feeling on occassion

3
★★★☆☆

We enjoy and occassional visit to the Old Spaghetti Factory. The layout is kind of unique and its a fun place or kids. It is an older building and sometimes it has a slightly wet odor (not bad, just damp feeling). But regardless, the food is always good and so are the people.

PROS: Great deals and service
CONS: damp feeling on occassion

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I have been going here for at least 20 years. The food is so reasonably priced that a family of four could eat for under 30 dollars. The portions are large and the service is amazing. I will continue to go here for years to come.

5
★★★★★

I have been going here for at least 20 years. The food is so reasonably priced that a family of four could eat for under 30 dollars. The portions are large and the service is amazing. I will continue to go here for years to come.

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My family and I frequent this place as often as possible, they have great food and the service is great as well. The prices are very resonable and every meal comes with bread, beverage, salad, and ice cream. There usually is a wait, but it is worth it, the best thing I love about it is the decor, done in antiques, very fun! The bathrooms really could use some help though, I always find them to be a bit smelly, other than that this place is a great place to go.

PROS: Great Food and Service :o)
CONS: Sometimes a long wait, smelly bathrooms :o(

5
★★★★★

My family and I frequent this place as often as possible, they have great food and the service is great as well. The prices are very resonable and every meal comes with bread, beverage, salad, and ice cream. There usually is a wait, but it is worth it, the best thing I love about it is the decor, done in antiques, very fun! The bathrooms really could use some help though, I always find them to be a bit smelly, other than that this place is a great place to go.

PROS: Great Food and Service :o)
CONS: Sometimes a long wait, smelly bathrooms :o(

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Old Spaghetti Factory is a restaurant I remember from when I was a young child. You can always expect to leave the restaurant with a full stomach. They have really good spaghetti and salad and fresh bread. The prices are really low. They even have a nice childrens menu so you can bring the whole family. The restaurant does get pretty busy.

5
★★★★★

Old Spaghetti Factory is a restaurant I remember from when I was a young child. You can always expect to leave the restaurant with a full stomach. They have really good spaghetti and salad and fresh bread. The prices are really low. They even have a nice childrens menu so you can bring the whole family. The restaurant does get pretty busy.

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I can't see how someone would say anything negative about the OLF!! They are awesome. Yes, I agree the wait is long, but you get good food: unlimited bread, salad, your meal and ice cream all for one low price. The OSF is better than any others of its kind (like Cucina Squared, and the Olive Garden). The servers are the friendliest in town.
The only downside is parking, they need a bigger lot, and the street is pretty dark at night.

2
★★★★★

I can't see how someone would say anything negative about the OLF!! They are awesome. Yes, I agree the wait is long, but you get good food: unlimited bread, salad, your meal and ice cream all for one low price. The OSF is better than any others of its kind (like Cucina Squared, and the Olive Garden). The servers are the friendliest in town.
The only downside is parking, they need a bigger lot, and the street is pretty dark at night.

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I for some reason I get fooled again and again to try The Old Spaghetti Factory one more time. I was fortunate to have the Lynnwood site open a couple of years ago. Thinking, no more drives to downtown. But Wait Wait Wait Wait...poor service, food that you could make yourself...endless free pop....maybe when the waiterpersons arent planning an afterwork Keg Party, stale bread, uncomfortable seats and a team of softball players at the table next to you and your family. I leave hungry and remember the days when you could get a table at Buca de Bepos.

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★★☆☆☆

I for some reason I get fooled again and again to try The Old Spaghetti Factory one more time. I was fortunate to have the Lynnwood site open a couple of years ago. Thinking, no more drives to downtown. But Wait Wait Wait Wait...poor service, food that you could make yourself...endless free pop....maybe when the waiterpersons arent planning an afterwork Keg Party, stale bread, uncomfortable seats and a team of softball players at the table next to you and your family. I leave hungry and remember the days when you could get a table at Buca de Bepos.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: no parking, crowded, nothing special

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Always good, long lines mean good food! Never a dissappointment. Always a must for out-of-state visitors.

2
★★★★★

Always good, long lines mean good food! Never a dissappointment. Always a must for out-of-state visitors.

Pros: good food, reasonable prices, leave stuffed

Cons: always crowded, noisy

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Pasta taste like what you buy at grocery store. crowded-always wait but is kid friendly & cheap

0
★☆☆☆☆

Pasta taste like what you buy at grocery store. crowded-always wait but is kid friendly & cheap

Pros: cheap, kid friendly

Cons: pasta so-so

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If you love pasta and the like then you will love this place. The food is wonderful and the cable car in the main dining area is a great touch.

2
★★★★★

If you love pasta and the like then you will love this place. The food is wonderful and the cable car in the main dining area is a great touch.

Pros: location, prompt food, value for money

Cons: parking, the wait

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A good place to take kids or for someone on a budget. Good value for food above pedestrian.

1
★★★☆☆

A good place to take kids or for someone on a budget. Good value for food above pedestrian.

Pros: good kids place, good value, interesting decor

Cons: food's nothing great, can be crowded

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The service was fine but the quality of food was not so great. The food was bland and hype behind this resturaunt was definately a let down.

1
★★☆☆☆

The service was fine but the quality of food was not so great. The food was bland and hype behind this resturaunt was definately a let down.

Cons: limited parking

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We love this place when we want a fun and inexpensive place to take our kids. They love the Italian sodas and the never ending bread loaves. They serve the usual "american" style pasta dishes and we've never been disappointed or broke when we leave. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

We love this place when we want a fun and inexpensive place to take our kids. They love the Italian sodas and the never ending bread loaves. They serve the usual "american" style pasta dishes and we've never been disappointed or broke when we leave. Enjoy!

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really bad food---just like taking out a can of chef boyrd

0
★☆☆☆☆

really bad food---just like taking out a can of chef boyrd

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Ugh. Could someone please explain why this monstrosity is still around? This place is decorated by grandma's attic serving up Chuck E. Cheese's leftovers. And if the hour long wait wasn't enough, the place always seems to be filled screaming children running everywhere, gawky teenage couples on their first date and rural midwesterners visiting to have "supper in the city with real cloth napkins. Golly!"

0
★☆☆☆☆

Ugh. Could someone please explain why this monstrosity is still around? This place is decorated by grandma's attic serving up Chuck E. Cheese's leftovers. And if the hour long wait wasn't enough, the place always seems to be filled screaming children running everywhere, gawky teenage couples on their first date and rural midwesterners visiting to have "supper in the city with real cloth napkins. Golly!"

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My family has been searching and searching for THE italian food spot, because you can get Italian food from just ANYWHERE! We stopped by the Old Spaghetti Factory and BLAM, BANG, POLP..... somebody pinch me! I was in heaven and so was my family, this was it this WAS, and so is the service (we even made some good conversation with the the servers). It's located in a nice spot too so you can take a walk through the city when you're done! I'd recommend this place to anyone.

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★★★★★

My family has been searching and searching for THE italian food spot, because you can get Italian food from just ANYWHERE! We stopped by the Old Spaghetti Factory and BLAM, BANG, POLP..... somebody pinch me! I was in heaven and so was my family, this was it this WAS, and so is the service (we even made some good conversation with the the servers). It's located in a nice spot too so you can take a walk through the city when you're done! I'd recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: great food, great prices

Cons: not good parking

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First off the food there is anything but cheap... and for the price you pay you get ity bity portions.

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★☆☆☆☆

First off the food there is anything but cheap... and for the price you pay you get ity bity portions.

Pros: nice waitstaff, decorations, no problem with group

Cons: expensive, horrible parking, tiny portions

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I have gone here many times, and always enjoyed it. It may not be the cheapest place in town, but for such good food the prices are very reasonable. I have gone to a party with over 40 people and they handled it very well.

2
★★★★★

I have gone here many times, and always enjoyed it. It may not be the cheapest place in town, but for such good food the prices are very reasonable. I have gone to a party with over 40 people and they handled it very well.

Pros: Good Food, Great atmosphere

Cons: Can be out of the way

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I can't believe that this place got a best of rating for cheap eats. These prices aren't cheap and the food wasn't good at all. Pasta was either overcooked or seriously undercooked. and the sauces were all very bland. Not to mention the amount of time it took to get seated and waited on. Not recomended by me unless you miss the Spagetti O's of your childhood

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't believe that this place got a best of rating for cheap eats. These prices aren't cheap and the food wasn't good at all. Pasta was either overcooked or seriously undercooked. and the sauces were all very bland. Not to mention the amount of time it took to get seated and waited on. Not recomended by me unless you miss the Spagetti O's of your childhood

Pros: None

Cons: cold food, Loud in resteraunt, Long wait for food

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The food here is excellent. The prices phenominal. For a sit-down service restaurant, you will not find better bang for the buck. You get good good with latge protions at a great price. Great place for kids. I highy recoomend it.

2
★★★★★

The food here is excellent. The prices phenominal. For a sit-down service restaurant, you will not find better bang for the buck. You get good good with latge protions at a great price. Great place for kids. I highy recoomend it.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded

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I am always anxious to eat at the Spaghetti Factory whenever I am in a city that it is in. You get lots of great food for an even better price...even a poor college student like me can afford it!

2
★★★★★

I am always anxious to eat at the Spaghetti Factory whenever I am in a city that it is in. You get lots of great food for an even better price...even a poor college student like me can afford it!

Pros: character, icecream, inexpensive

Cons: crowded

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Old Spagetti Factory is one of my favorite places in town to get cheap Italian! They do an awesome job and you never know the food is as cheap as it is!

2
★★★★★

Old Spagetti Factory is one of my favorite places in town to get cheap Italian! They do an awesome job and you never know the food is as cheap as it is!

Pros: cheap food, awesome taste, worth the con's

Cons: long lines, horrible parking

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This place is great for taking friends out just to sit, eat and drink. Priced right, servied great and plenty of spaghetti.

2
★★★★★

This place is great for taking friends out just to sit, eat and drink. Priced right, servied great and plenty of spaghetti.

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very inexpensive and very good. Great date place! It is a good place to go with friends, family, or whoever.

2
★★★★★

very inexpensive and very good. Great date place! It is a good place to go with friends, family, or whoever.

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the old spagetti factory is a great place to eat for both young and old. you can't get this atmosphere anywhere else!

2
★★★★★

the old spagetti factory is a great place to eat for both young and old. you can't get this atmosphere anywhere else!

Pros: inexpensive, good portions, fun environment

Cons: sometimes crowded, sometimes slow

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You get what you order, and there's lots to choose from. Never go away hungray,and a wonderful atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

You get what you order, and there's lots to choose from. Never go away hungray,and a wonderful atmosphere.

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What a fun place to eat. The foods not bad, the prices are GREAT and the best creamy pesto salad dressing you've ever had!

2
★★★★★

What a fun place to eat. The foods not bad, the prices are GREAT and the best creamy pesto salad dressing you've ever had!

Pros: The price, The salad dressing, atmosphere

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I really liked it. You get a meal with salad/bread/main dish and desert all for a great price. I would recommend it.

2
★★★★☆

I really liked it. You get a meal with salad/bread/main dish and desert all for a great price. I would recommend it.

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A cheap and fun place for the whole family to eat. Lots of different pasta dishes to select from. If you are looking for gourmet pasta this isn't the place. Lots of stuff for the kids to look at, and a fun environment.

2
★★★★☆

A cheap and fun place for the whole family to eat. Lots of different pasta dishes to select from. If you are looking for gourmet pasta this isn't the place. Lots of stuff for the kids to look at, and a fun environment.

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A good and cheap place to have some spaghetti. If you are looking for gourmet, look elsewhere. A great place if you have kids.

2
★★★★☆

A good and cheap place to have some spaghetti. If you are looking for gourmet, look elsewhere. A great place if you have kids.

 

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