The Old Spaghetti Factory - Toronto
The Old Spaghetti Factory - Toronto

The Old Spaghetti Factory - Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldspaghettifactory.net/
  • Phone: 4168649761
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Old Spaghetti Factory - Toronto
Originally a Blacksmith Shop, built in 1898, this huge old warehouse was converted into a 600 seat restaurant in 1971. Filled with a fabulous collection of antiques and truly unique artifacts and is now known as the famous Old Spaghetti Factory. This unique restaurant is complete with high ceilings, skylights, antique elevator, streetcar, numerous interesting nooks and crannies, original stained glass windows from Europe, gas lamps, a 100 year old carousel and countless other intriguing antiques and artifacts (Ever dined in a streetcar or a king size bed?) And if this is not enough, add great food, affordable prices and fast and friendly service and you've got a truly entertaining and enjoyable dining experience.
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The Old Spaghetti Factory - Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (14)good for groups (13)special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (6)romantic (6)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Memories Old Spaghetti Factory
    sadtosay
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Took my friend and granddaughter to The Old Spaghetti Factory. It was "the same" and nice and clean - we were thrilled! Our waiter was wonderful and it really felt very comfortable. Had a lovely bottle of wine - recommended by the waiter. Then placed our food order. Which was a very simple order. Spaghetti and meatballs, mediterriane chicken, pasta with butter for the little one. Certainly something more then canned sauce with no flavour, overcooked pasta, frozen meatballs, canned mushrooms and cheap spongy chicken breast frozen for who knows how long Garlic bread should taste like garlic. You are riding on your long standing name - it wont last like that. I am very sorry not to be returning to your establishment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place
    Teddy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of my favourite place to go for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything was great, however we very disappointed to see the conditional pass from the health department on our way OUT the door. Before we come back I will be checking to see if you have passed your health inspection as of right now I'm not in a hurry to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Mrbenlanders
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always a great place to eat! We love coming here for any occasion. Always great service and awesome food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Know what your getting into!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a nostalgic resturant with great atmosphere targeted to the young or young at heart. The service is quick and the staff are engaging, however, the food is substandard and actually rates lower in my opinion to the alternatives like East Side Mario's or the Olive Garden in its day. If they got into real and authentic Italian combined with the history and ambiance of the facility they would have a line up out the door on a nightly basis. Get that right and I'll be back otherwise this maybe my last trip to the OSF!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    yummymommy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A wonderful experience. I came for my children's birthday dinner. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting. We stayed a while after the bill was paid and we weren't rushed out. That was appreciated. Perfect for families and romantic dinners. The only thing I would have liked to be different was that there was 1 piece of cake for my 2 children and they sang to both of my children at the same time. I would have preferred 2 pieces of cake. But I loved the singing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute and busy place
    saphireintoVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was busy but we had reservations and were seated right away. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was energetic. The food was fair. Portions generous. I did notice the plate that my food came on did not look thoroughly cleaned. It had oily smears on the edges that were clearly not from my meal. Besides this, I would come back. My kids loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always!
    tbits76
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been coming here since I was a kid, and it really hasn't changed, which is a good thing. You get lots of food for a reasonable price, and the waiters and waitresses are friendly and efficient. They start you with unlimited bread and their own whipped garlic butter which is always warm and fresh. The soup or salad, ice cream and tea or coffee is always included in the price of the meal. It's a really popular restaurant for tourists, people visiting the theatre, the ACC or Rogers Centre for a game or concert. I'm never disappointed after a meal here. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not good
    lizzygirl1234VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I don't know why this place is busy except for the fact that it caters to kids. Kids loved their chicken tenders but the adults could not even finish their pasta and chicken dishes as they were not good at all. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BeffyG
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great Family restaurant and reasonably priced! Went beforre the 1D concert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    kmkk
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our group of 12 loved the food and the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the The Old Spaghetti Factory - Toronto reviews archive.
  • Great service!
    Noodles
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great service! Convenient to reserve online! Great for dinning as a couple or with kids. I will go back again. Thanks a lot!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jimbob
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The Olde Spaghetti Factory has been a favourite since I was young. We were there for my daughters 16th birthday this weekend and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    TabulaRasa
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My siblings and I took our mum here for mother's day this year. It was enjoyable except for the constant interruptions from multiple other tables' children running around and climbing over the booths. Good family restaurant, just not recommended if you want a night out with your sweetheart.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast, Delicious, and Ample Lunch
    Eskay
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Thank you Doreen for taking SUCH great care of our disorganized lunch group of 12 people. You were amazing. The food was delicious and there was lots of it. The service was spectacular. The homemade meatballs were incredible. We'll see you again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad client service!
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    One of the servers knocked down my jacket from my chair, however, the manager thought that it was not a big deal and being so rude to us.......bad client service that I did not expect!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More of a tourist place
    SteakEater
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We haven't been to OSF in quite a few years and decided to drop by again for a quick lunch. We always liked how interesting it looks inside, not your typical restaurant decor. Standard entree size was small (we didnt opt to upgrade), taste was fair (We make a better lasagna/pasta but taste is subjective). What we found lacking is service. The waiter had too many tables and was never around. Forgot to bring us cheese when he asked if we wanted it after bringing our entrees. A quick lunch turned into a 2 hour session. We paid the bill and he just took the machine back and kept talking to the other table ignoring us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for kids!
    EllenPVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    There are so many things to look at on the walls and around you that keep the kids entertained. The service is good and the food is not amazing, but good. It's worth the trip if you have kids under 12.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to take the family!
    mitch
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We recently met our family there for lunch for Christmas. Everyone loved the place. Great service and food! I have never been dissapointed when I have been here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calgary visitors
    Cher
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The restaurant was perfect for our relatives from Calgary we arrived downtown quickly vis highway, got parked easily easy to find ,the atmosphere was fun , food was good , best part the price included a salad or soup the meal ice cream coffee or tea ..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OSF
    CHDinner
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    It is a fun place with happy people. Food is simple and easy! Great place for a simple lunch
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food amongst antiquities
    Thierry
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Seated in an old streetcar, I enjoyed the bizarre atmosphere. Manicotti was tasty whereas fire grilled Italian sausage was more ordinary. But spaghetti were al d'ente! Our waitress was delightful, very friendly and efficient. Not a gastronomic restaurant but a warm place to share good and simple food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    djbuddha
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Food = Amazing Service = Stellar Atmosphere = Fun Portions are great, prices are surprisingly reasonable. I'll be back for sure ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nostalgic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    No the food at the Old Spaghetti Factory isn't good. It's extremely basic. But it's not awful or inedible, despite what foodie snobs seem to say. Frankly it doesn't seem to have changed since the last time I was there some 20 years ago. Great service an enjoyable evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spaghetti! Good, hearty,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great spaghetti! Good, hearty, home-cooked meals and solid selection of beers on tap!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to stop for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great place to stop for lunch before a Blue Jay game. We brought our children here when they were small and now we are bringing our grandchildren. Great old and new memories!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service. Uniquely pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great service. Uniquely pleasant decor. Amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible band
    SolutionsGroupVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    We came in at 930p and apparently it seemed like amateur night at the karaoke club here at the Spaghetti Factory. The music was painfully uncharacteristic to the ambiance that we grew up in. This place is for families but if wanting to get the evening crowd by this band, the results would not align with the goal. Get a lounge band instead of this grunge music that is quite inappropriate for the crowd at the Esplanade. Even C'est What? around the corner doesn't have this type of music. Though I come here for the spaghetti, I would know not to come in when the band arrives. Call ahead to make sure you are able to hear yourself.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent and fast service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Excellent and fast service. Food good value for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Spaghetti Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    You can't go wrong with The Old Spaghetti Factory!!!! They have the best Italian food anywhere on The Esplanade, the service is awesome, and this time, the ambiance was awesome! Very energetic and fun!!!! There is also a lot of hype about The Old Spaghetti Factory, and it is worth all the hype!!!!!!!!!! I have been going to The Old Spaghetti Factory ever since I was in the 2nd grade. I am now in grade 8 and I am 13, and the food quality has not changed ever since I fist went to The Old Spaghetti Factory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What an amazing server we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    What an amazing server we had, Josh (JP). We had taken our daughter for her 16th birthday, he made her feel so special. The staff was so freindly from the minute we walked in the door to minute we walked out. The food was not bad, the surrounding & staff made it better. Pricing, reasonable, we did not leave hungry. Would we go back, yah, I think so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian on The Esplanade
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    The Old Spaghetti has the best Italian food anywhere on The Esplanade, period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Spaghetti I have ever tasted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    The Old Spaghetti Factory has the most delicious Spaghetti I have ever tasted, period.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Food was good, the patio was large but what really impressed me was the ambiance in inside. Very different and fun place to grab some pasta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and well-priced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2012
    Fun atmosphere; good foor. The fire grilled sausages were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's great to know that spaghetti
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    It's great to know that spaghetti factory is part of open table. We made reservations and showed up and waited momentarily for our seats. Awesome really great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely place to spend a birthday
    minidisco72
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Excellent service; very good food (for "generic" italian fare).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate