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Old Spaghetti Factory

54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A6, Canada
+1 416-864-9761
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Italian, Fast food, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Tuesday night after visiting in Toronto all day. Our waitress Raechel was so very nice, smiling and attentive; she even spoke a few words in French when she noticed that 4 out of 5 guests at our table understood...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great meal,excellent service. Only complaint is that kids meals are 10 and under, most restaurants the age is twelve. The portion size of the regular menu is quite large for an eleven year old. The pesto linguine is amazing. Love the bread as well. Good...More

Thank Rhonda3439
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We will look into our age limit for the kids menu as you have a point - 11 could sometimes be a little too young for an adult portion. We love hearing this type of observation from our guests as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Spaghetti Factory is a restaurant I love and have been to in many different cities/locations. I am pleased to report that this location in Toronto is a great one! The classic decor gives the homey, old style vibe and the food was great!...More

Thank Megan F
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed visiting our location! We hope that you mentioned your mizithra concerns to your server so that he/she could have brought you a new dish as we want each and every customer to leave us 100% satisfied. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to eat here since I was a child and the sense of excitement it brings me to know that my next visit to this gem of a restaurant is near hasn't waned in over two decades. It's hard to pinpoint what, exactly,...More

Thank Brandon K
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! Thank you SO much for your kind words! It is customers like you that have kept us in business for over 45 years. Reading your review made us so happy - thank you for taking the time to write it. We promise to keep...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good. Large potions that includes salad or soup, bread and dessert. Decent prices for quantity and quality of food. The decor of the restaurant was eclectic, which kept you visually stimulated. Staff was polite and knowledgable, as one of my friends has a...More

Thank Kingstonian8
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good time and that we were able to accommodate your friend's wheat intolerance. We hope that you join us for another visit soon. All the best!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with our kids a Friday night advised it was busy but they us seats on patio - went with that but waited forever to be served . Took out some cards to play to entertain our 11 year old twins - at once told...More

Thank julie G
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are terribly sorry for your negative experience, Julie. Please email us at info@oldspaghettifactory.net so that we can obtain the details of your visit, better understand where we went wrong and hopefully convince you to give us a second chance. Again, we are truly sorry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here with some friends in Toronto. There were six of us squished into a booth so we were all knocking elbows but the place was packed. The menu is pizza and pasta and it was good value because with your entree you get...More

Thank piedwarbler
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While we are thrilled that you had a nice time, we apologize that you felt squashed and for the menu confusions. Isn't it funny how a word in Canada can mean something completely different in the UK? Who would have thought that marinara sauce would...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I do suggest going during Summer time, otherwise your going to be inside and its very crowded and full of kids (unless you have kids with you) - looks like an amusement park inside with a bus and other stuff. Service was good, slow...More

Thank Arabianman
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We do tend to get quite busy/exciting inside what with all the action so we are glad that you found a spot on our patio that was more comfortable. We hope that you mentioned your food concerns to your server...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here for 20 + years and it is still an affordable meal in downtown Toronto. Nothing fancy but the best thousand island dressing for a salad and the brown butter spaghetti is still the best thing on the menu. I just...More

Thank BARKSBITES
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! It is because of customers like you that we have been able to be in business for over 45 years. We are looking forward to your next visit - which is hopefully very soon! All the best.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten at other chains of the old spaghetti factory in Canada, we knew what to expect. The decor is attractive. However we were disappointed by the standard of the food which was just average and bland. We also felt it was overpriced for what...More

1  Thank Andrew H
Spaghetti_Factory_TO, Manager at Old Spaghetti Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very sorry that we fell short of your expectations, Andrew. Please know that we use only the finest and freshest ingredients in our tried-and-true recipes. We sincerely hope that you give us another chance to show you how great we can be. All...More

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William M
18 April 2017|
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Response from Spaghetti_Factory_TO | Property representative |
Hi there! Yes, we have a children's menu which can be found on our website. We hope to see you soon!
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Sharon K
17 April 2017|
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Response from Spaghetti_Factory_TO | Property representative |
Yes, we do! Please call or visit our website to do so. Thank you!
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cynthiab752015
29 January 2017|
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Response from Spaghetti_Factory_TO | Property representative |
Hi Cynthia! Thank you for your interest and question. We no longer offer a free meal on a customer's birthday (we used to about 6 years ago) but if you mention that it is your birthday to your server, we will be happy to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-864-9761
Description
A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our decor so our guests feel as though they're stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall. Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory's menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Unlike most restaurants, when you order our entrees, we serve you a complete meal, which includes bread, soup or salad, and dessert. And with our famous kid's menu, special treats and fun activities, we encourage families to feel at home in our restaurants. The Old Spaghetti Factory is still family owned and operated and we welcome your family to join ours for a memorable dining experience.
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