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The Old Spaghetti Factory

111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
+1 760-471-0155
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“mizithra” (12 reviews)
“spaghetti” (25 reviews)
“spumoni” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
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111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fast service Vegan and they have one item on the senior menu. Lunch has soup and salad unlimited. It is cheap and a place to catch a bite in San Marcos when in town.

Thank KQDeeKQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant Food is always very good. Also great for kids. Very pleasant atmosphere. We go there frequently prices are reasonable

Thank lew246
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our dinner here. The 3 courses are amazing. Our meals were great. The kids menu selection was awesome too. Loved it.

Thank Lexer75
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I really liked this restaurant. The staff was Very attentive and the bartender didn't skimp. Not many choices on that area of San Marcos,and yet the staff still gives you full attention as if they had many competitors for your business. Bathrooms could be s...More

Thank ploeb909
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong with The Old Spaghetti Factory. Food is very simple, but good. Very affordable. Great service. And cool decor. Great for inexpensive dinner with family.

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The food was not that bad, and the wait staff (mostly all under 20) were inexperienced. This could be a great place if they put more effort into the food and service.

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Ordered chicken Marsala with a side of spaghetti. Marsala sauce was more like brown gravy, and the spaghetti was covered with cheese rather than a sauce. Noise level in restaurant was very high, and interior has no decor to abate the noise. I read lips,...More

Thank mikejuha
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We visited in a whim for evening meal and were pleasantly surprised from the moment we opened the door. It is not the usual restaurant setting which is quirky and makes you want to stay. The food is pasta based. Good choice. Meals include an...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

After a long flight, we decided to eat here. We have eaten at others, specifically the one in Toronto, Ontario. I was surprised by the exceptionally slow service and the small portions. We were seated next to the door to the kitchen and when asked...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I love their mizithra cheese and brown butter! During our most recent visit my husband had chicken parmesan, which was well made. All meals come with fresh bread and butter, soup or green salad (house dressing is so good), and spumoni ice cream. Great place...More

Thank Lois L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-471-0155
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