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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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1735 Jefferson Ave, parking 13th and Commerce, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-383-2214
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Pittsburgh PA
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did have reservations for a very large group. The food was excellent and the service great. The restaurant was a little noisy, but we surely contributed to that.

Thank msfrompa
Olympia, Wa
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198 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my gal pals to celebrate my birthday with lunch. None of us had gone in years, so we thought it would be fun. The restaurant has move to Pacific Avenue. There is covered garage parking and you pay to park. but can get price taken off your food. It is a large open space. Our first impression... More 

Thank teacher34
Oakland, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This popular spot is great for sharing a family meal. We had to wait for a table, but the waiting area was comfortable, and the crowd, good humored. The food was very good and fresh, with many choices available.

Thank Kasac1943
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently enjoyed a banquet. The service was efficient. The food was delicious-- I had the lasagne. The portions were large. It was a nice private room for a group of about 80. The parking garage behind the building offered free parking in the evening.

Thank Sarah R
Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to the location in Minneapolis many moons ago and had never tried the Tacoma location until tonight. I loved it. The staff was so friendly and efficient. The new space on Pacific is really cool. They moved the old street car and exposed the ceiling, which gives it an old building charm. The food is good- the portions... More 

Thank AtoZTravelJunkie
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to many of the Spaghetti Factories in many cities. We always have a great meal at a very reasonable price. Last night we visited the new Old Spaghetti Factory in Tacoma, WA. The menu has been updated and I throughly enjoyed the Chicken Picata. This is the first one that was housed in a... More 

Thank Kathy K
Columbia, South Carolina
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128 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I was expecting it to be located in the historical brick building I remembered but dismayed to be directed to a modern business building. parking in garage and elevator was a little annoying. Once inside decor was familiar quirky. Service was half hearted and it was awkward when manager came out to verify my guests' order of gluten free pasta... More 

Thank Angela p
Washington State
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I recently visited with a friend at their new location at 13th and Commerce at lunchtime during the week. I was glad to see they still had the trolley car and the same basic decor as their old Jefferson location. Fast and friendly service even in the midst of the lunchtime rush. Very nice server! The chilled salad plate was... More 

Thank Mikota_Mikota
Buffalo, New York
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We had a good lunch. It is a chain restaurant and it's for pasta so nothing special but a good. Good kids menu. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Kjbb147
Tacoma, Washington
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If it wasn't for our friendly waiter the trip would have been a bust. The young woman at the front desk was unpleasant to say the least. The food was only ok. And the new location is a bit too fancy for the menu. Prices reflect the costs of the move. Won't be going back.

Thank Rlisa_7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1735 Jefferson Ave, parking 13th and Commerce, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-383-2214

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?