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Old Spaghetti Factory

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$$ - $$$
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53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
+1 604-684-1288
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now here's a restaurant where everyone can eat at a good price and delicious pasta..Bring the whole family and everything is included salad, dinner and dessert. it's consistent and easy to be there. the sound is good too.

Thank ahha2014
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit with a gap of 2 years but our experience was the same. We arrived for dinner at around 5:45 and the place was already buzzing. This is a big restaurant with lots of different dining areas. It's a bit like entering the Dr's Tardis and we seemed to walk for a long time to reach... More 

Thank Ysbryd
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good family restaurant with great staff. If it's just to eat a good and quick spaghetti you're at the place to be. There mojito is just something you have to try but ask for less ice otherwise you drink water instead ;) This restaurant is very busy and we made a reservation to get in. A very quick service,... More 

Thank Steffie V
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466 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here recently just before Christmas Eve in December 2016. The place was packed and we didn't think we would get a table, however, the staff looked after us and we had a preparatory drink at the bar and some laugh with the other patrons and the staff before being seated for our meal. The menu was fantastic... More 

Thank Baylovers
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really can't go wrong with this place. Plentiful portions of tasty pasta and other Italian favourites, mostly served with an included salad, warmed bread, and coffee and dessert included. I've not left disappointed at any of their locations. This one in Gastown is charming and feels like it's been here 150 years. Service is friendly and swift.

Thank Bernie G
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this OSF a few times...and there are always tables that are empty waiting to be cleaned... resulting in waiting time for up to 30 minutes. Hopefully this may improve after the holidays when there are fewer patrons. The food (spaghetti) do not taste as good as before in recent months... . Service level is ok consider... More 

Thank Bobby W
United States
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids love this place. Food is good and the atmosphere is fun. Pasta entrees are approximately $13 - $16 and include bread, soup or salad, ice cream; and tea or coffee. The adults and kids left happy and stuffed.

Thank Rliketravel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Whistler Village venue, and we had to wait 30-35 mins for our table, but the wait was totally worth it. The food is amazing and excellent service. Family approved. They include a full meal for the price of your entree, which is around 12-20 dlls. per person.

Thank Moni M
Vancouver, BC
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were looking for a quick bite and were walking down Water St. on our way to another restaurant when we passed the Old Spaghetti Factory and thought "Why not?". We hadn't been there for almost 30 years but it was still the same and truly still perfect! We got to eat in the trolley! Our server... More 

Thank fairwindstraveler
Western Australia
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soups were not filled as in the past. Bread was dry. Spaghetti and meatballs nothing special. Shane it's just packet spaghetti. Seafood linguine was better. Had to eat my ice cream with a fork as no spoon provided. Unlikely to return.

Thank KJU

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-684-1288

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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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