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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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51 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110-2414
+1 408-288-7488
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Santa Maria, California, United States
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our lunch was delicious and very reasonable. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was on par with other Spaghetti Factories we have visited.

Thank gerrijellison
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After walking around San Pedro Square, I finally landed at this place. I had a great meal of Chicken Marsala and Lasagna. The food was very good. The service was excellent. And the meal was very reasonably priced. I sat outside. The patio is ok, faces a parking garage, so not much to see, but it is what it is.... More 

Thank Peter S
Ukiah, California
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the look of the place inside and the servers are all young, nice and enthusiastic. It started off great, as the server talked me into having the Pesto creamy Ranch dressing on my salad, and it was incredible. My spaghetti with the meat sauce was above average - very tasty. But my wife's Chicken Marsala could have been... More 

Thank Matt P
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Well it was a celebration, 17 of us went to dinner after the graduation. Those that order chicken linguine or shrimp linguine loved it. However, the lasagna was not great. Two of us ordered the lasagna it was served cold the first time, we asked for it to be heated. The servers insisted on bring a fresh serving in which... More 

Tri-Cities, Washington
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've reviewed the Spokane location of this restaurant and there couldn't be a bigger difference than there is between these two places, like night and day. The wait staff here was fun and engaging, they wanted to serve you well. And while the decor was virtually identical, I was much more comfortable here than in Spokane, Washington. The menu is... More 

Thank hazelnutman
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Only took twenty minutes to get our order taken after we were seated (late, despite a reservation). Orders took a long time to arrive and my girlfriend's gin and seltzer that was "being made" arrived in DIY form with a bottle, an empty glass, and a shot. The manager ended up helping quite a bit and ended up comping things... More 

Thank Robert G
Modesto, California
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are few places that feel like "going out to dinner" and still truly cheap. It is not 5 star cuisine, but it will challenge any meal under $10 you have had in a long while. There atmosphere is loud and fun. The vintage decor is interesting and nostalgic. Great for kids, or after seeing Christmas in the Park.

Thank Galen G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Starting with spaghetti and salads - everything was excellent. But the main thing in this place is the atmosphere and interior, which makes the meals not only taste excellent, but leaves also great memories.

Thank dir1212 d
Whittier, California
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

After several expensive meals in San Jose, it was refreshing to have great food for half the bill. Making reservations on their website gave us only a 5 minute wait on a Saturday night at 6 pm. The fresh bread was piping hot and delicious. I had the tortellini and my daughter had the kids fettuccini which she uncharacteristically ate... More 

Thank Beth B
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was a first visit to The Old Spaghetti Factory. The historic building is nice and I love the trolley inside (where you can eat). We had a 25-30 minute wait for a table so we grabbed a drink at the bar first, which had an important match on the TV, so it was quite busy. Overall, the atmosphere was... More 

Thank Elizatripit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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: 51 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110-2414
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-288-7488

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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?