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Old Spaghetti Factory

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275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
+1 619-233-4323
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 16:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is good value for money. Inexpensive but the food quality matches.The food is basic but plentiful. Location good.

Thank Martin B
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day we found this place down in the Gas Lamp Quarter. Super venue, Location and styling. The service was first class and every recommendation was just perfect. Katrina made our meal experience even better and she was awesome. The Sicilian cheese bread was gorgeous, and the broccoli was divine, definitely don't miss out on either. Great value... More 

Thank JPM250374
Reno, United States
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to the restaurant early, which was good as it got really busy, really quick. The atmosphere was fun, the service was good. The food was also good. not great, but decent Italian. Lots of food!

Thank Kathy R
Custer, South Dakota
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as my family drove through San Diego, we noticed this place and wanted to eat there for lunch. And, we were not disappointed. Perfect timing ... hardly anyone inside the dining area at 2:30 p.m. But, we could tell by the size of the restaurant that crowds must be HUGE at night. The food was delicious! The server... More 

Thank EagleScout1985
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was really good. They had gluten free Alfredo. Very yummy! We like it so much that we went there twice!

Thank Maribeth M
Branchville, New Jersey
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244 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat outside since it was a beautiful day. We were seated right away and everyone helped us get settled at our table. The food was pretty good and our waitress was helpful and attentive.

Thank Woohoo451
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu choices and house wine offered at perfect temperature price and taste. Couldn't believe portion size here value for money amazing. Prices quoted for mains include starter and dessert. Above average portion size. House wine superb, we had the red. Comfortable family friendly restaurant with great service. Consistently good food and service in this reasonably priced chain. Never disappointed.... More 

Thank JWLong
Penryn, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Same great quality you expect at all SF restaurants... Warm bread and great pasta. dining available in the bar. Can look crowded, but its a big restaurant. You can't go wrong here for lunch or dinner!

Thank Miked45281
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We asked some locals if they recommended anything nearby when we were strolling through the Gaslamp district, in which a few recommended Old Spaghetti Factory. Perhaps as we were visiting they thought they'd point us to a tourist hot spot instead of a nice local. We arrived for lunch, this being the day after Superbowl - and we could immediate... More 

Thank MissXTraveller
Tampa, Florida
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was a good find after a long travel day. The exterior of the building is very welcoming and at the top of the Gaslight District enhances the old but restored architecture of that area. That theme continues on the inside. Though a little dark, the environment is very welcoming, warm and comfortable. I chose to go upstairs and sit... More 

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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
US$12 - US$25
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-233-4323

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Encinitas, California
San Jacinto, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?