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The Old Spaghetti Factory

275 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
+1 619-233-4323
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (70 reviews)
“spumoni” (27 reviews)
“mizithra cheese” (22 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
275 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We visited this restaurant during our most recent trip to San Diego. We waited for about 30 minutes before being seated and it was just fine. The service was okay as our server was cheerful and friendly. However, the food was not as expected for...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an amazing meal here. The menu is varied and the inside of the place is very quirky. The staff were fun and prompt, with excellent service and would definitely return

Thank smr_17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is nice and cosy with a great atmosphere. Meals were huge and also included soup or salad & ice cream + bread. Had a great dinner at a really affordable price. Wasn't like a takeout dinner at all, just what we needed after almost...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the centre of the Gaslamp the Old Spaghetti Factory offers great value with free starter and desert with every meal as well as free bread. The food was of a good quality and the servers were friendly. This place is well worth considering...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travis our Waiter was so professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We all had something different and it was cooked just right. Temperature was good. Meal includes, salad, entree, bread and dessert. Good prices for what you get. Full Service Bar upstairs. We also ordered the garlic...More

Thank Jacque R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here on vacation and while it's a chain, it isn't available in our area. We thought the decor was cute and the food tasted good. The best part was how affordable it was. The entire bill came out to be less than some...More

Thank heatherjordan56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad for a chain. Food was very tasty and affordable, but skip the ice cream. I know it's included but it was the worst ice cream I've ever tasted. The service was good but this location is super busy and my kids weren't wild...More

Thank Esayed84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here. I was wanting pasta for dinner. There was a bit of a wait for a Saturday night, but service was quite quick. The staff was very friendly. There is upstairs dining as well.

Thank Hardrocker8888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with high expectations. We left hungry and disappointed. There were 5 in our party. We each ordered something different. Only one of us enjoyed the meal. Nothing was special or memorable. Our server was nice and pleasant but the meals were missing pizzazz.

Thank IndianaNurse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nice. We arrived at lunch time and it was pretty empty, although our CEDIA convention was going on. We ordered the spaghetti and meatballs, what else, it comes with a salad or soup. The salad is from a bag with nothing...More

Thank MChoney
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Questions & Answers
20 January 2017|
Response from DRO O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, call in advance for reservations you will save a lot of time...DRO
4 December 2015|
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Response from DaveNTempe |
Take the nearby Light Rail train & it's a relatively easy walk. Try parking at the Old Town Tranisit Lot for Free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Fifth 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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