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111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
+1 760-471-0155
11:30 - 22:00
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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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San Marcos, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone probably knows or suspects that really good food is found on the coast, not inland. Unfortunately the Spaghetti Factory proves them right. The food is uninspired and basically mediocre. Sauces are heavy. It's a good spot for large family gatherings with little kids, but it is not my favorite.

Thank jeannej77
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostesses, waiters / waitresses, and manager were friendly and accommodating. The reception area is themed with nice chairs, sofas, and paintings. The food was good. The price and the servings were just right. You can choose to sit in the booth or in the train.

Thank 395redpen
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We attended our daughter's awards banquet here. There were approximately 40-45 people. There were 3 main courses, and salad set out for the buffet. Spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with marinara sauce, and fettuccine Alfredo. The food was good but they ran out quickly and we had to stand in line waiting for quite awhile for the refill to arrive. Meanwhile... More 

Thank craftywriter
st Petersburg, United States
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A good place for families and well suited for young children. By no means fine dinning and far better suited for families than couples. The food is fair and the service is average but not spectacular.

Thank Mike V
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat. I would recommend tha "Manager Favorite" which allows you to try 2 types of sauces. I ALWAYS get the meat sauce coupled with the mizithra. :)

Thank Kenneth H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed! No matter time or day, this Spaghetti Factory is remarkable! Food = Fantastic they'll even help with special diets Service = excellent HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE

Thank Grammie52
Murrieta, California
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439 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

OSF is right down the street from our office. We have been eating here for 13 years for lunch, meetings and celebrations. Every pasta dish we have tried has always been spot on. Many times I get a Caesar salad to go or a side of pasta or broccoli with the mizthra brown butter saucy stuff. Delish!!!! Love the interior... More 

Thank JAE2512
Las Vegas, NV
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424 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The OSF in Vegas closed a few years ago so it's been a while since we had the pleasure of dining at this chain. The service was very good and the atmosphere was very nice. We agree with a previous post that the lasagna is not the best. We really enjoyed the Spicy Spaghetti Vesuvius. It really isn't spicy and... More 

Thank Norm_Nice_Guy
San Marcos, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A great stop for a quick value dinner. Family friendly but with a nice bar. The dinner salad is pretty basic but I really like the creamy pesto dressing. The bread rolls are good and the service is usually very friendly. This isn't 5 star dining but better than most other options nearby. The lasagna is not the best so... More 

Thank Jeff G
Carlsbad, California
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605 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our group of 30+ had a Saturday lunch at TOSF. It's not an easy place to find, more or less hidden in a commercial area. We were seated at two long tables in a private room. The decor, table and chairs were comfortable and inviting. Our server, I think it was Griffin or Griffith, was great...he was friendly, courteous, attentive... More 

Thank Gordon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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: 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-2950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-471-0155

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