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Old Spaghetti Factory

275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
+1 619-233-4323
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“spaghetti” (68 reviews)
“spumoni” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a great pasta dish here with Alfredo Sauce, i was on the bar level travelling solo, service with a smile and a nice calm atmosphere early in the week.

Thank H0neym00ner86
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is well worth a visit for a great meal. I have eaten at several of these around the country and this has to be the best one. A lot of seating on multiple levels. Service was excellent and the food was perfect.

Thank Bob J
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Detroit, Mi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in San Diego with two families for 5 days. We used to have a spaghetti factory closer to us but it closed. So we were excited to see one down town. We actually ate at the Old Spaghetti factory twice. Great for kids....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great and very filling. Would definitely go there again! Meal came with a roll of bread, either salad or minestrone soup and a scoop of icecream.

Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always get dependable service and great food no matter which restaurant location you visit. My favorite is the baked lasagna, it's full of flavoring without overusing the tomato pasta sauce. The dinners always come with a top off, ice cream, vanilla or spumoni....More

Thank Manuel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with my family here and the food was great! Comes with a 3 course menu - salad/soup, pasta of choice and ice cream. Parking was difficult to find that Sunday because of a baseball event.

Thank RNtraveler14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was very bland, the caesar salad was mixed salad not romaine the service was spot on, place was not too crowded, was in a very safe location near the NBL field, the price was not bad.

Thank biggbaby12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give this place zero, then I would. We visited this evening, mainly because they had a gluten free menu. We were seated and our server Peter introduced himself. When he started to discuss our food, I said that I needed to speak...More

Thank madgenoir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and atmosphere were great. Service was slow and subpar. A lot of tables sitting there needing to be bussed.

Thank karendY7812DQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No surprises! For a restaurant, this is a big plus. Pasta are excellent, the salads and soups are good, and the "basic" 3 course meal includes a stunning spumoni ice cream. The price is very reasonable, service is flawless: we went twice during a short...More

Thank Michel M
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19 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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