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Old Spaghetti Factory

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53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
+1 604-684-1288
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Terrible service, terrible food, just for tourist with low expectations the selection available is just a nightmare of "italian" food

Thank 678Josearmando
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It might be a chain restaurant but the food is always consistently tasty and affordable. We come here specifically to sit in the "haunted" trolley car. Last time we were in town the trolley was closed but my son requested politely if we could sit in it for dinner and they allowed it. The servers are very friendly and helpful.

Thank tiaceleste
Bend, Oregon
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at a Portland airport hotel, so we hopped over the bridge for a meal at Old Spaghetti Factory. Worth the short drive! Great service, fun atmosphere without being corny and over the top like a lot of restaurants today. Three-course meal with salad, entree, and ice cream, and a loaf of fresh hot bread. I had chicken... More 

Thank bendwriter
Fleet, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great central Gastown ocation Excellent restaurant for fast, good value pasta and more Also great ribs and local draft beer Their "everything is in" menu perfect for families

Thank Proactive-PR
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was recommend by our friend (Peabody Vicky) who said how great it was when she visited here years ago and we were not disappointed. Food arrived quickly, our waiter (Michael) was friendly and the service was brilliant. We had something from the lunch menu and it was basically a two course meal which we weren't expecting so it was... More 

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Terrace, Canada
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, where else can you get an exceptional quality meal for a very reasonable price. At first the meal comes with a freshly baked loaf of bread and another if you desire it with whipped garlic or plain butter. In reasonable time comes a fresh caesar or garden salad of a good proportion with dressing or your choice of a... More 

Thank Grizeagle
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Food! Great Prices! Great Drinks! They still after all these years give you bread, soup or salad your entree and a desert for a ridiculously reasonable price!

Thank Michele K
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value meal with soup, coffee, very large breadstick, large lasagne, ice cream - great for the mouth, stomach & bank balance at only $15 all-in. Waitress very friendly & helpful

Thank David M
Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around Water St and tried going into a few places and were told a few times that they don't allow kids in their restaurant/pub. We walked in and the wait was much shorter than our local Old Spaghetti Factory - 20 minute wait. We were asked if we were okay sitting in a room with a slight draft.... More 

Thank 1976Danielle
Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 10 and were seated within a reasonable time. Our waiter, Yannis, was amazing. He was friendly, and served us really well. I usually have hot water with my meal and without being asked he kept refilling it. The food was good and the service was great and fast! I would definitely come back.

Thank Karima H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-684-1288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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