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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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51 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110-2414
+1 408-288-7488
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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Santa Clara, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner with a side of broccoli with brown butter Mizithra cheese. If you haven't tried this you really should. I always get brown butter Mizithra cheese spaghetti, and I still love it, but now I will always get a side of Broccoli. We had a very good time, quiet enough that we could talk and catch... More 

Thank marouth57
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The day we ate here, the lighting in the restaurant was extremely dim. We had the garlic fries (freshly-hot and tasty) and spaghetti with marinara sauce, which was al dente and delicious.We were expecting to enjoy the ambience, but were disappointed. As I stated before, we sat in almost darkness. We sat amidst tables that were not cleared the entire... More 

Thank Raginggranny
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food was great. I went during lunch and they have lunch portions at more reasonable prices than dinner. Things to consider if you chose to dine at this place. The places next door are in the middle of construction, so parking is very limited. The waiters and waitresses are young and inexperienced. My waiter asked me twice what I... More 

Thank crazywheels00
Santa Maria, California, United States
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Our lunch was delicious and very reasonable. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was on par with other Spaghetti Factories we have visited.

Thank gerrijellison
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

After walking around San Pedro Square, I finally landed at this place. I had a great meal of Chicken Marsala and Lasagna. The food was very good. The service was excellent. And the meal was very reasonably priced. I sat outside. The patio is ok, faces a parking garage, so not much to see, but it is what it is.... More 

Thank Peter S
Ukiah, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I like the look of the place inside and the servers are all young, nice and enthusiastic. It started off great, as the server talked me into having the Pesto creamy Ranch dressing on my salad, and it was incredible. My spaghetti with the meat sauce was above average - very tasty. But my wife's Chicken Marsala could have been... More 

Thank Matt P
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Well it was a celebration, 17 of us went to dinner after the graduation. Those that order chicken linguine or shrimp linguine loved it. However, the lasagna was not great. Two of us ordered the lasagna it was served cold the first time, we asked for it to be heated. The servers insisted on bring a fresh serving in which... More 

Tri-Cities, Washington
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've reviewed the Spokane location of this restaurant and there couldn't be a bigger difference than there is between these two places, like night and day. The wait staff here was fun and engaging, they wanted to serve you well. And while the decor was virtually identical, I was much more comfortable here than in Spokane, Washington. The menu is... More 

Thank hazelnutman
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Only took twenty minutes to get our order taken after we were seated (late, despite a reservation). Orders took a long time to arrive and my girlfriend's gin and seltzer that was "being made" arrived in DIY form with a bottle, an empty glass, and a shot. The manager ended up helping quite a bit and ended up comping things... More 

Thank Robert G
Modesto, California
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There are few places that feel like "going out to dinner" and still truly cheap. It is not 5 star cuisine, but it will challenge any meal under $10 you have had in a long while. There atmosphere is loud and fun. The vintage decor is interesting and nostalgic. Great for kids, or after seeing Christmas in the Park.

Thank Galen G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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: 51 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110-2414
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-288-7488

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