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Old Spaghetti Factory

275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
+1 619-233-4323
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“spaghetti” (67 reviews)
“spumoni” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
275 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6908
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1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank karendY7812DQ
Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fresh bread and vanilla ice cream or spumoni come with the meal. Entrees are generous and tasty. Daughter always has the mizithra and brown butter spaghetti. I love the manager's favorite with a choice of two sauces over spaghetti...my choice is always mizithra and mushroom...More

Thank Monyee K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after a Padres game. Even though it's a chain restaurant there isn't one any where near us so we decided to try it. The service and decor where fantastic. The food was really good for the price and location. 3 course meal for...More

Thank jlbtg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of wonderful Italian dishes! They also have an unlimited soup and salad with bread lunch special. Fabulous place, definitely stop there!

Thank tinagd2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, a lot of food for the price, but that's about it. The food itself is terrible, from the salad (tasted like it was defrosted) with the outrageously nasty dressing to the bland pasta, everything was just disgusting. Wouldn't eat here for free....More

Thank Farid H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this place by coincidence. I was attracted to its design in the first place. So, I went inside and I got myself a table in the second floor. The service was great and quick. The waiter was so nice (I wish I...More

Thank Mona_Elswah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner in Gaslamp Quarter. Must say decor and atmosphere was great! We like the bar area which was very spacious and roomy, couch type seating. Food was "run of the mill" and nothing special. Believe me I am easily satisfied as I don't...More

Thank Loretta3572
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful, but the service was a bit delayed due to the Padres game just finishing. We sat at the upstairs bar for quick drinks and food before people started sitting in the bar area tables. They were served food and drinks before...More

Thank dnewman1156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one of our best meals here during our stay in SD. Surprising since it's a chain. Three-course meals for $12-$15. The chicken piccata was very good, and it was one of the best restaurant salads I've had . The service was excellent even...More

Thank sierra8
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Do you take reservations? I need reservations for this Sat. the 21st. 6 people, 5:00.
20 January 2017|
Response from DRO O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, call in advance for reservations you will save a lot of time...DRO
Is there parking available?
4 December 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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
USD 12 - USD 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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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