The Old Spaghetti Factory

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Italian Restaurant · Downtown San Jose
51 N San Pedro St (btwn W Santa Clara & E St. John), San Jose, CA 95110, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The Old Spaghetti Factory has been family owned for 40+ years. Serving over 8 million guests annually. Thank you for being one of them!


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  • What you need to know
    "Try the spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese!"(3 Tips)
    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.
    "... that you can order the Managers Favorite and get 2 sauces on your spaghetti in case..."(7 Tips)
    "Creamy pesto dressing is awesome."(2 Tips)
    Dalila E.
    "And u must try the Italian soda- cherry is best :-)"(2 Tips)
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  • mizithra cheese
  • pesto dressing
  • managers favorite
  • desserts
  • baked chicken
  • family-friendly
  • dinner
  • good for dates
  • good for groups
  • spaghetti
  • black coffee
  • ice cream
  • great value
  • concerts
  • authentic
  • lunch
  • salads
  • brown butter
  • marinara
  • good for special occasions
  • Hard R.

    Need more staffing for a Friday night...and before a Sharks game.

    Hard Rocker · September 26
  • Francisco M.

    manager's favorite.

    Francisco Manso · July 30
  • Ryan O.

    Decent food and inexpensive

    Ryan Ota · June 27
  • Francisco M.

    Manager's favorite. And the Italian sodas.

    Francisco Manso · January 11
  • Shikamaru N.

    The food wasn't all that great, the servers were really nice, but nothing stood out for me here

    Shikamaru Nara · September 17, 2014
  • Amanda G.

    Managers favorite... Clam/MIz on angle hair so yummy

    Amanda Gowing · June 10, 2014
  • Chris A.

    Mizithra Cheese topping for your noodles. Just try it. TRUST ME!

    Chris Alston · April 21, 2014
  • Anisha S.

    Come here for lunch... Great portion sizes for reasonable prices and a loyalty lunch club card (buy 5 get the 6th free)

    Anisha Sampat · December 4, 2013
  • Mandy H.

    The manager Jessica is amazing. When she is here. Even when it's a busy concert night everything runs so smoothly and everyone is in such a good mood!!!

    Mandy Hazen · November 9, 2013
  • Jerimia

    Sssslllloooowww service. 10 minutes for the waiter to come to the table for the first time. Then waited awhile to get regular pasta with marinara, which I believe should already be cooked.

    Jerimia · October 17, 2013
  • Jen Y.

    Old favorite!! Call ahead seating worked awesome was seated 5 min after arriving!! Great food and prices are the best part! Unlimited bread and beverages salad, entree and dessert, all under 20 pp!!

    Jen Young · September 2, 2013
  • Antonio F.

    The lassagna is simply awesome

    Antonio Fernandez · August 28, 2013
  • Janet W.

    Get as many m's as you can. Managers favorite, Meat balls, mizithra, maranara, merlot, moscato, & milk!

    Janet Wozniak · June 18, 2013
  • Maher M.

    Good baked chicken

    Maher M. · May 20, 2013
  • Eric C.

    Highly recommend the Baked Chicken dinner. It's a bit of a sampler platter. You get a great tasting piece of chicken and a side of pasta with both Mizithra and marinara toppings.

    Eric Chu · March 25, 2013
  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.

    Try the M8. Managers Favorite, Marinara, Mizithra, Meat sauce, Meatballs, Milk, Moscato, Mug of coffee!

    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍ · March 23, 2013
  • Janet W.

    Get managers favorite with mizithria, marinara, and meat sauce. Also milk or moscato wine if your having an M day!

    Janet Wozniak · March 23, 2013
  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.

    Try the M7. Managers Favorite, Marinara, Mizithra, Meat sauce, Meatballs, Milk, Moscato,...

    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍ · March 23, 2013
  • adam m.

    Great food and service!!

    adam mcqueen · March 16, 2013
  • Gipsy B.

    Food is overpriced for the quality, pasta overcooked, chicken breast tastes more like those pre grilled frozen chicken strips sold at Costco, bread was good once, cheap sugar loaded ice cream.

    Gipsy Blood · March 9, 2013
  • Amit P.

    Dip your spamoni ice cream in black coffee it's amazing !

    Amit Panchl · February 17, 2013
  • Dalila E.

    Gluten free pasta! And u must try the Italian soda- cherry is best :-)

    Dalila Epperson · January 2, 2013
  • Tanaura

    Creamy pesto dressing is awesome.

    Tanaura · December 1, 2012
  • Brian P.

    Ask for Raag. He is amazing. Great service and PERSONABLE! Best waiter Ive had.

    Brian Phelps · September 23, 2012
  • Sofia R.

    After all These Years, I've Never Been To The Spaghetti Factory!

    Sofia Rivas · September 17, 2012
  • Ilia

    Great place!

    Ilia · July 31, 2012
  • Gordon G.

    They don't note which diner in a party ordered which dish, so it's chaotic and disorganized with large parties. Just grin and bear it and listen for your dish to be shouted out.

    Gordon Garb · July 24, 2012
  • Mike T.

    Free soup or salad, drink and dessert with your meal. Get the pesto dressing on your salad.

    Mike T · June 6, 2012
  • Rebekah D.

    Garlic mzithra! Pasta, cheese and bacon. How can you go wrong?

    Rebekah Davis · May 5, 2012
  • Mary Y.

    Best brown butter mezithra around

    Mary Yvonne · April 20, 2012
  • John D.

    The #3 is the best!

    John Digiovanni · April 8, 2012
  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.

    M4 = Managers Favorite, Mizithra, Marinara, Meatballs. Maybe Merlot.

    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍ · January 18, 2012
  • Rebekah D.

    They have a gluten free menu!

    Rebekah Davis · January 8, 2012
  • Loki S.

    Disgusting. It smells like a cat's litter box.

    Loki Sorensen · September 28, 2011
  • Paula

    food is okay. meals come with soup/salad and ice cream.

    Paula · September 18, 2011
  • Leah Q.

    So I have to say the whole wheat pasta is not bad I can't really taste the difference ... Try it let me know what u think

    Leah Quist · September 18, 2011
  • YarnGirl

    Managers special, mazithra and meat sauce! Chop it all up and mix it together.... yum. The building reminds me of the beginning of Cheers.

    YarnGirl · September 5, 2011
  • BABY D $.

    love restaurants that include dessert :)

    BABY D $$$ · August 28, 2011
  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.

    The Mizithra cheese topping is the greatest but remember that you can order the Managers Favorite and get 2 sauces on your spaghetti in case one isn't perfect that day.

    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍ · August 5, 2011
  • Jonathon D.

    The food was amazing! The Chicken Marsala was very tasty. It will be a good choice for anyone. The restaurant has an old trolly in it that you can eat in.

    Jonathon Dozier · July 11, 2011
  • Arnold B.

    Get Manager's Choice then do Mizithra/Browned Butter + Spag with meat sauce. Then MIX the two. I never get anything else! (except add a side of meatballs)

    Arnold B · June 22, 2011
  • Anthony N.

    Can't beat the price! Entrees from $7.99- $12.99. All entrees include bread, your choice of soup or salad and ice cream dessert. You will leave full!

    Anthony Nudo · May 19, 2011
  • Fredric M.

    If you like real Sliders DONT buy them from here. Bleeeeggghhhhh

    Fredric Mora · April 3, 2011
  • Rich K.

    Don't order cob salad. You're at old spaghetti factory. Not old salad factory

    Rich Kwok · February 15, 2011
  • Kati S.

    Don't go when the Sharks are playing. We waited 2 hours to be seated when they said the wait was 45 min

    Kati Stubblebine · January 23, 2011
  • Jessica s.

    So not worth it!! Drinks and food bad!!

    Jessica santos · November 8, 2010
  • Jenny

    Try the spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese! It's my favorite.

    Jenny · October 29, 2010
  • Debbie S.

    Happy 34th bday rage! Great place to hv big bday gatherings.

    Debbie S · October 14, 2010
  • Jennifer R.

    I like the white clam sause pasta. Price is decent for a full meal with salad/soup and dessert. Food is pretty consistent from one Old Spaghetti Factory to another.

    Jennifer Rubin · October 5, 2010
  • kim

    its been years but you have to check it out

    kim · September 8, 2010

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