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The Old Spaghetti Factory

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Downtown San Jose, San Jose
  • Jenny
    "Try the spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese!"(3 Tips)
    "Creamy pesto dressing is awesome."(2 Tips)
    Dalila E.
    "And u must try the Italian soda- cherry is best :-)"(2 Tips)
    Eric C.
    "Highly recommend the Baked Chicken dinner."(2 Tips)
53 Tips and reviews
  • mizithra cheese
  • pesto dressing
  • desserts
  • family-friendly
  • good for dates
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  • Brian L.
    Brian LiAugust 26, 2017
    Came to this place and left with extreme disappointment. Not sure how you can screw up pasta. Chicken Marsala looks like microwave food. Ice cream dissolves in your mouth like butter on a hot stove.
  • Brea S.
    Brea SimpsonApril 13, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I could bathe in their mizithra and brown butter.
  • Al M.
    Al MegasDecember 1, 2015
    Get a red straw from the bar and drink with it to increase your chances of getting free refills!
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Need more staffing for a Friday night...and before a Sharks game.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MansoJuly 30, 2015
    manager's favorite.
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OtaJune 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent food and inexpensive
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco MansoJanuary 11, 2015
    Manager's favorite. And the Italian sodas.
  • Shikamaru N.
    Shikamaru NaraSeptember 17, 2014
    The food wasn't all that great, the servers were really nice, but nothing stood out for me here
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GowingJune 10, 2014
    Managers favorite... Clam/MIz on angle hair so yummy
  • Chris A.
    Chris AlstonApril 21, 2014
    Mizithra Cheese topping for your noodles. Just try it. TRUST ME!
  • Anisha S.
    Anisha SampatDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here for lunch... Great portion sizes for reasonable prices and a loyalty lunch club card (buy 5 get the 6th free)
  • Mandy H.
    Mandy HazenNovember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!!!
  • Jerimia
    JerimiaOctober 17, 2013
    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.
  • Jen Y.
    Jen YoungSeptember 2, 2013
    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!!
  • Janet W.
    Janet WozniakJune 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get as many m's as you can. Managers favorite, Meat balls, mizithra, maranara, merlot, moscato, & milk!
  • Maher M.
    Maher M.May 20, 2013
    Good baked chicken
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChuMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Janet W.
    Janet WozniakMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get managers favorite with mizithria, marinara, and meat sauce. Also milk or moscato wine if your having an M day!
  • adam m.
    adam mcqueenMarch 16, 2013
    Great food and service!!
  • Gipsy B.
    Gipsy BloodMarch 9, 2013
    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.
  • Amit P.
    Amit PanchlFebruary 17, 2013
    Dip your spamoni ice cream in black coffee it's amazing !
  • Dalila E.
    Dalila EppersonJanuary 2, 2013
    Gluten free pasta! And u must try the Italian soda- cherry is best :-)
  • Tanaura
    TanauraDecember 1, 2012
    Creamy pesto dressing is awesome.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PhelpsSeptember 23, 2012
    Ask for Raag. He is amazing. Great service and PERSONABLE! Best waiter Ive had.
  • Sofia R.
    Sofia RivasSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    After all These Years, I've Never Been To The Spaghetti Factory!
  • Ilia
    IliaJuly 31, 2012
    Great place!
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GarbJuly 24, 2012
    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.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TJune 6, 2012
    Free soup or salad, drink and dessert with your meal. Get the pesto dressing on your salad.
  • Rebekah D.
    Rebekah DavisMay 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Garlic mzithra! Pasta, cheese and bacon. How can you go wrong?
  • Mary Y.
    Mary YvonneApril 20, 2012
    Best brown butter mezithra around
  • John D.
    John DigiovanniApril 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The #3 is the best!
  • Rebekah D.
    Rebekah DavisJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They have a gluten free menu!
  • Loki S.
    Loki SorensenSeptember 28, 2011
    Disgusting. It smells like a cat's litter box.
  • Paula
    PaulaSeptember 18, 2011
    food is okay. meals come with soup/salad and ice cream.
  • Leah Q.
    Leah QuistSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • YarnGirl
    YarnGirlSeptember 5, 2011
    Managers special, mazithra and meat sauce! Chop it all up and mix it together.... yum. The building reminds me of the beginning of Cheers.
  • BABY D $.
    BABY D $$$August 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    love restaurants that include dessert :)
  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.
    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Jonathon D.
    Jonathon DozierJuly 11, 2011
    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.
  • Arnold B.
    Arnold BJune 22, 2011
    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)
  • Anthony N.
    Anthony NudoMay 19, 2011
    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!
  • Fredric M.
    Fredric MoraApril 3, 2011
    If you like real Sliders DONT buy them from here. Bleeeeggghhhhh
  • Rich K.
    Rich KwokFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order cob salad. You're at old spaghetti factory. Not old salad factory
  • Kati S.
    Kati StubblebineJanuary 23, 2011
    Don't go when the Sharks are playing. We waited 2 hours to be seated when they said the wait was 45 min
  • Jessica s.
    Jessica santosNovember 8, 2010
    So not worth it!! Drinks and food bad!!
  • Jenny
    JennyOctober 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the spaghetti with browned butter and mizithra cheese! It's my favorite.
  • Debbie S.
    Debbie SOctober 14, 2010
    Happy 34th bday rage! Great place to hv big bday gatherings.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RubinOctober 5, 2010
    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.
  • kim
    kimSeptember 8, 2010
    its been years but you have to check it out
  • Threedukes
    ThreedukesAugust 19, 2010
    Their 'Mizathra' (sp?) dish is amazing!
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