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The Old Spaghetti Factory
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 12–11PM
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This Sunday, Aug. 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! To celebrate we’re bringing back our delicious Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich. Enjoy our tasty Vanilla or Spumoni Ice Cream, sandwiched between two freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies! It's a special treat we're serving up this Saturday and Sunday only! (prices & availability may vary)
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to all of the educators that work with students young and old. We appreciate your daily efforts in the lives of students.
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Do you have a delicious recipe using our signature Mizithra Cheese? Now you can view, post, and share Mizithra recipes all on our new website:

Mizithra, a cheese so legendary it needed it's own webpage!
The Old Spaghetti Factory's Mizithra Cheese blend is a toothsome treat for any cheese lover. The recipe for our distinctive blend has remained unchanged since our opening in 1969, making spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter our most popular dish.
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Mizithra Cheese has been our signature menu item for over 46 years and today it’s a cheese so famous that it needs its own website. That's right... we've launched MIZITHRA.COM!

Learn the history, the menu items, and where to find our famous Mizithra Cheese at a grocery store near you. Don't Eat It! Read it!
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Today isn't any ordinary Monday... Today is National Meatball Day! What better way to celebrate than by adding a delicious handmade Sicilian Meatball to any dish!
We hope you make your Monday a "Meatball Monday!" Happy National Meatball Day!
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Happy Thanksgiving Week! The holiday season is upon us and we're excited to be serving up a savory dish just in time for the holidays. It's our Seasonal Gourmet Ravioli!

It's a delicious four cheese ravioli stuffed with bacon and onions, topped with Butternut Squash, Italian Sausage, and Mizithra Cheese with Browned Butter.

Yes, it's as good as it sounds and it comes as part of our complete 3-Course meal!

Cheers to the Holidays!
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Boo!!! We wish you a safe, happy, and delicious Halloween! Cheers!
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Happy 4th of July! Here's to a fun, festive, and Cotton Candy Limeade filled day! Cheers!
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During this crazy month of basketball action we have a special catering offer for our Factory Insiders that lasts all tournament long!

Factory Insiders be sure to check your notifications area to claim your offer! To become a Factory Insider today go to
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Come enjoy our new special for March, Garlic Shrimp Capellini.
It's a delicious scampi style dish with large tender shrimp served over angel hair pasta with butter, fresh shallots, fresh garlic, Romano cheese and parsley.
It's full of flavor and comes as a complete 3-Course Meal!
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We're excited to serve up our first food special of 2015! A classic dish with an OSF twist: GOURMET SWEDISH MEATBALLS.

It's three of our handmade meatballs with a creamy garlic sauce, fresh Oyster, Crimini, and Shiitake mushrooms on Cavatappi noodles.

Our version of this traditional favorite is available for a limited time so come enjoy!

Oh and of course it comes as part of a complete 3-Course Meal!

(prices and availability may vary)
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Fall is in full swing so be sure to come try our savory Spaghetti Squash special! It's a generous portion of fresh Spaghetti Squash topped with spicy marinara, and melted Mozzarella cheese.

It's a delicious dish you're sure to enjoy!
(for a limited time, prices and availability may vary)
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275 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
275 5th AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92101
$$Italian Restaurant, Takeout Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Banquet Hall
Today 12–11PM
Saturday 12–11PMSunday 12–10PMMonday 11:30AM–2PM, 4:30–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–2PM, 4:30–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–2PM, 4:30–10PMThursday 11:30AM–2PM, 4:30–10PMFriday 11:30AM–2PM, 4:30–11PM
The Old Spaghetti Factory is a family owned and operated restaurant founded in Portland, Oregon in 1969 by Guss and Sally Dussin.
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Family-friendly chain eatery featuring traditional Italian entrees amid turn-of-the-century decor.- Google
"Good service and best chicken caesar salad ever."
"For any pasta lover, you'll be set."
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Mark Dickson
2 months ago
These places are all over, and they are always good. For any pasta lover, you'll be set. They have tons of options, all delicious. Prices are decent, quality is good. Service has been good at all of them. I came in here before catching my flight out of town. It was quick, the place was empty and quiet, which is pretty rare, but it was early in the day.
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Robert Rael
3 months ago
Never had a bad experience at The Old Spaghetti Factory. For years I have been getting the Mzithra Cheese a la Homer dish. When OSF started selling the cheese, I finally got tired of the Mzithra dish because we were able to make a similar dish at home. I started ordering the spinach tortellinis with alfredo sauce and those are awesome. The prices have always been just right, never like they are trying to rip you off.
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Nico Martinez
in the last week
Part of a large chain selling if not the best Italian dishes, at least comfortable familiar food. Because if its proximity to the convention center if there's a large event going on, it can get crowded
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Daniel Betancourt
a month ago
Not the best one of these franchises. It is good but the decor is lacking compared to other locations. Food was great though.
sinnombre nemo
in the last week
Didn't think I would get discriminated against in SD, but thank you OSF you have racist servers. Sat at empty bar upstairs for 14 minutes waiting for server to acknowledge that me and my wife were there, never happen. a white couple sat down next to us and we're service within 3 minutes. SMH. Never returning here.
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Steve Sedgwick
3 months ago
Been to many OSF locations over the years and appreciate the consistency. This visit the food was simply off the mark for both my wife and I. Meat sauce and alfredo sauce just didn't taste right and the Italian sausage I had was quite undercooked. A manager offered half off our meals and the service was okay. We had a trainee that wasn't quite up to speed despite being shadowed by a more experienced server.
brandon williams
6 months ago
Was not really digging my family's choice this night with all the options in the area. But turned out pretty good. Didn't give it five stars but a well deserved four . Food was good service was fair. And to be honest turned out to be the better of the dining we had in our two day stay ..
Mark McArdle
7 months ago
When I was eating in the Factory last week my busser Shane was very rude and my server Grace was almost shouting at us when taking our order. A very unpleasant experience.