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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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(24 Reviews)

235 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 581-1070

Today: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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General Info
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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Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Fax: (502) 583-4368

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
Central Business District, Central Louisville

The Old Spaghetti Factory - Louisville

Old Spaghetti Factory (The)

Greek Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Take Out Restaurants, Caterers
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Greek, Take Out, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average


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Tasha C.



My kids enjoyed sitting in the train car to eat, they loved the food, and the ice cream included with our meals was a plus also. Though it looks like a fancy place you can dress casual for a great night out.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food Lousy Service!

If you don't mind waiting over an hour for your food then you will like this place...Our group of five made reservations and we did get a table at the desired time, but the service was horrible!The waiter didn't 't even come to take our drink order for fifteen minutes. Then another 10 minutes for the bread with no butter because the waiter accidentally dropped it on the floor and we didn't get any butter until after the bread was gone! I asked to speak with the manager and the hostess was very rude. Manager finally got around to coming to our table and after I politely explained everything, HE got rude as well! I would be very hesitant to go back again.



Provided by Citysearch - 

First...the parking sucks! Had a carry out order and walked into the place and was greeted by 2 very rude people. I had to ask for my order and then I didn't even get a ""thank you."" The food has went down hill too. I won't be back!! I will go to Cincinnati if I want Spaghetti Factory!! The restaurant in Louisville needs to give their employees some classes on being friendly......CLOWNS!!!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Everything

My boyfriend was hesitant about this place because he doesn't especially like spaghetti, and when we arrived, the wait was 30-45 minutes. We were about to walk out when the hostess said that if we went upstairs and found a table we could seat immediately. Well, we found a table right off. First suggestion, if you don't want to wait, go upstairs. The atmosphere is just as nice and you get to eat right away.

Our waiter, Cory, was fabulous. Very friendly and courteous. The food was AWESOME!! I had the Jumbo Crab Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce. The pasta was fresh and the filling was fabulous. The Alfredo was creamy and cheesy and perfect. The price was right and my boyfriend really liked the spaghetti and his spinach ravioli. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Food is terrible

Great location and cute lamps, but the bottom line is the food is terrible. I've been several times and tried different menu items each time and have not been impressed once with the food. I would never go to OSF by choice.



Provided by Citysearch - 
One of Louisville's Bargains

There must be reviewers on here with personal axes to grind who trash this establishment. The food is good, the atmosphere is pretty and fun, the prices are cheap. The only problem is that they don't take reservations and the wait for a table will make you rush to get to the strat of the play up the street. Louisville has some great bargain places among the many overpriced places, and the OSF is a gem.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Would never reccommend this place.
Management is a joke and it shows internally.
Tried to make reservations for a birthday dinenr for 18 people this past Saturday for the following Friday. Called at 2:00, 3:00 & 6:00 and was told each time that the manager would call me right back. Finally after recalling at 7:00 ""Pat"" the so called managed picked up the phone after 15 minutes on hold. You could tell he was put out. Said he didn't have time for me he was in the middle of dinner..

Ditto's you can thank this clown for the 18 person reservation you now have for Friday.


Shannon Goldsmith


Provided by Citysearch - 
Previous posters are insane!

I have yet to experience anything negative about this restaurant, aside fromthem not having a lunch service throughout the week.

Going there started off as an annual birthday event for my oldest daughter, who loves the atmosphere, but has since became a family favorite for every occasion. We drive over an hour just for the event!

The food is awesome, as is the service. I especially love that it is affordable and they have a kid-friendly menu! I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I can't see how any of the previous negative posts could possibly be valid. We LOVE the Spaghetti Factory!



Provided by Citysearch - 
2 hours of horrible service

Our party of 5 arrived at 4:30 and it took almost an hour to get our food. I had the spinach and cheese ravioli which was not fully cooked because the edges were still hard from being frozen. Definately NOT fresh pasta.
I don't know if it was the waitress or the kitchen, but the service was horrible and the food was medicore at best. I'll never go there again, Fazoli's is better.



The Old Spaghetti Factory

This is a great place to eat. Food is delicious and it is convenient to downtown entertainment.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Below average food, service and someone stole my glasses

After a birthday dinner in a cramped trolley booth, I left my eye glasses on the back of the table. The next day, no glasses. I truly believe a busser or other staff member stole them once they saw they were designer glasses. I had heard it was not such a great place and I will never return or recommend to anyone. Apparently a staff of young managers also didn't help matters.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Chef Boyardee is better

Server placed his finger in my glass, brought the wrong drink order, forgot the meatballs, never checked back with us except to bring food, and the sauce was bland. I have had better spaghetti from a can. We have visited many other locations of this chain and never been disappointed. This restaurant was an embarrassment to the name.



Provided by Citysearch - 
slow, poor service

worst service I've received in recent memory. Slow. Impolite. Food mediocre. Spent over 20 minutes waiting for desert, and at least that much waiting to order, and then waiting for the entree. Very disappointed. No apologies from server.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Really bad pasta

First off, I remember the original, beatnik North Beach Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco. This place is not by any stretch of the imagination anything close to the original. Second, I AM from San Francisco, so probably several strikes against my opinion from the get-go. But I do recognize good food and I do recognize poor service.
I told my server first thing that I needed to be out of the restaurant by such-and-such time. He assured me ""No Problem!"" I waited and waited and waited for the pasta to arrive. I was thinking, ""Well, if they're preparing to order, it's worth it."" Silly me. What I got was a bowl of mushy noodles, over dressed with gloppy, canned-tasting sauce.
Even though I was hungry, I just COULD NOT EAT IT!

Then I waited and waited to catch my server's eye, then ANYONE's eye, so I could pay my bill and get back to work on time. I came thisclose to just walking out.

It is not my practice to write bad things about restaurants. I usually can find something good - but this place sucked on so many levels. If your idea of good food is stuff you find in the food court at the mall, you might like this place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Alot of food for a good price.

I was amazed at how much food we got for the amount of money spent. Usually good italian restaurants cost you an arm and a leg, and you only get salad and an entree. The atomsphere was great and parking was convient for it being downtown.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wallows in Mediocrity

The Old Spaghetti Factory is a chain restaurant that tries to play itself off as something unique and quirky. It's good for what it is--a place to take a big group or a family out for a moderately price meal. The service is attentive, and the food is tasty, although nothing special. Very child friendly and also has a full bar. All in all, not bad, but not ""good"" either.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Value

You get a lot for your money at the Spaghetti Factory. Meals include bread, soup or salad, entree, ice cream, and coffee, tea, or milk. The Spaghetti with Browned Butter and Mizithra Cheese is always my favorite. You can't beat their Spumoni ice cream - although most people aren't very open to the idea of trying it. It will be noisy and you will have to wait, but the old factory setting does have character.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Unique Place to Eat

I've been there only a few times and when I've been there it hasn't been very busy and would get a seat right away. I like the mixed-matched old chairs though some could be retired. The meals are good when getting a salad, pasta, and then ice cream for dessert. I enjoy going there.



Provided by Citysearch - 
You're kidding me, right?

The Spag Factory for lovers? NO! The Spaghetti Factory is a place to take 10-20 screaming children to feed them cheaply. The ederly also frequent the establishment because it's cheap.

If you're looking for a nice quiet get-a-way with your loved one, forget The Spaghetti Factory.

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