Portland >Food & Dining > The Old Spaghetti Factory
0715 Sw Bancroft, Portland, OR | Directions 9723945.493167 -122.670883
Neighborhoods: Corbet - Terwilliger - Lair Hill, Southwest Neighborhoods Incorporated
A favorite of the kids in my family. Between the buttered noodles with mizithra cheese and sitting at a table resembling a brass bed, unlimited crusty bread to fill their tummies before their meals arrive and a scoop of ice cream to top off their tummies - it's a winner for the little tiles. The prices are very pleasing on your pocketbook. Busy on weekends & evening so call ahead and reserve dinner in "bed"
AMAZING EXPERIENCE – This place is value for money! Delicious 3 course meal. Fills you up just perfectly for around about $10-$12. The location is fantastic, the interior design of the place has such a great feel about it and the river views are amazing.
Love eating here and would highly reccommend.
The best of the best – This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The food is always excellent, and the staff are friendly. Usually the wait isn't very long either. The Old Spaghetti Factory is an institution in Portland. In restaurant-rich Portland, where new eateries seem to open daily, we sometimes go for the "new thing" and overlook the classics. But the classics are still around for a reason - whether it be good food or unbeatable prices or a truly family-friendly dining experience. The Old Spaghetti Factory offers all three.
OSF never tries to be anything other than what it is...a place for people to come and enjoy each others company over a plate of pasta.
unprofessional business practice – Dinner reservations were made to accomodate my baby shower/birthday and a graduation for 19 people. My group was made to confirm the reservation more than once due to our reservation possibly being lost by employees. We were also told that they would not be able to accomodate 20 guests even though they list they can seat more than 20. The dinner guests arrived on time and spent several hundred dollars on the dinner. After two hours and during desert the manager approached me the guest of honor and stated that he needed my party to leave so that he could have the tables for other incoming walkin guests. Before We could finish eating desert and drinks the bussers came to the table and started clearing the table before we could. Completely disrespectful and bad business practice followed by bad customer service. I have been coming to this place for over 30 years and I have never been treated so poorly nor have I been this embarrassed by a manager in front of other dining guests seated near us. I will not recommend this place to anyone from now on. This is not even worth the one star required to even have this opinion shared.
Long Time Customer-Always been great – I have never had any complaints except occasionally some slow service (busy!). I love this place! It's really affordable and filling.
ooh no the old spaghetti factory again – So I had just read the reviews about the cut glass chards in the food? That is beyond horrifying. I was just going to complain about the noodles tasting like they were boiled in soapy water. So I am thinking that I will not complain about the dish water soap noodles and thank my lucky stars that my throat wasn't shredded.
Glass in Food – Its weird that I read another review about a chard of glass in someones food because i also found a chard of glass in my food. Along with the cutting of the throat the food was discusting.NOT WORTH THE HOSPITAL VISIT!!!
We are very sorry and concerned that this happened and we would like to discuss this with you at your earliest convenience. Please call our corporate office at 503-225-0433 and ask for Kalani.
Underwhelmed – Decor was very attractive, view of the Willamette river was very pleasant, service was prompt and accurate but the food was completely underwhelming.
Spaghetti noodles were very dry and hard (didn't eat more than a bite or two of those) and the meat was very salty. Salad was very very plain and unexciting. I was surprised but when I looked at the plates of my dining partners their noodles had the same dry look as mine and they had no complaints. Maybe I am just too picky. Either way, I probably won't eat there again simply because they have gotten so commercial that they have forgotten what a really good meal consists of.
great for the family – It's not easy to please a family with three young children. We took our kids (age 1, 5, & 6) here as a special dinner out. The food is perfect for a family dinner, and the service was fantastic. The kids' menu was full of choices & bread was served quickly & cheerfully to keep everyone patient. Every meal includes salad/soup & dessert, for around $10 for the adult plates & a generous kids' meal at $5.
The proof of good service is when something doesn't go as planned. When my 5 year-old didn't love his meal choice (he wasn't complaining, just not eating much), the server noticed him and quick-as-a-wink brought a different meal - without any of us asking! We had managers greet & check in with us to make sure everything was great, and all staff treated everyone (kids, too) as a special & important guest.
It was great to enjoy a meal out and know that each of us was welcome, appreciated, and pleased. Thanks, OSF!
Beautiful building, okay food. – I've been going here, as well, since I was young. The building has always intrigued me and I love it. So fun to sit on the waterfront. The food is mediocre, though. It truly does taste like something out of a can as somebody else mentioned...not fresh at all...but personally, I think tha'ts okay and it's delicious. It's reasonably priced...you get salad/soup, a meal, and dessert all inclusive for about $10.
We typically have HUGE parties and don't make reservations (I only learned last night that you are now able to make reservations, as you weren't in the past) but we were still seated within 10 minutes. Not bad! 12 people. I would recommend this place. Great for a date or just a fun atmosphere.
Don't Bother – Ate there with friends a few weeks ago. The salad was just short of compost ready, the sauce ingredients were straight from the can and the temperature was lukewarm. Don't waste your money.
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