160 Second Avenue N, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720136.163652 -86.776179
kind of a let-down – Was looking forward to eating at Old Spaghetti Factory, had heard good things from co-workers.
First time we went we weren't able to get a seat....the wait was over 1-1/2hrs (got there on a Saturday around 5pm before a Preds game).
Second time we tried a little earlier, and only waited about 5 minutes for a table.
Service was just OK, but the place was pretty busy, so we let it slide. Their garlic cheese bread was not much better than some I've bought in the freezer section at the grocery store....it just didn't taste very fresh. I had a combo plate of pasta with the mizithra/browned butter sauce and also the meat sauce. The mizithra/browned butter pasta was way too dry. I ended up mixing it together with the meat sauce to see if that helped any, but it didn't. I don't think I even finished half of it. My husband ordered the chicken parmigiana, he said it was just "OK".
Best part of the meal was the Mississippi Mud Pie my husband ordered....very good but really really rich!!
Descent food good prices – good pasta, salads are small but O.K., I have visited several locations nation wide and received the same quality and pricing as the nashville location.must try the Mizithra
Never any waitstaff – I am through with this place. Every time I treat to eat there, it seems that the waitstaff is slow and trying to make excuses that so-and-so didn't show up and they've been working non-stop for 24 hours. This is definitely not a place to go for good service.
decent italian food for a great price. – first of all, this place has an amazing atmosphere. and the prices are also amazing. you can get a drink, soup or salad, an entree, and dessert for what? under eight bucks a person? you do get what you pay for, you get more than what you pay for. as far as the food goes, it is fairly decent italian food. its always very quick and the service is professional.
Still the best pasta I've ever had, even after all these years!!! – This has been my favorite restaurant since forever. I have celebrated many special occasions there without any complaints, however, my most recent visit this past weekend was a little below par. My group of 7 was "forgotten" and wasn't added to the waiting list, our Server Assistant did more walking around than assisting, and they had run out of ice and meatballs. BUT, I strongly feel this was probably (hopefully) a one time thing. We were seated quickly as soon as the hostess realized her mistake. Our server, James, had my group of 7; a rowdy, druken bachelorette party; and another large group (10+) of teenagers all in his section, and he was a wonderful server. Personally, I felt it was bad planning seating three large groups in this guy's section, especially when his assistant was MIA for most the night, but he did a great job. I've eaten at OSF literally dozens of times, and this was the first time anything like this happened. Again, I feel that this was a one time thing, and I would still recommend this restaurant to anyone in a heartbeat. When all was said in done, the wine was perfectly chilled, the garlic cheese bread was fresh from the oven, and the pasta was delectable (as ususal!!) Be prepared for a longer wait in the weekends especially during the summer and during the holidays, and be forewarned-they don't take reservations on Friday or Saturday nights, and they don't take call-aheads, no matter how large the group is (although I think it would be beneficial to them to do so). Overall, I would still rate it an easy 8.5/9!
Yummy!!!! – I love this restaurant! Its awesome! There prices are great too and the wait is never too long. It you are a cheese lover order the mazithra cheese dish!! Its great!
cool place – I recently planned a birthday party for two of my friends at Spaghetti Factory. We had about 25 or so people. The server was extremely friendly and competent. Everything went even better than expected.
My boyfriend and I have also eaten on there several occassions. The food isn't the best, but the atmosphere and price are good reasons to check it out.
Plus the spumoni is amazing!
WONDERFUL – I had eaten here before with friends,but on this particular trip I took my hubby who had
never been - He was skeptical because of some of the reviews from this website. I had assured him that it would be wonderful!!! It was!! The only negative is the bartenders they are not very friendly or at least the one we had wasn't (man) the other one who was female was very outgoing and polite. We both HIGHLY RECOMMED this place to everyone we know that is going to Nashville.
You get more than you pay for – The biggest attractions about Old Spaghetti Factory: Unusual atmosphere, good for large groups and kids, and value, value, value. Their food isn't the best Italian food ever (although I've never seen that yummy mizithra cheese anywhere else and their creamy pesto salad dressing is great!), but you'll be full and your pocketbook will hardly even notice you've been dining out. Dinner comes with a beverage (coffee or tea), a salad, bread, pasta, and ice cream. Don't expect anything too fancy and you won't be disappointed.
Something New is going on!!! – They now own the meaning of hospitality! You will be pleasantly surprise in the quality of service. Somehow they recognize your needs and take care of it before you can ask. The Food is exactly the way I remember when I was Kid, and those fond memories are rekindled. I'm happy to have a place where now my children can shared the same values I grew up with. Great Job! :-)
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