The Old Spaghetti Factory (Closed)

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 1 rating

610 W. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702

(208) 336-2900
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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2011

    great gf noodles. I loved the baked chicken as well.

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    2 ratingFebruary 12, 2016

    575 University Mall, Orem, UT 84097

    I really love the brown butter and mizithra with the GF pasta but I've eaten at this location twice and both times I was sick! I always try to make a point and tell them I'm sensitive and I don't know what it is, but I get sick every time.

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2016

    71-700 California 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    I'm always afraid to have gf pasta in a restaurant because of cross-contamination possibilities, but we ate here last week anyway, and it was delicious! The menu is clearly marked and my server and the hostess were both very knowledgeable about what was gf. My server even verified the cooking process to ease my mind. I was on vacation and did not want to get sick. It was simple, but yummy food. Best of all, no sickness later. And they give you ice cream for dessert. GF of course!

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    5 ratingJanuary 30, 2016

    1635 Industrial Park Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374

    I love The Spaghetti Factory! I'm still sad (and a bit mystified) that their broccoli can't be prepared to be gluten free, but the pasta, salad, and ice cream are delicious!

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    4 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    1910 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814

    We ate here for a team banquet while in town playing on the outdoor ice rink at Raley Field in Sacramento. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about gluten issues and explained how they make their GF pasta away from the other dishes. They even brought me a salad and explained that it was made without exposure to croutons. So far, no reactions. I took Glutenease before the meal, so that may have helped eliminate minor cross contamination, if there was any. Now I have another option to PF Changs when in Sacramento. Good job OSF.

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    1 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    233 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415

    To go service was poor, open dressing containers spilled and they "don't include ice cream because it melts". Food was so so.

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2015

    1735 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

    I went for my fianc├ęs birthday, the waitress was very knowledgeable and took great care to make sure that everything wasn't cross contaminated. It didn't make me sick, and we've gone 4 times since November. It's pricey, but the service was great.

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    4 ratingDecember 22, 2015

    111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069

    Really great food and was not cross contaminated!

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    5 ratingDecember 18, 2015

    18925 N.W. Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124

    I go here often and have never had a problem. I make sure a manager is aware that I have Celiac. Gluten free pasta is OK, sauces are great. I love the sausage and baked chicken breast.

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    1 ratingNovember 12, 2015

    730 S.E. 160th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

    I just tried this place tonight and i thought i was doing well by eating off of the gluten free menu but i guess that wasn't good enough and now i am having a bad reaction. I had the house salad with balsamic vinaigrette without croutons. And some cheesy gluten free pasta. I don't know where i went wrong or someone may have made a mistake in the kitchen. Or maybe i had a bread crumb...i don't know but i don't believe i can eat here again.

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    3 ratingNovember 02, 2015

    575 University Mall, Orem, UT 84097

    I was really excited to eat here, but I got sick from cross contamination. I ordered the chicken Alfredo off of the gluten free menu. It was incredibly delicious & I about died over their Alfredo sauce. Maybe I just went on a bad day, but it was around 3 on a Wednesday when there was no crowd.

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2015

    2509 S.W. 196th St., Lynnwood, WA 98036

    I am gluten sensitive and I didn't have any issues. I love their GF pasta with mizithra cheese. Their salads are also very good! I absolutely love the old spaghetti factory!

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    1 ratingOctober 19, 2015

    275 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    Atmosphere was good, gf pasta good, sauce probably the worst I have ever had

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2015

    235 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202

    If you have little kids in tow, ask to eat in the trolley car. They have a dedicated gf menu, made ordering easy. My celiac 4 yr old son ate all his gf meaty mac n cheesy, and then devoured half of his sister's g.f. pasta!

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    1 ratingOctober 15, 2015

    110 E. Santa Fe, Fullerton, CA 92832

    They have a gluten friendly menu, not gluten free. My server informed me. They cook the pasta and broccoli in the same water as the regular pasta. not good for someone with an allergy or celiac. I was wondering why I was getting sick and couldn't figure it out.

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    3 ratingOctober 01, 2015

    1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814

    food was just ok. waitress was not very knowledgeable about GF items

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2015

    727 N. First St., St. Louis, MO 63102

    I love this place. I'm a celiac and have never gotten the slightest bit sick from here. The manager came out and spoke with me and assured me that they take gluten seriously.

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    2 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    189 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    Servers aren't aware of options, pasta is fine, but the chicken is gross. Never had a contamination problem, but the food is simply not good.

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    2 ratingAugust 24, 2015

    7727 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758

    No complaints from a gluten perspective, but I definitely wouldn't want to eat here again given how bad and dull the food was. (I had the baked chicken.) My dining companions had soup that seemed as though it might have come out of a packet, and shouldn't the cheese on pasta be Parmesan? What it was instead was something fake tasting. Really pretty dreadful. Even BJs have better pasta (and that is not saying much: I definitely don't recommend BJs!). Sorry not to be more positive.

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    1 ratingAugust 20, 2015

    1910 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814

    I had been at other locations of the Old Spaghetti Factory and was able to order items. But this location does not have enough ventilation so for a person who is allergic to wheat it is impossible to eat there. Just sitting at the table before eating I had an allergic reaction just smelling the bread products. I had to rush out in only about 2 minutes of sitting. My asthma is triggered by wheat in the air.

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    3 ratingAugust 09, 2015

    1735 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

    I really like the old spaghetti factory. They have gluten-free items on a portion of their menu. Their gluten-free pasta is pretty tasty, and I like that I can have most of the sauces. A great deal for a three course meal, with the starter salad and dessert. The Decour is dark and full of large pieces of furniture and lighting fixtures. The service is good too.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2015

    731 Sunrise Ave., Roseville, CA 95661

    They recently added a gf cream sauce, and I'm in heaven! I absolutely LOVE their managers favorite with meat and Alfredo sauce!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2015

    575 University Mall, Orem, UT 84097

    I've been to the Orem mall several times and never been sick and I'm quite sensitive.

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    3 ratingJuly 12, 2015

    1610 East Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

    Their gluten free Pasta w/ Browned butter and Mesithra cheese is good...or get manager's favorite: half with meat sauce. My biggest disappointment is that they will no longer make the Appetiser: Broccoli with Mesithra cheese gf. I hope management at headquarters reads this.

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    3 ratingJuly 01, 2015

    1418 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

    I went with s huge group of people. I love OSF but this is the first time I'd been with gluten allergies. The server gave me info on some GF choices and they have a nice GF menu. I got the Mizithra cheese and brown butter with GF pasta. Was very yummy. I ordered a side of chicken breast that was on the GF menu. I ate it but thought it may have had a light bread batter, looked like skin though. When I got the bill it said breaded chicken so I'm not sure now. Hadn't had any problems though. Just be sure to check, especially when they are busy.

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    4 ratingJune 24, 2015

    5718 S. 1900 West, Taylorsville, UT 84118

    Very willing to accommodate for Gluten free with any entree and delicious food. I would love to see variety in options for appetizers and dessert :)

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    2 ratingJune 24, 2015

    17384 Chesterfield Airport Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005

    Ate here about 6 months ago. Staff was nice and seemed knowledgeable but food was mediocre and had a stomach ache after. :(

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    1 ratingJune 08, 2015

    12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

    Went there last night and requested gluten free mac and cheese for my 3 year old daughter and made it very clear to the waitress that it was an allergy issue. She's been throwing up all day, so I guess they don't care or they're just not careful about contamination. Won't be going back, that's for damned sure.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2015

    189 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    They were very informed about gluten-free. The food was delicious! I didn't get sick, will definitely be going back!

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    4 ratingMay 08, 2015

    730 S.E. 160th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684

    The few times I have eaten here for business meetings I have been fine. The pasta they use is alright, but not something to write home about. The staff is knowledgeable and does a good job at helping out their customers. 4 stars only because it's chain restaurant Italian, but for what it is it is good.

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    4 ratingApril 21, 2015

    2702 W. March Ln., Stockton, CA 95219

    Doesn't open till 12:00. Very good pasta. :-)

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    3 ratingApril 07, 2015

    71-700 California 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Mediocre food but they have a GF menu and food comes out with a flag, so you know your getting the right meal. I'd go across the street to Cheesecake Factory or Roy's if you are in the neighborhood, but if you have a GF kid looking for Mac n cheese it works. Staff is kind.

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    3 ratingApril 03, 2015

    727 N. First St., St. Louis, MO 63102

    Nothing special. It was nice to have a GF desert tho.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2015

    12725 S.E. 93rd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015

    The staff was excellent. They understood the need to make sure there was No cross contamination on my meal, due to me being celiac. Very knowledgable caring staff & the food was delicious!!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2015

    1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814

    Very nice GF menu. The pasta was good and they flag your entree as GF before they bring it out of the kitchen. Good experience.

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2015

    5718 S. 1900 West, Taylorsville, UT 84118

    I am obsessed with this place. I have never gotten sick before. The only reason it gets a 4 is for not offering GF bread or a GF appetizer.

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2015

    189 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    I've never had a problem and been here often. The GF Mizithra is so tasty!

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    3 ratingFebruary 09, 2015

    1610 East Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710

    Not the best. Food is blend. No taste. 3 stars for the great services. Be careful eating here.

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    5 ratingJanuary 26, 2015

    1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814

    My daughter loved the food. Pasta comes with a flag that states it is gluten free.

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    2 ratingJanuary 11, 2015

    275 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    They have a section of the menue with all gluten free items listed (very helpful) Unfortunately they don't offer just regular spaghetti noodles it's the spiral noddles...which are kind of gross in my opinion. Their food is just OK

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2015

    235 W. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202

    We love this place. My two celiacs have always had a wonderful meal and have never had a problem with being glutened. We all love the gluten free pasta, sauces, dressings, browned butter and spumoni ice cream. A great restaurant for celiacs. I believe they are GiG trained.

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    2 ratingDecember 13, 2014

    5718 S. 1900 West, Taylorsville, UT 84118

    OSF has all the policies and accommodations to provide a safe dining experience for those have celiac. But when I went in, about halfway through my meal I found a piece if angel hair pasta in my gf noodles. I woke up in the middle if the night doubled over in abdominal pain. I went back the next day to talk to the manager about the careless way in which my food was prepared. She was not in the least bit apologetic. I told her that I suspected my noodles were cooked in contaminated water. She's said there was no way that could have happened and went on and on about what they do to prevent cross contamination and seemed almost unwilling to admit that it was their fault. I stated that it doesn't matter how many policies are in place if the employees don't follow them, and very obviously, one of her cooks didn't follow gf prep practice and I suffered the consequences. Her final and very insincere response was, "Well, I'm sorry you got sick but we do everything we possibly can to prevent that." needless to say, I won't go back.

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    4 ratingDecember 08, 2014

    1431 Buena Vista, Duarte, CA 91010

    I had the pasta with Mizithra cheese and it was delicious! They have good GF options compared to most restaurants.

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    4 ratingNovember 30, 2014

    1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814

    Well, first time I got sick, second time no problem. The pasta is delicious (Heartland brand) but the marinara is unimpressive. Alfredo was much better. I only go here when my friends want to, but they do seem to mostly know what they're doing.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    575 University Mall, Orem, UT 84097

    Their Alfredo sauce is to die for. Even if you just get the Alfredo sauce to go, I've used it on my own pasta and bread. Delicious!

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2014

    18925 N.W. Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97124

    I've eaten here many times and it's always been great! No issue whatsoever!

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2014

    12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

    My favorite gluten free pasta spot. Mizithra and brown butter gf pasta with shrimp=gluten free heaven!

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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2014

    3155 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

    Love this place! I go there all the time and I never had an issue with cross contamination. Staff is really friendly and wants to make sure their food is safe for us celiacs.

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    1 ratingSeptember 27, 2014

    2702 W. March Ln., Stockton, CA 95219

    I wanted to love this place since they do have a gf menu but the service was so slow it was terrible. 20 minutes for a refills and no follow up!

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    4 ratingSeptember 15, 2014

    1910 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814

    gluten free menu. good options for celiacs and they taste great. being able to eat pasta in a restaurant is not something that I get to do often so I love going to OSF

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    5 ratingSeptember 10, 2014

    5718 S. 1900 West, Taylorsville, UT 84118

    I have worked at this location and have eaten there several times a week with no problems. Love the mizthra!


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