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 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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    1 ratingSeptember 02, 2014

    1955 Mt. Diablo, Concord, CA 94520

    I have eaten at the Old Spaghetti Factory for years. Seven years ago I found out I had Celiac Disease and that the Spaghettti Factory had gluten free food. I had no problems the first five times. The last time I was there which was one month ago I became very ill after eating there. I called and talked to someone about it and they said the manager would contact me. The manager never did and I will never eat there again. Too much cross contamination and Heather the manager could care less.

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    4 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814

    Their gluten free menu provided plenty of options. The server that we had was not at all competent dealing with gluten free menu items (he asked me if I could have bread!), but the dish, when it arrived, was incredible. I'll be going there whenever I have a craving for Italian, but I hope I don't get the same kid who served us last time.

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2014

    1955 Mt. Diablo, Concord, CA 94520

    The Old Spaghetti Factory has long been one of my favorite restaurants. When I discovered I was celiac it was wonderful to find out they had a gluten-free menu. My favorite is the Mizithra spaghetti with marinated chopped chicken. It's been delicious each time I've had it and I have never had problems with it. I'm not super sensitive though. Cross-contamination is possible, which is why marked it as a "no" for celiac-friendly. Tip: Let the waiter/waitress know you're celiac or allergic/intollerant. They are required to tell the management and a manager will usually make sure everything is okay, and deliver your food themselves. Want to be really sure you're safe? Ask for a manager immediately.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2014

    2801 Elliott Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

    I found it delicious!!! The pasta was amazing but there could have been more of it! And I was happy I could have salad entrée and dessert! Plus the server was hilarious :) I thought it was super good :)

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    1 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    0715 S.W. Bancroft St., Portland, OR 97239

    Terrible food. My pasta with meat sauce tasted like Hormel chili. I felt sick as soon as I walked outside. The waiter brought me a salad with croutons. I should have known better.

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    1 ratingJuly 12, 2014

    3191 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

    Ordered gluten free yesterday and got sick less than an hour after eating. Server acted knowledgeable but there are obvious cross contamination issues. :(

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    4 ratingJuly 10, 2014

    3191 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

    Their gluten-free pasta is yummy---I enjoyed a 50/50 mix of Mizithra cheese /butter and gluten free Alfredo sauce on their pasta. I like their creamy pesto salad dressing and the spumoni is always a nice treat!!! They make accommodations for preparation of the pasta, and they let you know it's GF by serving your meal with a GF flag-toothpick on the top of it... :-) Their prices aren't bad either... PS their broccoli & mizithra is sadly not GF because of its preparation... Happy Day -

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    3 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    1418 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Decent GF selection, the wait staff seemed pretty informed about allergens and the pasta dish came out with a little flag clearly marking it GF

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    4 ratingJuly 03, 2014

    71-700 California 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    I have eaten at this particular Old Spaghetti Factor a few times now and have been happy each time. The brown butter sauce and Mizithra cheese is very good. Staff seems very knowledgeable and the menu and website clearly depict what is GF. The menu items will come out with GF flags on them so it is clear. Only reason why I gave 4 stars is I would appreciate more selections on the GF menu. Would definitely recommend to others.

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    1 ratingJune 27, 2014

    1955 Mt. Diablo, Concord, CA 94520

    Bad experience here. Food was bland and my son and I both reacted to it. Never again.

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    1 ratingJune 15, 2014

    1735 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

    They have a gluten free option for noodles. I don't know what they do in the back in the kitchen, but I was extremely sick after eating there. I have celiac and I am very sensitive. I wouldn't recommend for celiac.

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2014

    2702 W. March Ln., Stockton, CA 95219

    I have always loved this place, since I was a kid, but recently I have not been able to eat here...tonight I got my favorite spaghetti....It was great

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    3 ratingJune 08, 2014

    210 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

    So I tend to avoid Italian restaurants like the plague because of the usually lacking options that I am provides. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the Spaghetti Factory offered a gluten free menu, which included not only pasta, but Italian sausage as well. The prices were pretty decent. The meal include salad, bread for the carb lovers, and a choice of spumoni or vanilla ice cream for dessert. The service was good. I do have to give the server props for noticing that there was a blue cheese crumble in my salad and got me a new one prior to serving it.

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    3 ratingJune 06, 2014

    189 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    Recently diagnosed celiac! I was pleasantly surprised to see TOSF had a gluten free pasta. It tasted fine. My waiter had no idea about GF so my hope would be that they teach the staff. As far as the options it's fine, they left croutons off my salad and made sure not to bring the bread at the same time as my salad and gf meal. Wouldn't be my first choice because I think the menu is already so limited, but I'd go back if others wanted too.

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    4 ratingJune 01, 2014

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

    Corn and Rice blend pasta with different sauce options. Baked chicken, broccoli side dish, delicious creamy pesto salad dressing. delusions cheese and browned butter sauce on broccoli and pasta.

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    1 ratingMay 24, 2014

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

    I got so sick here. I should have guessed that the experience would not end well when our server mixed up the salads when my whole party ordered the same thing. My pasta could not have possible been gluten free. To make it even worse...the server was horrible!!! We sat in the caboose this woman could not be bothered to even bring is water. We had to ask for drinks multiple time before someone brought us something.


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