The Old Spaghetti Factory

17 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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275 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Most Recent Reviews


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Gluten friendly menu. Not tons of options but enough.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Offers gluten free pasta…but it was rotini, NOT spaghetti. Separate section of the menu featuring only the gluten free options, which was quite helpful. Good price for the amount of food, you get a salad, pasta, and ice cream. Server was helpful. Both gluten free salad dressings were good, as was the spumoni ice cream. Our group had the marinara, meat, clam, and mizithra cheese & brown butter sauces. The marinara and meat sauces were very average, however the clam and mizithra & butter sauces were pretty good. Nobody got sick! While there were no kids in our group, it seems to be a great place for kids especially picky ones. The kids menu had gluten free mac and cheese as one option.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I am also dairy free and have been doing keto. I ordered chicken breast and steamed broccoli. The waitress came back and said they boil the broccoli in the regular pasta water, so it would not be gf. This made me wonder if they cook the gf pasta in the same water. The only thing I could have was chicken breast and I got cross contaminated with it.

They were very nice, but don’t think I will visit again.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Has a gluten free menu. The noodles and clam sauce was very tasty. Great waiter. No issues whatsoever!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious, quick pasta dish which was relatively inexpensive!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I give 4 stars because I felt perfectly safe eating there, but to be honest the food was pretty mediocre (would give three stars if we were only talking about quality). I got the alfredo with chicken which came with a side salad and a small ice cream dessert for about $17 so decent value. Family friendly establishment.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gf noodles were good, meat sauce wasn't great. Didn't get sick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free pasta (in my opinion). I've been here multiple times without getting sick!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Both myself and my 9 year old daughter are gluten intolerant and we found the staff knowledgeable. We did not get sick. The food was pleasant, not incredible, but pleasant. I had noodles, sauce and italian sausage. She had alfredo with chicken in it. We also had the ice cream for dessert. Overall, a nice experience and we would eat there again.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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You can pretty much have any of the pasta dishes as long as you get the gluten free pasta. Very delicious! I just wish they offered something more, like gluten free rolls, bread or some sort of appetizers as well.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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They have a special section on their menu with gf options. I appreciate the effort but the food was mediocre

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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they have gluten free pasta and a special section on the menu for gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Solid gluten free menu. So so food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Excellent pasta! Great prices! Staff was very knowledgable about gluten free options. Staff was very nice as well! Highly recomend!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Service was good. Not many options on the GF menu, but I probably should have had the chicken. The GF pasta was not very good, the marinara sauce was just "okay", and the rest was covered in some type of cheese that tasted stale. I could have had a better pasta meal at home. The pesto dressing on the house salad was good, but the salad was boring otherwise. I think the rest of my group enjoyed their non- GF meals, and I do have to say that we were surprised that it wasn't more expensive. If you're GF you won't go hungry here, but you could do better elsewhere.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Got super sick after getting gf pasta + marinara

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

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The gluten free menu has a small selection, but not too slim as to not get anything. I got the Alfredo and it was good. It came out with a little flag that marked it gluten free and the waitress was knowledgeable.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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My server was AMAZING. The manager even came out and told me that they cook GF in a separate area and the flour they have at the location is rice. The best food I’ve had in a long time!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Gluten ‘friendly’ menu but not safe!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Each time I’ve had a great experience here. They are very cautious with me having celiac and make sure that my pasta is cooked separately. I go here often and absolutely love the pasta and salad!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies

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