The Old Spaghetti Factory

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

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

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Gluten Intolerant

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The food is great when your waiter is paying attention to your order. I've had to request things redone twice here when I sit in the bar area. They are apologetic and get it done right the second time but I would be worried about cross contamination. Otherwise I love coming here for dinner.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The waiter was totally unaware of gluten-free protocol. When we asked the manager, she was aware and well informed. However when the waiter brought food out, he continued to be unaware and put gluten-free food down on top of bread, for example, despite repeated reminders. I brought it to his attention, and he was sort of dismissive. ...It may have been just a bad waiter, but they clearly aren’t doing thorough training here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 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
  • Restaurant

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The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff is knowledgeable and the food is amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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the food is sub par in taste and worse still in that I didn't enjoy the meal and got sick afterwards to boot. if you are truly gluten sensitive save your money and go somewhere else. you shouldn't waste your money when you could probably cook something better in a camp kitchen.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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My gluten-free pasta with the mushroom marinara sauce was delicious. Cooked to perfection. The salad came with a tasty basalmic vinaigrette. The service was very good and quick, even on a busy Saturday night. They even surprised us with a birthday song for one of our party. We'll be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many GF options, printed right on regular menu. Server was very aware and attentive to GF needs, which is refreshing.

Had lunch of GF pasta with marinara and a sausage,which was very good. They use Heartland pasta, first time I've tried it and I thought it had good texture and was quite tasty. My GF meal came out with a little GF flag on it, which I thought was very funny, but it is effective since the GF pasta looks very similar to regular.

The prices are very inexpensive and even include coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream which is GF also--yum! I will definitely return. A hassle-free, nice GF lunch.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Edit: 2023 I no longer go here. They switched from “gluten free” to “gluten friendly.” A food server told me that nothing is really gluten free any more. So apparently cross contamination is rampant. If cross contact to gluten doesn’t bother you, then this is a good place to eat.

I’ve always loved the taste of the food.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Celiac

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They have gluten free pasta and meat sauce. They also have gluten free salad dressing options and will happily give you salad without croutons. Their sausages are also gluten free. My husband and daughter both have celiac and have no issues after eating here. Servers are usually pretty knowledgeable about Celiac/gluten intolerance.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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When you arrive there they give you a menu. Ok that menu you can look at see there’s a place that says gluten friendly menu with a bar code to scan. It takes you to a website with the gf items. They have more than I thought they would. The food was really good too. They did say some cross contamination but I didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu. Manager will talk to you about gluten free precautions. Staff are well trained.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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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Gluten free (they call it “gluten friendly”) menu. Was straightforward, delicious and didn’t feel sick later!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

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