The Old Spaghetti Factory

9 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
111 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069

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They have a GF menu printed right on the regular menu. I called ahead and asked the manager if they use different pots to cook the GF pasta and she said yes they did. Our server didn't seem up on it--he offered me soup (minestrone) or salad. The soup wasn't on the GF menu so when I asked him if it had pasta in it he seemed confused. So go by the GF menu and not what the server says. My pasta (rotini) came with a little sign on it that said Gluten Free, which I appreciated.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have a separate gluten free menu. I did not get sick here but the food was not that great either. It was just pasta that had no flavor and a little bit of sauce that tasted like it was from a jar and some mushrooms that also had no flavor. I probably could have made it myself, and I’m not a very good cook. 4 stars because the food came out with a little flag that said “gluten free.”

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pasta and meat sauce tested gluten free on my Nima Sensor!

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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Really great food and was not cross contaminated!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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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We visited Old Spaghetti factory while on a trip to San Jose. Our overall experience was very good. They have a separate gluten friendly menu. You get a choice of about 4-5 different sauces to put over GF noodles. Not a HUGE variety, but still finding GF pasta is always a win in my book!! I have to avoid red sauce due to GERD so my only choice was the Mizithra and Brown butter sauce for my pasta. It was good but a little bland. I did request some lemon slices and used that to help pep it up a little bit. It also came with a side salad. They have 2 GF salad dressings - balsamic vinaigrette or a creamy pesto dressing. I went with the creamy pesto. Once again, the salad was good but not great. The portion sizes are generous. The prices are reasonable. Dinner for 2 (2 pasta dishes with 2 side salads, no drinks or desserts) was $45. Overall, we had good service and good food at a reasonable price.

Safety


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

— 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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Great place to eat gf if you’re in a pinch, the service is great and there’s is a gf menu. They recommend you talk to the manager before ordering and he will tell the chef personally. The food was delivered separately and marked with a flag. Overall just decent food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Offers outdoor seating

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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

Celiac

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They had little “Gluten Friendly” tags they put in my gluten-free pasta for me… and I didn’t have any reaction from the food :)

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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

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