The Old Spaghetti Factory

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

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1955 Mt. Diablo
Concord, CA 94520

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Wheat Allergy

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When I order gluten-free pasta delivery, they always-always-always throw in a slice of garlic toast.

Food is great (you may want to ask what's in the sauces).

Delivery is NOT celiac-safe due to garlic toast.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Food was tasty but I reacted to their gluten friendly menu. Probably won't eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 9 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
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Good food for the price. It's nice to be able to go out for pasta.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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I ate here once and all was well, the second time somehow my food got cross contaminated and I was sick for two days. I ordered the same thing both times. I am afraid to go back.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager is awesome. Comes to your table before your meal to see if you have any questions. Servers are knowledgable about gluten free and what isn't or what could be questionable.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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Hello very nice experience with a few types of sauce that can be put over gluten friendly rigatoni. However, this is not something they particularly focus on so there was some cross contamination in the kitchen somewhere. Fighting my stomach now.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

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

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