The Old Spaghetti Factory

12 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
63% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
727 N. First St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

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While they have a gluten free menu, it is not safe for Celiac. They cook the gluten free pasta in the same water as the regular pasta. The only reason I was made aware was because the waitress told me. It is not advertised on the menu.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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GF pasta was amazing. Really neat place and staff was super nice.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had GF spaghetti.. got very sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

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
  • Restaurant

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More Reviews


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The staff was extremely knowledgeable about everything on their gluten friendly menu. Pasta, salad and dessert were delicious. There was even a balloon artist coming around to the tables. The only negative is the parking cost.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The dessert is ice cream, the GF menu is not extensive. There is gluten free pasta you can substitute. Flavor was ok. This was not a bad experience but NOT great! Do not think your going to get a great option. Side note I got the breast of chicken Alfredo but I had 7 small cubes of chicken.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This was the best gluten free meal I ever had! The meal was the best!!! I love it! Service was great! Manager made sure that my meal was 100% gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place. I'm a celiac and have never gotten the slightest bit sick from here. The manager came out and spoke with me and assured me that they take gluten seriously.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nothing special. It was nice to have a GF desert tho.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the GF pasta with mushrooms & marinara as well as the Italian sausage off the gluten free menu. My meal even came out with a GF flag on it. All was good! I made sure to mention that I have problems with cross contamination....

Although this restaurant was not GIG trained, they did consult with GIG to create their GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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This place made me actually vomit an hour after eating. I have Celiac Disease and I informed the waiter of my dietary restrictions. We ate off of the gluten free menu and the waiter said they were knowledgeable in how to handle this and reassured me that everything would be taken care of. It wasn't. I am not sure what they did or didn't do, but DO NOT EVER EAT THERE!!!!! Not gluten free.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Brown butter sauce was so good. Pesto dressing was amazing too. Server was knowledgeable.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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I was SO impressed with their GF pasta!! It’s so good!! Honestly tastes like regular pasta from what I can remember haha! Amazing!!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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Not celiac safe. They make gluten free pasta in same water. They have a “gluten friendly “ menu. I hate that term.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Poor

Celiac

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GF menu & server knowledgeable. Dedicated area.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Good

Other


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

Overall Rating

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Not safe for severe sensitivity/true allergy/celiac. Both my husband and I have celiac and got sick from eating pasta here…they clarified that it’s actually boiled in the same water ‘vat’ that the reg pasta is…so it’s only gluten reduced technically. The food comes out marked with a gluten free flag, but it’s definitely misleading, as gluten free pasta cooked in water that has also cooked gluten containing pasta means that the gf pasta is not gluten free after all…and most definitely not safe for someone with celiac.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Overall Rating

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Had a bit of a gluten reaction from here after eating their mediocre gf pasta…the staff assured me it would be safe :( I personally don’t think it’s worth the risk as a celiac! But the food did come out marked for gf with a flag so I see the effort. Maybe other locations are better.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Poor

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