The Old Spaghetti Factory

66% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1250 Pacific Ave #101, Tacoma, WA 98402 Directions

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Great food and the waiter was knowledgeable. FYI the broccoli is blanched in the same water as the regular pasta.

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Great food, GF menu and beer. No issues.

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got sick after eating here

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Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

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  • Restaurant

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GF pasta
Browned butter and Mizithra cheese and rich meat sauce
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I went for my fiancés birthday, the waitress was very knowledgeable and took great care to make sure that everything wasn't cross contaminated. It didn't make me sick, and we've gone 4 times since November. It's pricey, but the service was great.

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I really like the old spaghetti factory. They have gluten-free items on a portion of their menu. Their gluten-free pasta is pretty tasty, and I like that I can have most of the sauces. A great deal for a three course meal, with the starter salad and dessert. The Decour is dark and full of large pieces of furniture and lighting fixtures. The service is good too.

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They have a gluten free option for noodles. I don't know what they do in the back in the kitchen, but I was extremely sick after eating there. I have celiac and I am very sensitive. I wouldn't recommend for celiac.

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I cannot express how much I love this place. It has the Tacoma historicesque to the building. Their gluten free menu is small, but I have come multiple times and absolutely love their Baked Chicken Meal. It comes with a salad and all their dressings are spectacular. You must try this dish if you can, the mizithra and romano cheese blend with the tomato base sauce on gluten free fusilli noodles and a marinated chicken piece is scrumptious. it also comes with a scoop of icecream, all for just over 10 bucks. The only reason I rated 4 stars is the restaurant isnt GiG trained so the staff and sort of unknowledgable about GF foods at times. Sometimes we have to wait but it is always a pleasant meal and dinner date with my man. :)

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Love the gluten free brown butter mizithra noodles.

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My meat sauce spaghetti dish was awesome

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Basic, decent food. GF pasta had good texture though salad was mostly iceberg and drowning in dressing. My daughters really liked the ranch dressing though. Waitstaff was very careful and clear about GF. My celiac daughter had no problems, so we'll be back next time we're in Tacoma.

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Their gf menu is pretty tasty, and I wasn't contaminated by anything sneaky. The portions weren't all that impressive for the price, especially considering the bread everyone else fills up on isn't an option.

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They were very accomodating & the food was great.

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I totally agree with Amanda! I don’t know if I eat too much cheese sauce because the portions are large or if it is contaminated. I will say though that they label the gluten free pasta with a special flag on the plate

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Gluten free menu. Server was very accommodating. They have gluten free pasta. I had sirloin, mushrooms and gf pasta. I did risk the sweet potato fries in shared fryer. I have allergy not celiac and it didn’t seem to bother me.

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Staff were knowledgeable. They informed me that their restaurant is not a gluten free facility but they will do their best to eliminate as much cross contamination by making the food in a separate pan. The salad, Alfredo pasta, chicken, and ice cream were yummy. I did not get sick either so that was a plus. Would probably go back here at some point if I was in the area for pasta.

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Really enjoyed the meat sauce and rotini. Loved the devour and the service was impressive.

Not celiac

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The pasta was corkscrew with the sauce and was very good. The waiter was good knowing that I needed the salad without croutons.

Celiac

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This is one of our go to restaurants. They have Mac and cheese for the kids and regular salads and pasta for adults. Pasta is cooked in separate water to limit CC. Waiters and managers are very helpful and knowledgeable, but they will tell you that even though they try their best they can't guarantee it is gluten free. We have never gotten sick with our celiac kids. Plus free ice cream!

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The noodles are really dry, but they can keep you safe. I don’t recommend having the salads because I think they’re cross contaminated a lot.

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Our server was incredibly helpful and honest about the gluten free options. They cook the GF pasta in the same water was the regular pasta. They offer broccoli and zoodles- neither of which are truly gluten free. Disappointing and definitely not Celiac friendly, but our server’s honesty and willingness to check everything was fantastic.

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This is not celiac friendly at all. The gluten friendly pasta is made in the same water as regular pasta. :( I definitely got glutened from eating here.

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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.

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They now offer Zooddles or Broccoli as alternate to noodles... they are NOT GF!!🤬 They are both boiled in the same water as the regular noodles. Seriously, this would be an AMAZING alternative for gluten sensitive folks (do NOT eat here if you're celiac). The supplier for their zucchini noodles and broccoli can't guarantee their veggies are GF, so they don't even try to make these options available for sensitive folks.

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They try very hard the make a safe meal. The first time we went was ok, the second time I got sick. The food isn't very good so won't be going back.

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Amazing food! The staff especially Jessica were super friendly and knowledgeable about gluten and celiac. All their sauces are GF and you can sub the GF noodles. Super good!!! Jessica also brought out vanilla ice cream with brown butter on the side to try. Highly recommend!!! Will be going back!

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I got sick ordering the gluten free pasta here. It was undercooked and not very good either.

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Pasta was ok but the staff was friendly and very helpful. Will return.

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The GF menu is small, but I can’t complain because I love that some of my favorites (before my doctor discovered my gluten allergy via blood test) are on there. For what I was expecting, their GF pasta is pretty good. The texture is different, but I like it. Excited I can still have the creamy pesto sauce on my salads, too. Each time my plate has been marked with a special “Gluten-Free” stick.

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Food was good. Gluten friendly menu. Manager was knowledgeable and helpful. Double check the sausage!! Would have given 5 stars but the sausage listed on the GF menu was not GF and we ordered it. Thankfully the manager was on the ball and caught it before we ate it, took the plate back to the kitchen and returned with fresh pasta. It’s important to ask the questions! We will return!

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Good food. Gf menu. Good service and love the free glass with the Italian soda

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I informed the server that I required a gluten free meal she responded, “You need to know that we cook the g-f pasta IN THE SAME WATER as all other pasta.” Beware

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

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When I called and asked about GF pasta, I was told it's cooked in the same water as pasta containing gluten. What's the point. Disappointing 😞

Not celiac

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Gluten friendly menu. No dedicated fryer for celiac.

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

Celiac

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Had a bad reaction after having some GF pasta

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Had GF spaghetti.. got very sick.

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Gf menu, waiter took celiac concerns seriously, had salad and GF pasta with meat sauce & no reaction!

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Overall, I did not get sick. Nima tested everything GF (salad with balsamic vinaigrette, mizithra and brown butter GF pasta and Spumante ice cream). Our waiter was very rude, not just about GF, to our table and the one next to us. I asked for the manager twice before waiter would get her (menu says to do so when ordering). Rating not sure because of the obvious risk of cross contamination and some questionable risks (such as bringing my food on the same tray as everyone else’s).

Not celiac

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Went to a birthday party tonight and was blown away at the service I received. I am Gluten-Free and usually have a problem eating at any restaurant that is not designated totally gluten-free. The waitress asked my selection and I told her, “no, I’m gluten- free.” She told me I could have the Alfredo (which used to be my favorite dish) and just let my server know. My server and the men and women who helped serve my table took care of me so well! They made sure I didn’t have croutons on my salad, and served me with a smile and a great attitude. I left sorry that I didn’t have more cash on hand to tip them. (Our meal was paid for and I ask around to borrow $5 until tomorrow morning at church because these guys definitely deserved it!) Thank you Old Spaghetti Factory. I will be back. You’re team is exceptional and I have never been treated so well at a restaurant. Thank you! 💖

Celiac

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Delicious, quick pasta dish which was relatively inexpensive!

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I always get the gluten free pasta with browned butter and Mizithra cheese (if you cant do dairy there are other options) with an added GF sauted (seasoned) chicken breast. Sooo good. Haven't gotten ill and I've eaten here several times. They have a gluten free menu and wait-staff are well- informed. Unfortunately, this location is now closed, as of Sept. 2018

Celiac

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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.”

Not celiac

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

Celiac

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Consistently delicious and safe! I've never had a problem with gluten at any Old Spaghetti Factory location.

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Have gotten sick here twice - do not go during busy times!!

Celiac

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Wonderful options of gluten free. Food is delicious and I’ve never had a problem. One of my favorite places to go.

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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

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I used to love coming here but I got sick last time I ate here. There is a gluten free menu but they say they cannot prevent cross contamination. The broccoli is not on the GF menu due to them boiling it in pasta water. I don’t think I will be returning due to our last experience which is disappointing.

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This location is better than others on their attention to detail.

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Service was really good. The food was decent. Nothing spectacular but good. Not a ton of gf options.

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The staff were knowledgeable about what could be made gluten free but the food was horrible! Even the other people at my table that were eating gluten containing foods thought so. I was glutened, most likely by cross-contamination, which I knew was likely at an Italian restaurant. This place has really gone downhill though!!! We will not go back!

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Had dinner last night and I usually don’t complain on social media but I felt the need to bring this one out. My dinner consisted of a salad and pasta with meat sauce. I also requested the grilled chicken which was on the gluten-free menu. When I received the chicken it appeared that it had been fried with some sort coating/breading and someone had scraped it off of the top of the chicken but not the bottom. Somewhat disappointed as I am not sure if that breading was gluten-free but it was only on the bottom of the chicken and in certain spots on the top. I do wish that I had taken a picture. But the pasta and salad were fine.

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The Gluten Free pasta was nothing to write home about. They do have a small”Gluten Friendly” menu. My meal did come with a side salad and desert all for less than $15. The atmosphere is nice and the Servers are great!

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I ordered the GF pasta with browned butter and just an hour after eating, I was struck with debilitating pain in my abdomen. GLUTENED. This was one of my favorite restaurants too, but they sent me to the hospital and I can’t take that risk again.

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great service, we have eaten here over 5 times and my daughter has never been sick and they are great at understand how serious it is for her :)

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They definitely have options for GF so you won't go hungry but the food overall wasn't very good honestly. Atmosphere and service is nice. Appreciate the effort of the accommodation, always.

Not celiac

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I appreciate there being a gluten free option here as our two favorite family owned Italian restaurants don’t have any😕

Celiac

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I was given a few gluten noodles in my gluten free dish. I was sick for days ;-(

Celiac

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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.

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

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Gluten free menu but food was "meh" I ate there January 2016.

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