The Old Spaghetti Factory

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

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1250 Pacific Ave #101
Tacoma, WA 98402

Most Recent Reviews


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Growing up, I was not celiac. I always loved the spaghetti factory. Now that I am celiac it is nice when a company offers gluten-free noodles. Unfortunately I woke up severely sick this morning after eating there last night. Not sure if there is cross contamination or a lack of change of gloves. Any location I have been to of this company has gotten me sick. I will not be returning to the old spaghetti factory.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They were fast and I felt safe to eat.

Safety


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

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


GF pasta
Browned butter and Mizithra cheese and rich meat sauce
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Great food, GF menu and beer. No issues.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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got sick after eating here

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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. :)

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the gluten free brown butter mizithra noodles.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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My meat sauce spaghetti dish was awesome

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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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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Celiac

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They were very accomodating & the food was great.

Updated 13 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

Overall Rating

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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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