The Old Spaghetti Factory

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

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210 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
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Celiac

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Definitely not gluten free. The food comes out tagged “gluten friendly”, but it definitely contains gluten or has cross contamination.

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?

— 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

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I ordered the gluten free Alfredo and salad. I was okay after eating the salad, but once I got partially through the pasta, I felt like I wanted to throw up. I did share with the server I had Celiac Disease and she confirmed that they could accommodate and it was made separately. It tasted like they used the pasta water for the Alfredo sauce. I do not recommend this to anyone even if you call and ask which I did.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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They have a gluten free menu and everything is brought out flagged. The GF pasta and Alfredo sauce was great!

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

Updated 7 months 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
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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I am celiac, I appreciated everything being clearly marked on the menu.. I ordered a bowl of pasta with different sauces and Italian sausage and a side salad, everything came out the way I expected, it was very delicious, and I did not get sick at all. I believe there is a strong possibility of cross-contamination, given that everything on the menu is normally gluttonous unless GF pasta is ordered

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I was sick afterwards , not celiac safe

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Good service. The pasta was very tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So I tend to avoid Italian restaurants like the plague because of the usually lacking options that I am provides. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the Spaghetti Factory offered a gluten free menu, which included not only pasta, but Italian sausage as well.

The prices were pretty decent. The meal include salad, bread for the carb lovers, and a choice of spumoni or vanilla ice cream for dessert. The service was good. I do have to give the server props for noticing that there was a blue cheese crumble in my salad and got me a new one prior to serving it.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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A few sloppy wait staff, so emphasize your needs and watch for crotons. Otherwise, great pasta options!

Updated 12 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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Review


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

Review


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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Review


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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Review


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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