The Old Spaghetti Factory

7 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
51 N. San Pedro
San Jose, CA 95110

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I've been glutenated twice there, despite having reported an allergy when ordering the gf pasta.

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
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Went there last month and had the GF pasta. Hour later I had a horrible itch and hives on my arms and chest. Eat at your own risk.

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Not my favorite place for gluten free pasta. But it's a nice option if you're downtown. I certainly won't turn it down if I'm in the area. (My fav gf pasta place is Willow Street Pizza)

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Limited GF menu, but the pasta we had was good.

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Reviews of this Chain

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

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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

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

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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

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