The Old Spaghetti Factory

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

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3101 New Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Loved it. They had a gluten free menu, and when you got the food they put a gluten friendly flag on.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered pasta and clam sauce from the gluten free menu. I became sick within 30 mins of eating here. I think the GF pasta was cooked in the same water as the regular pasta.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is very easy for gluten free pasta. You basically can only get the options in Classic Entrees, which is basically the gluten free pasta with one of their sauces: Marinara, Rich Meat, Mushroom, and Mizithra Cheese & Brown Butter. Their gluten free pasta is one of my husband's favorite pasta as it tastes like normal (glutenous) pasta, and he's very particular about his pastas. The sauces are all pretty good. We love the Mithras Cheese but it's too much for us to get a whole plate of it so we often do the Manager's Special (which is their pasta with two different sauces). In addition to the pasta, and included with the meal, are a salad and a scoop of ice cream. The gluten free options for salad dressing are a vinaigrette and a ranch (called a pesto). The gluten free ice cream options are vanilla and spumoni.

I have Celiac Disease that definitely can't handle more than 20ppm and yet I've never been sick here. I've been here many times since they've opened in Colorado Springs, approximately once a week, and every server I've had has been knowledgeable. I'm not sure why it gets such bad reviews. The reviewer who had the Alfredo sauce obviously didn't see the gluten free menu, which they have but you have to use your phone to do the qr code.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 12 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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Good choices on gluten free menu and sauces. Delicious and my daughter had no reactions. Mention celiac and they take more precaution in the kitchen since it is not a dedicated gluten free kitchen. Would give it 5 stars but it’s not dedicated so can’t guarantee you can’t get cross contamination.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They have a gluten friendly menu not gluten free. I chanced it and ordered gluten friendly noodles with Alfredo sauce. I got pretty sick on our ride home. I do not recommend eating here. I have a gluten sensitivity, not celiac.

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/None

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Old Spaghetti Factory is an old restaurant chain with a new location in Colo Springs. Long ago and in a galaxy far, far away when I lived in a different city and hadn't even heard of the words "celiac disease," my to-be husband and I loved to eat at OSF. So now that we have one practically in our back yard, we wanted to re-live and share the experience with our children. I was so happy to see a GF menu on their website!

Dining at OSF is a 3 course affair. 1st course is minestrone soup (w/noodles) or salad (GF without croutons) and a warm loaf of crusty bread arrives on the table with butter for your table to cut and enjoy with the soup or salad. At this time there is no GF alternative for the bread (other than requesting no bread for the table). 2nd course is the pasta and OSF has 1 kind of GF noodle and a choice of GF sauces and sides. 3rd course is ice cream which is GF.

Before making a reservation, I called the restaurant to inquire about the kitchen practices. I spoke with a kitchen manager who said he came out from Portland to help open this restaurant. He explained that even though it is a shared kitchen so that it cannot be guaranteed that cross-contamination won't occur, the kitchen is set up such that they are able to do a really good job keeping things separate. The GF pasta is prepped and prepared completely separately from their regular pasta. When I made the reservation, it had a spot to leave a comment. I included in there that I had celiac disease. I actually got a phone call from the restaurant the afternoon of the reservation to confirm that I was aware of the shared-kitchen. I was very impressed with their attention to detail in this matter!

My whole family really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and 3 course meal experience. I told our server that I needed GF food when I made my order. She was knowledgeable about which choices were GF ones. The menu has a QR code for the gluten-friendly menu, so I had my phone open as well. My salad came out without croutons, and my pasta was labelled "Gluten-friendly." The pasta tasted good and wasn't overcooked or falling apart. Way better than when I make GF pasta at home! We did get the bread for our children. Our kids are very good with cross-contamination mitigation, and I was able to eat my own GF meal without getting sick.

While my impression of OSF is that they do a really great job in accommodating the gluten-free community (5 stars overall), it is definitely possible to get glutened, primarily by the bread and bread-cutting that happens at the table. I gave it 4 stars for safety, but I think how you handle the bread is the biggest safety factor. We debated asking if the bread could be brought to our table pre-cut, but forgot to ask before it came out to the table. Something to consider when dining with folks who may not be so aware to limit crumb-spread. I would also recommend sitting in an end chair/spot so no one tries passing bread over you or your food/plate/utensils. I'm sure you could always ask for no bread if you've got messy or careless eaters at the table.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Got super sick after getting gf pasta + marinara

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/None

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

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The gluten free menu has a small selection, but not too slim as to not get anything. I got the Alfredo and it was good. It came out with a little flag that marked it gluten free and the waitress was knowledgeable.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


My server was AMAZING. The manager even came out and told me that they cook GF in a separate area and the flour they have at the location is rice. The best food I’ve had in a long time!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten ‘friendly’ menu but not safe!

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?

— 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 online ordering
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Each time I’ve had a great experience here. They are very cautious with me having celiac and make sure that my pasta is cooked separately. I go here often and absolutely love the pasta and salad!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies

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