Gluten-Free at The Old Spaghetti Factory

Italian Restaurant
56 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta

Overall Rating

Review


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

Overall Rating

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Had a bit of a gluten reaction from here after eating their mediocre gf pasta…the staff assured me it would be safe :( I personally don’t think it’s worth the risk as a celiac! But the food did come out marked for gf with a flag so I see the effort. Maybe other locations are better.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Celiac

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They are "gluten friendly" not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

Review


Food GF pasta was great and the waiter was right off the bat letting me know about gluten in certain things.

Safety


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

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


they don’t have a ‘gluten free’ menu, they have a ‘gluten friendly’ menu. the waiter told me that all the noodles are cooked in a shared pot and my best friend working there confirmed that they don’t make a well enough effort at making sure there is a true non-contaminated spot. if you’re on a gluten free diet without celiac you should be okay but it’s not a celiac safe place.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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I eat here often and have never gotten sick. The manager confirmed that they cook the gluten free pasta in separate water.

Safety


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

— 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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We had dinner here last night and it was awesome. Entire section of the menu is all GF options and server was super knowledgeable and cautious. Definitely recommend!

Safety


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

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


I WILL GIVE IT A BIG ZERO!!! We went for a family dinner with our two kids. We were asked to wait for 30-45 minutes and we ended up waiting for over an hour until we checked again. Finally, we entered the girl asked what do you need

As of we were there to clean the floors. After all the garbage we finally sat down after one and a half hour. My wife and I both wanted Chicken Marsala and we were told they are out of chicken. Even a mom and pop place do not run out of chicken on Friday night. I walked out and my wife decided to stay with the kids since they were hungry. We were trying to surprise our kids and before they go to school and they ruined our dinner and overall experience. Never going back to this place and this restaurant is cut off from our family list FOREVER!!!!

Quality & Quantity


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

Overall Rating

Review


The food was alright. Our server didn't know much about gluten free and when we asked about gluten free appetizers she offered us the bread. The menu says to speak to a manager, when we asked she assured us it was okay. Then after explaining how I need gluten free and have celiac she brought my salad out with croutons, she fixed it but made me uneasy about the rest of the meal. The manager wasn't very helpful either. Wouldn't recommend.

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

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


My "gluten free" food tasted like cardboard and made me sick.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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I ordered their gluten free pasta with marinara sauce it was not very good at all. I also ordered a side chicken breast it was very dry. Will not return!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Sorry to contradict the previous reviewer, whose review convinced us to have dinner here, but it was very disappointing. They have a gluten 'friendly' menu but according to our waiter even the GF pasta is actually gluten reduced! The only thing he said I could have was a grilled chicken breast and some broccoli, without promising cross contamination. The chicken seemed boiled and too tough to finish, the broccoli practically raw. Was it the fault of the rather rude waiter, a new cook? I can't say, but I do not recommend this restaurant for a celiac. The 'normal' food served was appreciated by those I was with, but I won't go back.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Celiac

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Gluten free pasta that can be made for any dish! Great options for celiac

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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They have a “gluten friendly” menu only. If you have an gluten allergy the only thing you can eat is the salad with no croutons and idk about the dressing. I brought my own dressing. I asked the server do they cook the GF pasta in the same water as the other pasta and they do. Overall not a good experience.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Average

Overall Rating

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Offers gluten free pasta…but it was rotini, NOT spaghetti. Separate section of the menu featuring only the gluten free options, which was quite helpful. Good price for the amount of food, you get a salad, pasta, and ice cream. Server was helpful. Both gluten free salad dressings were good, as was the spumoni ice cream. Our group had the marinara, meat, clam, and mizithra cheese & brown butter sauces. The marinara and meat sauces were very average, however the clam and mizithra & butter sauces were pretty good. Nobody got sick! While there were no kids in our group, it seems to be a great place for kids especially picky ones. The kids menu had gluten free mac and cheese as one option.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Average

Celiac

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They do not cook the food separate. It is not celiac safe.

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?

— Good

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-contamination?

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


The OSF on Watt Ave is NOT Celiac safe at all. Me and daughter got sick even after we said we had Celiac. I suspect they boil the GF pasta in the SAME water as the regular.

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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They are not celiac friendly at all. The waitress told me whwn i ordered that it is celiac friendly and her friend is celiac so she knows. But after eating and feeling the pain 10 minutes later i asked her about how it was cooked and she said they use the same water as the regular noodles to cook their GF pasta. Big no no

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I asked the waiter to see a gluten free menu and they brought me one that said gluten friendly and has a disclaimer that there may be cross contamination. I ordered Alfredo pasta which came with a salad. I didn’t get sick. The waiter was aware when I asked about salad dressings and was nice about my requests. They brought out my dish with a toothpick specifying it was a gluten free meal. I won’t frequent, but I would consider it an option next time I am in slc

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I was sick afterwards , not celiac safe

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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I am also dairy free and have been doing keto. I ordered chicken breast and steamed broccoli. The waitress came back and said they boil the broccoli in the regular pasta water, so it would not be gf. This made me wonder if they cook the gf pasta in the same water. The only thing I could have was chicken breast and I got cross contaminated with it.

They were very nice, but don’t think I will visit again.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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hah! NOT CELIAC DISEASE FRIENDLY. Or even good anymore.

Celiac friendly?

No

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My son is a very sensitive celiac and always orders the gluten free pasta with marinara and sausage. He’s never gotten sick. They take great care when ordering and have a separate space for preparation and boiling the pasta!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I get sick everytime I go here which makes me sad because I loved it here as a child and my daughter loves it here.

Super sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The waiter was totally unaware of gluten-free protocol. When we asked the manager, she was aware and well informed. However when the waiter brought food out, he continued to be unaware and put gluten-free food down on top of bread, for example, despite repeated reminders. I brought it to his attention, and he was sort of dismissive. ...It may have been just a bad waiter, but they clearly aren’t doing thorough training here.

Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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 friendly?

Yes

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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

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

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac friendly?

No

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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

No

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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 😞

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
Categories
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
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Gluten free pasta flag
Notice the wording about cross contamination....
GF pasta
Browned butter and Mizithra cheese and rich meat sauce
Love the gluten free Meat Sauce and Mizithra Cheese!!
Alfredo sauce. Upside down flags usually mean 'ship in distress', but this meal caused no distress f
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Mizithra cheese and browned butter on GF pasta.