The Old Spaghetti Factory

Written by on September 1, 2013 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Belltown neighborhood, Seattle, Washington

Old Spaghetti Factory

How I heard of this place: While studying at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregan, my sister discovered the cheap eats at The Old Spaghetti Factory and always wanted to take us there when the family visited in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Having moved into the neighborhood of the Seattle OSF, and having limited supplies in our kitchen, my husband and I decided to give it a whirl in the 2010s.

OSF Front Door

Type of cuisine: Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory’s menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Unlike most restaurants, when you order an entrée we serve you a complete meal, which includes bread, soup/salad, a drink and dessert. Our broad selection of pasta, meat and salads gets our guests’ attention, and it’s the surprising value that keeps them returning visit after visit.

OSF Host Podium

Ambiance: A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is more than a meal. It’s an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our décor, so our guests feel as though they’re stepping into another world.

OSF Lobby

Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as centerpiece display and dining hall.

OSF Seattle Box Car Dining

With our expansive kids’ menu, special treats and fun activities, we want families to feel as at home in our restaurant as they do in their own dining rooms. In an industry where the average restaurant lasts a handful of years, how has The Old Spaghetti Factory thrived for so long? We believe it’s our dedication to affordable, exceptional food in a lively atmosphere. That will always be our trademark. It’s what has inspired entire generations of families to return again and again, for more than 40 years.”

OSF Seating

What I ordered: On this little venture, we started with a large cranberry juice ($2.50), and the warm bread served with butter on a wooden cutting board.

OSF Bread Board

Our salads, with creamy house dressing followed shortly after.

OSF Salad

For our main entrees, I selected – at the recommendation of Hubby – the No. 1 The Premier ($13.59) with the OSFs special recipe Lasagna: made from scratch in our local kitchen – layers of noodles, marinara sauce, ground beef and pork, and four kinds of cheese; and Chicken Marsala: a seasoned breast of all natural chicken with a fresh mushroom and Marsala Wine Sauce, served alongside spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese & Browned Butter.

OSF Premier Platter
My husband enjoyed Gluten Free Pasta with Chicken Fettucine ($12.54): fettuccine topped with breast of all natural chicken strips, fresh broccoli and mushrooms, and covered with Alfredo Sauce.
OSF Fettuccine
And, of course, ended our meals with the signature spumoni ice cream for dessert.
OSF Spumoni
What I loved: Salad, salad, salad. Then warm, crusty bread with smooth, whipped butter. The two together: the sole reason to return to The OSF.

Why I loved it: Reminiscent of teenaged-hood memories with my sister at the flagship restaurant is enough for me to return to The OSF.

Cost: Low ($8.75 – $13.59 per entree, including bread & butter, salad, tea/coffee/milk, and a miniature dessert)

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