The Old Spaghetti Factory (54 the Esplanade at Yonge, 416-864-9761) Complete meals for $21 per person, including all taxes, tip and a pop. Average main $14. Open Sunday to Thursday 11:30 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to midnight. Licensed. Access: barrier free. Rating: N Rating: N
I went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for my ninth birthday, and it was great because, like, it's a great big building full of weird old stuff and neat stuff like a carousel and a streetcar.
Okay, like, we started with bruschetta ($5.99), which is chopped tomatoes on top of these big boat-shaped pieces of bread, and I liked it because they didn't have any funny flavours in them - just stuff I'd already eaten lots of times before, and the bread didn't hurt my mouth by being all crusty and stuff.
We had the minestrone soup and Caesar salad for only an extra 99 cents. I liked the soup. It tasted a lot like the canned soup I get at lunch. My dad said his Caesar salad was better than he expected. The lettuce was really crunchy. He says it's called Caesar cuz it's the head of the Romaine Empire.
It was lunchtime, so the spaghetti and meatballs ($6.29) was cheap. My dad said you get what you pay for. I had the lasagna ($13.69), which included bread, soup, ice cream and hot tea. (Who likes cold tea?) The big newspaper-type menu said the lasagna's made from Mama Pulosi's secret recipe. My dad said she should have kept it a secret.
The dessert was called tiramisu ($3.99), and it reminded me of what I had on the plane to Florida. I liked the spumoni ice cream more.
I want to go back to The Old Spaghetti Factory. It's lots of fun, and the room's really comfortable, and my dad said the service was great and they know how to run a restaurant, not like those fancy places where it takes, like, an hour just to get a drink off of some frustrated actor.