The Old Spaghetti Factory: "Don't Try this Restaurant Unless You Have Kids..." Top 5 Page for this destination Indianapolis Restaurant Tip by deecat

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  Inside of The Old Spaghetti Factory & Jill eating
by deecat

Jill and I had driven from Chicago to Indianapolis, checked in to our Bed and Breakfast, toured all day. We were tired and very hungry. The Old Spaghetti Factory looked like the perfect spot. It is conveniently located; the building is historic and beautiful; the inside is filled with fine antiques: So, we assumed we would love it.
We were wrong.

We first had to wait in line; then we were seated in a very nice booth; however, it was very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation (filled with children and some pretty angry people..I know not why). The waitress was quite nice and aimed to please. The menu is extensive with platters, Classics, Chef Specials, Factory Favorites, and Desserts.

Perhaps we just did a poor job in selecting, but our meal was not good.

Favorite Dish: We both ordered Chicken Caesar Salad. The problem was that the chicken was not completely cooked, and it was cut in such thick pieces. The rest of the salad with Romaine lettuce, classic Caesar dressing, shredded Romano cheese, garlic herb croutons, and Roma tomatoes was just average. It came with soup which was also average.

What was really good was the Italian Cream Sodas that we ordered. We both ordered Raspberry, and we were given our own colorful keepsake glasses.

Since we were still hungry, we ordered Mud Pie for dessert. It was pretty good with a rich chocolate cookie crust filled with Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream and topped with almonds & chocolate syrup.

It was not a good way to start our adventure.

Address: 210 South Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Corner of Georgia & Meridian in the historic McKee-Erwin Building
Phone: (317)635-6325
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 2
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 11, 2005
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