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Old Spaghetti Factory--Liberty Station, Open?

El Chevere Mar 26, 2008 01:12 PM


Has this place at Liberty Station in Point Loma opened yet?....I know it is not world class Italian, but I do love their mizithra cheese. Thanks.

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    littlestevie Mar 26, 2008 03:01 PM

    My s.o. just loves the factory, for me it brings back bad memories in St. Louis as a poor grad student. Anyway I think you can do better at home. We found some mizithra cheese at a booth at our local Greek church festival. She make up some spag and mizth, it great and really easy, and I don't have grad school nightmares!

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      Beach Chick Mar 26, 2008 05:55 PM

      Remember when the Spaghetti Factory opened years ago in the Gaslamp when I was a youngster and the mizithra is still my fav..haven't been in years..so average but one of those things that take you back to that little comfort zone..
      I think with the miltary base that it will do well..
      I love their spumoni ice cream..I wonder who makes it..

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      LisaSD Mar 27, 2008 02:13 AM

      I used to order the spaghetti with half mizithra and half red meat sauce. It was good.
      And I too loved their spumoni. I buy Dreyer's spumoni to carry me through until then...

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        normalheightsfoodie Mar 27, 2008 09:57 AM

        You are absolutly right, their mizithra cheese is great!

        1. El Chevere Mar 27, 2008 10:45 AM

          Apertivo in North Park offers up a pretty good mizithra cheese pasta--owner is from Portland, same city in which Spaghetti Factory was founded....I went to their web site and sent an email inquiring as to when it will be open (and/or if they have broken ground yet)...will provide details once I receive information.

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            normalheightsfoodie Mar 28, 2008 10:35 AM

            Thanks for the tip, I do not live far from there. I have tried to recreate it, but mine always came out dry and pasty, it is also hard to get the mizithra cheese properly grated.

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            sdnativa Mar 27, 2008 11:12 AM

            To answer your question, no, its not open yet. I'm having lunch over there today; I'll see if I can find out when the SF may be opening.

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              Dr. K Mar 28, 2008 03:08 PM

              Don't know about the Spaghetti Factory -- but Solare Italian has opened in Liberty Station. Haven't tried it yet, but the place looks beautiful in passing.

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                beth1 Mar 28, 2008 09:20 PM

                We tried the one in San Marcos, off the 78. We weren't impressed. The dining room was cluttered, the service was lacking. The food was ok, nothing to write home about. My husband ordered chicken parmesan, and the chicken was tiny and appeared to be processed chicken. Perhaps the highlight was the olive tapenade and flatbread.

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                  nessy Mar 28, 2008 09:42 PM

                  I went to Solare yesterday with a friend and my nine year old daughter. The place is beautiful, and the food was very good. However, on entering, we were left standing in the entrance and waited to be seated for a good five minutes, which was VERY annoying, as we made eye contact with four people and NONE of them made a move towards us or signaled the appropriate person to seat us. We were there for the beginning of lunch, so it was not that they were busy...only tow other tables were seated.
                  Also, we had to ask for the bread, and had to ask three times for the olive oil and balsamic which others got with thier bread the first time!
                  My daughter ordered gnocchi and asked that it just be dressed with butter, however we were told this modification could not be made, and she was served the gnocchi/asparagas dish described on the menu, which she did not like. We remained amazingly polite throughout the meal, however the waitress had a serious attitude.
                  The food was above average, tho. I watched the chef make my spinach ravioli as he rolled the pasta dough and cut the ravioli behind the glass "display" counter.
                  I guess I'll give them another chance as they are in the 'hood, but the service needs some serious work!

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