PORTLAND, Ore. (RestaurantNewsRelease.com) Ask someone who grew up in the Front Range and you’ll hear stories I remember when my parents took me to the Old Spaghetti Factory as a kid. Now those kids are grown up with families of their own and returning to this family friendly pasta eatery. Old Spaghetti Factory is a fitting name since they just celebrated their 37th birthday in Denver, all at the same location in the historic Cable Building. In this span of almost four decades Denver has seen a number of restaurants come and go, witnessed economic booms and recessionary periods while this same location at 18th & Lawrence downtown continues to serve fresh, quality pasta at a fair price. “The Old Spaghetti Factory has been a long-time dining tradition for families, since my family began serving complete pasta meals 40 years ago,” said Chris Dussin, president of the Dussin Group. “We have enjoyed being a part of downtown’s great history and it’s very rewarding for us to see kids from years ago now coming back with families of their own.”
It’s not just the history that Old Spaghetti Factory has established with the Denver community but also the incredible history inside these doors. The location itself is the historic Cable Building, built in 1889 this structure marked Denver’s emergence as a major American city with its own cable car system. In the middle of the restaurant you’ll find Cable Car #54, one of Denver’s original cable cars that families can also sit in for a unique and fun dining experience. Another hidden treasure is The Jack Dempsey bar, an authentic handmade antique that traveled around Cape Horn to be placed in a bar owned by Jack Dempsey in Alaska, relocated to Portland Oregon and then shipped in one piece to its current location as an Old Spaghetti Factory highlight.
The Old Spaghetti Factory is best known as a memorable family dining experience that offers complete meals at a great value. The restaurant also offers an acclaimed kids’ menu and was recently recognized by Parents magazine as one of the top 10 family-friendly restaurant chains in the United States.
The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants are a privately held and family-owned business headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit www.osf.com.