St. Louis Old Spaghetti Factory

Thursday after Fallingwater was a light travel day and Friday was the long drive to Missouri. We arrived late in the afternoon and went pretty directly to The Old Spaghetti Factory, a favorite of Lawrence’s and Gail’s from when they lived in St. Louis.

The Old Spaghetti Factory sign, St. Louis, Missouri

The sign outside is unassuming

The Old Spaghetti Factory entrance, St. Louis, Missouri

but the entrance is genteel

The Old Spaghetti Factory waiting room, St. Louis, Missouri

and the waiting room ornate.

The Old Spaghetti Factory stairway, St. Louis, Missouri

It doesn’t stop there: even the stairs are beautiful

The Old Spaghetti Factory stained glass, St. Louis, Missouri

and stained glass abounds.

The Old Spaghetti Factory stairway and ceiling, St. Louis, Missouri

The restaurant is obviously built in an old factory

The Old Spaghetti Factory stairway, St. Louis, Missouri

and they’ve done an amazingly tasteful job of blending industrial brick and beam with stately decor.

The Old Spaghetti Factory stained glass, St. Louis, Missouri

Parts even evoke a Victorian gentlemen’s club.

The Old Spaghetti Factory dining room, St. Louis, Missouri

These are not people I know. Pretend they’re not there wondering why I’m taking a picture of them.

The food, for its part, was delicious. I ordered The Manager’s Favorite, a plate of spaghetti with choice of four sauces. The marinara was bright and nothing to complain about but nothing out of the ordinary; the mizithra cheese and browned butter, a house special, was very tasty; the white clam sauce was delicious; and the straightforward rich meat sauce was most of all to my liking.

I’d go back in a heartbeat. Eat there a couple of times a week and try to get tired of it, I would.

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