The Old Spaghetti Factory, Banff
Last Thursday, I had a lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory, Banff. Decided to go here because I was in town, and just finished with my window shopping. Also, because I got a CAD 15 meal voucher. Thank you The Old Spaghetti Factory, Banff for the CAD 15 meal voucher! :)
I'm going to be real here. This was my first time seeing the entrance to The Old Spaghetti Factory because I have never been to the second floor of Cascade Mall 😆 Anyway, I was surprised when I came in because the restaurant was totally different from what I expected. I thought the restaurant was small and such but in reality, the restaurant was quite big though I'm not sure because I didn't get to scan the whole place. It looked like they divided the dining area into 3 sections and they also had a spacious bar.
Service wise, it was excellent. I was greeted and got seated by a kind host at the entrance. After that, a server came to the desk, introduced herself as my server and served me a glass of water. I also didn't have to wait for a long time before my food was served though they had quite many customers that afternoon. So, that's a happy news.
As for the food, I ordered Bam Bam Shrimp as my appetizer and Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo as my main. In all honesty, I meant to order Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo only but a poster of Bam Bam Shrimp at the counter made me order one. #mudahterpengaruh
Sourdough Bread with Whipped Garlic
Included in the entree
All entrees at The Old Spaghetti Factory come with Sourdough Bread with Whipped Garlic and Plain Butter; Minestrone Soup or Crisp Green Salad; Vanilla or Spumoni Ice Cream; and Hot Tea or Coffee. I chose Sourdough Bread with Whipped Garlic; Minestrone Soup and Vanilla Ice Cream to accompany my Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo.
The Sourdough Bread with Whipped Garlic was so good but I only ate half of the bread because I'm not a big fan of a hard bread. Also, because it was too big for one person.
Included in the entree
The Minestrone Soup was better than what I expected which honestly quite surprising because I'm not a fan of minestrone soup. Managed to finish almost the whole bowl. The only leftover was the kidney beans. I don't eat kidney beans, so there's that.
Bam Bam Shrimp
CAD 9.50 plus taxes
Bam Bam Shrimp was my personal favourite and pick of that day! It was so delectable! I can see myself eating this everyday! #nakmakanlagi
The shrimps were fresh, the breading was just nice; not too thick and most importantly not too salty, and the sauce was tasty though I'm not sure if it should taste like that. On the menu, it says they use spicy Sriracha sauce but it was not spicy at all. In fact, it was quite sweet; a kind of sweet that I like #notcomplainingbecauseilovedit However, I think the dish will be better if there's more sauce #iwantmoresauce
Tip: If you're not too hungry, you can always order just appetizer because The Old Spaghetti Factory have generous portions.
Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo
CAD 18.75 plus taxes
By the time my Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo was served, I have started to feel full. So, it felt a little bit like chore to finish off my Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo. Think it took me about half an hour to 45 minutes to finish off the whole thing.
The Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo itself was good and I loved it! It probably will taste even better if I was hungry. If you know me, you should know that I'm not a fan of pastas. So, I find it interesting that I loved the Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo. I think it was probably due to the sauce. The sauce was creamy but no to the point that you will get sick of it.
Anyway, if I were to pick only one good thing about the Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo, it will be the generous portion of the seafood. I counted the shrimps and I think they put more than 10 shrimps. I didn't count the scallops but there were a lot of them. The other good points, they were fresh and not small.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Included in the entree
I know I said I was almost full before but there's always a room for desert, no? So, I concluded my meal with a bowl of Vanilla Ice Cream. Even the Vanilla Ice Cream here tasted good! It didn't taste like the other vanilla ice creams that I have ever tasted in Canada. What kind of sorcery is this?! Hahaha.
Portion-wise, everything came with generous portions. They didn't hold back at all! Price-wise, I think it was average? Not really sure because I don't really go to Italian restaurants here. Having said that, I believe any meal here will worth every cent! My final bill came up to less than CAD 30 for all these! Can you believe that? Though I paid less thanks to the CAD 15 meal voucher :p
Conclusively, I was so happy to have my lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory, Banff. Everything went beyond my expectation. Am so thankful that I got to experience this goodness of The Old Spaghetti Factory before I leave for good. Alhamdulillah,