The Old Spaghetti Factory

Diana Martinez
Even budget-minded diners get the real deal at this downtown mainstay: All of OSF's entrees come with hot, fresh-baked bread; soup or salad; coffee or tea, and authentic spumoni ice cream for dessert. Match that generous rule with your choice of classic pastas, and top it with one of several delicious sauces, and you've got a meal that's not only filling but also a real pleasure-and cheap, too! For three more bucks, add a side of meatballs or Italian sausage, or just go nuts and order an appetizer, too-like the much-talked-about Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter, an impossibly tasty starter that's great for fans of baked cheese.