Local Dining

Downtown

(walking distance under 10 min.)

Il Covo Trattoria, 106 Superior St., Victoria
Truly Authentic Italian Cuisine – Right down the street.
Located in the historic area of downtown and steps from the Inner Harbour, Il Covo Trattoria is a memorable and unique Italian dining experience. Being a Trattoria, we’re the perfect spot for any occasion where you can enjoy casual, rustic Italian cuisine in a warm old world Tuscan ambience. We also offer a beautiful garden patio for outdoor eating in an al fresco Italian style. Come and enjoy a taste of Tuscany!

Santiago Cafe, 660 Oswego, Victoria
South American tapas, funky casual environment, over looking the Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Santiago Cafe is great for lunch, dinner or snack. Great Sangria and nachos!

Floyd’s Diner, 332 Menzies, Victoria
The place to stop for diner-style breakfast and lunch. A local favourite since 2004 and voted Best Breakfast Victoria BC with three locations to serve you in the Westshore, James Bay and Royal Oak.

Blue Crab Bar and Grill, 146 Kingston St., Victoria, Coast Hotel
Wonderful view of the Inner Harbour, fresh seafood, lunch or dinner. Definitely a treat!

Nourish Kitchen and Cafe, 225 Quebec Street, Victoria
This restaurant & cafe serves simple farm-fresh breakfast, lunch & snacks in an airy, bright Victorian house.

Deli

Italian Food Imports, 1114 Blanshard St., Victoria
Family owned and run traditional Italian deli offering an excellent selection of quality imported and domestic meats and cheeses as well as a wide selection of imported groceries. No visit is complete without trying one of their famous Panini and a coffee from their espresso bar.

Broughton Street Deli, 648 Broughton St., Victoria
Quaint, family-owned counter serve offering classic breakfast & lunch meals, baked goods & espresso.

International & West Coast

Boom and Batten, 2 Paul Kane Place, Victoria
Stylish upscale restaurant on the waterfront plating Pacific coast inspired fish & meat dishes..

Steak

The Keg, 500 Fort St. Victoria
Serving Victoria for over 25 year right in the heart of downtown, the Keg continues serving the best steak grilled to your exacting taste… and the prime rib slow roasted in famous Keg spice. There is much more on the menu, starting with appetizers, salads, seafood (just imagine steak and lobster). Must not miss the delectable deserts. Enjoy the sunset and the friendly environment. Classic!

Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House, 1001 Wharf St., Victoria
We are well known for specializing in fresh, delectable seafood specialties and mouth watering premium aged steaks. Nautical Nellies has established itself as a world class steak and seafood house that keeps guests coming back for more.

Seafood

Blue Crab Bar and Grill, 146 Kingston St., Victoria, Coast Hotel
Wonderful view of the Inner Harbour, fresh seafood, lunch or dinner. Definitely a treat!

Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House, 1001 Wharf St., Victoria
We are well known for specializing in fresh, delectable seafood specialties and mouth watering premium aged steaks. Nautical Nellies has established itself as a world class steak and seafood house that keeps guests coming back for more.

Finn’s Seafood Restaurant, 1208 Wharf St., Victoria
Come for a quiet business lunch or dinner with a crowd to celebrate any occasion or take advantage of our two Happy Hours with fresh oyster bar and drink specials. Cap off your meal with a delectable dessert like our famous mason jar key lime “pie” and a wide selection of BC craft beers and VQA wines.  A restaurant with a view, we are conveniently located on Wharf Street on the harbour in the heart of downtown Victoria, and steps from the best hotels, spas, and shopping the city has to offer.

Italian

Il Covo Trattoria, 106 Superior St., Victoria
Truly Authentic Italian Cuisine – Right down the street.
Located in the historic area of downtown and steps from the Inner Harbour, Il Covo Trattoria is a memorable and unique Italian dining experience. Being a Trattoria, we’re the perfect spot for any occasion where you can enjoy casual, rustic Italian cuisine in a warm old world Tuscan ambience. We also offer a beautiful garden patio for outdoor eating in an al fresco Italian style. Come and enjoy a taste of Tuscany!

Pagliacci’s, 1011 Broad St., Victoria
Extremely popular with the locals, convenient downtown location, 10 min. walk from the Inner Harbour, Pagliacci’s offer a great selection of salads and pasta. Named after your favorite movies and movie stars each meal has a little twist. The wall walls of the restaurant are covered with signed photos of famous people who dined there there as well with original paintings. Half portions are available and even half would fill you up. During the week there is live entertainment. We suggest that you may go early to avoid the line up, they don’t take reservations.

Il Terrazzo, 555 Johnson St., Victoria
Right downtown, very classy and romantic atmosphere with candlelight, fireplaces and original paintings makes you feel like you just landed in an old Italian village. Pastas and piazzas with the most delicious sauces, seafood, steaks and chicken are always prepared to perfection. Wonderful meals are complimented by great selection of wine. Family operated for 14 years the restaurant has a reputation of excellent cuisine. Be prepared for the evening of casual elegance. Reservations recommended, Il Terrazzo is always busy.

Greek

Ithaka Greek Restaurant, 716 Burdett St., Victoria
This family owned and operated restaurant serves traditional Greek appetizers, platters & desserts served in a bustling, yellow-hued dining room. Offering the largest selection of premium Greek wines, as well as beer from Greek microbreweries on Vancouver Island.  The warm, friendly service and authentic food will be sure to impress.

Spanish

Tapa Bar, 620 Trounce Alley, Victoria (Marketa’s favorite!)
Tucked away in cute little alley, right downtown , Tapa Bar is one of the local favorite. Warm decor, spanish music, original paintings by Mexican painter Luis Merino makes you feel warm even in the middle of Victoria’s winter. Tapas are small dishes which are meant be shared by everybody at the table. And you do want to share because you do want to taste everything. Once again the combination plate is recommended filled with fresh mussels, house smoked chicken, crispy calamari and much more, you have to see and taste it for yourself. Do not forget the Sangria!

Bodega, 1210 Broad Street, Victoria
Located beside Tapa Bard, this intimate fixture features authentic Spanish tapas, wine & cocktails in a warm atmosphere. Offering one of the largest selections of Sherry in Canada, a rotating selection of local meat & cheese and a shady patio, this small venue is a must.

Chinese

J&J Wonton Noodle House, 1012 Fort St. (Fort and Vancouver), Victoria
All though away from China town it is the best Chinese food available in Victoria. Family operated, no MSG offers wide variety of traditional Chinese cuisine.

Don Mee, 538 Fisgard St., Victoria
In the heart of China town, the best Dim Sum lunches. Our mayor’s favorite place to dine.

Japanese

Zen Sushi, Fort and Vancouver, Victoria
Filled with Japanese antiques, good sushi, reasonable prices.

Ebizo Sushi, F604 Broughton St., Victoria
Intimate restaurant to enjoy high quality sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine.

Mexican

Cafe Mexico Grill and Cantina, Market Square, Victoria
Located in historic Market Square in downtown Victoria, Cafe Mexico offers a modern take on traditional Mexican food. This Cantina features over 100 bottles of Mezcal and Tequila, ask for a guide through their agave list for a unique taste experience.

Vegetarian

Green Cuisine, 560 Johnson St., Market Square., Victoria
Delicious healthy meals from self service hot buffet, salad bar and dessert bar as well as wide variety of entrees fresh daily with all the natural and organic ingredients. You can also enjoy a large selection of freshly squeezed organic juices, smoothies and shakes.

Family Dining

Old Spaghetti Factory, 703 Douglas St., Victoria
Home made pastas, salads, children menu, fun.

John’s Place, 723 Pandora St., Victoria
A local favorite since 1984, 60’s style dinner with a music box, huge milkshakes and all right type of food for family dining with an international twist.

Fish & Chips

Barb’s Place, Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria
Voted best fish & chips, fresh from the boat. Enjoy the lunch while sitting outside on the dock. You’ll love to watch the buzz in the Inner Harbour and if you don’t feel like walking you can catch a little ferry to go back downtown, Victoria or go for a ride around the Harbour.

Haultain Fish and Chips, 1127 Haultain St., Victoria
Serving Victoria from the same location since 1932 Halibut, prawns, clam strips, popcorn scallops you name it…

Brew Pubs

Swans Brew Pub, 506 pandora Ave., Victoria
Located in an international award winning heritage building in historic Old Town, the glass in flower patio and great selection of original are create unique atmosphere for enjoying draught ales brewed on promises.

Spinnakers Brew Pub and Restaurant, 308 Catherine St., Victoria
Canada’s first in-house brew pub. The water front dining room and tap room with seaside patios feature real ales, fresh breads, local seafood, poultry and meat complemented by a wide selection of in house produced all natural smoked meats and sausages.

High Tea

The Fairmont Empress, 721 Government St., Victoria