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Veneto Tapa Lounge

) #35 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , , Fusion
1450 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2G1, Canada
+1 250-383-7310
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (64 reviews)
“cheese plate” (19 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1450 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2G1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent some time both our nights in Victoria here; the first night to try their absinthe, which was a fantastic experience; the second for a few appetizers, which were delicious! The staff are definitely stand-outs here, and made both nights lovely!

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Veneto Tapa Lounge is off the lobby of Hotel Rialto with another entrance from the main street, Douglas. The clientele is a mix of guests and locals. We went only for breakfast which were excellent. I had the small breakfast of juice and muffin, while...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at Veneto for a light dinner and drinks. It was so good. We tried 3 different small plates that were all excellent. Cocktails are doubles and tasty. Wanted to come back but didn't have time.

Thank rosareda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was in the Hotel Rialto where we stayed. It seemed like a place where a 30 something crowd would patronize, Not that you would feel out of place there if you where in a different age group. The bartenders and wait staff seem to...More

1  Thank Alan Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short visit for pre-dinner drinks, and if we'd not been booked in elsewhere would happily have stayed for supper. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Eric_the_Bish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a chance to eat here while staying at Hotel Rialto and it was excellent. Tapas are typically small share plates but their servings are plentiful. My wife and could not get though 3 plates. Very creative and tasty food...yum. The creativity carries though...More

Thank dbez56
Reviewed 10 July 2017

An good restaurant with interesing dishes. Servicei great amd friendly. Fabulous bar with a variety of drinks to choose from.

Thank CharlietheBlueJay
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Creative tapa dishes and friendly ,down to earth service. Glad we ventured out of our usual Vancouver restaurant scene to discover this gem of a restaurant on the island.

Thank Sanjeev B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Love this place for the cocktails, but have yet to try the food. The three bartenders I had the pleasure of meeting are all pretty damn good mixologists.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I found all the staff I dealt with were really awesome and went out of their way to ensure any patrons were taken care of. I recognized several people that I'd seen on previous trips. I really wish they'd get a blender so they could...More

Thank PJ-Denver
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Hi: Let me Google that for you. 1450 Douglas St.
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4-6pm. Half price bar appetizers and drink specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2G1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: One block in any direction.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7310
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A stylish sophisticated urban lounge in the heart of downtown Victoria, Veneto is the ideal place to unwind with co-workers and friends. Adorned in exotic wood, leather and Italian marble, Veneto seduces patrons with its extensive cocktail menu and its savoury offerings from our chef. Every entree is presented tapas style and comprised of three unique dishes within the entree. Our executive chef Tod Bosence has designed flavours that are unique yet complimentary, and that provide an engaging taste experience, ideal for sharing. Veneto's bartenders led by Simon Ogden, display their knowledge and passion with a classically inspired cocktail list. Fresh squeezed citrus, only top shelf spirits and exacting techniques. Veneto offers its patrons a small but significant wine selection, both by bottle and by the glass. We specialize in North American Craft beer as well as boast the largest selection of bourbons in the city.
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