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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent spot for a great dinner. Wonderful atmosphere with superb, friendly service. Welcomed at the door by Vinnie and our waiter, James was top notch. We had the beet salad, which I highly recommend and the specials - saddlefish & the lamb three ways. Yum...for both! Wish we had room for dessert.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed February 12, 2024

We had the Brio Family meal again which was 6 wonderfully prepared dishes that were delicious. The wine that was chosen for us by the bar tender complemented the dishes perfectly. The ice cream we had for dessert was a wonderful way to end the...meal. The servers were great. The music was played at a level where you could still have a pleasant conversation with everyone at our table. The setting is very friendly and you do not feel crowded or rushed. It was a lovely eveningMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2024 via mobile

Our special occasion place to go in Victoria. Food is awesome!! New Owners but not to worry it is still outstanding service and quality of food! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 10, 2023

Absolutely wonderful ..the menu, the food, the service, the ambiance We were 5 Two over 75, two 16 teens and a Mom All were happy

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 1, 2023

Well what a lovely surprise. We visit Victoria every year from Scotland. We have an apartment there. We decided to take the plunge and visit this lovely restaurant. Previously we have stood outside not sure whether to go in or not. Only because we thought...it might be tiny inside😚. Anyway was there a couple of weeks ago. So beautiful inside . The staff were lovely. The food was so good. My husband and I enjoyed it. It's just nice to visit a restaurant that is so lovely and we weren't offered the "usual suspects". Love it. See you next year. James was our server. He was excellentMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

When you come to Victoria, make sure you eat at Cafe Brio. I rarely write reviews, but our meal and experience was fantastic. I love the fact that you can get 1/2 orders of anything so that you can try multiple dishes (which is what...we did). All of it was fantastic, the service was friendly, helpful and attentive. When we come back to Victoria, we’ll definitely come back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 12, 2023

We are four sisters who have had four days together each year for 30 years. My sisters all love coming to Victoria so we have met up here numerous times. Victoria has so many good restaurants but they seem to come and go. Last night...we had the Family Style dinner at Cafe Brio and were so blown away by the food, the service and the restaurant atmosphere. Each course was so well prepared and fresh! The wine choices! When our next weekend is Victoria again we will visit again. Well done Cafe Brio. PS the Sticky Toffee Pudding is the best in Victoria.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 11, 2023

Faultless food.....excellent home made cuisine......chicken liver pate, gnochi, home made truffles, all superb. Do not pass up an opportunity to go here.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 28, 2023

For my birthday, my partner surprised me with a reservation at Cafe Brio, a place I'd heard rave reviews about. From the moment we arrived, our evening became an enchanting journey of flavors and impeccable service. Our server, Amber-Lynn, welcomed us with refreshing water and...introduced us to the evening's special menu. Her warm demeanor set the tone for the evening, making us feel truly special. To start, we shared a Caprese Salad, a visual masterpiece that delighted our senses. The sweet, juicy tomatoes danced harmoniously with the rich, creamy mozzarella, while aromatic basil leaves added a fresh, herbal touch. A drizzle of high-quality olive oil tied it all together, creating a symphony of flavors. Before our mains arrived, we enjoyed warm bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, a simple yet divine treat. The bread's crisp crust and fluffy interior felt like a cherished family recipe. My partner opted for the Lamb Four Ways, a visual and gastronomic masterpiece. The lamb was tender, juicy, and bursting with savory and aromatic notes. Each cut, accompanied by green beans, fingerling potatoes, and a light au jus, showcased culinary excellence. One bite, and sheer delight swept across my partner's face. As for my choice, the perfectly cooked Rockfish stole the show. A culinary masterpiece, it embodied the essence of fresh seafood. The crispy, golden-brown crust encased a moist, flaky interior that melted in my mouth. The chickpea, bacon, and red pepper base added depth to the dish, allowing the rockfish's natural sweetness to shine through. After our satisfying mains, we couldn't resist indulging in desserts—a delectable apple cheesecake with vanilla ice cream and a delightful pavlova. Both were exceptional, closing our meal on a sweet note. Now, let me express our deepest appreciation for our server, Amber-Lynn. Her attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable service elevated our dining experience. She anticipated our needs, delivered with a genuine smile, and struck the perfect balance between attentiveness and respect for our privacy. Amber-Lynn's professionalism and dedication transformed our special occasion into an unforgettable affair, exceeding all expectations. Café Brio, thanks to this delightful experience, has earned its place among our most cherished dining destinations.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 3, 2023 via mobile

It was the best restaurant experience we have had in a long time! Excellent service, excellent food, our server (James?) was an example of true hospitality. We felt welcome and the food again, outstanding! We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 31, 2023

Just a quick note to let everyone know how much the four of us enjoyed our time at Cafe Brio last night. The family atmosphere, the superb food, and, of course, Peggy all combined to make this a great memory. We have a gem here...in Victoria! Hope to visit again soon.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023

On the positive note, the atmosphere is lovely. It is a cozy restaurant. The cocktails were delicious and the food was tasty. on a negative note, the portions of some of the dishes (e.g., rock cod; cheese selection) are ridiculously small for the price. Our...service was mediocre.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 7, 2023

Late dinner on a Friday night. You'll need to call for reservations if you're going earlier than we did (we came at 8pm), as it was happening when we got there, although it quieted down a lot during our time there. Excellent ambiance, both the...decor and the music set a romantic mood. Good service; our server was prompt and friendly; she was there when we needed her and not there when we didn't. Very good (if not too extensive) selection of wines by the glass and very good food. We thought the value was there for the price. We would be back for sure if in the city again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 1, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Staff is amazing, food is amazing, my cocktail was the best I’ve ever had. It was so good we went back the next night just so we can have more of their options!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 24, 2023 via mobile

Super delicious foody spot with simple tasty cuisine. If you like great ambiance and great service coupled with the very best ingredients then this is the place !

Date of visit: July 2023
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Response from Clive M | Reviewed this property |
My wears hearing aids and did not have to turn them down. There is no live music and any background music is low. Conversation levels are low, there are many Seniors and Adults. Like the 1/2 portion sizes.
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Hello Traveler, Welcome to Victoria! Cafe Brio is right downtown Victoria. The cruise ships arrive very near downtown, so it is only about a 3.3km walk to Cafe Brio at 944 Fort Street. It takes 35 minutes to walk there or a... More
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