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US$12 - US$19
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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Grill
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love Ithaka, and every time I visit I am again impressed. First of all, the ambiance is great - beautiful high ceilinged room, airy and spacious and very "Greek". We started with crisp and cold Retsina and a delicious, bubbling hot Saganaki that was...flamed at our table. I chose the lamb chops (they got "medium rare" just right!) and my daughter had the moussaka - both were delicious. For dessert we enjoyed the baklava and I tried for the first time (and loved!) the Greek liquor Masticha (have to be a serious retsina fan for this one!). The night we were there is was very busy, but our waiter Eric was very attentive and helpful. Do not miss this one!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with some friends visiting from Kenora, ate dinner at Ithaka Restaurant last evening and were totally wowed! The restaurant is beautiful, the staff friendly and attentive (especially Maria), and the food is fabulous! My husband and I ordered chicken souvlaki...and it tasted exactly like it did at the Plaza in Kenora - so yummy! ❤️More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has quite a Greek island atmosphere, with 2 different themes (see photos). Price is good. The service is very good. There are a lot of local customers who the staff knows very well. The pock rib is very good but there is not a...lot of meat. Other dishes are not outstanding.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful spanakopita and pork souvlaki paired with a nice Greek white wine. Attentive service. Beautiful atmosphere!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

We were walking home from downtown and had to make a decision on the front steps. Do we go to a pub/bar or should just have a glass and Saganaki? We stopped snd enjoyed. Very good atmosphere at this new location for Ithaka. We have...always loved their food. This is a happening place on the first night without Covid Passports requirements.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

It was actually 4.5 out of 5. My salad arrived a bit early. That’s my only constructive comment. The service and food were outstanding. I had the kalamari appetizer with Maria’s Greek salad as my main and my husband had the rib combo with shrimp....The olive tapenade was outstanding as well.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 17, 2022

From the moment we arrived until we left we had a wonderful evening. Greeted at the door by a very pleasant young man, seated at a lovely table for two. Our Waiter was a gentleman by the name of Dimitri. He was just a wonderful...waiter and enriched our dining experience. My husband John had been talking about the lamb shank on the menu for days so it was a given he would order that. I chose lamb souvlaki. We started of with a vodka martini with a twist and a Caesar. The bartender made wonderful drinks and we witnessed wonderful camaraderie between all the staff. That adds an element to the environment that translates to a harmonious feeling. Our dinners were 5* delicious. Everything was cooked to perfection and presented nicely. The restraint was full and family friendly. Will always go back when we are in Victoria. Would highly recommend this restaurant Jay Is in The Kitchen Cookbook reviewer Instagram jayisinthekitchenMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

The service here may be at par. The food even though it claims to be authentic Greek cuisine is merely made for tourist who are happy to say they ate Greek food without truly tasting what the means. As an example something as simple as...Greek potatoes was underwhelming and simply done in olive oil. Awful. The lamb was above average. The kebabs were dry and lacked any imagination. No Greek spices or flavors in anything that I consumed. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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ithakagreekrestaurant, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2022

Hello Glen F, Our service is 5 out of 5 star on trip advisor, this is among the highest among the top restaurants in the city. My grandfather was a restauranteur, my parents were restauranteurs, as am I. our original restaurant is in Northwestern Ontario...More

Reviewed February 22, 2022

My wife and I and friends are all visiting from Northern Canada (Yukon/NWT) and I happened to come across the restaurant. I'm glad I did! Had the platter for four, dessert and Greek coffees. Everything was awesome, great prices, huge portions and fantastic service. We...would highly recommend this place. Did I say the food and service was great?More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022

Me and my partner brought our mothers in to celebrate the fact of my pregnancy. A big day in any families lives. I had heard great things about this restaurant so I expected the best Greek food in town. Especially for their fairly high prices...(much more expensive than any other Greek restaurant in the area). My entire group was unhappy. First of all 18$ for a small piece of saganaki cheese and a few pieces of bread is ridiculous. At the same time we ordered the dip trio which we ran out of pita for. The waiter offered to bring some more out for us. It took 20+ minutes and three reminders before it arrived. Next we got our mains… we’ll at least most of us did. My mother ordered the squid special which was 15 minutes behind the rest of the food and was only brought over when I had to flag down and reminded the waiter that he had forgotten it. He returned 2 seconds later with it. Not only did they forget it under the heating lamp for 15 minutes but then they also served it to my mother, it was cold, chewy and dried out. Completely unacceptable for the price. They should have made her a fresh one. The potatoes that came with the meals were also under cooked. Next was dessert, the 7 dollar sorbet was literally 3 small scoops of chapmans ice cream, you can buy the whole tub for that price. Not only that but they forgot my partners mothers baklava that we ordered as well. Which we ended up cancelling because who wants to wait around for another 10 minutes to be disappointed. As well the server never refilled waters/pops or offered to get another round of wine as the mothers were sitting with empty glasses for half the meal. Not only that but there seemed to be utter confusion with the servers as we were brought someone else’s mains as I was finishing my sorbet dessert. At the end the waiter didn’t even so much as apologize or try to offer our table any form of compensation for the lack of service and the miserable quality of the food. I have worked in the hospitality industry for 10 years, this is no way to treat guest. I will never come back to this horribly over priced restaurant, and I warn anyone else to stay away unless you want to spend a small fortune on a disappointing night out.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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ithakagreekrestaurant, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2022

Greetings from Ithaka. First off congratulations on your pregnancy, that is incredible news. A nice dinner out with your loved ones should be an enjoyable evening. I read your review and I must say that I was alarmed with what you wrote. First of all,...More

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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unsure about that but still worth a visit.
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Response from victoriabcguy | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it, but the menu is on their website.
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Response from ithakagreekvictoria | Property representative |
We do our rendition of zorba's dance most evenings at Ithaka. It's spontaneous and do our dance when we have a few minutes during our dinner service. It's not cirque de soleil, but our guests enjoy it. It's fun, come check... More
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Ithaka Greek Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5