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Pagliacci's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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1011 Broad St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
+1 250-386-1662
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not expect to end up at Pagliacci's, and it had been well over 10 years since we were last there. It was both a comfort and a very pleasant surprise to see the restaurant in the same location. It took us almost 45 minutes to be seated, and there were larger groups who were ahead of us and... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paps has been a favourite for many years. Food is always fresh, fun and delicious. Delicious desserts to die for. Coffee is excellent. Reservations are often needed as the place fills up quickly especially when entertainment is playing.

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Thank victoria_BCLeam
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this review

Hi Victoria, Was everything ok? often three stars means there was a small issues. You can contact me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca with any issues. Thank you for making us one of your favorites! Desserts are all made in house and Coffee is locally roasted by Discovery Coffee. Thank you, Solomon Siegel. More 

Leiden, Nederland
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel had recommened this restaurant. When we arrived there was a line to get in. We waited outside and after half an hour we had a table. Eventhough it was busy, the waitress was very kind and patient. The food had good quality. Small portions are still big for us as dutch people. The bread we got with it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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248 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here last year and decided to return, and once again enjoyed great service and excellent food. They don't take reservations, so we went earlier than desired and the place was still very busy. But we got a table without any trouble and relaxed with a couple of drinks first. The menu has some great choices and some excellent spicy... More 

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Kanata
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, the food was wonderful. Portions were very generous and the return of one of our meals for a quick reheat was handled promptly. The seating is more family style than I expected despite knowing that before arriving. I won't judge the elbow room seating after 1 visit but definitely worth a return for food.

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Thank GDKanata
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a bit of a wait as they don't take reservations, but the l8ne moves quite quickly. Once seated service is prompt but not rushed. Food is consistent and well prepared and prices are very reasonable. The l8ve music adds to the ambience. One of our favorite dining spots when in town.

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Thank jonnight
Victoria, BC
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103 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Pagliacci's twice in December. The first time was wonderful: generous portions of delicious pasta that made me want to come back and bring different friends so they could experience the place. The second time, it was a completely different experience: small portions of pasta (I ordered the same thing/same order size on both visits), no offers of refills... More 

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Thank VicBCTraveller
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this review

Hi Vic, Sorry we missed the mark with you this time. Please let me replace your meal. Email me atsolomon@pagliaccis.ca so I can fix thing. Thank you. Solomon Siegel GM More 

Victoria, Canada
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made it at 5:30PM just before the huge line up and only had to wait 15 minutes. There is no waiting area or bar so you have to line up on the street and unfortunately it was winter in Victoria and raining. This restaurant is so good that there were 20 people in line. The seafood risotto was fabulous.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere in this place, the food and the service! It really has one of the best settings/atmospheres of any restaurant I have been to in Victoria. The Mr. Rogers lasagne is the BEST!!

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Thank Manda E
San Juan Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Pagliacci's. Location was very near our hotel. They do not take reservations! In summer, be prepared for a long wait. So this time we tried lunch. Every table full. Excellent service, wide variety of menu! Did not have room for dessert. We found the small size plates were more than enough! After a meal,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Broad St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-386-1662

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?