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Lefty's Restaurant

$$ - $$$, International,
280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
+1 250-954-3886
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (118 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
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221 - 230 of 778 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Being a lefty I may be a bit biased...yes that is the lefty they are referring to but this place is awesome! Yummy meals with quality ingredients, friendly staff and nice decode (both locations)

Thank Helen O
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Great guests such as yourself help create that 'great' atmosphere! We love it!

Reviewed 20 May 2016

This restaurant was highly reviewed and we had greater expectations for what it really was. If you are looking for a place with a bit of 'date ambiance', this is not it. It sits perched on the edge of the Thrifty's parking lot so the...More

Thank Laura154945
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you Laura for the lengthy review, we are sure others will appreciate your opinion on our establishment. True, we are located in a shopping complex and would much rather be located on the edge of our beautiful waterfront, but alas 17 years ago such...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

We arrived around 2 p.m. And ordered the chicken pineapple and onion kebabs. This is not a big meal but 2 oh so tasty grilled kebabs, the chicken so tender and pineapple so sweet. For dessert we ordered coconut cream pie and nirvana, both wonderful.

Thank lifebythesea44
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience, we appreciate all the feed back! Enjoy the long weekend!

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

First time there for dinner. Tried Rosemary Gorgonzola Pasta and Parmesano Pesto Chicken and for dessert, Nirvana and Coconut Cream Pie. Wonderful flavors with the pasta and risotto dishes and the desserts were super tasty! It was a slow night so the food was up...More

Thank Doris D
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Thank you Doris for joining us for dinner and we cannot wait to serve you again!

Reviewed 17 May 2016

Grey day not many people out but it was perfect on the patio. Waiter was attentive. menu selection looked good. My partner had pizza with pickles on it. Interesting choice not being a pickle person even I thought it was good. Will come back another...More

Thank Margaret S
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Thank you Margaret! Until we serve you again, enjoy the days!

Reviewed 15 May 2016

I was excited to try their Risotto and was met with a mushy rice swimming in sauce made without Arborio rice. Would not order again.More

Thank Joel I
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

I am truly sorry for your experience of our style of Risotto. We define it as 'Lefty Style' on the menu as our chef's recognize the risotto we serve does not meet the expectations of true connoisseurs of risotto's. As for the taste of the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Lefty's this morning for breakfast. Although the atmosphere was inviting, we received poor service. We waited 10 minutes to be seated, and then another hour before we received our food. When our food was served, it was nearly served to the wrong table....More

Thank Kirstin L
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Kirstin, all I can do is apologize for your experience. The day was over the top busy and we let the details slip. There are no excuses, just apologies and commitment to learn from your comments and do better!

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

When we come to Parksville we often eat at Lefty's. The food is fresh and interesting. There is something for everyone. The staff is friendly. A recently renovated patio is outside and that adds more seats to the restaurant. I had the chicken with pesto...More

Thank TJP66
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Thank you! The kitchen is an amazing bunch of creative individuals ready to whip up something fresh and tasty

Reviewed 4 May 2016

We frequently have Lunch at Lefty's and have never been disappointed. Good friendly service and fresh local food make for perfection. They have a comprehensive gluten free menu, aside from the GF pizzas - which are the best pizzas in town! Now, check out their...More

Thank Moira F
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thanks for your positive review and your ongoing support of our restaurants. We are committed to fresh food and the preparation that goes with it as well to our amazing guests! Thank you for your glowing compliment on the new patio.

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Super service by professional serving staff. Fried breakfast cooked to perfection. Sausage was particulary nice.

Thank Peter E
Deanna D, General Manager at Lefty's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you Peter! We fought hard for our English Bangers and for good reason, they are delicious! Until we serve again, enjoy May!

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Sarah S
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Response from Aldergreen | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their web site, there is an option to contact them directly. I would give you the link but answers are not allowed to include this info. Best to get your answer from the restaurant as I'm not sure many previous... More
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TonyRenzetti
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Response from Deanna D | Property representative |
Sorry we do not accept American Express and unfortunately our Health Inspector does not allow pets on our patios.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 East Island Hwy | Thrifty Foods Center, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-954-3886
  • E-mail
Description
Purveyors of Leftcoast fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1996. As much as possible our meals are made to order and feature house made soups, sauces and scratch baked desserts. The place where 'It doesn't matter who's right!'
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