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“Great Service, Good Food”
Review of IL Terrazzo

IL Terrazzo
Ranked #5 of 1,185 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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606 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
“Great Service, Good Food”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Along with some of my family and friends, I went to Il Terrazzo for dinner the other evening and had a most enjoyable dining experience!

Immediately upon entering the restaurant our senses where stimulated by the amazing decor, the sounds of many rather tightly packed tables enjoying themselves, and the smells of excellent Italian food. The atmosphere in Il Terrazzo is very close to the best in Victoria; you really get the feeling that you are dining in an Italian restaurant.

The service was great! Our service staff was very friendly, outgoing and enjoyable. The server was attentive, prompt and quick to fulfill requests, answer questions and offer advice when asked.

The venue offers a huge wine menu and the servers are knowledgeable and able to suggest appropriate pairings, based on the meals you plan to order.

As for food... members of my party ordered a number of different menu items which they found to be excellently prepared (including the seafood pasta, mussels and risotto). Unfortunately, the calamari was a little overcooked and tough, and the lamb was very small and slightly overcooked too.

All in all, a most enjoyable experience!

  • Visited March 2012
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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The Last Supper”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

This would be my pick for my last earthly dinner. It was amazing. The mussels are to die for. I wanted to pick up the bowl and slurp down the broth. Our entrees were fresh out of the oven, so hot, so delicious. I had the Chicken Appolonia. It was divine. Our sever, Glen, was fabulous. I can't wait to go back!

Visited March 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best italian in Victoria BC”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

If you love Italian food and a huge selection of wines this is the place for you. It is upscale so expect that in the prices.
My favourite Italian restaurant in Victoria.

  • Visited April 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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“Great food, service and ambiance.”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Delicious. It's actually been a few years since I've been here but Il Terrazzo will never let you down.

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Victoria, Canada
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“Fun atmosphere, good service, standard Italian-American food”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Located in the tourist district, close to theatres and other attractions, this is an attractive spot just a block or so away from the inner harbour (no water views). There is an enclosed, brick walled patio open to the sky, with wood fireplaces for chilly evenings (most summer evenings in Victoria are chilly). It'slarge enough to be a popular choice for group celebrations. The service is friendly and professional -- nibbles and drinks arrive in short order but you may have to wait for your main course if the restaurant is very busy. The menu is varied (soups, salads, pastas, meats, seafood, desserts). The cuisine is standard Italian- American, -- not "fine cuisine", but a step up from the fare at shopping mall chain restaurants like Tony Roma and East Side Mario's . Portions are generous without being over-the-top huge. If you want late night service (in Victoria, that means after 8:30 pm), call ahead to find out when the kitchen closes, especially on weeknights.

  • Visited April 2011
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