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Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room

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Spanish, Tapas, Pasta
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Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (Main)
250-493-9768
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh prepared meals

The meals we ordered took a bit of time to come, but, that is a good thing as each was prepared and cooked to order. We ordered two pasta dishes and they were very flavourfu, we also ordered a pork tenderloin dish with gnocchi and fresh vegetables came with a creamy mushroom sauce which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
CaroleR2013
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Kamloops, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our first night in Penticton and this was the perfect finish. Food was awesome. Service was extremely friendly and prompt. Prices were reasonable. View is incredible. Would definitely go back.

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Van City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had dinner here for the first time on Canada Day and unfortunately it wasn't that great. I don't know maybe because it was Canada Day that's why the service was terrible and the food wasn't anything special. But really, that shouldn't be a valid excuse. The patio seemed stacked from what I could tell but the restaurant itself wasn't full... More 

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Golden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great food, great service, and wonderful views of the lake. Well worth the visit. The staff are knowledgeable; they know the area, the food, and the libations. Good choice.

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The meals we ordered took a bit of time to come, but, that is a good thing as each was prepared and cooked to order. We ordered two pasta dishes and they were very flavourfu, we also ordered a pork tenderloin dish with gnocchi and fresh vegetables came with a creamy mushroom sauce which was terrific. sitting with a view... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went here on a Saturday with a large group of people, staff was very welcoming, appies were plentiful. Can't beat the view of the lake and mountains when you have a window seat. I liked that it wasn't so noisy you couldn't chat with the person next too you without raising your voice. Even though I live in the area... More 

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Naramata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went to the Bufflehead last night for a fashion show and dinner. We ordered the ravioli which is gorgonzola cheese with almonds, it was fantastic!! Such flavour!! We had the grilled caesar salad beforehand, I am not a huge fan of grilled lettuce but that is my own quirk, it still tasted good. The service was great and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I ate here for 3 months straight while in penticton! Also recommend this to anyone that visits penticton. This place serves the most amazing pasta I've ever had. I've been to some so-called Italian food guru restaurants but none came close. The seafood carbonara is beyond magnificent! I've never ever ordered it because I don't like seafood in my pasta... More 

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I tried this place out tonight. Have been disappointed in a lot of places but I have to say, The meal we had here was simply AMAZING!! I will recommend it to any and all who want to have a relaxed and delicious meal. They were short staffed but the service was great and the portions were... More 

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godpr, General Manager at Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room, responded to this review

Dear Diner, Thank you for your review of our restaurant, and for taking the time to share with us your dining experience. We are so happy to hear that despite previous disappointments at other establishments in the local area, ours did not fail to impress. We are equally glad to hear that you found the food, ambiance, service and value... More 

Peachland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stopped into this great little place and sat at the bar and had a martini. The decor and atmosphere is really cool, and inviting. . There are couches everywhere and it feels super amazing! Service also outstanding. Margaret Peachland

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godpr, General Manager at Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room, responded to this review

Dear Diner, We appreciate your time and commentary. We are so pleased to note your experience with us proved engaging and unique and that you found our service and staff exceptional. We pride ourselves in offering a diverse menu that caters to different preferences, as well as providing an exclusive, imbibing atmosphere with a large lakeside outdoor patio and panoramic... More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I tried your restaurant for the first time this summer when we were visiting Penticton for a week! We absolutely loved the food, everything tasted exceptional!! The tapas menu was huge, so much to choose from and we loved everything we ordered! Best part too was the view. Loved sitting on your comfy chairs looking out at... More 

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Additional Information about Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room

Address: Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-493-9768
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lakeside Casino and Resort | 21 Lakeshore Dr West, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
    (Main)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: 250-493-9768

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?