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Bufflehead Pasta & Tapas Room

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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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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great value and great food

Enjoyed a couple of meals here and was very happy with portions, presentation, and taste. One evening I just had coffee and dessert and was treated so well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
colleenpalumbo
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Golden, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Naramata
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Golden, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Enjoyed a couple of meals here and was very happy with portions, presentation, and taste. One evening I just had coffee and dessert and was treated so well.

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North Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Did not like the room and the food was not worth the visit. service slow in a partially vacant room. Would not go back as there are lots of options close by....check out the wineries restaurants before coming back here.

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

Dear Diner, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is unfortunate that you did not find our venue or food to your particular liking and preference. We pride ourselves in being one of the few lakeside restaurants whose location boasts 180 degree views of the valley and Okanagan Lake, whilst complimented by a carefully... More 

Penticton
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I highly recommend the Antipasto Platter on their appetizer menu - enough on there for two people to share. The servers are very friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the food is delicious. All in all, one of my favorite places to go in Penticton.

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Kamloops, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ate in this restaurant and enjoyed our meal. The service was great, the menu offered a variety of options - we all found something to eat which can be a challenge at times. Had drinks from the bar - a bit disappointed as I found my drink had a strong alcohol taste. Typically when I have had frozen Margaritas in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Dinner with reservation on a Sunday evening. Patio seating busy, inside seating not. Chose inside, as the outside seating chairs looked less comfortable for table dining. Decent view of the lake front in or out. Good service, nice atmosphere. Spinach and tomato salads were ample size, nicely presented and tasty. Chose the Chicken and the Eggplant parmesan mains. Both were... More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?