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Auntie Pesto's Cafe

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2104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, British Columbia v8k 2t9, Canada
+1 250-537-4181
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Reservations
Description: Auntie Pesto's is a family owned waterfront cafe that serves lunch and...
Auntie Pesto's is a family owned waterfront cafe that serves lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Brunch is served on Sunday's from 10am-2pm.
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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Auntie Pesto's is our latest discovery. Pretty location with a view of the breakwater; friendly, speedy service (family-owned), tasty food at a good price. We had lunch - soup and salad - and then returned later for dessert. We shared the Mayan Chocolate Pate and found that it had the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
ravenjoy
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Food excellent as usual, but it took 3 attempts to get one person's pasta order right, and even then it was the wrong pasta .... she just gave-up and ate it anyway.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Although Auntie Pesto's Cafe presents a fairly full menu, we stuck with the pasta dishes. The pesto penne was outstanding with a very generous amount of freshly made basil and pine nut pesto. It comes with a slice of garlic bread made in the restaurant. The soup of the day was a rich and flavorful tomato. The wine and beer... More 

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Langley, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a lovely, simply decorated, marina side restaurant. The service was very attentive and the food absolutely amazing! We started with their special appy of the day Buffalo mozza sticks which were to die for, absolutely unique. Caesar salad dressing was great but the killer was my Carbonara, I chose it with chicken, the richness of the sauce and... More 

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Toronto
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A friend and I hoped to eat here on Mother's Day. A chance drop-in could accommodate us for an early dinner which we gladly accepted. This is a lovely small restaurant by the water, friendly servers and I have to say the best ever Rack of Lamb I have ever tasted. As Saltspring is noted for it's lamb this I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A couple of locals suggested this restaurant to us so we decided to try it. We both had the Roma penne which was delicious. Maybe a few too many olives for us, but otherwise perfect. We are going to try to replicate it at home. Service was good, very fast actually. Would be nice in summer as they have a... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Auntie Pesto's is our latest discovery. Pretty location with a view of the breakwater; friendly, speedy service (family-owned), tasty food at a good price. We had lunch - soup and salad - and then returned later for dessert. We shared the Mayan Chocolate Pate and found that it had the right degree of sweetness - pleasing to the palate but... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

All the eggs Benedicts are UN-REAL! It's build your own style and you can't go wrong. I was there with a group of 8 and every meal was next level delicious.

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Sidney, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Auntie Pesto’s has it all in terms of location – overlooking the harbour, large windows and with an outside deck to enjoy the view. It certainly can’t be faulted for that. We had lunch there last weekend, expecting to have a great meal. The food was good, but we were disappointed by the poor service. First the food: the Grace... More 

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North Saanich, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I'll say "very good" overall with a certain degree of reservation largely because of a lacklustre level of service from a totally disinterested server. So far as the lunch we ate, the meals were well prepared and not overly expensive given some of the other restaurants in Ganges. On a sunny day, the patio is tops and we were able... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The three of us decided to go to Salt Spring Island for the day. A friend recommended we visit Auntie Pesto. What a wonderful experience we had. From an abundance of flavour in our food to the service , I am definitely impressed that a small island would have a #1 restaurant. One of the ladies in my party can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, British Columbia v8k 2t9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 21
  • Cuisine: Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Auntie Pesto's is a family owned waterfront cafe that serves lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Brunch is served on Sunday's from 10am-2pm.

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