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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: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 30
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  • 16
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Everything was sumptuously flavoured

On a nice fall evening overlooking the harbour, an early dinner proved up to the standards of the chef/owner. Always like their fresh Ceasar salad and added a gnocchi appy that was a bit small but presented with an array of herbs and baby asparagus. My dinner partner said his Halibut was one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Daniel D
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Salt Spring Island
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend who lives on the Island recommended this restaurant, but we hadn't known anything about it before then. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. The service was friendly and helpful -- and the food divine. Best onion rings I've ever eaten, excellent half-rack of lamb, and molten chocolate cake I nearly didn't order (already full), but was glad I... More 

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Thank Marjorie C
White Rock, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had lived here for a year before I knew that this little cafe is actually Waterfront! sits on the harbour with outdoor seating and the most Delicious menu! A little different and definitely a cut above the usual SSI fare, a definite recommend for those with more discerning tastes.

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Thank Deb B
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I love this place. They focus on pasta which keeps my kids happy but have a fresh sheet with new items that keeps me happy. Everyone is friendly and make sure you enjoy yourself.

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Thank Rob P
De Winton, Canada
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Whenever on Salt Spring Island my family and I bee-line it to Auntie Pestos and line up for fresh local cuisine. Sean and Liz are owner operators who get it. Fresh creative food and high caliber service.!

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Thank SoulFood_Traveller
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Insane duck special... To me to another universe gotta try it! Great service and great wine to boot! Keep up the great work!

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1 Thank Alex G
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I loved the menu and everything was beautifully executed. One of my favourite restaurants I have ever been to!

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Thank FoodFanatic96
Salt Spring Island
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

On a nice fall evening overlooking the harbour, an early dinner proved up to the standards of the chef/owner. Always like their fresh Ceasar salad and added a gnocchi appy that was a bit small but presented with an array of herbs and baby asparagus. My dinner partner said his Halibut was one of the best he ever had with... More 

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Thank Daniel D
St. John's, Canada
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The food is good, the staff is friendly, cozy environment, but make a reservation if you're trying for dinner. I went for the bagels and lox but they only had a salmon sample platter. Not as good, though the fried capers were delicious.

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Thank P A
Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The lady in a nearby bookstore recommended this restaurant as a local favorite after we struck out at a couple of other ones. It was sunny so a table on the terrace suited us. Wild mushroom soup and Saganaki Cheese, flambéed with ouzo, roasted red pepper & crostinian, an adventurous first time taste, were excellent, raising our hopes. My partner... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Have been going here for years; this time was disappointing. Waitress was unapologetic about being out of the salad we ordered (right after they opened!) & not helpful about what might be good instead. It took 1/2 hour to get our 1st courses; another 45 minutes for the main course (Beef Stroganoff, which was pretty good). Meanwhile not attentive re... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, 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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