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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service, Yummy Food

My wife and I ate here twice during our 5 day visit to Salt Spring Island, once for a meal and once for coffee and dessert. Both were yummy and the service was wonderful. Highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Kevin P
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a quirky place to eat. Sometimes the meals are excellent and sometimes you walk away a bit disappointed.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I ate here twice during our 5 day visit to Salt Spring Island, once for a meal and once for coffee and dessert. Both were yummy and the service was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Vancouver BC
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Puttanesca pasta was very good, delicious for garlic and capers lovers like us. The Tuscan Sangiovese wine excellent, prices fair, and the service quite good. We'll go back. And yes, we know the "puttanesca" translation.

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Vancouver, Canada
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great patio and some interesting menu items although the beer battered beets were a bit disappointing and could have used some seasoning. Enjoyed the local Garry Oaks wine and the garlic bread and caesar salad were good. Younger female server was great and kept our water glasses full, while the male server seemed uninterested.

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Vancouver BC
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food here is surprising good, if a bit expensive. The restaurant is tucked away in a corner of Ganges but there is good patio area that looks out over a small cover.

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Bellevue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The service and food is great. This is the second restaurants that allowed us to set ourselves, if you go before 7:00 there are a good selection of tables for outdoor dining. If the weather is cool there are plenty of heaters to keep you warm. My husband had the Putrescence which he is till raving about. I had the... More 

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Salt Spring Island
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Local seafood and herbs. Perfect portion size and best of all, the food is delicious. Shawn and his team have taken pride in the product and our family eat there once a month. Worthy!!

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Sunday brunch was very good, especially the crab cake Benny. Pasta's were a hit for the kids. Nice atmosphere, cozy inside and a great view from the patio.

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an excellent visit with our two one year olds, they were very patient and made us feel welcome. High chairs, big colouring books, great kids meals, blankets and lots of smiles from the staff :) We were actually able to relax and enjoy our delicious meals!

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We loved the food and the feeling in the restaurant, but were really annoyed by the loudness of the exterior fan. Something must be wrong with it; I cannot imagine hearing that noise all day long.

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Address: 2104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd, British Columbia v8k 2t9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-537-4181
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
Average Prices: USD 16 - 21
Cuisine: Pasta

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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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