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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    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
A MIXED REVIEW

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
James C
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North Saanich, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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North Saanich, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was supposed to rain when we dropped into this little restaurant for lunch. It was full so we opted to sit on the balcony deck overlooking the harbour. As we sat down the sun came out and on this winter day we were warm and toasty without our coats. Soon the entire deck was full of sun loving tourists.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was in Ganges on the weekend and needed a quick cup of coffee. I ordered a take-out coffee for $2.25 and it wasn't until I was driving away that I realized that it was the best cup of coffee I have ever tasted. Frothy and smooth. I will come back to Saltspring just for another cup

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victoria, bc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The food is very good, the location is great on a sunny day sitting on the patio. Last visit in Feb. was iffy, view wise. Go in better weather.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When we arrived for lunch, it was quiet; however, the restaurant soon got busy. We thought the decor was a bit like a typical mediterranean holiday hotel. Service was good, try and get a table by the window, which overlooks Ganges harbour, or if the weather is warm, they have an outside patio overlooking the harbour. Menu was a bit... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our appetizer of muscles in a white wine & garlic sauce were very tasty as was my Steelehead entrée. There were several distinct flavours in mine and it was enjoyable to the last bite. My husband had the Tortellini (or some pasta like it) filled with cheese with and a light bleu cheese sauce and although he said it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Food was delicious and staff was pleasant. Was recommended by a local and it didn't disappoint. Try the pasta!

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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was good, setting was excellent, service was good Will go again and have no hesitation in recommending.

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have eaten here a few times before, and always had a good experience, but our last visit was exceptional. Ambience good, restaurant was full but not too noisy. Service excellent - one waiter covered the whole place and did a great job. Food was fantastic - three appetizers and 4 entrees all had really distinctive and wonderful, bright flavours.... 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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?