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Cafe Brio

944 Fort St, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Harris Green)
250-383-0009
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Ranked #15 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Harris Green
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Came here for a romantic evening and was not disappointed. The service was friendly and prompt, the food and wine were incredible. Cannot wait to go back !

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Toronto, Canada
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305 reviews 305 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

All three of us liked Cafe Brio very much. It falls not far short of a rating of excellent. The possibility of ordering half portions is welcome. It allow me to try both the pan-seared scallops and the lamb, both of which were very good. The service is a bit unpolished, but the quality of the food earns Cafe Brio... More

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San Jose, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Mostly Italian fare in a quiet setting along "antique row." The patio out front is inviting, with vines growing overhead. You can order half portions of anything on the menu, which is advisable if you want to try different things. I had a delicious scallop with orzo salad, then a white wine and butter roasted rockfish. Local wines complemented the... More

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Washougal, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Recommended highly by B&B staff but the cocktail was not good and the pasta barely edible. Have to give the highest marks for the wonderful gazpacho with the cucumber gelato though.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had 4 hours to explore Victoria on the last night of our Alaskan cruise. This restaurant is about 6 or so blocks from the main shopping area but so worth the walk. We were fortunate that they accepted walk-ins and were very welcoming and sat us immediately. Every table was taken. They are very "farm-to-table" concept and the menu... More

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went for dinner with family and freinds. Excellent enthusiastic staff. Good italian primi piatti, very good quality pastas. Had a lamb shank that was excellent and superb fish dish. Can very much recommend it.;

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Houston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Bachelor dinner while wives took side trip. Several block walk from main downtown in mixed use, somewhat sketchy neighborhood - never felt unsafe though. Nice restaurant interior with small walled courtyard for outside dining. Interior felt a little stuffy (as in lacking ventilation) and we managed outside table. Waited over ten minutes without even seeing a waiter. When we requested... More

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Davis, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant is open seven days a week and will take customers without a reservation, so it's a very convenient place to eat, especially on days when other places are closed. There is a nice patio out front, and I'm sure it would be lovely to eat outside, weather permitting. Unfortunately the outside seating was full, so we ate dinner... More

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Los Angeles, California
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261 reviews 261 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Cafe Brio was recommended by our hotel (Abigail's) as a great place for dinner and we were not disappointed. The owner greeted us and we had a nice chat with him before settling in for one of the finest dishes I've ever had. The pan roasted Halibut was absolutely amazing. Great menu selections, a nice local wine list and excellent... More

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Oakland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This restaurant is a gem - atmosphere, service, and especially the food. Everything we ordered was scrumptious, with special touches and flavors, not to mention a beautiful presentation. We had salmon, pork loin, gazpacho, salad, and a great berry tart, all yummy. The chance to order half portions at only slightly over half-price was really great; it allowed us to... More

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