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Padella Kitchen

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2524 Estevan Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2S7, Canada (Formerly Padella Kitchen)
+1 250-592-7424
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous Gnocchi

I had been wanting to eat at this restaurant since it opened. On a beautiful summer evening my wife and I rode our bikes to the Estevan Village location. I was first impressed with the three room layout and decor. I had been off gluten for awhile but our delightful server said there was no better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Philip D
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had been wanting to eat at this restaurant since it opened. On a beautiful summer evening my wife and I rode our bikes to the Estevan Village location. I was first impressed with the three room layout and decor. I had been off gluten for awhile but our delightful server said there was no better place to "fall off... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great food great service home made Local restaurant in oak bay with great food and very good wine list . Wide range of special wines and knowledgable staff

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Oosterhout
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Not far from the coast in a quiet neighbourhood we found Italian dishes with a twist: delicious and imaginative. The mushroom soup tasted well as did the chicken and the spinach crespelle. The wine from Bonamici was superb. A traditional tiramisu finished it off. We can recommend this restaurant for sure.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

One of the best Italian restaurants around! We've been here a few times and think the pasta is fantastic. The Gnocchi has to be the best I've had in North America! The restaurant offers the perfect setting for a nice meal in a fine dining atmosphere and really delivers both on portion and meal flavor! We were just in again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited Padella to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and our overall experience was divine! We love trying new things and be adventurous with food, so we left it to the chefs Zoe and Kyle to surprise us with their creations! Our dinner started off with their complimentary focaccia bread and followed by the antipasti plate, arancini, and caesar salad. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tonight was our 4th visit to Padella and as usual we were amazed by both the food and the warm and caring service, which is what keeps us coming back even though we live an hour away. Padella has such a wonderful cozy atmosphere it is like going to the home of dear friends who also happen to be amazing... More 

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Victoria, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I can only reiterate the rave reviews previously submitted about this gem of a restaurant. Four of us dined there yesterday evening, and everything was exceptional - the food, the service and the ambience - we all left singing the praises of Padella! Exceptionally friendly service, augmented by a visit from the chef to make sure we were enjoying our... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Everything about this place was fantastic! First off I'll mention I was raised by an Italian family so I know a thing or two about what good food is. The food at Padella was as good, if not better than my Nonna's (please don't tell her). But the food is only the half of it. The dining experience was spectacular.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Walking into Padella is always a joyous experience as there is a guarantee that both the service and food are going to be wonderful. The atmosphere is unpretentious and allows guests to relax and enjoy food that is not only a meal, but an experience. Gnocchi is top notch and the local ingredients in each dish make Padella an essential... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have been to Padella a few times now, and it has been an amazing dinning experience every time. If Mediterranean style food passionately handmade with fresh local ingredients is what you are after, then you must try Padella. Everything I have tried at Padella has been delicious, and presented beautifully. Their light, fluffy gnocchi, and caesar with crispy capers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2524 Estevan Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2S7, Canada (Formerly Padella Kitchen)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-592-7424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pasta, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?