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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A first but not a last!

I am told this is a relatively new venture in Victoria. It was taken over from the former Paprika Restaurant which was a consistent and bu had, over time, become a little set in it's ways. The new owners have created more open space, redecorated imaginatively, redone the seating and a new menu to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Isobel O
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am told this is a relatively new venture in Victoria. It was taken over from the former Paprika Restaurant which was a consistent and bu had, over time, become a little set in it's ways. The new owners have created more open space, redecorated imaginatively, redone the seating and a new menu to match. The new menu is quite... More 

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Thank Isobel O
Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Padella Italian Bistro is my absolute favourite restaurant in Victoria, B.C. It is a cozy atmosphere for any occasion, and the service is always friendly and inviting. But what makes me keep coming back are chefs Zoe and Kyle, with their incredibly delicious creations and care for each individual guest. They have created a diverse menu selection using all local... More 

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Thank Jessica B
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 4 of us came here for dinner over the holiday season. We made reservations in advance, were warmly greeted at the door and our coats taken by the friendly host. The restaurant itself is quaint and cozy, without feeling cramped. There is some definite character to this building. The space is clean, warmly decorated, and the table... More 

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1 Thank Gunner67
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A new favourite restaurant. The chefs at this Italian bistro offer enthusiasm and skill in their choices.....new ones almost every week. Servers are well trained, personable and efficient. The handmade gnocchi melts....the specials keep us coming back for more

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Thank yermom
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I took my boyfriend here as a late birthday gift. The restaurant was recommended to me by relatives after I told them that my boyfriend is a bit of a "foodie". We made reservations for 7pm but staff were very welcoming to us when we arrived a bit early. We started with the chicken liver and mushroom pate and the... More 

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Thank Kathryn B
Victoria, British Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Passionate chefs ,cozy and intimate , hidden treasure.Only open for Dinner. Be sure to reserve.Easy parking.Relaxed top notch dining experience

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Thank gmackcorp
Calgary
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We live 2 blocks from the restaurant and so are frequent patrons. Excellent food friendly service, it's a "go to" place for us.

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Thank hiebert
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Two girlfriends and myself went to Padella to have a pre-Christmas get together. These two ladies are experienced veterans of the hospitality industry who have worked at many places from pubs to bistros, to high-end establishments, so not easily impressed. To say we had a wonderful meal would be an understatement. We had a wonderful dining experience. At the front... More 

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2 Thank gfcarson
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In Victoria there are few good options for authentic Italian cuisine and many bad ones. This is most definitely one of the good ones. The dining space is broken into several small intimate dining areas. Warm colours and attractive artwork adorn the walls. We've been several times and never felt crowded up against other patrons which is nice. The food... More 

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1 Thank Canadalian
Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We return to this little hide-away-restaurant away from Victoria's busy downtown again and again. It is hard to find a restaurant where you can hear one another while you visit over a delicious meal. Here, you can do just that. Even on a busy December night when we couldn't get in to some of the bigger establishments, Padella made an... 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 13 - 21
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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?