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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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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WOW X 4

It is not often that I say WOW at a restaurant. My husband and I said it at least four times during our dinner at Padella. First, the service was outstanding, everyone got into the act of delivering and clearing (including the chef herself-very nice touch). The next WOW came as I bit into a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
fran J
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is not often that I say WOW at a restaurant. My husband and I said it at least four times during our dinner at Padella. First, the service was outstanding, everyone got into the act of delivering and clearing (including the chef herself-very nice touch). The next WOW came as I bit into a crispy fried caper with the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

So glad we found Padella while visiting Victoria recently - delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. We started off with the Antipasti plate - tasty selection of cured meats, cheese, olives, pickles and rosemary-apricot mustard. Great suggestion from our knowledgeable server Jessica to try the night's special, Gnocchi with morel mushrooms & peas in a red wine-veal jus - simply... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm sure you've had Italian in just about every major city you've been to, but not like this. Padella sources all its ingredients locally, either in their garden, or through a close vendor. Not only that, but they experiment with ingredients and dishes weekly. She had the King Salmon fresh caught, while I stuck to the pasta. Absolutely fantastic. wild... More 

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victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had another delicious meal last night! The arugula & prosciutto salad was simple fresh and dressed just perfectly. The tuna feature was light and delicious with Mediterranean flavours. We have loved Padella & it's previous incarnations for years. Kyle & Zoe are out doing themselves every time we come for a meal over the last few months. I've just... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The people here are VERY accommodating and the service was very friendly and knowledgeable The boccancini salad was okay....the tomatoes were terrific, tasty as was the olive oil and balsamic vinegar....it could have been great with better mozzarella...and there is a wonderful local option on the island which they should use the gnocchi was very good and is clearly a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this one and were amazed at how an authentic cozy place could stay hidden away from the touristy area!! Our girls had a great dinner (aged 8and 5), the staff was friendly and good was awesome (although on the pricey side)... The chef even came out for a short chat to make sure everything went well. We... More 

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a charming, warm and quaint neighborhood gem! Had the Scottish olive appetizer to start. Good but not to our liking. Shared the lovely and fresh Caesar salad with fried capers with my husband. Great salad and plenty to share. Had the organic free range chicken entree with a scrumptious sauce and others at our table had the freshly made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We really love this restaurant. We find ourself both going and recommending it more and more. The menu is always fresh, love the commitment to local farms and artisan cheese and meat producers. The menu is always changing, always fresh and always a delight. I have yet to have a bad meal here. The pasta is made in house, and... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were brought here based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were delighted. We started with a delicious Caesar salad (plenty to share) and continued with a main course of gnocchi, tagliatelle and the evening special: salmon with a delicious cherry sauce. We couldn't resist the dark chocolate and cherry panna cotta. An excellent little restaurant with friendly service - highly... More 

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Victoria, B.C.
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is truly a hidden treasure in Oak Bay's Estevan Village. This I must admit was my first visit since it changed to Padella Italian Bistro. We were warmly greeted and quickly seated, we were celebrating my son's 24th Birthday. My eldest son ordered the Arancini which he said was crispy and amazing with the red pepper romesco sauce, a... More 

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Additional Information about Padella Kitchen

Address: 2524 Estevan Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2S7, Canada (Formerly Padella Kitchen)
Phone Number: +1 250-592-7424
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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