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Ithaka Greek Restaurant

1102 Yates St | Victoria, Bc, Victoria, British Columbia v8v3mv, Canada (Formerly Passero's Restaurant) (Fernwood)
250-384-6474
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Ranked #2 of 1,091 restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Greek, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fernwood
Description: We are all about fresh, delicious, authentic and homemade Greek food. Virtually everthing in our kitchen is prepared from scratch, using only the best ingredients ensuring you the utmost in quality. We are a true mom and pop run business with the Adamopoulos family as your hosts and promise you a memorable meal in our casual and bright dining room with generous portions at reasonable prices. OPA!
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent. The owners are hilarious. They sang and danced for us and Mama came out of the kitchen to chat with the guests. A very entertaining evening. We ordered the appy sampler and it was HUGE. Did i mention the food is really good?

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Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Thank you Ithaka...not only for the delicious feast (Mom is cooking in the kitchen) but also for your warm, friendly service. A most enjoyable night out...Opa!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ate here one night on the strength of TA reviews. The food is plentiful and delicious, the staff delightful, and the value great. Even though I am not always a fan of Greek food, I ate every bite with pleasure. This restaurant is small and a bit off the beaten path, but worth the walk. Get reservations ahead so you... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had great greek food here, and the atmosphere is fantastic. You immediately sense that everyone is having a great time here, the staff inclusive. They even did a greek dance show in which everyone participated. We took our three year old, he had a great time as well. We took the appetizer platter for two, this was more then... More

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited this lovely place last Saturday evening. We made reservation early in the day and were glad we did. Upon showing up the place was packed. We arrived a bit early and were seated right away. We had chosen this restaurant because of our love for Greek food and all the reviews on trip advisor. We started off with... More

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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Best Greek food of any restaurant I have been to along with the atmosphere of a beautifully decorated taverna made our experience unforgettable. Don't miss the Greek dancing!

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Andreas A, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kathymcg from Kamloops, We are all so happy to read this great review you wrote about our family`s restaurant; Ithaka. We all hope you enjoyed your visit to this great city and if you are ever in town again, we hope you come visit us again! thank you More

Blacksburg, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

OK I can't judge the Greek food in Greece but this place's food rocked. The lamb was the best we've ever had and the Ekmek was a dessert not to be missed. The Salmon Souvlaki was delicious. The restaurant itself is bright and cheerful. The pictures on the wall are all of the place in Greece the family is from.... More

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Andreas A, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this review

dear Kayaklady4550 My entire family and all the staff at Ithaka wish to thank you very much for writing such a nice review. My mother, `mama Maria`really does make a delicious roast lamb and to see your write that it was the best you`ve had certainly is a testament to her amazing culinary skill. I see you`re from Blacksburg, Virginia,... More

Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Then this is the place to go for the next best thing to being on a Greek island. I visit the island of Naxos about every 2 years and have eaten lamb many times. But Mama's roast lamb tops it all!!! I thought I was in Greece when I walked into Ithica's and the intoxicating scent of Greek cuisine assailed... More

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Andreas A, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth S, i had to show `mama Maria` your review you wrote about our family`s restaurant Ithaka. We all take such great pride in providing delicious, home cooked food and providing warm and hospitable service to who ever walks through our doors. We are glad you found us, and we are glad that you found `mama Maria`s `roast lamb... More

Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to Ithaka for dinner after reading the solid reviews on Tripadvisor. When we arrived, we were greeted by one of the owners and seated on their patio. The owner made sure to turn on the heaters and offer us shawls in case we found it too cold outside. We ordered the saganaki (cheese) to start and it was... More

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Andreas A, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jdalbert from Calgary, We are so thankful and appreciative of your kind words and nice review regarding your recent visit to our family restaurant Ithaka. There`s no better way to start your night off than with a saganaki flambee appetizer ! We are truly blessed to have our mother ( mama Maria ) who is the matriach of the... More

Grande Prairie, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We started off with the Tzatki and Hummus platter and fried cheese! Sooo good. Greek salad was fresh, portions were large and the chicken souvlaki was perfect! The staff is friendly and atmosphere is great. Will be back especially for the fried cheese.

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