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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 #1 of 1,074 restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Greek, Canadian, Grill, Family Fare
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, 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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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I lived in Crete, Greece for 20 years and so am quite a judge of good Greek food. My friend and I went to Ithaka for the first time last week. I was not disappointed and pleasantly surprised. This was finally a Greek restaurant that served real Greek food, not the stuff many restaurants pass off as Greek. We started... More

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

My family and I are very, very appreciative of the kind words you had to say about our restaurant Ithaka. We take great pride in offering our twist on Greek cuisine and are glad that you enjoyed the flavours and tastes. We thank you very much for taking the time to review us and are glad to hear you enjoyed... More

Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a quaint restaurant, with a whole lot of heart! If you enjoy greek cuisine, I highly recommend stopping by Ithaka. Excellent authentic greek food, and phenomenal service!! I suggest the Saganaki for an appetizer and the Kalamari dinner... amazing! This restaurant is family owned and operated as well, which is always fantastic to hear. Stop by Ithaka and... More

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

My family and I are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves when you came in to our restaurant Ithaka. We try our very best to make each and every guest feel more than welcome each and every time someone dines at our family's restaurant. We thank you for the lovely review and look forward to serving you again soon.... More

West Vanocouver BC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have visited this little Taverna every time we visit Victoria. Good Greek food great service and fun to hear more stories about the family. Keep it up, see you soon.

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

Dear guest; From my family to yours; OPA and thank you for such a nice review! We are all so gracious and appreciative of your kind words and we look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Andreas,Dimitri Athanasios and "mama" Maria Adamopoulos More

Squamish
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I finally went to Ithaka after hearing so many good reviews about it. It was a Thursday early evening, around 5:30pm, and the place was already almost full. We went with my husband's 93-year-old grandmother and had an excellent experience. Our server was John, an older gentleman, who paid special attention to my husband's grandmother (much appreciated)... More

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

My family and I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review about our family run restaurant Ithaka. We love to hear all feedback in order to continuously improve upon what we do here. John, our head waiter as well as all our staff take great pride in offering genuine and personable service and we... More

ESQUIMALT
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a great place to have a delightful meal. Nice to have the owner come up and wish us well, and tell us how mama was working hard in the kitchen. Saganaki was flamed at the table and was delish. It was our first time here so we tried a little bit of everything. Roast lamb was melt in your... More

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

Dear guest, I just wanted to thank you for taking a moment and review in my family's restaurant Ithaka. We are all so very appreciative of you for writing such kind words and we look forward to serving you again in the near future! Sincerely, Andreas,Dimitri, Athanasios and "mama" Maria Adamopoulos More

Lake Stevens, Washington
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We are from Lake Stevens Washington on a mini vacation with my family of 4. We were craving Greek food and from the Yelp reviews saw that Ithaka was the place to go. It was a friday night and didn't know if we needed a reservation. We arrived there at around 6 and there were patrons waiting at the door... More

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

Dear Harker family, Thank you all so much for taking the time to write such a great recipe about your recent dining experience at Ithaka. My family and I and all the staff truly appreciate and enjoyed kind words. My brother Dimitri who runs the front of the house tries his best to make each and every guest feel more... More

Victoria, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have been to Ithaka twice now, and both times I have been blown away by the service, atmosphere, and amazingly delicious and traditional Greek food. This small, family run business has excelled in every aspect of my dining experience, making me and my guests feel as though we were treated like VIP guests, regardless to the reasonable amount we... More

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

Dear guest, From my family to yours; thank you ! We all take such great pride and truly enjoyed reading the kind words and love you had for us. My family, and all the staff really strive to make each and every guest feel more than welcome and have a feeling of being appreciated and looked after each and every... More

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We are in from Winnipeg, and this was the first dinner in Victoria. The bar has been set high, the food was excellent, the price was reasonable and the staff were very accommodated and entertaining. The staff made us feel like family. If you are visiting or live here check this place out.

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

Dear Don, Thank you very much for reviewing our family's restaurant Ithaka. We are glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed yourselves at Ithaka! We hope you had a great holiday. Opa! Andreas,Dimitri, Athanasios and "mama"Maria Adamopoulos More

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We went there tonight. We did not have a reservation so the maitre d' said he would do magic and made a table for us. The servers were excellent and the food was not bad but very expensive for what you got. We finished our meal and the maitre d' came and took our plates away and said he gave... More

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Andreas A, Public Relations Manager at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest, My name is Andreas Adamopoulos, I'm one of the owners here at Ithaka. I've recently read your extremely upsetting review regarding your experience at my family's restaurant; Ithaka. I am at a loss for words in reading your review. I have discussed this with my brother, who was the maître d you mentioned in your review. From what... More

Parksville, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed Ithaca. I had roast lamb and she had chicken souvlaki. Both meals were tasty! The portions were average but prices fairly low for authentic greek. The service is really good and the family that runs it are very nice. Make reservations as it isn't a huge place and it gets full quickly!

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