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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 1,084 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Upon the urging of my girlfriend, Ithakas, Victoria BC was chosen for my birthday dinner. We were blown away by the delectable food and incredible hospitality. Sometimes when traveling, one stumbles upon an unassuming restaurant, and encounters people, food and music that come together like magic. Brothers Dimitri, Andreas and Mama Maria, who own and lovingly run this restaurant transported... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

3 of us ate there on July 11th. We were from Dallas Texas and Kirkland WA. One of my friends was Greek and had read about it. We had the sampler platter. Everything was to die for. I could not stop eating the lamb. Seasoned just right and so tender. But I digress. The family who own this are just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent Greek food, fresh & very tasty! Exemplary service and appreciated Andreas' hospitality and the casual atmosphere. Reasonable prices for such high quality dining. Bravo & thank you!

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Victoria, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A beautiful, warm night in Victoria and Greek food seemed like a good idea. Ithaka, formerly Passeros, was a great choice. The menu does seem a little pricey but for value the appetizer platter for 2 at $35 is a real bargain and more than enough food as a main course.... a great greek salad, dolmades, spanakopita, keftedes, rice and... More

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My best friend and I recently had a fabulous meal at Ithaka on our trip to Victoria. The food was the best Greek food I have had since being in Greece 3.5 years ago! The service was great, the atmosphere warm and inviting and the personal touches by Andreas were memorable. He played the bouzouki for us, recommended a really... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very authentic meditarian food. It was full in the evening. Staff friendly. It was pricey. Enough vegetarian options.

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Friendly yes, but does that matter when the food is average and a take-out order for 2 costs $47? Sadly I didn't even make it home with everything I had ordered. Fail.

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

I find it rather unfortunate to hear that you ordered take out from us and you found our food to be 'average' and that you 'won't return'. I don't know what you ordered and i'm not sure what you meant by you ' didn't even make it home with everything you ordered' . If we had forgotten to include something... More

west Texas
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Ithaka. My wife and I chose Ithaka for our first family dinner while vacationing in Victoria. The Greek food was among the best we have experienced, and we have been in many authentic Geek restaurants in Europe, Charleston SC, Tarpon Springs, FL, etc. The food and atmosphere quickly won-over our two skeptical twenty... More

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

From all the family and staff we are happy to hear that you and your group thoroughly enjoyed your dinners! We are very humbled to hear that you found my family's style of Greek cooking to be the best you've had! And to see that you've been to many other Greek places around the world and really enjoyed "mama Maria's"... More

Lake Stevens, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The atmosphere was great, the food was great and the service was great! We had the Greek platter and the appetizer platter and was enough for four hungry people! The lamb chops were perfectly cooked, tender and moist with just the right amount of seasoning that does over powers the palette while the chicken souvlaki was savory and juicy. The... More

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

We at Ithaka want to thank you for taking a moment to write such a great review! More

Cheshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant was picked out by my son as it had a good rating on Trip Advisor and also had been recommended by our hotel - The Inn at Laurel Point Being over a mile walk from the hotel we hoped it would be nice and we all loved it! My son and I shared a Kalamari tray ( platter)... More

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

Thank you for writing such a nice review about your family's experience at 'my' family's restaurant Ithaka! The entire family and staff are happy to hear that your dining experience was positive and that you all enjoyed the many different tastes Ithaka has to offer! We hope you enjoyed your holiday here in beautiful Victoria! More

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