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“Mama mia” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ottavio Italian Bakery

Ottavio Italian Bakery
2272 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #115 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Victoria, Canada
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Mama mia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

A deli to behold with rich flavourful foods to eat in or enjoy sitting on the patio people watching. Soups are full of flavour. Their paninis are my personal choice. The staff in the deli staff are both helpful and knowledge on the choices of meats andvcheeses. There is a wide variety of olive oils for the choosing in a wide variety of price ranges. Ask the staff if unsure. I did to find their recommendation in quality and price range perfect. And as you are about to leave, don't forget the gelato.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Our favorite deli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We, well, my wife shops here often for their cheese and we stop here for afternoon coffee with friends a couple of times a month. The inside is without a doubt - too noisey and whenever possible we sit outside - the traffic is less of a bother than the sometimes loud music and echoing chamber. The owner is pleasant and tries very hard with tasting events which we love. Noise apart this is a great place.

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“Belts will tighten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

It is impossible for this reviewer to enter that part of Oak Bay and not go to Ottavio. Coffee is very good but the pastries - well my belt gets tight just thinking about them. Superb.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great coffee, great bakery, delicious deli!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Great spot in Oak Bay. If the sun is out relax on the terrace with a coffee and croissant. The breads and buns are wonderful and made in house. Friendly feel to the place with a young staff. If it's really hot out then the gelato is pretty tasty. Definetly not the cheapest spot in town but sometimes it's worth it to pay a bit more.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous Deli/Bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Love this place - you can try any cheese or olive before you buy, very knowledgeable about everything they sell. Attended an Olive Oil tasting class here and it was awesome. Highly recommend you check this place out...

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