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Restaurant House Piccolo

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
European, Canadian
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service

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Menu

STARTERS‏
9.00
Salmon “Chowder” Finlandia
Scandinavian style, delicate soup w/ fresh salmon, cream, dill & white pepper
14.00
Baked Local Goat Cheese Salad
Balsamic roasted beets, greens, tomato, toasted pine nuts & creamy herb dressing
17.00
Warm Seafood Salad
Sautéed prawns & sea scallops w/ avocado, greens & mango-curry beurre blanc
15.00
Toast Skagen
Swedish shrimp salad & Scandinavian “caviar” on toast
15.00
Piccolo's Pacific Crab Cakes
Home made w/ citrus aïoli
15.00
Chilled Scandinavian Gravlax
Sea salt-dill-brandy marinated, finely sliced salmon w/ cucumber & dill-mustard dressing
15.00
Baltic Herring
Two styles of marinated herring w/ small new potatoes (traditionally enjoyed w/ ice cold aquavit & beer)
14.00
Warm Gorgonzola Cheese Tart
Red onion & port wine marmalade
16.00
Herb Crusted Beef Carpaccio
Thinly sliced beef, w/ truffle oil, herbs, capers & parmigiano shavings
24.00
Duck Foie Gras (Cold)
Toasted bread chips, poached pear & duck gelee
MAIN COURSES
Market
The Catch
Fresh halibut, salmon or.
29.00
Queen Charlotte Island Wild Sablefish Meuniere
Pan fried‏ sablefish fillet w/ brown butter, parsley & lemon
28.00
Qualicum Beach Scallops
Pan seared sea scallops w/ creamy coconut-ginger sauce
27.00
Lobster Risotto
Canadian lobster tail w/ silky lobster & vegetable risotto. Chives & parmigiano
25.00
Wiener Schnitzel
Pan fried, lightly breaded Montreal veal w/ lemon, capers & anchovy fillets
29.00
Filet Gorgonzola
Grilled filet of beef w/ creamy gorgonzola cheese sauce
28.00
Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre
Roasted beef tenderloin w/ light peppercorn crust & brandy scented four peppercorn sauce
29.00
Venison Grand Veneur
Roasted, herb & garlic marinated, tender venison w/ juniper & lingonberry demi-glace
27.00
Lamb Shank
Slow roasted, tender lamb shank w/ it’s own jus. Herb & vegetable risotto
28.00
Muscovy Duck
Roasted Muscovy duck breast w/ orange & green peppercorn sauce
DESSERTS‏
9.00
Chocolate Terrine Finlandia
Chocolate layered Gateau w/ creme anglaise.
8.00
Iced Cranberry Tuile
Frosty cranberries in basket w/ warm caramel sauce.
8.00
Warm Alsatian Pear & Almond Tart
Vanilla sauce.
7.00
Piccolo's Ice Cream
Fresh home made ice cream.
9.00
Warm Lingonberry Crepes & Vanilla Ice Cream
Lingonberry compote filling & Finlandia vodka.
8.00
Creme Brulee Amaretto
Toasted almond & amaretto custard w/ caramel crust.
7.00
Vanilla Ice Cream
Warm truffle sauce.
10.00
Warm, Belgian Chocolate Timbale
Baked to‏ order (10 minutes).
6.00
Piccolo's Sorbet
Fresh home made sorbet.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at Piccolo year after year and have never been let down. Our twin 8 year girls are “breadacholics” and our efficient waiter promptly brought two baskets to keep them happy. Much appreciated!! The schnitzel portion was generous and delicious, crab cake excellent...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank e_borins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had read the great reviews of this restaurant before our recent visit to Salt Spring Island. It is a small and nice looking restaurant. The food is fine but not worth the price. I wanted to add some flavor to almost everything we ordered....More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank seattlekate_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small restaurant, maybe book at busy times. We enjoyed our meal so much we booked for the following evening. Gorgonzola tart is to die for and the lobster risotto was popular. The chef cooks fish so well, as often it’s dry and disappointing,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MrMrsW50
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Bread is good. Server was fine. She accidentally poured wine for me first that my husband ordered and then gave it to him to taste I easily could of tasted the wine. Food was nothing great. Veggies were flavourless all of the food was okay...More

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Searching4realfood
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

I was pleased with their ability to make a crab cake gluten free. It was delicious. They brought gluten free crackers when they brought the bread.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Jo V
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

This place is awesome. We phoned ahead to let them know there was 11 of us. They sent us the menu to order ahead. Everything was ready for our arrival. Great food and staff. you can't go wrong dining here.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 485keithk
Reviewed August 1, 2019

Four of us enjoyed a truly fine dining experience in Ganges at Restaurant House Piccolo on a recent Saturday night. Two of us had Sablefish, one had Lamb and one had Venison. In each case the salads and entrees were expertly prepared and presented. The...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Adventurer725360
Reviewed July 19, 2019

An excellent restaurant to partake in local delicious cuisine. The small but cozy setting accentuated the experience. Located in the center of Ganges, this top quality restaurant offered a wonderful menu and the staff was very kind and gracious.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank rwyvr
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We called2 weeks in advance for a reservation for 2 people and were told that at 6:00 we would get a nice table. No table was reserved for us and the nicer, 2 person tables were full. The menu is small which is a good...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Adventurer393932
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner on a sunny evening on Saltspring Island. The Salmon Chowder Finlandia was the best I’ve ever experienced; the salmon was absolutely perfect! (Chrysanthemum perfect!) The Warm Seafood Salad (sautéed prawns and scallops with avocado and greens and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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