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Auntie Pesto's Cafe

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2104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd | Grace Point Square, British Columbia v8k 2t9, Canada
+1 250-537-4181
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was courteous and speedy, but the food was bland. My husband had a Pasta Alfredo, and it really didn't have any taste. I guess it's a good place for fearful and unadventurous eaters.

Thank Elizabeth M
Ladysmith, BC
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! This restaurant was a great recommendation from a few locals on Saltspring Island! Situated in Ganges near the water, with seating for 40 (reservations highly recommended!) and modern comfortable decor. From the time we sat down until we left, the service was great ! The food was superb and the best we have had dining out in... More 

Thank WendyRLadysmith_BC
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best to arrive early as seating is limited in this small restaurant. While the dishes are nicely prepared, the pairing of fish with lentils makes for a heavy meal.

Thank Marquise_LA
Red Deer, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Enjoyed a great lunch!! The chicken panini with the special tomato piquant sauce was delicious, as were the onion rings!

Thank box534
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great staff and lovely food. i eat there, lunchtimes, most weeks and I could not be more pleased. Exceptional staff and prompt service. lovely location. DO visit, you will not regret it.

Thank aubreymark
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had a lovely meal here, restaurant was busy with a large group and service was a bit slow. Food was very good pleasant outlook over a marina area. If I returned to salt spring island I would have no hesitations in returning here.

Thank Chris_JNP
St. Louis
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We had a party of 11 and the restaurant was very gracious in accommodating us. It isn't a large place, and the kitchen is small. Everyone was pleased with their food, but I have to say my Crispy Eggplant was dry - could have used more sauce. Other than that, a great dinner with attentive staff.

Thank pennyN
Leduc, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

this restaurant was recommended to us by the owners of the bed and breakfast we were staying at. as it was a Monday night in mid sept we assumed we didn't need a reservation - wrong! the inside of the restaurant was fully booked but the staff offered to seat us on the heated outside patio. we thought the view... More 

Thank pigeonstreet57
Banchory, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Came across this restaurant on arrival in Ganges. Lovely aromas when we passed in afternoon so returned to check it out. Had not reserved but they quickly found us a table. Lovely setting overlooking water. Good service and tasty food so returned following evening. Try it and see!

Thank MgtWS
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is a good place to have lunch or dinner. I have eaten there four times over the past few years. I really like the salads and pasta.

Thank Steven S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $36
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104-115 Fulford Ganges Rd | Grace Point Square, British Columbia v8k 2t9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4181
Auntie Pesto's is a family owned waterfront cafe that serves lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday from 11am to 9pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?