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Auntie Pesto's Cafe

Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free
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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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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hoping for a nice dinner, we ordered the special: Halibut with Lentils. Unfortunately, the Halibut was over cooked and the lentils were way undercooked. It's still a nice spot to look over the harbour, but someone should be paying attention to detail if you want to charge the bigger prices.

Thank Pat C
Kimberley, British Columbia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I arrive after the lunch rush - ordered and then waited one and a half (1 1/2) hours for SOUP. And then it was dirty water with pieces of potato and corn floating in what was supposed to be 'chowder' - no apology for the length of time it took - even if we were told they... More 

Thank BubnDi
Lake Forest, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful, the views were amazing...overall a wonderful dining experience on a beautiful island! The pasta was cooked perfectly and the service was terrific. As good as any Italian meal we have had in Southern Orange County, CA. What a surprise!

Thank Daria7
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a slew of prosperous locals, this small and charming, upscale restaurant offers eclectic cuisine, emphasizing organic and farm to table ingredients. The atmosphere is sophisticated but casual.

Thank Dougananda
North York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The patio here is wonderful, right on the water with a great view of the boat docks. The food was good, out of a group of 6 most liked their food. This is a restaurant trying to be trendy with their food. The service was some of the worst I have ever encountered. The servers didn't care to do a... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dropped by for dessert last night (Monday) about 8:00 p.m. There were no tables inside, so we ate on the patio overlooking the marina. Although it was cool, staff turned on propane heaters so the temperature was comfortable. I ordered Tiramisu and my wife ordered bread pudding. Both desserts were very tasty. The cappuccino and wine... More 

Thank Edmonton017
Regina, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at this restaurant was amazing. The pasta was about the best I have ever eaten. The portion size was large,even the half portion was plenty of food. The only downside was the service was a little too slow.

Thank Bev V
Vernon, B.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on being the #6 rated restaurant on Salt Spring Island, we were excited about going there for dinner. It turned out to be a very disappointing dining event. Below are my comments. First of all, we made reservations to sit outside. When we arrived, they had has sit inside for about 15 minutes. These things happen but it was... More 

Thank Silverwoods
White Rock, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The childrens menu is very deceiving. I suggest another restaurant unless you want to gulp that wine when the childrens food arrive in search of 'kid friendly food' right after the dish arrives to quell the hungry child. Fish and chips was a piece of lightly grilled salmon, with teriyaki drizzle - great for adults not so great for someone... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several hours of wine tasting and visiting the market, we decided to eat. Auntie Pesto's was close by and we sat on the outdoor terrace overlooking the harbour. Service was prompt and efficient. The 4 lunch meals looked and tasted delicious.

Thank 174PeterH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $36
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?