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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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Nanaimo, Canada
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visit Salt Spring frequently and have eaten here with friends and family on several occasions. This visit was an annual trip with 2 friends. We have the same itinerary every year, which includes lunch at Auntie Pesto's. We sat on the outdoor patio, as usual. The lovely view is what prevented a 1-star rating. Normally the food and service... More 

2 Thank runningm0m
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Overall good food, great view of Marina, and easy parking. Decent Italian menu and full bar. Enjoyed our meal and would come back next time in area. Reasonably priced.

Thank Gary S
Vancouver, Canada
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Salt Spring understandably due to its size does not offer a huge selection of good restaurants which means that the good ones doing it well and offering good value, are always busy. Auntie Pesto's (goodness I do not like that name..) is an annual stop for us as the food is always tasty, portions are enormous, and the price is... More 

Thank pcb2015
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything from the location on the water to the excellent service to the creative presentation of some great dishes!

Thank 762ruth
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserved a table for 9pm (none available earlier) and we had to wait quite a while to be seated. Sadly the kitchen had run out of many items so choices were limited and it was all a bit slow. I suspect on an earlier sitting, with smaller party than 12 - the lovely location and menu could work.

Thank tracey h
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday which is also market day in Ganges. It was very hot so couldn't stand walking around the markets in that heat, we decided to grab an early lunch. We were lucky to get there before the lunch rush, as otherwise we wouldn't have got a table. I had the chicken pesto panini which was delicious, one... More 

Thank Stuart O
Chemainus, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch today, had to ask for coffees, she asked if we wanted cream and sugar, sugar did not come to the table, asked again, no cutlery, 5 other tables, we waited 40 min. For our food. Two of those tables came in after us, they were served before us. We ordered chicken, pesto sandwich, they were very... More 

1 Thank orchidlady2016
Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved for a patio table and the location and the view was wonderful. The food was tasty and came in two sizes so if you were really hungry you could choose the larger size. Once our order was taken we were basically ignored. No bread was suggested and no one refreshed our water or came near us until our... More 

Thank Benjiebythesea
Victoria, Canada
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156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been here many years ago with my husband. We returned with family for a quiet lunch after the Saturday Market. A table outside on the patio overlooking Ganges harbour was really nice & quiet too! You couldn't tell that the market was happening just around the corner, The waitress made us welcome, even provided blanket for the windy... More 

Thank victoriafoody
Port Ludlow, Washington
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place on the water. The pasta is excellent and the service was friendly both times we went.

Thank Rileycat4

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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 - $37
Italian, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?