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Kalvas Restaurant

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180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
+1 250-248-6933
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our dining experience at this beautiful log restaurant. The building itself is quite amazing - a very large round log structure with nice windows and a wood burning stove/fireplace. Smells heavenly on a cool evening like ours was. Our waiter was the best making suggestions for food and wine that we appreciated very much. Paced the service perfectly... More 

Thank Valstrips_2013
Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent service, good food, wide variety of food, beautiful atmosphere. The menu offers seafood, pasta, beef, chicken, salads and delicious desserts.

Thank 1959Margaret
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kavlas was recommended and our experience from start to finish was amazing. Appetizers (wild mushroom soup & oysters Rockefeller) were delicious as were the Entrees (schnitzel & filet mignon with bernaise sauce). Thank you to Nasqua & Abby for the excellent service & wonderful sense of humour.

Thank mara_l_m
Qualicum Beach, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant. The food, atmosphere, prices and service are all the qualities we look for in a great restaurant. we would recommend this dining experience to locals and visitors.

Thank Diane M
Parksville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had horrible service. meal was not what we ordered. we order medium and got blue rare. could not get a drink. Waiter had a communication barrier. Our hostess was not concerned about our issue.

Thank arm0rris
Kalvas, Public Relations Manager at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

we at kalva's are puzzled by your comment after (1) offering to grill another steak and took the steak out of your bill (2)Waiter apologized to you for his language misunderstanding (3)Hostess /Owner spoke with you to clarify matter then you shook her hand along with remark that we had handled the matter professionally (4) We gave you a $50... More 

Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a special restaurant. Food and service are excellent. It is a fine dining experience, rather than a pub or specialty restaurant.

Thank Joyelise
Parksville, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the food was exelent .very well done just the way we ordered it .steaks are at the top of the list .if you are selaborating a birthday or everything this is the spot .must reserve .friday night prime rib a must .staff very friendly even when busy and they are busy .the prices are in line with a white tablecloth... More 

1 Thank Wayne C
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

A large group of us (30+) were staying in Parksville for a couple day over New Years and had a dinner reservation for 25 people at Kalvas for dinner on New Years evening. When we arrived we had more people than expected. This establishment was very professional and managed to accommodate us all any way. The atmosphere was pleasing, the... More 

1 Thank laf592017
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Service Food and Ambience was a perfect. Special nite for us. We will come again. The building is a log house and is beautiful inside and out. For a special occasion this is the place to celebrate.

1 Thank Barb V
Comox Valley, Canada
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We go to Kalva's every year for Christmas dinner. Food is good, atmosphere is beautiful but this year I feel I need to make mention of one thing that happened that just shocked us and we found really off-putting. Our waiter (usually loud and animated) made a comment to one of the women with us as a glass was dropped... More 

1 Thank cdnIriegirl
Kalvas, Public Relations Manager at Kalvas Restaurant, responded to this review

We at Kalva's were equally appalled, and offer our deepest apologies for the remark of our soon-to-be-departed server. That kind of comment is totally unacceptable. Thank you for providing your comment, and we hope you give Kalva's another chance. The chef/owner and his wife are always on site and willing to do what it takes to make sure your dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $19
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Moilliet St, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-248-6933
Kalvas has been converted to aclassy upscale log cabin with dark wood tables and a warm atmosphere. The semi-circularbuilding offered almost every table a view from large windows. The focus of Kalvas is on thedining experience and the quality of the selections on the menu. Specializing in seafoodand premium meats such as AAA Alberta Beef and Island Springs Lamb, Kalvas offers highquality meals at reasonable prices.

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