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Auntie Pesto's Cafe

$$ - $$$Italian, , Soups
2104-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd | Grace Point Square, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
+1 250-537-4181
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (97 reviews)
“puttanesca” (10 reviews)
“beef stroganoff” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2104-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd | Grace Point Square, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Auntie Pesto's is right on the waterfront with great views of the harbour, especially in summer from the patio. Warm and friendly, great service and tasty, beautifully prepared, fresh food. The smoked salmon platter and the mussels are just amazing.

Thank carvelqueen
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Not quite our favorite place in Rome – but damn close. A friend took us for lunch and we split the seafood alfredo, which was perfection. Came back the next day and, at the waitress's insistence, tried the carbonara – which was exquisitely balanced. If...More

Thank jdonnellatduedu
Reviewed October 8, 2017

we went there for the first time for dinner. we returned back after 2 days for dinner to make sure this was not a mistake. and it was for the second time excellent. the selection of menu is quite large and there were also "...More

Thank alerda
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We had an evening on the patio savoring the last of summer, with fading sun over the marina, but warmed by blankets and a heater. The place was humming but our servers were friendly and efficient. Two of us enjoyed the almond encrusted Halibut, which...More

Thank ValerieSpeer
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We showed up, starving, but without a reservation. They found a way to fit four of us in. And it just got better from there. Dining on the patio watching the sunset on the Salish Sea was viually stunning. Our server was Jana (Sp?) Efficient...More

Thank John T
Reviewed October 1, 2017

I dined here with friends, but also seemed a good spot for a date night. Lovely atmosphere and view of harbor. Service was attentive and provided great recommendations. Items we particularly loved were the scallop appetizer and the duck entree.

Thank JetBetty
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

This would need to be a two part review. My wife ordered halibut and reported the dish as a 5. I ordered Puttanesca pasta and the taste was a 3 at best. Small local restaurant, no ambiance to speak of. Wholesome comes to mind

Thank Joel A
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Bar none the best mussels we have ever had. Large white mussels in a white wine broth with cherry tomatoes.. delicious. We also had pasta.. flavourful and large portions with multiple choices. Lovely view right in the harbour. Will be back for sure

Thank Dr Rich M
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Stopped here for lunch while bicycling around the island. It was a sunny day so we took a table outside with a view of the marina. The restaurant is very clean, service is good with a good menu selection. We ordered a couple of sandwiches...More

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed September 18, 2017

We went for dinner on Saturday night. Our server, Alex, was outstanding. We had a wonderful time, the food was great and the service was excellent.

Thank BC_Cardinal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, 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, Ganges, British Columbia V8K 2T9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island  >  Ganges
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-4181
  • E-mail
Open since 2004, Auntie Pesto's is a family owned & operated waterfront cafe that serves lunch and dinner year round. Depending on the seasons, we harvest much of the fresh produce on your plate from our own kitchen gardens, but are also strongly committed to supporting many local and regional farmers, producers & artisans.
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