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“Best of everything!! The heart of Oak Bay.”

Ottavio Italian Bakery
Ranked #130 of 1,222 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Have been shopping here forever, first at their dad's shop on Quadra in the early 1980's and now here in Oak Bay. Always excellent quality, lunches, breads, pastries, cheese, gelato, coffee, take home pastas, pizza dough, oils, balsamic vinegars. Staff is always striving to assist, friendly - especially like the little dark haired pixie-like woman behind the bread counter, knowledgeable and truly friendly. This place contributes so much to the ambience of the neighbourhood with their special days whether it be French, Italian, Spanish or whatever when they hand out free samples of meat, cheese, wine and throw in entertainment whether it be an opera singer or flamingo dancers! Really a great contribution to Oak Bay and Victoria. Next door is a really nice art gallery.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

A deli to behold with rich flavourful foods to eat in or enjoy sitting on the patio people watching. Soups are full of flavour. Their paninis are my personal choice. The staff in the deli staff are both helpful and knowledge on the choices of meats andvcheeses. There is a wide variety of olive oils for the choosing in a wide variety of price ranges. Ask the staff if unsure. I did to find their recommendation in quality and price range perfect. And as you are about to leave, don't forget the gelato.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We, well, my wife shops here often for their cheese and we stop here for afternoon coffee with friends a couple of times a month. The inside is without a doubt - too noisey and whenever possible we sit outside - the traffic is less of a bother than the sometimes loud music and echoing chamber. The owner is pleasant and tries very hard with tasting events which we love. Noise apart this is a great place.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Good coffee, organic food, soup tasty and hot. The desserts are decadent and delicious.

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Thank kirstykatey
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

It is impossible for this reviewer to enter that part of Oak Bay and not go to Ottavio. Coffee is very good but the pastries - well my belt gets tight just thinking about them. Superb.

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