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“Outstanding”
Review of Cafe Brio

Cafe Brio
Ranked #8 of 1,226 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Harris Green
Reviewed January 29, 2012

This restaurant is terrific - great plates to share. Wine is good. Well prepared. One of our favourites!

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Reviewed January 25, 2012

If you want to spend a lot of money on dinner and leave hungry this is the place to go. I think the chef must have a very big ego to think that he can charge so much for what is really just basic food, super small portions. There are a lot better restuarants in Victoria than this one. Don't waste your money here.

7  Thank GoldenGirl11
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

We enjoyed a great meal here, but what made it really wonderful were the sides and sauces. I had a wonderful strawberry tart for dessert served with balsamic whipped cream.....amazing! I love that they serve half portions as well. When you are traveling you can't take leftovers, and we were able to have an appetizer, entree and share dessert without feling overly full.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Most important: excellent food. The salumi selection and the cheese options were superb. Our entrees were very good, well-prepared, good flavors, nicely plated. The housemade truffles and sorbets were a great way to finish the meal.

Very friendly but not especially competent service -- misremembered the order initially, came back and double-checked, then brought out the wrong entree which meant a 7 minute wait while one of us had our food but the other didn't. A small detraction but nothing serious.

The only real downside to the evening was the presence of three tables of retirement party celebrants next to whom we were seated. They were loud, disruptive, rude, standing up and switching seats, bumping into our table, and made it impossible for us to hear one another. I don't think such a large group should have been seated but I understand that the restaurant might not have expected their behavior to be as it was. I would have appreciated an offer to move us to an open table elsewhere or some effort to ask the party to quiet even slightly.

Thank Wisco P
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

menu indicates local food when ever possible yet of the half dozen choices under seafood only one was from the area. Considering we have acess to amongst the best selection of seafood in the world this was this was puzzeling. Main dishes had no accompanying vegtables and the sides were inadequate. The flavours were not memorable. the service and atmosphere was very good. We would not go back.

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Thank nanaimo-visitor
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