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“Wonderful Food, Wonderful Service”
Review of Cafe Brio

Cafe Brio
Ranked #10 of 1,238 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Harris Green
Reviewed October 5, 2012

First night in Victoria and our accommodation hosts recommended Cafe Brio. This recommendation was well deserved. Where to start, the welcome was warm, the table host was knowledgeable about how the dishes were cooked, the service was attentive but not oppressive. We had the Salmon dish and the lamb dish. The salmon was perfectly cooked to our requirements, nicely done all the way through, with a delicate browning on the top. Every day the lamb dish is cooked a different way. On our visit it was a combination of slow cooked leg with a pan fired piece of shoulder carved on top, served with new potatoes. The combination of these two ways of cooking lamb complimented each other to provide the perfect dish.

Another plus point is the ability to have half portions. Ideal if you have a small appetite or wish to try the desert side of the menu. However after a tiring day travelling we decided to forego the desserts.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

WOW!! The exterior hides the energy of this super gem. Low lit, colorful, pumping energy dining experience. Staff is fluid and highly knowledgeable. Food is superb. My husband and I had the Chef's tasting menu, tasting dessert, wine flights, digestives. Thank you for making our first fine dining excursion in Victoria hard to follow.

Thank L S
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We could get a table in the busy Cafe Brio on Friday evening. The Food was phantastic We started with the Contorni as a first Highlight. The various vegetables were excellent. Then the roasted halibut and Mussels. Both again sensational. Service was competent and recommended an excellent BC Wine (Black Hill Alibi). It was a wonderful evening.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We can definitely see the appeal here, very friendly and helpful wait staff, casual environment and well prepared food. However, on the night we went, there was a group of at least 20 gentlemen celebrating something that got SO loud and annoying that at times, even carried on THROUGHOUT the restaurant as they did not remain seated, This was clearly the management's fault for allowing this to go on, as it was very disturbing.

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3  Thank Kenbob
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Was brought here by a friend. It is a little off the beaten path, but was still a popular spot. The atmosphere was amazing, and the staff was outstanding. I had the venison which was done to perfection. Kudos to the owners for such a great little spot, would definately go back!

Thank Tigerlily76
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