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“Fun place for dinner”
Review of Pagliacci's

Pagliacci's
Ranked #16 of 1,196 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Hn�UD�
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place for dinner”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Went on the advise of a friend and really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. If your looking for a quiet , romantic spot go somewhere else but if you want a noisy , bustling , atmosphere and great pasta this is the place . We luckily got in right at opening and by the time we left there was a lineup of twenty or more people. The staff were all friendly and quick to fill our glasses and move empty dishes, portion sizes were huge and the prices reasonable. All in our party enjoyed there salads and mains.I would return as it seems many locals do often.

Visited December 2013
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Friday Harbor, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great lunches, a must in downtown”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We go here for lunch every time we're in Victoria. The food is good at a reasonable price, staff is great and the atmosphere is very European and lots of fun. Live music is great too. Just a good time but it gets crowded for lunch and dinner so go in the shoulder times for easier seating.

  • Visited December 2013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love it !!!”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Love it !!!
Excellent for lunch or dinner and definitely worth the wait if there is a line up.
The food is great ... I have had almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed.
The wait staff are great and very friendly.
Atmosphere is fun and often have live music.
The table bread and deserts are fabulous too!
Highly recommend it!

  • Visited September 2013
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NZ
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun restaurant with great food”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great atmosphere and great food. A busy, animated place but despite that it was still possible to have a conversation without shouting. They have staggered the table positions interestingly to facilitate this. Good service and an endless supply of focaccia!

  • Visited December 2013
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Vancouver, BC
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Was just ok”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

I went to Pagliaccis about 7 years ago and it was fantastic. Perhaps I was a little over excited to go back this time around and my expectations were too high as my experience was not as great as it was previously. My dish was pretty good, but my husbands was terrible (was recommended by a "regular" customer sitting next to us). No flavor, just heavy sauce. The service was so-so and when we mentioned that one dish was not very good, the woman we mentioned it to said she’d advise our server, but surprisingly enough, our server never came back. Another server brought us our bill. This restaurant is very busy (packed at opening on a Sunday night at 5:30pm) and very crowded. Our table was about an inch away from the table next to us so we were very close to the two women next to us and got to hear all about their drunken evening the previous night. This was not a huge deal because I knew what to expect as I've been there before, but for newcomers, it is not a nice, quiet dinner. I guess long story short, if you don’t mind noise and pick the right dish, you will have a good meal.

  • Visited December 2013
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