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Ottavio Italian Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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2272 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-592-4080
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Place was just packed with people buying breads, cheeses and desserts . Some buying coffee and pastries to enjoy in the crowded store or for the more intrepid to sit outside on the patio in spite of the 10 degree C weather. Very busy for a reason. We bought some bread to take with us back home up Island. Busy... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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706 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

i hadn't been here in years. patterns change. i used to bring my young grandson here. so happy to stop back in with this visit to town. had a wonderful walk along cattle point first. stopped in here and bought a delicious cheddar, very tasty olives and a small apple pastry for family for dinner, yum. will return to have... More 

Thank jarmwr40
Fort McMurray, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful place in beautiful Oak Bay! It is both cafe and delicatessen store, where apart from fantastic home made ice cream you can find a wide range of interesting cheese, olive oil from Crete, teas, pasta, cold cuts and great fresh bread! For your morning coffee or afternoon pick me up, Ottavio's will become your favourite hanging out place!

Thank perfumehunter
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Do yourself a favor and venture outside of the tourist area of Victoria. My family and I did and we were so amazed in the beauty of Victoria. The cliffs along side the water, the charming homes, and the cute villages. We stopped at Ottavio to stretch our legs and walk around the tiny village. We stopped here for afternoon... More 

Thank mm2467
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Ottavio for lunch today. The food was very good and filling. I had pasta and salad. It is an excellent place to meet and catch up with friends.

Thank Davidfirving
victoria, bc
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visit this often and I have no complaints, at all. Bread is good, cheese and deli meats are good and if you want to have a lunch there is a reasonably good variety - hey - it's not that large.

Thank sheret
Prince George, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Discovered this bakery and cafe while searching for a bakery to make my daughters 20 th birthday cake - we didn't get it made here ( patisserie Daniel did that superbly) but decided to come and try out their offerings . Lovely pastries , homemade products and lunches on the European inspired terrace . Could have been back in Florence... More 

Thank SusanHowick
Mount Vernon, Washington
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122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We found lots of wonderful deli items to bring home and serve to our friends. I was a little disappointed by the limited selection of gelato flavors.

Thank rogeroemerson
Toronto, Canada
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127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We absolutely loved our recent lunch at Ottavio! You order at the counter and they bring your food to the table (or you wait for takeout). On this visit, we had paninis with house-pickled vegetables So good! There is a huge selection, including lots of vegetarian items. The grocery section is like walking the aisles at a grocery store in... More 

Thank jameskul
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

There is only one word that I can use to describe Ottavio Italian Bakery; AWESOME. Regardless of what you order you will defiantly enjoy and savor it. Ottavio has great bakery goods, awesome sandwiches and gelato, and yes super friendly staff. This was a place that we kept visiting during our eight days of stay in Oak Bay and will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2272 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-592-4080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?