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Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

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128-560 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3C6, Canada
+1 250-590-2648
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch today. Great specials - mini pizza plus soup or salad/ 11.5 CAD. Pretty good and tasty fresh food. Great service. The place is kept clean and updated, very authentic looking and cozy.

Thank Stambo25
Calgary, Alberta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from dinner at the Victoria location. Enjoyed their Margherita pizzas, on special Monday's​ for only $8. Nice thin crust, perfect texture, nice chewy edge crust. Needed a bit more basil and they quickly brought more. Staff very nice and helpful accommodating a tree nut allergy. One of the staff even carries an epipen.

Thank tessa29
Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family came here during the Dine Around event and we were blown away by everything here. For $20, we got to choose an appetizer, dessert and ANY pizza from the regular menu. For $20! Some of those pizzas are $17 alone so the value was amazing. The meatballs I ordered as an appetizer were scaled down for the Dine... More 

Thank saveyjack
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had 3 different pizzas and meatballs--all amazing! Great service, beautiful interior-bright and sunny and great to people watch! Try the Thai pizza -- so incredibly good!

Thank Melissa P
Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For some reason this particular Famoso location makes a delicious thin crust pizza, we think beating out everyone else in town! A Western Canadian chain pizzeria?!! I know, right? Competition is stiff but the Naples-inspired recipe is spot on here. We tried the South Surrey location and crust was way too thin and soggy, but Victoria is slam-on perfect. Crust... More 

Thank sharpy s
Victoria, Canada
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, efficient service with delicious food at a reasonable price. Conveniently located downtown. I found lots of on street parking available. Lunch was The Soup and Sandwich Special and we chose the Sophia Loren Sandwich of grilled vegetables with the fire roasted tomato soup. The sandwich was delicious, full of roasted peppers, onions, arugula, etc. The restaurant was full but... More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to famoso on a whim while visiting Victoria. I must say we were pleasantly surprised. Not only do they have an extensive menu, but the service was impeccable. The banana Nutella dessert pizza is a must and if extra extra large Caesar salads existed I'd tell you to get bigger! It was delicious!

Thank Kate F
Whistler, Canada
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cold rainy night in Victoria and comfort food was on the menu or so we hoped. We had passed the restaurant earlier that day and it was super quiet so when my husband suggested we go I decided to check tripadvisor for reviews and they were really good so off we went full of anticipation. Arrived and was seated... More 

Thank Snowbabies1
Kelowna, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this restaurant! All family members get to choose a meal that meets their palate and ultimately leave satisfied.

Thank Carmen H
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We picked this place because it was rated so highly on trip advisor and was very busy. I was hoping for a great thin crust pizza experience. It was ok but not great. I had the Capriossa pizza. It was described as having basil and Padano cheese and basil. There were about 6 basil leaves (see picture) and no evidence... More 

Thank David P
lk l, Manager at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hello Davis, Thank you for you review. I would like to address some of the technicalities that you mentioned. You mentioned that we serve Frank's hot sauce, however we in fact serve Valentina. We do make our spicy oil in house, which is something that we are proud of. The difference between grana padano and parmisan is just the name... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128-560 Johnson St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-2648
Famoso is a casual pizzeria serving authentic Neapolitan pizzas made with high quality ingredients in a domed Italian oven. Ideal for a quick lunch or a night out. Enjoy with wine, cocktails and beer.

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