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Pagliacci's

1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
+1 250-386-1662
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (280 reviews)
“bread” (283 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 1,328 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been going to Pag’s for over 35 years, and I love that they’ve never changed what works: delicious food, a fun atmosphere in a cramped, lively space, good service, decent prices, and the best focaccia EVER. They now have GF pasta options, which is...More

Thank Thejourneygenie
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I walked by last week (March 1, 2018) and the building was a construction zone. This restaurant is presently being renovated. There is also lots of condos under-construction in this area making it difficult to find parking and access. Note this restaurant is presently closed...More

Thank Petronilo P
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Cozy and busy with people enjoying great food and service. Fabulous meals and the best Manhattan cheesecake anywhere INCLUDING Manhattan! Be prepared to wait to get in though. No reservations.

Thank Springhunter
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We've been coming here for so long. The staff just don't care like they use to. There is a petite blond who serves during the day, avoid her if possible. Who should have to hound someone for more bread? It was hard to get a...More

1  Thank Buddy H
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hi Buddy, I am so sorry you were unhappy with your service. We have the same high standards of service weather my father is around or not. Howie is over 70 so can’t really be on the floor everyday. However he is in the reassurance...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Ok so I died and went to heaven. Who would think one could eat freshly made delicious pasta here on VI? It is pure ecstasy . OMG!!! Service is prompt, friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable and the food magic. There is a God. I...More

1  Thank J T
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We've lived in Victoria for many years and went for dinner on a weekday night to see what all the fuss was about. The reception and service was perfunctory, incompetent, and unfriendly. The noise in the place required shouting at the sitting opposite -- even...More

2  Thank oneoldmonk
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Our party of six was lucky to be able to find a slow night-the restaurant isn't very large and is quite popular. Initially put off by the cutesy menu names, but the actual food was overall quite good. Worth the trip for the bread alone-the...More

1  Thank eeplebneesta
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Came in in Tuesday evening @ 5 pm and there was no wait! Both our dinners were fantastic & hope they continue the same great food & service !

Thank Look4-2
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The food & atmosphere are still fantastic - you'll probably have to queue for a table and will be very, very close to the next table but that's part of what makes Pagliacci's so much fun

Thank sewaterman
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 5:30 pm and had to line up outside for about half an hour. It is a very popular place. The food was good. I really liked the side Caesar salad and the Frank pasta dish was OK. Hubby enjoyed his green side...More

Thank kpatters
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Questions & Answers
Alanna R
13 April 2017|
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Response from solomonsiegel | Property representative |
Hi Alanna, I suggest a Pagliacci's salad without cheese and maple balsamic vinaigrette and some extra chick peas. Or a pasta with just tomato sauce and vegetables (not on the menu but were happy to make it). Our bread in... More
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Liao S
12 February 2016|
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Response from DCee54 | Reviewed this property |
In all the years I have been going to Pag's they have never taken reservations. 50 people would almost take over the entire place. Very tight sitting but comfortable. The menu hasn't really changed in years - and why... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-386-1662
  • E-mail
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