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1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
+1 250-386-1662
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (279 reviews)
“bread” (265 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We popped in for lunch: busy beehive of activity with a steady stream of people coming in and servers zipping about getting people seated, getting orders, bringing food, clearing for the next customer but all very efficiently and very warmly accommodating. Clearly the locals know...More

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my favourite restaurant 27 years ago. Still amazing!!! So excited to go again! The focaccia bread was just as I remembered and the pasta.... mmmmmm..,

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for some pasta, and heard about Pagliacci's. We're glad we checked it out. Our server was amazing. We ordered the Prawn Broker, substituting chicken for the prawns. The curry was so tasty. The sauce was delicious. We ordered it with the gluten...More

Thank Dwight A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a very noisy, crowded restaurant with semi ok food and terrible service this is the restaurant for you. This is our 3rd time and definitely strike 3 you are out!!!! Friends that hadn’t eaten at Pag’a choose the restaurant each time and...More

Thank Neil M
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Neil, I’m so sorry you were unhappy with your experience. Please email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca so I can find away to fix things. We tend to be crowded and we a certainly never quite. However we are dedicated to giving our guests delicious food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Small location. We snuck in at the last minute for dinner. Glad we did. Excellent all around.

Thank Chad L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Italian food lover here. Nothing else compares!!! Best little restaurant in the world. The bread is the most scrumptious bread possible. Pasta is incredible. Drinks are well prices and tasty. I have nothing negative to say :)

Thank NataleeDarrickBouman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Paglacci since the 80's! Worth the wait, don't let the queue scare you off. So delicious. The place is worth it for the focaccia bread alone. Yum. We go to this place every time we visit Victoria. Every time.

Thank Piper D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing on the menu we don't like and the portions are large. The lunch menu is as good as the dinner offerings and the services is outstanding. You may have to wait a bit on a busy day as this restaurant is very...More

Thank rw1229
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we have eaten here & both times no mussels available. Ordered double clams with shrimp on the oceans eleven. Clams arrived barely open & was told they are still good. Hope that is true! Monday night and there was still half hour wait...More

Thank Look4-2
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Look, I’m sorry we didn’t have mussels. When it comes to having fresh seafood we are at the will of nature and our suppliers. Clams are totally fine to eat if they are open, it’s only when they don’t open that you want to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of great lunch options, but the bottomless (homemade) soup and bread is usually perfect for me. Other than waits and crowded seating, this place is a no-brainer for lunch. The pizza of the day is often a favorite, too! Bonus points for the corny...More

Thank CMTVictoria
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Alanna R
13 April 2017|
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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