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InSearchofNomVictoriaSince October 21, 20091 Review
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Basilico Ristorante & Lounge832 Goldstream Ave, Victoria
Literaly my worst dining out experience in years
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

My party was looking for a nice meal for six adults and one child to celebrate a family birthday. We should not have expected so much from Basilico in Langford, BC.

My wife and I arrived slightly late for the reservation time, but she being the birthday girl, all ought to be forgiven: we quickly joined our table and got our orders ready in fast time to catch up to the rest of our gang.

My first two picks of drink, while offered by the waitress as 'on hand' were not actually stocked that day by the bar, and after four trips back and forth to the bartender she finally brought me a beer they actually had on hand, rather than me guess if her drink list was real or fake for a fifth time. On to Appies!!!
Calamari sounded great to the birthday girl, but lo, after a five minute further delay we are informed there is no more calamari, she opts for a salad. the only food she would see that night.

Main courses are next: and so my hungry eye spots just below the Veal Marsala on the entrees list a "Chicken Parmigiana", how lovely, and so I ordered the Chicken Parmagiana.

Unfortunately, the poor girl whose drink list was woefully depleted to the point of absurdity instead wrote Veal Parmigan on her order pad, and gleefully went to the kitchen with it, only to return to the table several small trips and 30 minutes later with the un-ordered Veal Marsala...

When questioned about the dish she said she though i ordered the Veal Parmagiana, a dish not currently, nor historically on the menu. She then asked if I would like to keep the Veal. I tried to be brave, but one bite of the baby little calf and my stomache was ready to offload brand x beer very quickly, I asked for it to be taken back, as I just couldnt eat a baby cow that I never ordered...sorry for the fuss.

One small bare salad of spinace leaves and a dash of a dressing on top and I was considered fed and ready to be ignored while the waitress went on to tell the rest of the table, also ignoring the birthday girl by the way, that 'once she loses a table that badly there is no point in trying to make it better, as its pretty much done from the beginning and not worth trying to fix"

Our dinner mates were almost roaring in the aisle at this news, but that may be due to the 35 dollar bottles of house wine available from the liquor store for 8 bucks each.

At the end, our waitress dropped a tray of dirty dishes, and completely forgot we were a birthday party, no cake, no baloon, no best wishes: we ended the food portion of the night at Dairy Queen for lack of dessert.

I will never in a million lifetimes eat at Basilico Ristorante in Langford again. In fact, I will try very hard to help spare you the experience also.

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