Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:29am [Dine in]
My partner and I just spent a few days in beautiful Victoria. On one of our evenings we decided that instead of the abundant fish and seafood options which abound in Victoria, that rather we would choose to have a simpler fare. We decided on pizza. Neither of us like the standard chain pizza restaurants, so we decided to ask the Valet staff at our hotel (Delta Ocean Pointe) for suggestions. They suggested we try Pizzaria Prima Strada, although they had never been there, the said " it always smells so good when you walk by" So we decided to risk it and try the place out. From the moment we walked in we were treated like close friends. The reaturant is very warm and friendly. The wood fired oven is amazing. The food was astounding with superior attention to detail. Thin crust pizza, incredible antipasti and tiramisu like my grandmother used to make. The owner walked throughout the restaurant making sure that everything, including the food and service was up to her standard.. she runs a very tight ship! When she came over to our table she asked if everything was fine, of course we said yes. When we told her about how we had heard of her restaurant, she immediately got a card and asked that we give the card to the two valet attendents at the hotel.. offering them to come and have a free pizza. The owner is a smart marketer and with food of this standard and quality, will be around for many years.
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Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 8:10am [Dine in]
My partner and I went to Sala Thai at the suggestion of our hotel concierge service. Although our concierge had not been to Sala Thai herself, she did say that it had high accolades. We found the restaurant and walked in. It took a good two minutes before we were even acknowledged. The fellow who seated us seemed to have just woken up. It took forever for our waiter (a bald headed man) to even ackowledge us... (okay so in case you're wondering we were both well dressed and groomed). I would suggest that you stay away from the Spring Rolls, they are cooked in oil and our plates were dripping with it. We each had satays with peanut sauce, it had to be the weakest peanut sauce I ever had. Overall, the cuisine lacked flavour and the portions were small. I would suggest you keep looking for a better Thai experience.
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