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redbarnVictoria BCSince January 30, 200812 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Pagliacci's1011 Broad St, Victoria
I've no idea why people continue to praise this place
Submitted Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 7:47pm [Dine in]

Pag's is like the Blethering Place in Oak Bay, for some unfathomable reason people flock here and give it good reviews. The food is plentiful but all around poor, bland and stodgy. It really doesn't resemble Italian food even remotely. I think many of Pag's patrons suffer from the typical north american view that big portions equals good food. I've been here many times over the years and the only thing I can recommend is the ambiance. Now that Victoria has a few more choices I don't have to go back.

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Fiamo Italian Kitchen515 Yates Street, Victoria
Delicious food, lovely service and ambiance
Submitted Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 7:38pm [Dine in]

What a pleasant surprise to find a delicious, fairly priced Italian restaurant in Victoria. Now that I've found Fiamo I don't have to go back to Pag's.
The meatballs were moist, well seasoned and the sauce delicious, and $1 a meatball? Fantastic value. Antipasti platter was very good, great variety of cheese, meat, veg and fruit. The duck pasta was pretty good, didn't knock my socks off but I really look forward to going back and trying something else. Our waitress was really lovely, informative, attentive and genuinely cheerful.

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Marina Restaurant1327 Beach Dr., Victoria
New year's eve dinner
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

I had dinner here with my husband, parents and parents-in-law on new year's eve 09. Dinner was superb as was the service. Despite it being nye and very busy we were not at all rushed. As it is a seafood restaurant we were all rather hoping for more seafood options on the set menu but what we did choose was delicious. Will definitely go back to try their 3 course, $30 meal and the brunch.

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Amigo Pancake House2228 McAllister Avenue, #102, Port Coquitlam
Cheap cheap cheap
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

It's cheap and cheerful. A great place for breakfast; much better than Denny's and way cheaper (especially the Denny's in Poco which is particularly terrible). The food is served hot and the place is clean (although it would be nice if they replaced the carpets!). I'll definitely go back. It's nice to have this sort of place, a great alternative to a chain.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
Yum!
Submitted Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 2:16pm [Dine in]

We love this place. We used to order from Mumbai Sweets but their service put us off, we always had to wait so long for our food. The Bombay restaurant always has our food ready when they say it will be. So far we've tried various nan, the rogan josh, tika masala, butter masala and sagwalla which were all excellent (butter masala was fantastic). Looking forward to trying other items from their menu. Have only ordered takeout so can't comment on dining in the restaurant.

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All Thai'd Up Restaurant2636 Kingsway Ave., Port Coquitlam
Fresh and tasty
Submitted Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

We ordered takeout so can't comment on what it's like to sit in the restaurant, although it was empty on a Friday evening. The food seemed really fresh, and the flavours were great, but the prices are really high given the portion sizes... however would definitely order from here again for a treat, prices are too high to order here regularly.

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Wilbur & Sabastians Bistro2020 Oxford Connector, #203, Coquitlam
Not bad
Submitted Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

Read the reviews and wanted to try for ourselves. I had the chicken panino with banana peppers and my partner had a frittata. Overall pretty good, but not outstanding. The food lacked a bit in flavour. A small green salad should accompany the sandwich (it did come with a choice of sides, just think green salad should be a given). We sat near the entrance and the fridge holding the desserts & wine was distractingly loud. If we go again we'll sit nearer the back. Oh and the picture frames and light fixtures had a thick layer of dust which was the first thing I noticed when I sat down, not sure why the staff haven't, or worse why they would ignore it.

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Best restaurant in Tri-Cities
Submitted Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

So nice to have such a lovely, independent restaurant in the Tri-City area. Such a treat compared to the usual chain restaurants in this area. No longer have to drive to Vancouver for a nice meal. Only suggestions... build a website and change the signage outside. Food is delicious, the owner/host is really personable and attentive, and the decor is warm and inviting.

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Austin Fish & Chips19180 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows
Great fish & chips
Submitted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

We love this place, and order fish & chips often. My husband's British and misses the fish & chips from back home, but this place comes very close to the real thing. The closest we've ever come to the real thing is the fish & chips place in Fort Langley... now that place is the real deal.

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Mumbai Sweets & Restaurant, The2803 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
Great food, not so great service
Submitted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

This place has very tasty food. I lived in London, UK where I had consistently amazing Indian food and Mumbai Sweets place has some of the tastiest Indian food I've found in Canada (with the exeption of the Indian Oven in Kitsilano). Only trouble is, last time we went, we ordered in the 'restaurant' and waited 45 minutes -- and the interior doesn't make it a place you want to spend much time in.

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Pasta Polo2754 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
A good, independent restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 9:22pm [Dine in]

Good food, fair prices and great to see a restaurant in the suburbs that isn't a chain/franchise and that serves organic pasta. Now if only they'd only serve free range chicken they'd get 5 stars from me.

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Saint St Grill2514 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Fine Dining - in price only
Submitted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

I wanted to like this restaurant very much. Having lived in cities all my life, and new to the 'burbs I was eager to try a city type 'fine dining' restaurant. Most of the reviews were positive. The truth is the food was okay, just okay. The artichoke starter was fine, but at around $12 it's hideously overpriced. The elk ragu, although quite dryl, was fairly tasty, but the risotto it sat on was gloopy, heavy and luke warm. The main courses are all priced around $25+ and should be priced at $12-15 MAX. We skipped desert for fear it would be overpriced and disappointing. The ambiance was fine, cozy at least. The service was excellent but I'd rather have poor service than mediocre food. The search for a good restaurant in the 'burbs continues.

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