Auntie Pesto's in Ganges on Salt Spring Island was highly recommended to us by the proprietor of our hotel/resort. Three of us went for dinner and were very surprised at the poor service and ambiance of the place. The seating they have chosen is very uncomfortable and the general feel of the place is stark and unwelcoming. One person ordered chili lime prawns that were okay but over seasoned. Two of us ordered beef stroganoff which was EXTREMELY disappointing - particularly for the inflated price! There was very little beef in the dish, the sauce was almost non-existent and too thick. It was like noodles with some canned cream of mushroom soup stirred in and very few extremely small pieces of beef for $23.00 each! Frankly we were outraged at what we got for the price and will never return to this establishment. We would definitely not recommend it.
The waitresses were always in a hurry to be somewhere other than our table, we ordered drinks which never arrived, we suffered through a seemingly endless and unapologized-for wait for our orders, and were finally rewarded with indifferent dishes which tasted as if they had just been defrosted or poured out of a tin... and all of this in a restaurant with less than half of its tables occupied.
We finished nothing, went elsewhere for a snack/dessert, and will never return to Auntie Pesto's. Dine here at your own risk!