Romeo's Restaurants have been serving Victoria for over 30 years and specializes in Greek Cuisine and their signature pizza that has been voted Victoria's best pizza year after year. At romeo's you will find a wide variety of Pasta dishes, BBQ ribs, Stir Fries, Seafood, And classic Greek dishes. They have four locations throughout the victoria area to serve you.
My friend and I went there Sunday following a dog-walk 'meet-up' and were both slightly hungry. The new place just sparkles and the ultra modern washrooms were amazing to behold. I walked past many at tables happily chowing down good looking meals.
We awaited while our overworked waitress finally came to us. I supposed that with the new flashy invirons, they could not afford to hire many people to serve.
Her attitude was one of a rushed person, who'd rather we were not present in her area.(Tho' she did seat us there).
I ordered a 'safe' salad while my friend ordered "potato skins". I asked that my Spinach Salad have purple onions included (as most Romeo's do not, I have learned with dismay). She rather boldly corrected me "red onions", you mean? "They are purple" i replied, then I asked for tea.
She told me she rarely comes when it is full priced and usually comes on half price days ~ economical as she is ~
Her potato skins arrived on a tiny plate 4 or 6 wee wedges of them and my salad came in a rather large bowl in a somewhat timely fashion. My tea came with lukewarm water and bag on the tray instead of in the pot of steaming water. She asked me to check for the onions then said, "Oh, I see them." and left to the table next to us with 6 people.
My friend had her meal gone in minutes so I gave her a third of my salad which was overloaded with purple onions. Almost like the kitchen dudes said, "You want purple onions, we'll fu----- give you purple onions!!" We never gave them the satisfaction of leaving any behind. My friend left to smoke while I awaited our bill. It never came so I went to the area where another chap was paying. She was orientating a new employee behind the bar and looked very harassed and overworked. She finally gave me a folder with an $85.00 tallied bill inside, to which I said, "No thankyou!" as she flounced off. I waited five more minutes to have her return and fumble for the correct bill. I have never not tipped before but this time I just could not. It seems so sad that this manager has moved across the mall to a new place but does not seem to think her should hire staff to accommodate the new environs. I'll never be back. I told my friend, "This just confirms, I cook better then any place in town!!" I proved it three days later when I made her a real spinach salad, that she ate for three different meals and just loved it.
My meal was very good until I tried to cut into the Yorkshire Pudding. It was like a large hard crusted roll that would bounce if it fell on the floor. I mentioned it to our waitress and she said she was sorry. There was no offer to make amends of any sort. It would have been obvious to her that the Yorksire Puddings were not eaten. My complaint was not taken seriously. There was no adjustment made to the tab. I would have appreciated it if the chef had come to our table and told us what went wrong with the preparation of the Yorkshire Puddings.
Yorkshire pudding is something I don't get at home and look forward to when I dine out. Needless to say my meal at Romeo's was not satisfactory.
I will be telling my family and friends that we will be going elsewhere to dine on Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding.. .
it was 13 degrees outside and lightly raining. They had their A/C on so we had to switch tables. Then we had to sit and wait about 15min for a server. Then we had to wait another 15min for our drinks. Our appy took so long I forgot we ordered it. It was Mushooms Neptune with little black hairs and dry toast. I think it was supposed to be garlic toast but they seemed to have forgotten the butter. It went back to the hells kitchen from where it came. The wait for our mains began. Finally they arrived and to my surprise were horrible. The baked beef raviolli had no beef to be found. If you like undercooked freezdried raviolli with flour and beef bullion stuffing order this dish its a doosy.The spinich Cannaloni was bland but full of spinach. It was a little better but so is McDonalds.
The bill? 55.00
Save yourself the grief and your money.
If you're looking for westernized pizza and pasta, that's what you'll find here. It's decent food, nothing spectacular or extraordinary. It's a family style restaurant, if that helps at all. It's not fancy, you're not in for a "dining experience" you are there to eat and go basically. Don't get me wrong, I do eat here, it's close to home and their weekly specials are affordable, it's just that if you're looking for authentic italian style that's got a more exotic flare than pizza and spaghetti, go to Zambri's.
When I had a beef burger at this Romeo's, it was the most tender burger I have ever had. I even inquired about it & the patties are made in house, as is most of the food. Their chicken vegetable soup is also the best I have ever had, hands down - lots of seasoning, & generous with the chicken. The food is a tad on the pricey side.
My ladyfriend and I ate dinner here (the Broadmead Romeo’s) on Sunday Aug 28th. The food (their roast lamb special) and the service were both good, and their live patio bunny (Romeo) very cute. The problem came when we drank only half of our bottle of wine and wanted to take the rest of it with us (since we were driving, as are most of their customers). Our server told us that we could not do that. We knew that the BC law was changed quite a while ago to allow customers to take away their unfinished bottles, but she said no, they do not allow that, and after checking with her manager, the answer was still no. The manager offered to charge us for only half a litre (about $19) rather than the whole 750 ml bottle (about $29). Rather than create a scene by picking up the bottle and walking out, we accepted her offer (being charged for ½ litre rather than the ½ bottle we drank) and left very unhappy about the whole thing, and will never go back.
I ate at this location yesterday with a friend. Upon paying for meals (one bill-being paid two ways) we were both treated very poorly by this operator. He was very rude and his tone was more than uncalled for. I know we all have bad days but this was just beyond anything I've experienced before. I and my friend will likely not be stopping in that particular location again. The waitress was excellent as was the food. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I have always enjoyed the pizza at Romeo's, but we decided to go for burgers.
What a mistake.
I have seen the same frozen patties for sale at Costco that were served to us at Romeo's. The bun, lettuce and tomato were so unappetizing that I left the whole burger, except for a few bites.
Stick to the Pizza or stay away.