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1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
+1 250-386-1662
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (286 reviews)
“bread” (288 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait about 15 minutes but it was a Fri. night. I had the chicken Marsala which was excellent. Small place with a nice atmosphere.

Thank BelleBenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Victoria fixture is a great lunch spot for travellers and a regular for locals for decades. The endless bowl of soup and bread is absolutely fantastic. The pastas are all spectacular and the desserts are generous and probably best split between two! As a...More

Thank Rileynoone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait for half an hour to get a table. But it was worth waiting for. Nice atmosphere, good food, excellent life music.

Thank Hans en Arianne... v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the restaurant as we always do on our trips to Victoria. It is a "must go" for those visiting the area for the first time BUT you have to be in the right mood. Don't expect a quiet romantic...More

Thank fayo400
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a 40 minute wait outside to get a table, then almost an hour wait for our food, it was mediocre. The plates were hot but the pasta was only lukewarm. Our table was moved partway through our meal to make room for the band....More

Thank Kathy L
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kathy, I am so sorry for the long wait. I’m really sorry you didn’t like your food. You should have been told about the band before you sat down. Please email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca I would like to replace your meal. Or find away...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here tonight. Super disappointed with the food as it is not as good as it used to be. They used to be very generous with the bread but not anymore. I found the food a bit more bland and not as tasty as...More

Thank Kim W
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kim, I am so sorry you were disappointed. Please email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca so I can find the best way to make things up to you. We don’t charge for bread and our guests can have as much as they want. We try not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice in a row - with friends and just with the family. The food was great, especially the homemade bread which is great. You do have to wait a bit but no more than 10 minutes both nights - worth eating late. The...More

Thank Andys1252014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to sit down for a nice meal after getting off the 2-hour ferry ride. After a 45 minute wait outside, we were seated at a small table in the middle of an extraordinary-cramped room (are there no fire codes?). As if the large...More

Thank sreiter2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall pretty disappointing meal. Which really sucked because the reviews were very positive. Ordered takeout which took over 35 minutes to be ready at about 5pm on a Tuesday. La Strada bolognese pasta was overall pretty ok, but it needed more sauce. Thin man chicken...More

Thank AlexC1496
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alex, I am very sorry you were unhappy with your food. Please email at solomon@pagliaccis.ca. I would like to replace your meal or find another way to make things up to you. I am sorry there was not enough sauce and that we forgot...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Sophia pasta. Big portion and I managed to get through it. Very tasty. We did have to wait about 15 minutes in a line out the door and the next night while walking by to another restaurant, the line was much longer,...More

Thank Chris S
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Questions & Answers
13 April 2017|
Response from solomonsiegel | Property representative |
Hi Alanna, I suggest a Pagliacci's salad without cheese and maple balsamic vinaigrette and some extra chick peas. Or a pasta with just tomato sauce and vegetables (not on the menu but were happy to make it). Our bread in... More
Liao S
11 February 2016|
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Response from DCee54 | Reviewed this property |
In all the years I have been going to Pag's they have never taken reservations. 50 people would almost take over the entire place. Very tight sitting but comfortable. The menu hasn't really changed in years - and why... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-386-1662
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CARVED FROM LIFE IN LAUGHTER Welcome to Pagliacci’s! Pagliacci’s is one of those timeless places, born in passion, carved from life and bathed in laughter. From the foccacia bread and soup through the Broadway-style cheesecake, every morsel is made on the spot, served with style by someone hustling for you. And there’s more than enough pasta or steak to bring home to Asta. Step back into history. This is what it used to be like before franchises. Nourishing souls since 1979 Tell ’em Joe sent you!
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