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Pagliacci's

€€ - €€€Italian, American,
1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
+1 250-386-1662
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (282 reviews)
“bread” (285 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unexpectedly ran into this place for lunch. Absolutely amazing food in a cozy little place that takes you back in history.

Thank Jan-Pieter v
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As usual Pag's was amazing! The new bar looks great ! Staff was incredible ! If you have never been it's a Victoria must experience but fair warning it's loud! We were very surprised on Sunday night they have live music ....which was GREAT! Thanks...More

Thank oceanrambler
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I first discovered Pagliacci's last September 2017 when we decided to stay in Victoria. We just returned this month (June 2018) from a 3 day stay on the Island. We either ate lunch or dinner all 3 days we love the food...More

Thank David R
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow! I’m speechless. If I can ever do anything special for you, please email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here twice on the trip, had delicious chicken marsala both times! A bit crowded but fun atmosphere, enjoyed live music after 8 pm.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First Restaurant on our trip and we weren’t disappointed. Took an hour to get in as they don’t take reservations (we were there just after 7pm and the line didn’t go until we left just after 10pm), then 45 minutes just to get some food....More

Thank Louise1706
Reviewed 6 days ago

I frequented Pag's in the 'old' days when I lived closer to Victoria, and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Today - not so much. Maybe it's a product of age, but what use to feel lively and friendly now feels noisy and cramped. The...More

Thank TwoContinentals
solomonsiegel, General Manager at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Two, I’m so sorry you experience wasn’t up to standards. My family and staff still have the same standards and recipes we always have had. Please let me make this up to you and replace your meal. Email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca and I will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of their first customers! and 40+ years later, I still return during every trip to Victoria! This restaurant went from being the Red Swing, to THE hottest restaurant in Victoria! With lineups around the corner, live music and reliable faithful favourite meals that keep...More

Thank Joyfulwon22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved my dining experience at Pagliacci’s so much I had to visit twice. The Hemingway short story pairs amazingly with their red wine which offers a finish that isn’t to bitter or dry. The staff were lovely and special thanks for the suggestion...More

Thank clindballe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here twice since it reopened. Where are all the friendly faces that used to grace the restaurant on weekends? Not one familiar face this past Saturday. Now, I USED to be a fan of their Caesar Salad...not so much any more as...More

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

Hi Jen and Bobby, I’m am really sorry that some of your experience were not what they should have been. Please email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca To address some of your concerns. We still have many servers who have been with us for years. Kris, Johanna,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spaghetti and meatballs rich and delicious. Lasagna superb, house wine great selections and the bartender took time to talk to us about the wineries he thought we might like to visit in our area. To top it all off I was home for a week...More

Thank Lazygirlathome
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Alanna R
13 April 2017|
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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