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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” (296 reviews)
“bread” (298 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1011 Broad St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2A1, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Heard rave reviews about this restaurant so we decided to try it this trip. It was wonderful. Loved the Caesar salad and the bread! We had two pastas: Frank and Bicycle Thief. Both were superb! We each had a half order and it was plenty....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rhonda2398
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dropped in here for lunch and got a table right away. Restaurant was very busy but the service was great, the food was amazing and we didn’t have to wait too long. Try the Deep Fried Lobster stuffed Ravioli.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Russ P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow is this place popular! No reservations so you simply wait for a table. And they really squeeze people in. Great food.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank richardlB7576GM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four seniors, brother and sister-in-law, husband and I enjoyed our entrees. We had just flown in from the east coast of U.S., taken a ferry to Victoria soon after our flight into Vancouver, and we were looking forward to a nice dinner....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular establishment in the downtown core with a very large menu of dishes and overall affordability. No shortage of staff and they are well-trained and efficient. As a couple we were seated promptly but so close to 2 other tables one couldn't reasonably be afforded...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 917murrayc
solomonsiegel, Owner at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Murray, Thank you so much for coming. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We currently offer 18 different wines by the glass and 27 different wines by the bottle. Our wine list is focused on BC boutique wine and some Italians. We offer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I Have been coming to Pags since 1986. Never disappoints. Best Restaurant Ever. I don’t live on the island now so made a special trip Home for my birthday to go to Pags for my 50th this week. Even my fussy impossible to impress kids...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WendyB2951
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Pag’s for dinner. We ordered crab cakes which were tender and full of fluffy crabmeat. The sauce was a fresh yogurt dill basil lemon concoction from heaven. I could drink it; it was so good. Definitely used the delicious fresh soda bread to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 575ll
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A lively restaurant, good food, I had the Shell Game, half portion which was more than enough for me. We had a half liter of Joie - Pinot Noir which was very drinkable. Desert was Checkerboard Cake, again large portion, more than enough for 2....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We were wondering around downtown on Halloween night looking for an early dinner. Decided on Pag’s and walked in about 5pm. We had good service although my wife said her Risotto was too salty and could not finish it. I had the Bicycle Thief. Since...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank haroldw148
solomonsiegel, Owner at Pagliacci's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Harold, I am so sorry your wife's risotto was too salty. We are always happy to replace a dish if anyone doesn't love their food. Please email me at solomon@pagliaccis.ca so we can replace your wife's​ meals. Thank you Solomon Siegel GM

Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a busy place that does not take reservations but the servers are quick to turn around tables. The service was excellent. Don’t plan a quiet intimate evening here. The tables are squished together and it is loud but the food is very good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dinolady
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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$26
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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