Despite the fact that we can't travel right now, we can still experience the countries of the world. Are you a fan of delicious spaghetti, prosciutto, and panini? Well, the fantastic Italian restaurants in downtown Victoria would love to share their culinary masterpieces with you and help you explore Italy through food! With the pandemic still a part of our lives, small businesses, such as our downtown Italian restaurants, need our help to stay open and survive the financial difficulties of our present circumstances.

Mamma Mia! It’s Time for Italian

 

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of pizza, pasta, or panini, there are so many wonderful choices for Italian food in downtown Victoria. Even though we can’t travel right now, we can still experience the delightful flavours and dishes of Italy.

Here are some ideas for where to eat if you’ve got a craving for Italian, and they are not the only ones! What are you waiting for?

 

Fiamo Pizza and Wine Bar

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Fiamo has all you need for a lovely stay-at-home cooking trip to Italy. From their small plates to artisan pizzas to signature mains like Beef Tenderloin and beyond, you have so much to choose from and it’s all delicious! They even have daily gelato flavours for dessert, served with seasonal berries and biscotti.

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Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

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Famoso, located in Market Square, is a warm and delightful place to have dinner with family and friends. Their menu is varied and full of the delicious flavours of fresh, pizzaiolo-tossed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails.

 

Il Terrazzo

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Located in Waddington Alley, Il Terrazzo is a beautiful and romantic spot for dinner. You won’t want to miss out on any of their fantastic dishes, from their salads and starters to their wonderful pizza options and so much more! They also have a great selection of sweet treats and wine!

 

Zambri’s

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Zambri’s began in 1999 as a simple trattoria-like restaurant focused on serving a casual lunch and has grown into a beautiful restaurant with fantastic dinner and Happy Hour as well. Located in the Atrium Building, they serve Italian soul food that is definitely a must-eat!

 

Pagliacci’s

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Pagliacci’s is a restaurant full of heart, soul, and delicious food! From the focaccia bread and soup through the Broadway-style cheesecake, every morsel is made on the spot, just for you. With portions big and tasty enough to take home the leftovers for tomorrow, you will want to come back again and again to try everything!

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Italian Food Imports

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Italian Food Imports has been downtown Victoria’s premier Italian deli since 1985. They are family-owned and are the perfect place to stop for lunch with a list of over 20 grilled panini to choose from or make your own. They also have a great selection of imported pasta, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, tomatoes, pickled vegetables, and other Italian favorites.

 

The Old Spaghetti Factory

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The Old Spaghetti Factory has been a popular spot for Italian since 1970 and has located across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. They serve modern comfort food in a nostalgic setting. You won’t want to miss out on their sourdough bread and spumoni ice cream either!

 

Can’t decide which one to choose? No problem! Why not try them all? And remember, if you post on social media about how fantastic the food is, tag those businesses! Small businesses like these need our help to survive the difficulties of the pandemic.

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