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Padella Kitchen

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2524 Estevan Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2S7, Canada (Formerly Padella Kitchen)
+1 250-592-7424
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time to enjoy the exquisite freshness and tasteful cuisine . Chef Kyle and staff were sincere and determined to please . Definitely earned their praise and generous tip . We shall return soon to taste the calamari salad ...A+ Nino & Laura

Thank Natalino B
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I previously gave this restaurant 5/5. I was so impressed after my first visit, I chose Padella to celebrate my birthday. I was really disappointed by my second visit. We were in the first dining room and it would get a cold gust of air every time the door opened... and we weren't particularly close to the door. At one... More 

1 Thank Katja M
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food ,nicely served. Comfortable decor plus lots of free street parking in a nice part of Victoria

Thank M6555ONjohnl
Victoria, Canada
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I take groups to many restaurants in the area (and further afield). Padella was so accommodating of us and quick to respond even before we arrived. When we arrived we received the best service. Also every person in the group enjoyed their meals. Some of the highlights included the olive appetizer and the eggplant fries (so unique), the gnocchi, the... More 

Thank MossnClover
Costa Rica
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We dine out a lot and it takes a lot to impress us. Started with caesar salad - all elements of dish were fantastic..buttery croutons, fried capers -had the eggplant fritters - so light and soft on the inside, and a nice fry on the outside -Mains we had the ox tail gnocchi and the mushroom gnocchi -both were so... More 

Thank Zana001
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Took my husband here for his birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect. I'm quite surprised they have anything but 5/5 reviews because I was impressed with everything - food, service, overall vibe. Easily one of the top restaurants in Victoria. The chocolate panna cotta was divine!

Thank Katja M
Victoria, Canada
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to this restaurant. Great Italian Food and Seafood. The tastes are absolutely amazing. Great place to go with family.

1 Thank olie d
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is my second review of the hardworking folks at Padella. I wanted to specifically comment on the awesome New Years Eve dinner we enjoyed. While the regular menu was available, we opted for the creative tasting menu. The food courses were wonderful and the wine pairings were perfect. For food and wine of this caliber, the per person price... More 

Thank RaisinHell
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Had high hopes for this place. It was pretty good overall. I wouldn't avoid going back, but wouldn't rush back either. The food was quite nice, traditional and expected. The service was 'fine'. The décor was really dated though, lighting really bright, weird layout.

1 Thank travellingcanucks12
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

There were two of us and we had looked forward to an evening at this dining spot..it was a major let down! Our service was very good..it was the 'food' that was truly terrible..we both had tummy difficulties after we arrived home...and did not feel well the next day!?We consumed an appetizer a shared Caesar salad and pasta and meat... More 

1 Thank 319kathryn
PadellaChef, Manager at Padella Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn, This is the first time I have responded to a review because everyone has a right to express their likes and dislikes, however, in this case ,I feel we have been unfairly accused. If you believe that there is the possibility of food borne illness, the appropriate response is to contact the restaurant, your doctor, and VIHA. Unproven... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 22
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2524 Estevan Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2S7, Canada (Formerly Padella Kitchen)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-592-7424

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?