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Travellers' Choice2023
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AU$17 - AU$28
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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Grill
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fine dinner experience! There were two couples in our party and from the time we entered and were seated by a friendly young woman until we left and the owner thanked us for coming it was just a delight. A special thanks and...shout-out to our marvelous server, Pat, who made it seem as though she was waiting for us to come dine in her section and she was a thorough and warm professional throughout our meal. I'd hope to have her serve in any future visits. We had salads, souvlakis, soup appectizer and a shared dessert and we agreed that it was all delcious. Thank you Pat and the chefs and staff at Ithaka.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resturant had a great atmosphere and the staff were lovely and accommodating. The starters I loved but I would say our mains were satisfactory, I had the sea bass and I think it could have had a better taste, didn’t dislike it but wasn’t...wowed by it and felt the meal was expensive for the quality of food. Some reviews have mentioned portion size but I think they were really generous especially the calamari! Ryan was great and really helpful.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere, found our dinners to be excellent and although finding the wines quite expensive enjoyed them as well. We will return and I encourage any visitors to Victoria to enjoy this fine restaurant.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024

This was an excellent Greek dinner. Great atmosphere and all of the staff including our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and in good portions. I had the Baklava for dessert and truly enjoyed it. My wife and I enjoyed our...evening here very much.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

Did this place change management/owners? Food was so bland and dry, not seasoned properly and such small portions. You could see the older lady cooking in the back with all her frizzy hair and no hair net, really gross. Server smelt like he needed a...shower and you could smell that he just had a smoke. This place is quickly declining. Agree with other reviews to not waste your time and money here, go someplace else. What a dismal, crappy buisness dinner, not recommended and will advise others to take their clients, and anyone else for that matter to dinner or lunch.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 28 April 2024 via mobile

Dolmades and pork roast were good. Otherwise the food was adequate although very expensive. I saw people eating what looked like a wrap, encased in paper...as if we were at a food truck. It's pleasantly decorated and laid out, although somewhat noisy. Service was perfunctory....I last visited when they were on Cook St and I recall a lively fun atmosphere, which was entirely lacking on this visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

Upity management and very expensive for the portion sizes. This was not the money I wanted to spend for an experience like that.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Dimitri Adamopoulos, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2024

Hello FHjfugkji, Some places you may love, some places may be middle of the road, some may simply be not great. These of course are the thoughts of the individual, and of course everyone is entitled to a different view. So my suggestion, if one...More

Reviewed 13 April 2024

I believe i provided a glowing review about two years ago and declared ithaka top five restaurant in the city. A friend of mine had recentlyy gone and commented in the shrinkflation. Being less food and raised prices I had to see for myself to...confirm. Three of us attended a buisness dinner. Atmosphere, as it has always been some cozy corners some brighter spaces well decorated a soild 8.5/10 Service simply awesome they work as a team clearing conplimenting pouring attending. 10/10 Food Calamari dinner 7.5 /10 portion was good flavours were standard. Lamb shank, is a lamb shank. Well served accompanying veges etc now priced high 30$. 8/10 Lamb chops - were NOT chops. Previous years proper chops five to a plate healthy serving of rice and veggies delicious and perfect. Now they take a rack of lamb amd carve of ribs with a little wedge of meat at the end. Very thin. Med rare is a joke with meat so thin. Five on a smattering of rice. Flavours not what it was. Very dissaopointing 6/ 10 i think it was 44$ Wine 22$ for a glass of robert mondavi. Thats not very nice Baklava fair maybe not as many layers of pastry some lighter versions but fair Pita and homous 10-12$ appy. One piece of pita sliced into micro wedges. Perhaps a pita and ahalf or two would be better either that or order one per person.....but thats silly Spanakopita appy. Pretty good two kinda mini wedges. Beer on tap sleeves not pints. Disappinting as most places these days so in victoria i think thats 8-10 a beer Lime margarita / served as a cocktail short tumbler glass. Was goid but i would think most people expect it as a larger glass . Message to ownership. Everyone knows times are tuff this establishement was one of the best in the city. Charge the premium but stick to the quality and sense of value. We will pay when the experience makes it worth while. Sadly i would have to Go out on a limb to return anytime soonMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

Understated exterior belies the warm, welcoming interior. Outstanding food, attentive and friendly staff! The calamari made our 8yr old a seafood fan 😊 We had to go back the second day of our visit just to get more calamari! The chicken souvlaki was the most...tender and delicious I can remember ever having had. Will definitely come back whenever we are in Victoria.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 April 2024 via mobile

Wonderful service, great atmosphere and fantastic food!! This is one of our go-to restaurants when we are visiting Victoria.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

We have always enjoyed our meals at this restaurant and try to visit every couple of months. It is quite expensive, and lately they've stopped offering bread automatically. They do make very good (and expensive) coffees and, unlike many Victoria restaurants even offer decaffeinated versions....It would be good if Ithaka added a few non-alcoholic beers to its drink menu, as they are becoming more popular (a weakness in most Victoria restaurants).More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Joined our son attending UVIC for a dinner Easter weekend. Our waiter was very good and on it. Share the dinner size Greek salad which was nice. For entrees their Moussaka was not good and their signature Lamb shank was no signature but the souvlaki...was good. Not somewhere we would come back to for Greek food fans.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Solid quality meal from Ithaka, just had a chicken souvlaki pita to go. The tzatziki was amazing. Garlicky, fresh and creamy, all a great combination. The fries were pretty good. The service was friendly and dead on for timing of my pick up. The cost...was $28 or so for the pita and fries, so a bit steep, even if good quality. Located downtown, you know it’s good with their limited hours of operation and place seemed to be busy every time I walked by!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

My wife loves Greek and I took her for a special day. I booked weeks in advance. When I booked they had lots of space and I explained it was for a special occasion. They sat us right beside the washroom. Lovely. I asked about...other tables and the greeter said she’d check. We never heard back from her. Our server was pretty much absent. Lucky there was a young woman clearing tables who brought us water. Once we completed our meal the server hovered over us and made it clear he was going to keep telling us about his inane life until we paid. So I paid, and, as was appropriate for the experience, the tip was low. Too bad really, it’s a nice place but definitely over rated. We enjoyed it many times when it was Milos. Back then it was far more authentic in both food and ambiance. If you want good Greek food, this town definitely has better options. And you’ll get better service pretty much anywhere else. Their food is quite good but the overall experience is not worth what you’ll pay. I’d suggest you keep looking rather than spend your money here.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Dimitri Adamopoulos, Owner at Ithaka Greek Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2024

Hello Doggier, We have 6 different areas and levels in the restaurant. We have a circular room, we have an area on the main entry level. On this level there is a washroom for our guests that have disabilities. Our guests that have disabilities appreciate...More

Reviewed 14 February 2024

Great meal this evening with my family. Food quality was spot on. The owner gentleman was a gem! Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unsure about that but still worth a visit.
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We do our rendition of zorba's dance most evenings at Ithaka. It's spontaneous and do our dance when we have a few minutes during our dinner service. It's not cirque de soleil, but our guests enjoy it. It's fun, come check... More
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Ithaka Greek Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5