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“Italy in Victoria”
Review of IL Terrazzo

IL Terrazzo
Ranked #1 of 1 278 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is such a nice and homey restaurant! We eat there every time we stay in Victoria and have never been disappointed. They are hidden in a small alley away from the main streets but have nice and inviting entrance that makes you feel that you are in Italy. Their interior also has authentic Italian feel. Actually, “authentic” and “earnest” are two words that come to my mind when thinking about Il Terrazzo. I do not believe that you just can walk in without a reservation – they are very-very busy!
We started our dinner with their complimentary tapenade and focaccia. It was so good that we had hard time stopping so we would save some space for the main dishes! I ordered tomato soup (very flavorful and rich) and Osso Buco that was served with lemon and saffron risotto. My husband had cioppino that was loaded with all kinds of fish and seafood. All dishes were outstanding! Per our waitress’ recommendation we also had a bottle of Ruffino Chianti – perfect wine to pair with Italian food. Our waitress Xenia was very professional, sweet and helpful.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Highly recommend you get reservations, this place is very popular and everyone in town recommends it to all the visitors so call ahead. Very lively restaurant that exudes charm and high energy. Our waiter was awesome, when I asked for a wine recommendation he said that he would get someone better acquainted with the wine list to help us out. I appreciated that over him just picking something out of thin air. The waiter that helped us with the wine asked my price range and proceeded to give me choices base on that on the taste we were looking for, very helpful and made the meal all the better. Very good food and service was great.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is easily Victoria's finest Italian restaurant! The food is excellent, the service always attentive and very pleasant. If you intend to go however, be sure to make a reservation well in advance. It's so popular, we always make our reservation weeks ahead when planning our trip to Victoria from Toronto (that's how good it is!).

The décor of the restaurant itself is a feast for the eyes. It has been built up from a collection of masonry products, reclaimed wood windows, doors and tile floors. There are about a half dozen small fireplaces around the dining area giving it a country feel. Some may say it is a little noisy but that is due to people having a good time and enjoying their time there.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

It has Mediterranean flair, food is excellent, service professional, nice outside dining area with fireplaces.
A bit noisy though. Reservation highly recommended.

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Thank atfrau
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is undoubtedly one of our favourite restaurants to dine in when we feel like going out for a really nice meal. The atmosphere is welcoming. I really love dining in the atrium. The menu is outstanding and food quality consistently good. Reservations are recommended, as this is a busy restaurant. Ambience plus! Suitable for any type of gathering: couples, family, friends, business or solo.

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