This intimate yet bustling Italian villa–style room has long been a Victoria favorite, mainly because of its Mediterranean influence in both atmosphere and mostly organic food. You might find local rockfish pan roasted and paired with chickpea polenta, grilled albacore tuna with an olive vinaigrette, or braised duck legs with a red wine risotto. Most dishes come in full or half sizes, which are ideal for smaller appetites or for those who want to sample the menu more
widely. However, the Family Meal (C$24/person) is the choice for sharing, comprising six chef's choice-of-the-day dishes. Virtually everything, including the bread, pasta, charcuterie, and desserts, is made in-house. The 400-label wine list has a top selection of B.C. choices.