Fodor's Expert Review Café Brio

$$$$ Downtown Victoria Modern Canadian Fodor's Choice

This intimate yet bustling Italian villa–style room has long been a Victoria favorite, mainly because of its Mediterranean-influenced atmosphere and cuisine, which is prepared primarily with locally raised ingredients. The menu changes almost daily, but you might find local rockfish paired with peperonata (sweet roasted red onion and heirloom tomato syrup), maple-glazed quail, or even an apricot dessert soup. 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. But the Family Meal (C$60 per person) is the choice for sharing, comprising six chef's choice-of-the-day dishes. Virtually everything, including the bread, most pastas, charcuterie, and desserts, is made in-house. The 400-label wine list has a top selection of BC choices.

Modern Canadian Lively Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

944 Fort St.
Victoria, British Columbia  V8V 3K2, Canada


Known For:
  • House-made charcuterie
  • 400-label wine list
  • Seasonal dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch. Closed Sun.–Tues. and two weeks in Jan.

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