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Veneto Tapa Lounge

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Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1450 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2G1, Canada (Pandora)
+1 250-383-7310
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Parksville, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were given a coupon for a complimentary cheese plate so decided to have a cocktail and light dinner as we were not very hungry. The cheese plate was tasty and as we wanted something else we decided on an order of calamari which was prepared perfectly. My husband enjoyed his beer and my cocktail was OK. A bit more... More 

Thank happytraverler07
Saskatoon, Canada
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407 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place. They have really nice cocktails and service. Try the cheese plate. Also, The Spice Malange cocktail.

Thank fancytravelreviews
Saanich, Canada
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155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't sit against the wall - those padded bench seats are most uncomfortable ever. They slope or don't slope back so the shallow depth is exaggerated. Served two wines - one form a bottle that must have been open for a week - tasteless. So rather than eat we left.

Thank BobFarr2000
Victoria, Canada
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying at the Hotel Rialto we ducked into the Veneto Lounge one night to check it out. This is a very popular spot with a great tapas style menu and a good selection of drinks including their gin menu. Great music, with a chic decor and atmosphere. Staff was friendly, helpful and efficient.

Thank Aaron D
Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have been twice now in the past two weeks and can't wait to go back again. The Happy Hour portions are generous, very delicious and the first time we were so stuffed!! There were 3 of us and we ordered both Happy Hour half price specials called "The Unwinder", sharing tapas and dessert so we probably sampled about ten... More 

Thank Robberfly
Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Recently visited Veneto on a weeknight with some girlfriends for early bird drinks and tapas. It has nice ambiance and we were seated in a booth but right at the kitchen entrance, which unfortunately doesn't have a door so not so nice for the people facing towards it. Our server was very friendly and efficient and we had a lovely... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If this place has not been named the top bar in Victoria there is something really wrong! I was turned on to the "spin the wheel" cocktail and I am blown away! The bartenders are AMAZING. Not only have they invented some of the most miraculous combinations of flavors they are also crazy knowledgeable about their ingredients. Pick your liquor... More 

Thank Christina L
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We happened upon this little restaurant/bar for dinner on the dine out Victoria promotion, which is largely a promotion for one to get out and experience places one may not have been before. The hostess at front was wonderful. Welcoming. We were led to the table. After waiting a bit the server arrived and quickly asked are you ready to... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to go, the food is wonderful and the drinks are out of this world. The menu is comprised of mostly classic comfort food elevated to a fine dining level. You simply can't go wrong. This makes my list of the 5 places you must eat in Victoria.

Thank Bryan E
Vancouver, Canada
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1,652 reviews
794 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stopped by for a weekend breakfast at the cafe side of this hotel. They had an omelete special which was very tasty plus a tasty cup of coffee.Staff memeber was very friendly and efficient.

Thank sashakeena

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 21
Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2G1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: One block in any direction.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-7310
A stylish sophisticated urban lounge in the heart of downtown Victoria, Veneto is the ideal place to unwind with co-workers and friends. Adorned in exotic wood, leather and Italian marble, Veneto seduces patrons with its extensive cocktail menu and its savoury offerings from our chef.
Every entree is presented tapas style and comprised of three unique dishes within the entree. Our executive chef Tod Bosence has designed flavours that are unique yet complimentary, and that provide an engaging taste experience, ideal for sharing.

Veneto's bartenders led by Simon Ogden, display their knowledge and passion with a classically inspired cocktail list. Fresh squeezed citrus, only top shelf spirits and exacting techniques.

Veneto offers its patrons a small but significant wine selection, both by bottle and by the glass. We specialize in North American Craft beer as well as boast the largest selection of bourbons in the city.

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