The Most Romantic Restaurants in Victoria

January 30th, 2020

Did you know Valentine's Day is the 2nd most popular holiday to dine out after Mother's Day? And it’s just around the corner!

A day where you get to celebrate your relationships, have a nice date with your partner or spend some time with the people you love, your friends and family.

If you're planning to celebrate V-Day this year with your S.O., you can be sure to impress your date with great food, drinks and a romantic ambiance if you go to one of the following restaurants:

Il Terrazzo Ristorante

Our all - time favourite! Beautiful place and beautiful terrace, surrounded by fireplaces and candlelights. Delicious Italian cuisine and a very big wine list. I’m sure you will be having a night to remember.

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555 Johnson St.
www.ilterrazzo.com

Little Jumbo Restaurant & Bar

A beautiful little spot, perfect for date night. Their cocktails are really good, very creative! The food is surprisingly delicious! The atmosphere is very different from anywhere else in the city, cozy, quiet and intimate. Worth it.

506 Fort St.
@littlejumbobc
www.littlejumbo.ca/

Fireside Grill

Located in a restored heritage building, elegant woodwork, beautiful high ceilings and a big chandelier, Fireside Grill offers farm-to-table cuisine with a great variety of choices. You’ll love your dining experience.

4509 W. Saanich Rd.
@firesidegrillvictoria
www.firesidegrill.com

E:Né Raw Food and Sake Bar

Not your typical sushi place. I find this small, cozy space very sexy! They offer a unique take on Japanese dishes and an unforgettable sake tasting experience. The vibe and music are fun! Vegan options available.

737 Pandora Ave.
@enerawfoodsakebar
www.nuboene.com

OLO Restaurant

A farm-to-table high end restaurant cooking with local and seasonal ingredients with a sustainable focus. Their plating is creative and they offer high quality food. Their new space is modern, fresh and very cozy. If you haven’t been, you’ll have to check it out. They will be having a special Valentine’s day set menu with vegan and vegetarian options.

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509 Fisgard St.
@olorestaurant
www.olorestaurant.com

Bodega Bar

A very cozy spot for sharing spanish tapas and drinking good wine. Soft lighting, which makes the space intimate and romantic. Located in one of the historic downtown buildings, Bodega is a perfect spot to enjoy dinner, a late-night cocktail or just a few bites.

1210 Broad St.
@bodegabarvictoria
www.bodegabar.ca

Zambri’s

The interior decor is contemporary and intimate. Soft lighting, good sized tables with small candles. Very cozy and romantic. High quality food, creative Italian cuisine, nice wine list and great desserts.

820 Yates St.
@zambrisrestaurant
www.zambris.ca

Veneto Bar Ristorante

Fun ambiance, delicious northern Italian inspired cuisine and they have great drinks! Perfect for a romantic dinner or drinks night. The space is beautiful and elegant!

1450 Douglas St.
@venetovictoria
www.hotelrialto.ca/dine/veneto-ristorante/

Cafe Brio

Cafe Brio offers a wonderful dining experience in a cozy and intimate setting. Italian inspired cuisine with a varied menu. This place has a lovely outdoor terrace graced by hanging vines. Very romantic.

944 Fort St.
@cafebrio
www.cafebrio.com

Vis a Vis

“Vis a Vis”, french, means “face-to-face”, and this is the intention of the restaurant, to live a face-to-face experience. They have a very interesting menu. You will enjoy an intimate evening for two with traditional French cuisine paired with the perfect glass of wine.

2232 Oak Bay Ave.
@visavisoakbay
www.visavisoakbay.com

Q at the Empress

Located in the most storied room in Victoria, steeped in the history of the Fairmont Empress but with a modern feel, a must-visit culinary experience. Gourmet dining with an innovative cuisine and incredible cocktails! Elegant, but fun. They will be having a Valentine’s Day Dinner set menu which looks incredibly good. Definitely a restaurant you have to experience in Victoria.

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721 Government St.
@qattheempress
www.qattheempress.com

Saveur

High end French dining, small and cozy. Elegant menu, using local ingredients when possible. They will be featuring a 5 course tasting menu on Valentine’s day. An unforgettable dining experience.

658 Herald St.
@saveurresto
www.saveurrestaurant.ca

Il Covo Trattoria

A beautiful family run Italian restaurant in the James Bay area. A truly authentic Italian experience as soon as you arrive to the restaurant, from the ambiance to the authentic cuisine to the service. The building is a 104 year old designated heritage building that they converted into an old world Trattoria. They grow their own herbs and edible flowers in their beautiful garden. Everything is made fresh every day, from focaccia bread to pastas. And yes, they do use the finest imported ingredients from Italy! They offer a special Valentine’s menu. I’m sure you will have a great time and may want to come again soon!

106 Superior St.
@ilcovotrattoria
www.ilcovotrattoria.ca

The Courtney Room

Listed on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants by enRoute Magazine, definitely a must in Victoria. The room has high ceilings and the decor is gorgeous, modern and elegant. The service is exceptional. A menu focusing on Vancouver Island ingredients.

619 Courtney St.
@thecourtneyroom
www.thecourtneyroom.com

10 Acres Bistro

We love their farm-to-table concept. They have a 10 acre farm in Saanich where they grow their own veggies and much more, that is were the name comes from. You can really tell the freshness and the texture of the food. Beautiful decor, ambiance is cozy, relaxed and warm. The lighting is just right. Plus, they have a great service.

611 Courtney St.
@eat10acres
www.10acres.ca

Thank you for reading along! Don’t forget to make reservations for this special day!

WRITTEN BY

Amelia Acedo

Social Media Marketing Expert