The most romantic restaurants you need to visit in Victoria

February 7th, 2021

It's February: the month of love! A month where we celebrate our relationships, enjoy a nice date with our partner and spend some time with the people we love, friends and family.

If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone this year, you can be sure to impress your date with great food, drinks, and a romantic ambiance at any of the following restaurants:

Il Terrazzo Ristorante

Voted #1 Romantic Restaurant in Tasting Victoria People's Choice Awards this year, Il Terrazzo is an all-time favourite! The restaurant features a beautiful room and beautiful terrace, surrounded by fireplaces and candlelights. Here, you’ll enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine, a very big wine list, and impeccable service. You'll definitely be having a night to remember at Il Terrazzo.

Il Terrazzo


555 Johnson Street

Il Covo Trattoria

Il Covo Trattoria is a beautiful family-run Italian restaurant in the James Bay area, offering a truly authentic Italian experience as soon as you arrive, from the ambiance, to the authentic cuisine, to the service. The building is a 100-year-old designated heritage building that was converted into an old-world trattoria. Il Covo Trattoria grows their own herbs and edible flowers in their own beautiful garden. Everything is made fresh each day, from focaccia bread to pastas. And yes, they do use the finest imported ingredients from Italy. Il Covo Trattoria is offering a special Valentine’s Dinner menu for takeout this year.

106 Superior Street

Brasserie L'Ecole

In Victoria’s Chinatown, you’ll find Brasserie L’Ecole, a small, cozy French bistro. The menu reflects the restaurant’s approach to using seasonal, locally available products cooked in a classic French-country style. Brasserie L'Ecole's menu is also available for takeout.

1715 Government Street

Little Jumbo Restaurant & Bar

This is a beautiful cozy spot, perfect for date night. For over eight years, Little Jumbo has focused on delivering the best of classic and modern mixology to Victoria. The restaurant’s changing menu will surprise and delight you every single time. The atmosphere is very unique and different from anywhere else in the city: cozy, quiet, and intimate.

506 Fort Street

Fireside Grill

Located in a restored heritage building with elegant woodwork, beautiful high ceilings, and a big chandelier, Fireside Grill offers farm-to-table cuisine with a great variety of choices that will make you have an excellent date night.

4509 West Saanich Road

E:Né Raw Food and Sake Bar

Not your typical sushi place. E:Né Raw Food and Sake Bar is small, cozy and intimate. They offer a unique take on Japanese dishes and an unforgettable sake tasting experience. The vibe and music are fun and they offer vegan options as well.

737 Pandora Avenue

Rain Dogs Wine Bar

One of the newest additions to Victoria's food scene is Rain Dogs Wine Bar. Their artfully crafted small plates pair with a carefully curated premier wine cellar and whisky collection.

509 Fisgard Street

Bodega Bar

At Bodega Bar, you’ll find a nice and intimate spot for sharing Spanish tapas and drinking good wine. Soft lighting and an extended menu with a variety of items to choose from and share. Located in one of the historic downtown buildings, Bodega Bar is a perfect spot to enjoy a nice dinner, late-night cocktails or just a few bites.

1210 Broad Street

Cafe Brio

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

944 Fort Street

Vis a Vis

“Vis a Vis” in French, means “face-to-face,” and this is the intention of the restaurant, to provide a face-to-face experience. Vis a Vis has a very interesting menu, created by chef Alain Léger, who likes to let the great ingredients shine for themselves. You get to enjoy an intimate evening for two with a five-course menu paired with the perfect glass of wine. They are also offering a Valentine's Day brunch this year. Enjoy!

2232 Oak Bay Avenue


This high-end French dining restaurant is small and cozy. They have an elegant menu that includes local ingredients when possible. Saveur Restaurant is offering a $95 per person four-course menu all through Valentine’s Day weekend.

658 Herald Street

The Courtney Room

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

619 Courtney Street

Don’t forget to make reservations for this special day or order takeout to enjoy at home.


Amelia Acedo

Tasting Victoria Editor