The most romantic restaurants you need to visit in Victoria

The most romantic restaurants you need to visit in Victoria

Updated February 2022

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 last 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 St.

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. Make sure to book a reservation!

106 Superior St.

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.

737 Pandora Ave.

Perro Negro Tapas

Perro Negro (Black Dog) is an extension of the popular Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar. Born of a love of Spanish food and culture, the restaurant features an extensive list of tapas, sherry, and wine from Spain, BC, and beyond, served in an atmosphere that is lively, casual and fun. At Perro Negro Tapas, you’ll find an intimate spot with soft lighting and an excellent service.

536 Yates St.

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 St.


“Vis-à-Vis” in French, means “face-to-face,” and this is the intention of the restaurant, to provide a face-to-face experience. Vis-à-Vis has a very interesting menu, created by chef Alain Léger, who likes to let the great ingredients shine for themselves.

2232 Oak Bay Ave.


Saveur Restaurant offers fine dining food in a casual urban setting. Award-winning chef, Robert Cassels, delivers French-inspired contemporary cuisine through playful and elegant tasting menus, using local ingredients wherever possible. Saveur Restaurant is offering a $98 per person five-course menu all through Valentine’s Day weekend. Check out their menu here.

The Courtney Room

Voted one of the Best Happy Hours in Victoria by our community, 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 St.

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

Written by

Amelia Acedo

Editor at Tasting Victoria