Veneto Tapa Lounge1450 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 2G1
The intimate Veneto Tapa Lounge is all about interactivity; the beautifully presented small plates are designed to be shared and enjoyed with friends. Elegant sharing boards include your choice of any four cheeses, charcuterie or fish items for $18, or any six items for $24. Your selections will be accompanied by fine crackers, olives, dried fruit and nuts.
Located in the stylish Hotel Rialto in downtown Victoria, the Veneto Tapa Lounge features equally stylish bartenders serving equally stylish drinks. You know you’re in for a good time when the menu features cocktails with names like Auntie Irene and Original Sin. The wine and beer lists aren’t anything to sniff at either. Pair your drink with one of their sharing boards, featuring a selection of cheese, charcuterie and fish.
Modern, sleek and sophisticated, Veneto is a grown-up tapas bar with a cosmopolitan feel. Veneto makes it easy to chose the perfect cocktail with its Spin the Wheel menu — pick your alcohol and choice of sweet, savoury, tart and so on, and the restaurant’s mixologists deliver. Veneto also does divine tapas (Spanish pincho ribs, crispy pork belly), but what is particularly appealing is the build-your-own-board charcuterie option. Each board comes with crackers, olives and dried fruit; diners choose from a small but diverse selection of meats, fish and cheese.