Go Greek in Victoria

Friendly people, fresh flavours and generous portions: sound good? Dining at a good Greek restaurant is like coming home – providing you can get melt-in-your mouth lamb dishes and perfectly stuffed dolmades at your home. If you can't, then you should head to one of these local restaurants. Even if you can, each of these places puts its own spin on the Greek classics.

Ithaka Greek Restaurant

1102 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8V 3M8

Friendly staff make every guest feel welcome at this family-owned and operated restaurant. Authentic Greek dishes fill the menu with savoury favourites like dry ribs, calamari, moussaka, souvlaki and veal parmigiana while classic desserts like baklava, ekmek and tiramisu provide a sweet finish. Reserve a table for dining in or enjoy a takeout order to go; closed on Sundays.

Millo's Restaurant

1617 Fernwood Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 2Y2

For decades, locals and tourists alike have turned to Millos for an authentic taste of Greece in downtown Victoria. Good food and good times are always on the menu, especially on Saturday nights when guests are treated to a belly dancing performance. Whether you're enjoying their classic Greek salad or tucking into the signature rack of lamb, you won't go hungry.

The Village Taverna

101-1075 Pendergast St, Victoria, BC V8V 0A1

For traditional Greek flavours with a contemporary flair, visit this Cook Street Village restaurant. From tempting appetizers like olive tapenade and dolmades to satisfying platters and kebab meals, there are plenty of options for both eat-in or takeout. Can't get enough in one meal? Grab some tzatziki, feta cheese and pita bread from their deli section to take home.

Ilgreco Pizzaria

#103-300 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC V9A 2A5

Craving a great-tasting, authentic Greek-style pizza? Then you've come to the right place. Classic pan pizzas are their specialty, served with a wide range of toppings including Greek favourites like feta cheese, olives, tomato and onion. Can't get your fill in the restaurant? Not a problem; Il Greco offers take-and-bake pizzas so you can recreate the love right in your own oven. Besides pizza, there's a selection of classic Greek chicken, lamb, ribs and other dishes on the menu, too.

Olive Grove Restaurant

4496 West Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9

Bring friends to enjoy the tasty share platters, featuring all your Greek favourites like moussaka, spanakopita, roast lamb, dolmades, Greek salad and more. Gluten-free foods like escargot and calamari are featured on a special celiac menu and extensive takeout options are also available. Open daily for dinner; lunch is also served from Tuesday to Friday.

Aegean Cafe

799 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1G9

Stop in to this friendly cafe for a fresh selection of Greek-inspired dishes, including a number of generous wraps, spanakopita, chicken pie, gyros and more. A rotating menu of daily specials gives regulars another reason to keep coming back; catering services provide breakfast, lunch, platter and dessert options for special events and gatherings.

Fig Mediterranean Deli Market and Kitchen

1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road, Victoria, BC V8P 2P3

Having moved from Quadra Street to expanded premises on Cedar Hill Cross Road, this popular deli serves up big flavours, not big prices. Spanakopita, Greek salad, baklava, pizza, souvlaki and more ... all your favourite Greek dishes are on the menu at this friendly spot. Watch for the daily lunch specials to enjoy an even better deal. After your meal, shop their selection of Greek specialty food items so you can recreate the magic at home.

San Remo Restaurant

2709 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E5

This long-running restaurant has been pleasing Victorians with its fresh and flavourful menu for decades. Whether you're craving a San Remo Special pizza (pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, onions, green peppers, olives and tomatoes) or the San Remo Oyster Dinner (semolina-crusted pan-seared oysters, bacon spinach and a brandy cream sauce) you'll be treated to a great meal. Dine-in, takeout and delivery available.

Opa! of Greece

3147 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8Z 6E3

When you're in the mood for fast, fresh Greek food on the go, Opa! of Greece in Mayfair Place delivers. Take a break from the usual burgers and pizza and grab an Opa! Platter with souvlaki skewer, rice pilaf, roast potatoes, pita wedges and tzatziki and your choice of Greek or Caesar salad. Not that hungry? Try the Low Carb Greek with just a skewer and Greek salad. Wraps, fries, and kids' meals are available, too.

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