Veneto Tapa Lounge - Hotel Rialto
Service was great and theService was great and the food was delicious as always. We love to dine here as a couple or with friends for a never disappointing dinner. Atmosphere is great for either. This is one of our favourite restraints to come to. We've been many times and look forward to many more meals.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, service and ambiancThe food menu was appealing to us and we would have liked to try most things. There was a huge liquor menu. We very much enjoyed our meal. The rock fish tacos were light and delicious as were the sweet potato and pork croquettes. The halibut was cooked perfectly and tasted great. We would go back again to try others things. The desserts were not as good as the other part of the meal (although the berry cheesecake was lovely.)
Service was very good. Even the bartender came out from behind the bar to greet us when we first entered.
Also, loved the music and modern atmosphere.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly charmed by thisPleasantly charmed by this place. Looks like recent reno / reopening (its been a bit since I've been to Victoria). The plates are more appys and mains then they are tapas, but they portion and serve them to be readily shareable. The beef trio was good (bit more than medium, but still good) though the spicy beans need work. More crisp, more bite, less sauce. The rockfish + shrimp tacos (two to a plate) were quite good, interesting combination of textures in them. The best of the night though was the tuna poke, almost ordered another for dessert!!
Wide wine selection, a good by-the-glass range, the Bellini's are real, and the cocktails are very tasty - especially the Bourbon + Campari one (a few odd ingredients ... trust the bartender !!)5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Happy Hour with FriendsStopped in for happy hour cocktails and tapas with friends. It did not disappoint. Good food, top notch service and a great atmosphere. Look forward to returning.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSean Ogden is an extremelySean Ogden is an extremely accomplished bartender and had a tremendous amount of fun discovering the mutltitude of bespoke cocktails on the menu. The Desperado is my absolute favorite as it tastes like an Old Fashioned made from Tequila.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food that tastes amazingGreat food that tastes amazing and is superbly presented! It's worth its price though I would save it for more special/splurge-worthy occasions to really take advantage of the food and drinks. Service was very good!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWowHad a great experience. The waitress was great & made super recommendations. You must try the Brussels sprouts -OMG- they were like candy! Waffles & Chicken with corn pudding - amazing, crispy, tasty, moist. Every mouthful popped with flavor. The 3 for $10 desserts were different & good. We've already recommended the restaurant to a 2 others. The only problem was our arrival was confusing. I didn't know there was a dining room in the back and I was told the café was closed. I left and suggested to my friend that perhaps we should go elsewhere as we didn't want to be in the loud bar. She wanted to check it out & we came in the side door as that was where we stopped to talk & luckily we did as that was how we found the back dining room.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM