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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Victoria

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Victoria? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ugly Duckling restaurant
4.8
4.8 (84)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Victoria
About the restaurant
Ugly Duckling takes its inspiration from the intersection between Coastal BC's magical landscapes and the rich cultural heritage of North America’s oldest Chinatown. We offer experiential dining built around two promises: to serve you only those things which we have made by hand; and to work really, really hard to make you smile. We can't wait to welcome you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Wow wow wow. I throughly enjoyed every single bite of the tasting menu. We also did the wine pairing and it was literally perfect. I have a nut allergy and they were very accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this place more! Definitely do the tasting menu. It’s 100% worth it.
A photo of FATHOM restaurant
4.7
4.7 (498)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
Victoria
About the restaurant

Fathom harbourside in beautiful downtown Victoria, an exceptional dining experience, for the discerning diner. Fathom is a well-appointed venue with room to breathe, to people watch and to be seen. Its new chef, Peter Kim, has a passion for creating dishes using fresh, local ingredients, while taking inspiration from the rugged west coast. The result is a unique seafood forward yet well-rounded menu tailored to please all those who choose to explore it’s depths.





Top review
Mike318
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful spot on tje paroo on a Wednesday in Spring
A photo of Cafe Brio restaurant
4.7
4.7 (61)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Victoria
About the restaurant
The Café Brio, located in Victoria, has been a local favorite for twenty six years, serving up a rustic, Italian inspired menu. Focusing on regional products, Café Brio led by multi awarded Chef Sam Harris selects the highest quality ingredients from local sources to be used in authentic, creative dishes.

At Café Brio, everything is prepared in house. Pasta favorites include gnocchi with roasted leeks, parmesan cream and basil purée, Spaghettini with tomato, garlic, basil, olive oil and parmigiano and also our wild mushroom risotto. From the Sea enjoy seared scallops with peroxides, delicata squash, carmelo and bacon anchovy vinaigrette or our local fish feature. Lastly the Parry Bay Lamb feature from our friends out in Metchosin is an absolute must.

The wine list is extensive with input from multiple Sommeliers on staff always excited to share their new favourite bottle in our unique and cozy dining room.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The cocktails are so thought out and delicious! All are individualized and there’s something for everyone that I haven’t seen before anywhere else. The oysters are delicious, and we also really enjoyed the land feature and scallops and pirogies! Had the best birthday dinner ever! Must try for sure!
A photo of Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1482)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Global, International
Victoria
About the restaurant
Aura plays with fresh local ingredients through global inspiration, crafting flavours and experiences to take you further. Beyond the backdrop of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Aura is an adventure into bold tastes and beautiful platings. Follow your curiosity through a curated wine list or splash into cocktails featuring BC’s finest spirit producers. Whether an evening out, a quick bite after work, or a relaxing patio afternoon taking in the views, let Aura be your journey to something spectacular.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding experience at Aura. I wish I could have tried the whole menu but was more than satisfied with the braised pork belly and grilled asparagus. Paired with a chilled chardonnay and finished with the apple, lime and coconut sorbet. The view of the harbour completed the experience. Would definitely recommend.
A photo of Zambri's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2546)
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Victoria
About the restaurant
Dinner:
Tues-Thurs 5:00-9:00
Friday-Saturday 5:00-10:00
Reservations recommended but not required.

For over 24 years, Zambri’s has been fortunate enough to serve Victorians Italian soul food paired with all the best wines of Italy. We’ve grown as Victoria has grown, but at our heart, we have remained true to our roots. Many years of working with local farmers, being a contributing member of our local community, caring for the environment (we are carbon neutral), hosting Italian wine dinners and always making sure that our vision for our food stays true, have brought us to the place we are now.
Join us for dinner, come for one our monthly wine dinners, or have your next event in one of our gorgeous private spaces... Come see for yourself!



Top review
MMMM
Dined 4 days ago
Always a great time at Zambri's - good food, excellent service and a lively atmosphere! But the real star of the show, as always, was the food. Overall, Zambri's remains a top choice for a delicious and enjoyable dining experience. I highly recommend making a reservation, especially on weekends, as this Victoria gem is always popular!
A photo of Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1844)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary European
Victoria
About the restaurant
Alpina Restaurant is firmly one of Vancouver Island's best restaurants and a real foodie destination.  Recently, voted top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada by Open Table Guests.

Building upon the German heritage of our executive chefs and their extensive culinary training throughout Europe, our cuisine eloquently infuses traditional ingredients and preparation methods from the Alpine regions of Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland.  Elevate your perspective on the foods that have come to embody European inspired West Coast dining at the one and only, Alpina Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort.

Boasting unforgettable views of the Saanich Inlet and Finlayson Arm from nearly every table, we strive to make every dining experience as unique as the flavours found in the traditional European kitchens of our ancestors. 

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful location and delicious food. The service was only a bit slow as there was a larger group ahead of us.
A photo of Blue Crab Seafood House - Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1590)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Victoria
About the restaurant
The Blue Crab Seafood House & Resto Bar, renowned for its exceptional culinary offerings is a must-visit for locals and tourists of Victoria! We provide an elevated dining experience that showcases the West Coast’s bounty, featuring fresh local seafood, produce and chop. Our professional & friendly staff enhance the dining experience, ensuring every guest feels welcome. We're inside the Coast Victoria Hotel, offers stunning views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, adding to the overall ambiance. Don’t miss out on this unique dining experience; it’s truly a feast for the senses.

PARKING: 2 hrs. free for Blue Crab dining guests by providing your - License Plate Number - to the Restaurant Host at checking in and your first two hours of parking is on us!

Note: we cannot reimburse parking charges from purchased parking tickets.


Top review
NicolasSvip
Dined today
Service & food was great 👍 would go again anytime
A photo of Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1883)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
Victoria
About the restaurant
Serving Canadian Regional Cuisine, Vista 18 complements it's 18th floor views of Victoria's inner harbour and Juan de Fuca Strait with a locally inspired menu focusing on sustainable and fresh ingredients. Our versatile wine list and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your dinner while you enjoy the sights in our contemporary dining room.

Open for breakfast, happy hour & dinner 7 days a week. Reservations are always recommended to ensure the opportunity to see all of beautiful Victoria and the surrounding area. For reservations of groups over 6+, please give us a call!

Additionally, our lounge is open 7 days a week (with happy hour offered daily) and is non-reservable. Seating in our lounge is based on a first come, first serve basis.

We look forward to you joining us and we can't wait to serve you!

Top review
ShannaL
Dined 1 day ago
Our service was excellent. Food was great. View was outstanding
A photo of The Courtney Room restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1151)
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Victoria
About the restaurant
Modern Pacific North West Cuisine. Gather at the bar for fresh-shucked oysters and craft cocktails, unwind with friends over sharing plates, or celebrate that special occasion with an elevated dining experience. Just two blocks from the Inner Harbour, enjoy seasonal menus showcasing the best of Vancouver Island ingredients. Named Best Happy Hour and Best Sommelier/Wine Program at the 2023 YAM Best Restaurant Awards as well as Platinum-tier 2024 Vancouver International Wine Festival for Wine Program Excellence,
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food was outstanding as was our server. Great locally sourced produce, enhanced by the chefs creativity. Really great atmosphere. I would highly recommend The Courtney Room.
A photo of Fire + Water Restaurant at the Victoria Marriott restaurant
4.4
4.4 (125)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
Victoria
About the restaurant
Here at Fire + Water we are very fortunate to be settled in one of the best four diamond hotels in the Pacific North West.
We find inspiration in local, sustainable, fresh ingredients that are abundant along the Pacific Coast, where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild and not so wild spaces.
Our talented culinary team is a mix of different cultures, and those cultures brought ingredients, ideas and approach to cooking that we at Fire + Water describe as West Coast Cuisine.
The palette-tempting menu combined with the casual modern setting and atmosphere of our restaurant and Lounge are a great for family celebrations, a casual drink after work or a special occasion.
For reservations please call 250 480 3828.

Top review
Garyvip
Dined on May 19, 2024
Good to great! Seafood chowder was amazing. Service was perfect—Lisa is amazing!
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