Monday, March 19, 2012


When it comes to affordable eats in Victoria I'd be remiss not to give a shout out to San Remo. This bustling eatery manages to feel both lively and intimate at the same time.  San Remo serves up authentic Mediterranean dishes.  They also offer pizza and pasta entrees for those that don't do Greek.

If you wish to sample a little bit of everything try "Dino's Platter for Two" which includes moussaka, lamb chops, chicken souvlaki, calamari, spinach pie, tzatziki, Greek salad, rice and veggies, all for $46. Split a Dino between four people and you have an economical and satisfying dinner.  You definitely won't walk away hungry!  This dish, ostensibly intended for two, would easily feed four ravenous individuals.  Portion sizes are VERY generous.  On our last visit our server obliged us by replacing the rice with lemon roast potatoes.  The potatoes are delicious, golden and crisp on the outside, lemony and soft inside and flecked throughout with good Greek oregano. For an additional $3.00, share some pita bread with sea salt and roast garlic.  If you have room after all that try the baklava - flaky layers of filo drizzled with good Greek honey.  Chase it all down with a martini or some Ouzo.  San Remo makes a mean cocktail!

If you are in a festive mood, grab a friend or two and head to San Remo.  It’s a great place to unwind, imbibe and nosh.   Service is welcoming and warm.   This place has stood the test of time for a reason (over two decades!)  Check it out to see why!
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