ABOUT OUR ITALIAN FAMILY RESTAURANTS IN VICTORIA
Dimitri Mavrikos and his two brothers, Steve and George, came to Victoria from Vancouver with the dream of opening their restaurant. Their goal was to open a restaurant that not only offers excellent food but great service and a fun casual atmosphere as well. They wanted a place that felt like home, and so in the summer of 1974, Romeo's was established.
Their primary focus was on creating signature pizzas and pasta from unique recipes and techniques that had been passed down to the family for generations. It was these staples that propelled Romeo’s to popularity and helped create a passionate local following throughout Victoria.
The menus included a variety of popular local dishes, such as steaks, chicken, veal, burgers, and salads, as well as many original dishes from their homeland, Greece. Over the years, our chefs have updated and improved all our dishes based on our customers’ feedback while keeping the original ethos of fabulous flavour and comfort food at the core. Delivery and takeout have proved to be an extremely popular option as our patrons across Victoria respond enthusiastically to our delicious food and consistent service. Visit our family restaurant in Victoria today!
THE STORY OF ROMEO’S
Our family restaurant Romeo's first opened on Hillside Avenue and was warmly embraced by the people of Victoria. It was an instant success, and very shortly after, we opened a second location downtown on Johnson Street. This location proved to be popular for lunch and dinner and is still remembered fondly for the fun-filled late-night meals and crowds. In the years that followed, the Mavrikos brothers branched out and opened more locations on Vancouver Island by adhering to the same philosophy that had brought them success in the beginning. With the help of their growing young families and new franchisees Nick & Chris Kamaretsos, the company has grown into what it is today. Over the past 49 years, we have strived to offer our guests authentic Italian cuisine in a welcoming environment. We feel honoured to have served our loyal customers for such a long time and look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.
As one of the most famous Italian restaurants in Victoria, we pride ourselves on offering great food and service at a reasonable price. Our pizza and pasta recipes continue to stand the test of time and have garnered many awards and accolades over the years. Head over to our menu page to feast your eyes on our specialties. From that page, you can also download PDF files of these menus:
- Lunch Dine-In
- Dinner Dine-In
It is also an exciting time for Romeo's family as we transition into the next chapter by opening up new and remodelled restaurants.
We relocated our restaurant to the Broadmead Village Centre, adjacent to the breezeway mall, in 2014. Our venue is suitable for groups of any size and offers numerous large TVs for sports fans to enjoy. We strive to create a hospitable and welcoming ambiance for all our guests.
Romeo's restaurant, located in Hillside, has been serving customers since 1974, and it's strategically situated near the mall for easy accessibility. We have been nominated several times as the best pizza place in Victoria in the last 46 years. Our dining room has recently undergone extensive renovations, and we can now comfortably accommodate large groups of 30-60 people. We also offer free parking to all our customers.
Our Langford location in Westshore Town Centre boasts a contemporary ambiance and can cater to small and large group reservations. It also has a lovely patio perfect for enjoying the beautiful summer weather. Romeo's has been operating in this location since 1982 and has recently undergone renovations, resulting in a modern look and a brand new bar, adding to the pleasant atmosphere.
We have received a ton of positive feedback over the years and thank our loyal customers for decades of support. As we enter into a new phase for our restaurant group, we would love for you to visit us at any of these locations. See all our locations here.
Romeo’s prides itself as a family restaurant. We have always valued diversity and inclusion for our employees and our customers. We aim to serve you fresh food with all the tastes and smells of a home-cooked meal amped up with our chefs’ special touch delivered to you with a smile and warm hearts. Romeo’s also provides catering services for events and large groups so that you can relax and enjoy the day you have planned with your family and friends. Read our blog to get to know about all things family and food that make our world go round.
Feel free to reach out to us in case you have any questions or suggestions. We’d love to hear from you!