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 pastas from unique recipes and techniques that had been passed down the family for generations. It was these staples that propelled Romeo’s to popularity and helped create a passionate local following throughout Victoria & Duncan.
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 & Duncan respond enthusiastically to our delicious food and consistent service.
The first Romeo's 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 would prove 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.
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:
It is also an exciting time for the Romeo's family as we transition into the next chapter by opening up new and remodelled restaurants.
Ten years ago, we returned to the downtown core. Our location is now on the corner of Blanshard and Fisgard Street. This is our biggest location to date with lots of free parking spaces.
In the Broadmead Village Centre, we relocated in the mall beside the breezeway in 2014. Our restaurant has an array of large TVs for watching sports.
Our original Hillside location went through extensive renovations in 2014. We can accommodate large groups of 30-60 people. We offer free parking for everyone.
Our Langford location, open since 1982, was renovated in 2015 and provides a modern feel that can accommodate small and large groups. We also have a patio.
You can visit us at our Duncan location too! With easy access from the highway, we are at a great spot for both locals and travellers.
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!