Italian Inspired Rustic Westcoast



Italian Inspired Rustic Westcoast


Italian Inspired

Rustic West Coast

A Victoria Favourite for 20 years

brio (bree-oh) n. liveliness, spirit, vivacity. [Ital.]


"We think of our restaurant as an extension of our home. We treat people as though they were our personal guests; with a bit of fun and a little irreverence."

-Owners Silvia Marcolini and Greg Hays


La Famiglia








La Famiglia








La Famiglia

When you walk through the doors of Cafe Brio you are part of our family

From land to sea Cafe Brio's menu focuses on regional products. Flavour pairing comes naturally when using products that come from the same region. Sauces are often kept simple or light as not to mask the natural flavours found in our local quality ingredients.

We have strong local farm resources almost year round. Beyond organics my commitment is to BC farms first for produce.

We are also fortunate to be so close to the Pacific Ocean. Local varieties of wild seafood are ordered on a daily basis and freshness is a given as sometimes these fish are literally only hours out of the water. We seldom stray from local varieties as there is fresh fish available year round off the waters of Vancouver Island.


I am a strong believer in supporting and promoting quality Canadian products. Therefore all of our beef is Alberta beef graded AAA or better.

With such a strong bounty of fresh local products and a professional kitchen staff we choose to make everything on our menu from scratch. In that manner we are able to ensure the products are handled properly. Our menu is reprinted daily so that we are able to serve the best possible products in their freshest form.

From the farms to our kitchen to your plate, enjoy!


Laurie Munn

Executive Chef


Need a Quick Bite Before the Movie or Theatre?

Our entire menu is available in 1/2 portions as well as full portions
Here are some typical offerings:


Selection of 4 different vegetables each with a different preparation

Penne with Braised Venison Ragout

red wine, cocoa, tomato


Spaghettini with Fresh Tomatoes

fresh basil, garlic, grana padano

House Made Salumi (Italian cured meats)

Each portion only $7
Add cheese from our cheese selection at only $6 each and you could have a delicious Platter For Two for $26

Pan Roasted Salmon

parsnip purée, melted leeks, orange & arugula salad, spiced orange broth

Roast Duck Breast

duck confit & potato röesti, apple braised cabbage, cider vinegar just

Grilled Pork Loin

potato purée, braised greens, roast pear, mustard & white wine sauce

Brio Steak

ragout of roast potato, kale & red onion, horseradish aioli

Hand Cut Pommes Frites

garlic aioli


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