FARO - Oak Bay Beach Hotel

4.5
199 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Translated from Italian, FARO means “beacon” or “lighthouse”, a well-suited name for a location that has been a beacon for Oak Bay locals and visitors alike, where guests have gathered to enjoy Victoria’s most luxurious oceanfront accommodation, dining experiences and award-winning spa setting for over 90 years.

FARO is anchored by its Wood Stone pizza oven and a seasonally changing menu that includes handcrafted pizzas, a variety of fresh salads and small bites, cocktails and local wines, all to be enjoyed in a stunning modern room, at the tasting bar or on the outdoor patio with fire features.

Please be aware that reserved seating is for inside only. Our patio is first come, first serve.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 199 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MegW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A pizza gem in Victoria, BC. Definitely some of the best wood-fired pizza we’ve ever had. The service was phenomenal and the food was amazing!

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GreggS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Likely the nicest ambience of any outdoor dining in the Victoria area. Great food and service too!

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NBB24
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent pizza. Service better than last time. Funghi pizza was excellent

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MarisH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat! Pizza was amazing and so was the service!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service at Faro was fantastic, the only thing I could even be nit picky about was the wine selection. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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LindaT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, we sat on the patio with the fireplaces on. The Four Cheese Pizza was delicious and the Drinks were a treat as well.

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BrentT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was courteous, friendly and efficient. The pizzas, salads and drinks were excellent. We appreciate being able to be outside with the heater on. We'll be back!

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NKNG
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, service was great. We had reservations and I highly recommend you do that

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JohanneC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can be windy. Super food and service.
Get the Funghi.

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RobertaN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Margarita pizza (both types)
Arugula salad
Bread plate
Fish cake appetizer

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MartineR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nous avons vraiment apprécié notre repas. Les pizzas étaient excellentes et en valent le prix!

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KrystalM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Faro was an amazing place to go for a delicious pizza! Our waitress was great and funny. She kept our table happy with drinks and food all night long. We ordered a caprese salad to share and two pizzas (the Gamberi and the whole beast), everything was so fresh and delicious!! We will definitely be back!

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vipStevo
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice ambience sitting outside with beautiful scenery. Menu is mostly pizza, which we tried and was tasty but not any better than a takeout chain restaurant. Waiter provided good service.

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devwood
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by Michael. Thank you.
The Arugula and Hazlenut salad was exceptional. The thin crust pizza (we had the pepperoni and the margherita) was some of the best in Victoria.
Drinks? We had the spicy tequila & grapefruit cocktail, a strawberry / mint muddled non-alcoholic drink and an unsweetened ice tea: all three were memorably tasty and elicited delight.
Can't wait to return. Thank you.

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Visitor
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

Pizza was average. Margarita version here was totally boring, bland. Service was just fine. You need to ask the doorman to give you access to underground guest parking, street parking limited.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the prawn and verdura pizzas--best pizzas we have ever had! Our server, Avi, was absolutely delightful. Highly recommend.

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AndresCP
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best pizzas I have ever had - first time dinning at Faro and I will certainly come back

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Evelyn
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was particularly happy to find non-dairy pizzas on their menu, as I have a high sensitivity to all cheeses. Very crispy thin crust!

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PhilM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was fast and friendly. The atmosphere was pleasant. The food was excellent. Will definitely be returning to check another pizza variety off the list.

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SusanM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch, music was too loud on arrival but our server corrected the situation.

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WendyS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service as usual was outstanding, very nice ambiance and good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I was a bit disappointed to be seated in the overflow seating area, even though we had a reservation. We were anticipating the atmosphere/ambiance of the restaurant for our evening date, but rather were seated in the tea room. Our appetizers were very good (carpaccio and kale dip) but the pizza was slightly disappointing. For a place that specializes in pizzas, i was expecting more from the crust and the middle of the pizza wasn’t fully cooked through and slightly soggy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, the bartender was great! Very personable and outgoing. All in all great vibe.

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SunnyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service!!! Best server, she was hilarious! Awesome food, great patio!!

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vipMargueriteM
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual it was wonderful. We particularly loved the air conditioning as Victoria was suffering under a heat dome and we had reserved for inside dining.

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Robin
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic and delicious food..stylish decor and lovely patio..

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vipFoodlover
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Really great pizza, well made drinks and a great ambiance! Great place for a nice night out

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

There must have been some issue in the kitchen because our order took an extraordinary amount of time to arrive. The patio is lovely, maybe just keep it to a drink and go somewhere else to eat.

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vipTerandAng
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service, delicious food and yummy drinks on the patio. Perfect!

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NigelM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent pizza. Good service in a very nice environment.

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Barrydinn
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

One of the new top destinations for pizza in Victoria. A most comfortable outdoor dining setting as well and it comes with superb service by the staff.

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KeithH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Already recommended to my daughter’s family who live in area.

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Jessie
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pizza in Victoria - Great service and nice interior for a fancy dining.

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Faro!! Alternate between Faro and Snug Pub when we stay. Relaxing

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TripleD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great spot. Lots of inside and outside sitting areas. Delicious pizza; fresh and tasty ingredients. Good drinks selection.

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BrendaQ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best pizza in Victoria Canada. Traditional and innovative toppings. Classic Italian crust.

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JJ44
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Service was slow, to the point we felt ignored. The pizza was ok. Selection quite limited. I would not return.

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Minxy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous

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AmyG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great lunch in the sunshine! Faro is a great spot and I highly recommend.

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Sonamy2000
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I little chilly with inside dining closed down but enjoyable nonetheless!

FAQs

FARO - Oak Bay Beach Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 940-0302.

FARO - Oak Bay Beach Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.