What is it: A famed pillar of Italian cuisine in the heart of Victoria, it's the perfect spot to enjoy traditional dishes at a more than fair price. First opened in 1979, this quaint foodie hub was recently renovated with a lot of care to maintain the cheerful ambience.
Why go: Go early for happy hour or brave the hangry but patient lineup for live klezmer, jazz and gypsy swing to accompany dishes with names like meat John Doe and the prawn broker. Got a friend who can't get enough? Drop some dough on a Pagliacci’s gift card and help everyone you know get their pasta fix. Leave the diet at home—carbs and legendary cheesecake are best enjoyed with red wine.