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Looking for the Best Noodles in Victoria (Chinese or Italian or?)

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My mother's birthday is coming soon and she is a self-proclaimed noodle freak. I'd like to take her for really good noodles somewhere in Victoria on our next visit. Chinese, Italian, anything goes as long as the noodle fix can be had.

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  1. I'm partial to Padella Bistro on Estevan, which makes its pasta in house and is very good.

    Another good bet will be the ramen house that is opening soon on Broughton Street near Blanshard. It is owned by same people who run Foo, and they serve up a pretty good ramen at Foo.

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    1. re: anewton

      What is the atmosphere of Padella Bistro? I've been wanting to try it as I believe there is a connection with the former La Piola which my parents loved. We would be with 2 kids (5 and 2 years old) so I'm wondering if that would be suitable?

      Also, has anyone tried John's Noodle Village? It gets some rave reviews and some horrible reviews but the idea of house made dumplings and noodles is appealing.

      1. re: islandgirl

        Padella is definitely an adult atmosphere. If the kids were well behaved I'm sure it would not be a problem, but you'd probably get some dirty looks if they're apt to scream and throw tantrums.

        And yes, the chefs are the same as the chefs from the now defunct La Piola.

        Haven't been to John's Noodle Village in eons. Really can't comment.