Restaurants in Ottawa

Up to 53% Off Italian Dinner at Carmello’s

Ottawa

C$117.65 C$69

(264)

Chefs toss pasta with fresh herbs and Italian meats and roll out thin-crust, gluten-free, and multigrain pizza dough

Up to 51% Off at Topkapi Turkish Restaurant

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

C$119.55 C$59

Sip vino and coffee or tea while enjoying four-course Turkish meal with hot soup, appetizer sampler, authentic entrees, and sweet desserts

40% Off Mexican-Inspired Food at Carmen's Veranda

Golden Triangle - Old Ottawa East - Ottawa South

C$20 C$12

(124)

Black bean enchiladas, roasted eggplant tostadas, and other Mexican specialties

Up to 40% Off an Italian Lunch or Dinner at Tavola

Merivale Market Mall

C$48 C$29

Inside elegant and contemporary Italian restaurant, chefs prepare pasta, chicken, and veal dishes with fresh, homemade ingredients

Restaurant E18hteen – Chef's Table D'Hote Menu with Coffee

Byward Market - Parliament Hill

C$160 C$99

Dine on black cod or Angus beef tenderloin amid bare stone walls and dim, romantic lighting in one of Ottawa's only 4 Diamond restaurants

Up to 48% Off Italian Cuisine at Divino Wine Studio

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

C$44 C$25

(135)

House-made pastas including gnocchi and chickpea flour cavatelli pair with black Angus steak and fine wines

Up to 52% Off at Pelican Fishery & Grill

Billings Bridge - Alta Vista

C$20 C$12.75

Wild seafood netted via sustainable techniques is delivered four times a day, including fresh mussels and lobster

45% Off Deli Food at Nate's Express

Ottawa

C$20 C$11

Modeled after Nate's Deli on Rideau Street, traditional Jewish deli serves sandwiches, platters, and its popular breakfasts and smoked meats

Up to 43% Off at Farbs Kitchen & Wine Bar

Lindenlea - New Edinburgh

C$50 C$30

(9)

Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are used to create simple yet flavorful meals

Up to 51% Off at Fitz's Classic Grill

Ottawa

C$20 C$10

Classics such as housemade burgers, spaghetti with house sauce, and grilled chops and fish

Lago Bar Grill View – Up to 57% Off Contemporary Dinner

Ottawa

C$180 C$79

Pan-seared pork chops and porcini-crusted black cod anchor an eclectic seasonal menu

Up to 42% Off at Spud's Potato Bar and Poutinerie

Multiple Locations

C$13.86 C$8

(508)

Customers select meat poutines and salads from the potato bar, which features more than 25 toppings with vegetarian and gluten-free options

Up to 66% Off Party Packages at Hooley's Pub

Centretown - Downtown

C$160 C$59

(92)

Party packages for 5 or 10 with martinis, premium cocktails, and shots; bachelorette party for 15 adds two bottles of sparkling wine

41% Off at Mukut Fine Indian Restaurant

Ottawa

C$30 C$17.75

Curries, tandoori dishes, and paneers complemented by flatbreads and mango lassi

50% Off at BarBurrito

Ottawa

C$10 C$5

Chefs fill burritos, quesadillas, and tacos with fresh fillings, from pulled pork to ground beef to soy

Up to 38% Off Gastro Pub Cuisine at The Lodge Bar & Grill

Merivale - Fisher

C$25.90 C$16

(38)

Three types of poutine, wings covered in thai-sweet-plum or honey-garlic sauce, and hand-packed burgers made from Alberta beef

Half Off Deli Food at Grenfell Catering

Merivale Gardens - Grenfell Glen - Pineglen - Country Place

C$10 C$5

Smoked turkey and jerk chicken subs, brie and strawberry melts, and honey-baked ham and turkey sandwiches

Up to 47% Off at Dino's & Donald's Pizza

Overbrook West - McArthur

C$20 C$11

(36)

Eclectic menu features pizzas, wings, subs, and classic italian dishes

50% Off International Cuisine for Lunch at Fare Blend

Centretown - Downtown

C$96 C$48

International cuisine and musical performances fill upscale eatery located inside turn-of-the-century home

Half Off Asian-Fusion Cuisine and Tea Drinks at Ever Afters

Lower Town

C$30 C$15

(32)

Korean-style fried chicken, teriyaki dishes, and poutine pair with frozen drinks and bubble tea in a cozy café

Up to 45% Off Spanish Food at 222 Lyon Tapas Bar

Centretown - Downtown

C$22 C$12

(115)

Intimate 19th-century home welcomes patrons to share small plates of garlic shrimp, spanish meathballs, mushroom croquettes & spicy chorizo

45% Off Coffee and Café Food at Cafe Ninety 7

Golden Triangle - Old Ottawa East - Ottawa South

C$5 C$2.75

(86)

Café food such as roasted-chicken paninis and smoked-salmon wraps paired with a full coffee menu, including frozen chocolate coffee drinks

Sbarro – Up to 46% Off Pizza

Hunt Club - Riverside Drive

C$24.98 C$13.50

Mozzarella cheese and a signature sauce made with plum tomatoes coat hand-stretched dough

Up to 49% Off at Oyster Bay Ottawa

Cityview - Skyline - Fisher Heights

C$40 C$21

Diners enjoy bites of fresh, chef-selected oysters between sips of robust Oyster Bay chardonnay, pinot noir, or sauvignon blanc wine

30% Off Contemporary Cuisine at Luxe

Ottawa

C$50 C$35

(323)

Delicious entrees, such as house-made ricotta gnocchi, bouillabaisse, and array of steaks, served in a contemporary, casual setting

30% Off Modern Italian Cuisine at Stella Osteria

Byward Market - Parliament Hill

C$50 C$35

(178)

Part of the Firestone Restaurant Group, eatery located in ByWard Market offers a contemporary take on classic Italian cuisine

Up to 40% Off Beer and Appetizers at Hometown Sports and Grill

Ottawa

C$28.23 C$17

(24)

Appetizers with influences from around the globe include lightly seasoned calamari, classic poutine, chicken satay, and two types of nachos

30% Off at Blue Cactus Bar & Grill

Byward Market - Downtown Ottawa

C$50 C$35

(219)

Blue Cactus's large menu features a variety of contemporary dishes set in a modern and upbeat atmosphere

46% for a Sushi Boat for Two at Sawa Sushi

Ottawa

C$51.90 C$28

Eight fresh sushi rolls, from traditional california to creative mango, are arranged artfully on a wooden boat to delight all of the senses

Up to 42% Off Three-Course Indian Meals at Rasam

Byward Market - Parliament Hill

C$50 C$29

Chicken and vegetarian entrees are served with a side of Indian flatbread and rice

Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine at La Favorita Ristorante

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

C$50 C$25

(285)

Chef Nick Shallal crafts specialty Mediterranean seafood dishes and wood-fired pizzas

Up to 55% Off an Italian Dinner at La Cucina Ristorante

Glen Cairn - Kanata South Business Park

C$95 C$45

(26)

Italian restaurant uses recipes that go back generations and ingredients from local suppliers to make gnocchi rosé and veal gorgonzola

Up to 42% Off at Fish Market Restaurant

Byward Market

C$20 C$12

(226)

International dishes such as PEI mussels, spicy Cajun shrimp linguine, and barbecued swordfish inside nautical-themed restaurant

Up to 52% Off Entertainment Venue Outing

Ottawa

C$44 C$20.99

Two-storey entertainment venue with 41 pool tables, more than 24 HD televisions, and sleek leather couches

Chez Eric Café & Bistro – 40% Off French Cuisine

Wakefield

C$50 C$30

French and other international dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients, served in heritage farmhouse

51% Off Pizza at Cheezy Luigis

Chelsea

C$34.50 C$17

Chefs craft made-from-scratch pizzas with locally-sourced toppings in thin crust, deep dish, and gluten-free varieties

Half Off French Dinner at Restaurant L'Assiette

Gatineau

C$50 C$25

Menu of familiar French classics includes duck breast with fig sauce and filet mignon with sauce aux poivres

Up to 38% Off Steak-House Lunch or Dinner at Frisco’s

Eganville

C$20 C$13

Classic and modern fare such as rib eye with scallops, wild-boar and bison sausage, and mushroom caps stuffed with lobster and goat cheese

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Among the Roman sculptures and surrealist paintings that pepper Zola Restaurant’s walls, diners sit at granite tables isolated by gauzy red curtains. Wafting aromas of fresh-baked bread emanate from an open-concept kitchen, where guests watch as chefs combine handmade pastas with savoury sauces and blanket gourmet pizzas with smoked cheeses and cured meats. Just like wrestlers training for a match on a lifeboat, guests can enjoy a light lunch or brunch, or delve into hearty plates of housemade sausage or slow-roasted porchetta––local pork shoulder spiced with Italian truffle, sage, rosemary, and thyme and hiding beneath a layer of hot pancetta.

On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, live jazz enhances the atmosphere, mingling with the sounds of cooking and tinkling glasses raised in celebration. Sommeliers and bartenders pair the dishes with local and imported wines, beers, and cocktails, though patrons can also bring their own wine or steal sips from their child's juice box. In an effort to outsmart dietary restrictions and expose all palates to Italy’s culinary traditions, chefs can make their dough or pasta gluten-free upon request.

194 Robertson Rd
Nepean,
ON
CA

With its well-stocked wine racks and rock walls, Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro cultivates the softly lit ambience of an Old-World bistro. As mentioned on the bistro's website, "we want [customers] to feel they've had an experience…that they would maybe find if they were in Europe, but you don't have to go to Europe to find it."

This international influence also appears in the menu of fusion-tinged comfort foods. Although crab-stuffed halibut fillets and three-cheese tortellini pasta in a gorgonzola cream sauce exhibit a commitment to homey flavours, the chefs demonstrate their culinary range by spooning red curry sauce over grilled lamb chops and creating Cajun-style jambalaya. Echoing this same multinational inclination, the wine list features more than 300 bottles from New- and Old-World producers, which helped Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro earn Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

Though their flavours can range across the globe, chefs source many ingredients locally, seeking out seasonal vegetables as well as artisanal cheeses from Quebec's iconic brie mines. Nightly entertainment also draws on local talent—the eatery invites area jazz bands to perform on select evenings.

54 York St.
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Inside Santé Restaurant, the piquant scents of globally inspired cuisine mingle amidst the work of local artists, whose pieces fill the dining room's walls. This fusion of eatery and gallery is the brainchild of owner Donna Holtom, who believes that "beautiful art serves to heighten the dining experience," as she told Ottawa at Home magazine in 2009. Inside the kitchen, chefs demonstrate their own artistic skills. Using a palette of free-range chicken, organic salmon, and locally sourced produce, they paint plates with aromatic curries and ginger-spiked stir-fries, just like Picasso during his little-known sauce period. To accompany these fragrantly seasoned dishes, Santé Restaurant stocks its subterranean vault with a selection of Canadian and international wines.

45 Rideau St
Ottawa,
ON
CA

At Jean Albert’s American Style Soul Food, the sauce makes the meal. Which is why the chefs don’t just lay their housemade hot sauces and six styles of barbecue sauce on the side—they offer to bake it right in. From the sweet-and-tangy berry-rum barbecue sauce to those infused with tequila or whisky, the condiments add extra oomph to the fried catfish, classic pulled-pork sandwiches, and chicken-and-biscuit dishes that serve as staples of soulful fare everywhere. Served with a slice of sweet-water cornbread and a choice of traditional sides, the hefty portions evoke an air of Kentucky living without requiring the purchase of your own tobacco farm. Meals culminate with classic desserts such as sweet-potato pie, peach cobbler, and layered banana pudding.

495 Somerset St W
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Piccolino translates from Italian as "very little one." In this case, piccolino refers to the quaint vintage villa that houses the rustic Il Piccolino Ristorante. Grape vines wind around the sun-drenched patio framed by trellises that leads to an interior of stucco-textured walls offsetting leather chairs and paisley-print tablecloths. This homespun, Old-World ambiance reinforces a menu of made-to-order Italian comfort food. Chefs stuff manicotti with ricotta and blanket gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce. They also adorn pizzas with ingredients such as tiger shrimp, italian sausage, and chili-marinated eggplant for a take on Italian that is both familiar and surprising.

449 Preston St
Ottawa,
ON
CA

The chefs at Milano Pizzeria have been perfecting the art of the pizza for more than 40 years. On any given day, they may cook any of the 20+ specialty pies on the menu or custom blend toppings for original orders. Milano’s classic pizzas include the greek pizza with feta and hot peppers, the meat lover’s pizza with salami and italian sausage, and the Hawaiian Plus with handfuls of olives and crispy bacon. Though Milano is known for its pizzas, its expansive menu brims with other entree specialties from all over the world; hearty lasagna, veal parmesan, and meatball subs further root the eatery in Italian culinary traditions, and burgers, poutine, and chicken shawarma round out the eclectic menu.

3050 Woodroffe Ave
Nepean,
ON
CA