best italian restaurants in ottawa


Babbos Cucina Italiana
1160 Beaverwood Road, Manotick Mews  (613) 692-6100
Homemade like it is supposed to be – Fatto di Casa comme si deve! A little Italian restaurant gem, in the heart of Manotick.

La Dolce Vita
180 Preston Street  (613) 233-6239
La Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants on Preston St in Ottawa. Gourmet pizzas & pasta, oven-baked Calzones and other exquisite specialties – including the best Gluten-Free Menu in Ottawa.

Giovannis Ristorante
362 Preston Street  (613) 234-3156
For over 20 years Giovanni’s has enjoyed serving its fine Italian Cuisine to Ottawa residents and visitors. They offer an extensive variety of traditional dishes and specialties which are unique to their restaurant.

Mamma Teresa Ristorante
300 Somerset St. West  (613) 236-3023
Mama Teresa’s offers the most authentic Italian dining experience in Ottawa.

Carmello’s Italian Restaurant & Bar
300 Sparks Street  (613) 604-2167
Carmello’s is a creative contemporary Italian cuisine experience right downtown on Sparks Street.

Johnny Farina – Casual Italian Eatery
216 Elgin Street  (613) 565-5155
Johnny Farina’s casual Italian restaurant has made its comfortable home over two floors and three rooms in a former movie theatre in Ottawa’s trendy Elgin Street district.

Arturo’s Market
49 Beechwood Avenue  (613) 321-4613
Casual Italian dining at it’s best. Fresh pasta’s, doughs, and sauces made daily the whole family will appreciate – and all pizzas can be made gluten-free!









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