The Best Italian Restaurants in Ottawa

Handpicked Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Ottawa, ON. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


296 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3

Since 2010

Caesar Salad, Beef Tartare, Scallop Crudo, BBQ Octopus, House Made Ricotta Tart, Beet and Goat Cheese Agnolotti, Lavender Almonds, Pecorino Potatoes, Pan Seared Chicken Thighs & Ricotta Stuffed Meatballs

Buy Caesar Salad $12, Beef Tartare $14, Scallop Crudo $14 & BBQ Octopus $19

Price: $6 - $19

Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri & Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sun: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Excellent food and service. They were happy to look for an available time for me, and were ready for me when I came back. Friendly staff and quite knowledgeable.
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216 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L6

Since 1997

Minestrone, Calamari Fritti, Meatballs, Bruschetta, Mussels, Starter Caesar Salad, Starter House Salad, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, Blackened Salmon Kale, Steak Salad, Bocconcini Impanati & Grilled Octopus

Taste the Minestrone $6.25, Calamari Fritti $10.75, Bruschetta $9.50 & Starter Caesar Salad $8.95

Price: $6.25 - $25.95

Mon - Wed: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm Thu: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm Fri & Sat: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Sun: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The takeout food was so fresh, I cannot believe how fresh it was. Well worth the money. Johnny Farina has my highest recommendation of any restaurant on Elgin Street. They have Italian food and stuff. And more. And fresh soup.
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362 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M7

Since 1983

Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Rice Dishes, Pastas, Veal Dishes, Jumbo Shrimp, Salsiccia, Capesante, Lumache Dello Chef, Fegato D’Oca, Carpaccio Di Manzo, Minestrone, Stracciatella & Arugula

Try the Jumbo Shrimp, Stracciatella, Risotto Ai Porcini & Pastas

Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sun: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Very elegant experience! Giovanni's offers some of Ottawa best service, food and drinks all under one roof. They are very accommodating, polite and will blow you away with their amazing food every time.
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