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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge

5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4
Ottawa, ON K4M1A2
Tel: (613) 692-2587
Neighbourhood: Manotick, Stonebridge
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Features: Patio, Television, Live entertainment
  • At La Piazza you will enjoy authentic Italian and gourmet dishes made from traditional recipes containing homemade pastas and fresh ingredients. To complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers a diverse collection of imported and domestic wines, beers, aperitifs, and specialty drinks. On weekends, the lounge area features retro music, live entertainment, or pay per view sporting events creating a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

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Amazing Pizza
By sarahpurdue69 of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

They have the most wonderful pizza at this lovely little Italian Restaurant in Manotick. The crust is hand crafted, the pizzas are made fresh to order and loaded with the most wonderful toppings; fresh mozarella, fresh tomatoes, onions, capicola, proscuitto. Amazing in every sense of the word, we go regularly and it's always good, never lets us down.

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Great spot in Manotick.
By KelleyR of Ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you step into this place you know the experience is going to be worth it. They do have a lovely patio outside for the summer months. I would recommend this place for a special occasion with you partner or friends. The wine selection is fantastic and the food's wonderful. Enjoy!

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Great Little Italian Spot
By MaryC of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 11:39am [Dine in]

Ate dinner here with some friends and it was delicious. The food arrived quickly and it was very hot. The service was fantastic. Attentive without being annoying. The restaurant has a very cozy feel. Would be a great spot for a romantic evening. Next time I am in town I would definitely eat there again.

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Perfect evening
By ShannonS of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 9:05am [Dine in]

If you enjoy a family owned, authentic italian cooking then you must go to La Piazza Courtyard. A small quaint restaurant --- that delivered big time! Clearly this is a restaurant that typically caters to "locals" (who sit at the counter) and several including the owner, Frank, asked us how we found out about the place. (Thank you TripAdvisor!!) The good time started as soon as we arrived and were served warm bread with olive oil and balsamic, and continued throughout the meal. The food did not disappoint ...meals included the Rack of Lamb - which lived up to previous reviews: OUTSTANDING, Veal Piccatta, which was delicious and wonderful Tiramisu for desert which was a perfect ending to a perfect and fun evening.

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Wonderful meal
By WinneS of Toronto, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

Nice wine list compliments the medium-sized number of Italian menu choices, with great "specials" for the evening. My antipasto appetizer was devine. My neice's pasta combination plate was the most impressive I've ever seen served and my veal chop was excellent. The desert selection was minimal but the choices that we had were excellent; Tiramisu and Lemon Cake. Will go back to eat again.

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Great cooking class last night
By Cheryl Peterson of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

Since we eat at La Piazza all the time we were intrigued to learn that they were starting cooking lessons, so we signed up. Our first class was last night and we started with a valiant attempt at making steamed mussels, I have to say that with the chef's excellent instruction and extensive knowlege of Italian cooking we did an amazing job. Now I just have to try and replicate this at home for the family. The restaurant itself is always a wonderful dining experience, we regularly go for the great, fresh pastas and sauces, their gnocchi is amazing and is a personal favourite of mine. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice Italian meal where they don't skimp on the portions or the taste.

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What a gem of a restaurant
By Krissysunshine of Toronto, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

This is quite honestly one of the best traditional Italian restaurants that I've ever been to. I visited Ottawa on the weekend with some friends and we drove out to this scenic little village on the outskirts of the city. As we were walking around the village we came upon this restaurant behind a courtyard in the middle of the village.

Upon entering we were greeted warmly by the owner and were seated at a lovely table by the window. The owner recommended the gnocchi and the mussels as well as the shrimp diavola. We decided to try all of his suggestions and were really impressed with everything. The food was delicious, not pretentious, portion sizes were what you would expect for the price, overall it was a great value.

Everyone loved everything that they ate, we had a wonderful afternoon and ended up leaving wishing we lived closer to Ottawa... Back to Toronto for now.

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Excellent food, neighborhood restaurant
By fionad of Toronto, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

This is a small neighborhood restaurant. Please don't go so I can get in on my next visit. We made a last minute reservation and got a table. The Mista salad is delicious . The bread is delicious. We had filet mignon and Lasagna, both were cooked perfectly and delicious. The best part was that we were seated next to a regular who was friends with the owner . He made sure that we had fantastic service and were well taken care of which was very nice. If you like small, quaint family restaurants where the food is good and everyone seems happy this is the place.

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Must Visit in Manotick
By fillyphoebes of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

My husband & I were first introduced to La Piazza by my cousin who use to live in Barrhaben. On route to the restaurant w/our 1 year old son, we spoke to a woman & her young daughter on the street for directions. She & her daughter spoke highly of the restaurant plus she herself was a chef in the area. We were blown away by the food & service. Our son slept the whole time while my husband & cousin enjoyed a thoroughly amazing authentic meal. They had an impressive alcohol collection & were able to pair our meals perfectly. Our second visit was just the two of us on a date nite weekend get away & we were thoroughly impressed again. This is one of those must do when you visit Ottawa! We can't wait for our next getaway!

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Fantastic from start to finish
By rosieposie of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

Without doubt the best meal we had in Ottawa and indeed one of the best dining experiences we have ever enjoyed in any city. From the nicely balanced and extensive menu choice we elected to have two of the pasta dishes and accompanying wines.Everything was delightful, beautifully presented and well paced. The olive oil and balsamic served with the home made bread was fabulous. The staff are top notch, knowedgeable about the menu and the wines and with a friendly, efficient and discrete manner - not always an easy combination to pull off but they were all first rate. In our experience it is rare to find a restaurant that manages to deliver fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere and La Piazza totally nailed it for us. Grazie!!

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Brilliant
By stevenbass of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 8, 2013 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

Fantastic Italian, authentic and inviting just as you would expect. We keep going back at least once every couple of months. I just made plans to take my wife there on Valentines day, they have a fantastic menu and always have specialties for events like that. The pasta's are wonderful, the chicken is always a good bet and we generally have a great time.

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Just like Italy...
By trinabiz of ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

Not only did the ambiance remind me of my other favorite Italian eatery in Positano, Italy but the experience restored my faith that there is at least ONE restaurant that can serve perfect al dente pasta in Canada . The fettucini with bolognese sauce was rich and flavorsome , and the penne salsiccia was simply perfect . Flavors were fresh and true - no over-seasoning . Service was faultless and the wine list well suited to the menu . We had a divine bottle of Righetti Amarone. Not cheap , but worth every dollar spent

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Great meal
By JenBlond of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2013 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

When we visited this restaurant it was packed on a Saturday night, which is typically a good sign. The food was absolutely delicious, the pasta was homemade and the sole was just spectacular.

Something to know about this restarant is that it can get quite busy, with that comes extra noise, but it's to be expected when a place is this busy. The tables are close together so it is not the place to have a private conversation. They do have a private dining booth which is really nice, you can reserve it in advance

This restaurant is a great value total bill for a party of 2 with cocktails, apps, dinner and dessert was $110.00.

I had the La Piazza Stuffed Chicken, delicious as well as a caesar salad which was just fantastic the salad dressings are all homemade and wonderful as well. The gnocchi was some of the best I have ever had. I indulged in a chocolate cake which was to die for you!

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you are in Manotick

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Good for girls night out
By SonjaR of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

Went there Sat night as part of a girl's weekend. We absolutely loved the place!
Shared calamari, Carpaccio and Escargot for appetizers. Escargot were superb, calamari and Carpaccio were both very good. Can't remember what everyone had for entrees, but we all loved what we ordered. Did try the Lamb, it was cooked perfectly!
It was a perfect place to share dinner with friends, loved the ambience of the restaurant, we could actually have a conversation, without having to yell.
Service was very good, everything arrived pretty fast

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New Years was exceptional
By Giana Furlong of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 9:59am [Dine in]

We pre purchased tickets for the New Years Eve dinner at La Piazza, the food is always wonderful and we really wanted to take advantage of their special New Year menu. It was one of the best New Years meals that we've ever had. Everything was cooked to perfection, the salad was delicious, I opted for the walnuts on mine, divine. The butternut squash soup was wonderful, the Duck was perfectly cooked, and absolutely delicious and my creme brulee was to die for.
The entire evening was lovely, the restaurant was very busy but our service level was not impacted at all. We can't wait to see what they do next year.

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Nice on Christmas Day
By Ramona1979 of ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 6:19pm [Dine in]

We decided to dine out this Christmas Day, most places in Manotick were closed but La Piazza was offering a Christmas dinner with all the fixings so we decided, why not.... This was the best decision we made on Christmas this year. The food was fantastic, Turkey with all the trimmings, butternut squash soup to start, delicious stuffing wonderful roasted vegetables. For dessert we opted for traditional Italian and had the Tiramisou. Everything was really wonderful and we didn't have to clean the dishes...even better!

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Local Favourite
By ramchi of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 7:00pm [Dine in]

We come to La Piazza regularly, we absolutely love the veal saltimbocca and the calamari. Both are the best dishes we've ever had in the Manotick area. Everything else on the menu is fantastic as well, the pastas are always cooked to perfection and the flavours are blended perfectly on the sauces.
We have yet to have bad service, the owner is always very hospitable and warm and the restaurant is always welcoming.

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Very good quality
By Mallorybrew of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 10:49am [Dine in]

An acquaintance and I decided to go out for dinner last Saturday night.We opted for Italian food at La Piazza. This restaurant is a little out of the way ,however defintely worth the trip.If you didn't know the address you would probably barely notice this place except that every outdoor seat was taken and we just managed to get a table inside where the decor was cozy traditional Italian style.We were greeted very well at the door and quickly led to our table.The menu is quite decent with a good selection.As it was my first time here I decided to try a few things to check out the menu. For starters I chose a mista salad and carpaccio. Both were generous in size and very tasty. My main dish was veal scallopini that was served with a white wine and garlic sauce. It was quite good. As I always judge a good Italian restaurant by the quality of its pasta dishes I asked our waiter to bring me a small side dish of pasta and tomato sauce to try some of their pasta. He brought me a large dish which I later brown bagged and brought home(at no charge). My friend had the baked lasagna and tirmisu for dessert ,and told me that both were really good. I concude by saying that this was an excellent meal which cost about $100.00 for both of us.Portions were generous and the service was fantastic from the moment we arrived to the time we left.I will go back to this restaurant to check out some of their other items.We did phone ahead to get a table, so reservations are required here as in most very good restaurants.

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Great Italian
By sausalita9 of Fredericton NB (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

A family-owned real Italian restaurant. Wonderful veal dishes (I have ordered veal piccata all over the country and have never had anything even remotely as good as theirs). Also great seafood, manicotti, parmigiana, and other first class Italian cuisine. Inexpensive wines are available by the carafe plus bottled wines. To top it all, homemade tiramisu!

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Relaxed and wonderful
By Mirmar999 of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:00pm [Dine in]

We had one of the best meals ever at La Piazza in Manotick, what a find. We frequently dine in Ottawa and this was better than most of their top Italian restaurants. The pasta was extremely tender and the fillings creative. My husband raved about the Salmon and my Veal Saltimbocca was outstanding. The wine recommendation was "spot on". The service was impeccable. It was a relaxing and wonderful dining experience.

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