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.
We love going to this restaurant, we're always greeted warmly - they take our coats and hang them up, then ensure you get them back at the end of the night, great service.
The food is wonderful, we've had most things on the menu and nothing disappoints, the smelts are really original and something everyone should try, they are tasty little crunchy fish with a smattering of spicy red pepper.
They tend to give you too much food so we usually end up taking home a take out portion, which they are more than happy to oblige with. We always have a lovely time at this restaurant and it's a family fave.
This is the kinda place I wish I knew about when I was playing tour guide in Ottawa.
This place is absolutely amazing.
The Chef, the menu, the service, the experience, the ambiance and the quality and freshness of the food are indescribable. BY FAR one of THE best dining experiences that I have EVER had.
I can't describe it; You gotta try it to believe it.
After going to this place a few times I see no need to go to any of the other overpriced, not as good Italian restaurants in Ottawa. La Piazza rivals them all, the pasta is all fresh, homemade, the value is incredible and the food is outstanding. I've had most of the items on the menu and there is nothing that I wouldn't recommend to anyone. It's just all that good. The owner is a typical Italian, he's very proud of his heritage and has tried to replicate what you would find at a nice neighborhood Italian restaurant in Abruzzo.
The wine list is really good, they have some special finds that are not available anywhere else. We are never disappointed with our meals when we eat here and we usually try to go once a month.
This is such a wonderful restaurant in Manotick, Ontario (just on the outskirts of Ottawa). The restaurant is situated just off a lovely courtyard when you first drive into Manotick Main Street. The owner has tried to recreate his Italian upbringing in a charming restaurant. There are wonderful pictures of Italy on several flat screens situated throughout the restaurant which lend a lovely ambience to the space.
The really special part of the restaurant is the food, it's absolutely incredible. They have fresh homemade pastas, the gnocchi is made from scratch and is silky and wonderful, the spicy rose sauce that it's served with is delicious. Their appetizers are amazing, especially the antipasto platter and the mussels and smelts - all wonderful.
We've been going here for a number of years and the place just keeps getting better. Worth a try if you're in the area, I'd make reservations though if you're thinking about going on a weekend, Friday's and Saturday's are very busy.
My three teen and pre-teen children and myself recently ate dinner at La Piazza. The food was absolutely amazing, the owner was friendly, and the service was top-notch. With a smile, great food, and attention to detail we all felt spoiled, and left with very full bellies (and take home containers for the next day!). I had the La Piazza Stuffed Chicken, my youngest had the lobster ravioli, and my other two had a seafood pasta dish. We ordered calamari for an appetizer, along with the best bruschetta I have ever had! Thank you for the wonderful meal; we will definitely return on our next trip to Ottawa.
This is the place to be in Manotick now. The patio is awesome in the summertime, the food is absolutely yummy (Gnocchi and the Mussels are my favourite) and the have fantastic bands playing on the weekends. I only wish I could spend more time lounging there. The overall vibe of the place is casual and fun; there is certainly a regular crowd, I'm one of them...
We were in Ottawa on business, preparing to open new retail stores for a US based retail chain. Needless to say, we travel... a lot! That means we eat out... a lot! La Piazza is one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of visiting. The atmosphere is comfortable and personal, like visiting in a welcomed home. The owners a lovely, genuine people, caring for their customers. Passionate for their business. If you want a great experience, with great food and great people, you have to go to La Piazza. You won't regret it!