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Ottawa Restaurant Reviews
Shish Kabab House‎1675 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Rare? No No No you eat it the way we like not the way you asked for it. Rare..lol
By Elmo187 of ottawa ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

Don't order anything rare, or don't expect it cooked the way you like it! I asked them several times not to over cook my Kabbab and to make the lamb rare, but was met with resistance the whole way in the end the meat was dry over cooked and tasteless. I mean why would they want to please their customers it's not like the customer is gonna eat it! for all who said this place makes the best of anything you need to get out more. Try Shawarma Palace just down the street. it was my second and last time ever ordering from here again the first time the lamb if you can believe it was even more over cooked. I will say they are friendly but very very stubborn, and have no clue what customer service means.

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Lucky Dragon Delight854 March Road, Ottawa
Big mistake
By MikeM of Kanata, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 9:25pm [Take-out]

We have ordered few times from this place and every time they messed the order. We kept giving them chances to support the local business but not anymore. On our last order, they only gave us half of our order, where the main dish was missing. When we called, the response was come pick up or we will deliver it to you in 1.5 hours. This was unacceptable, as it was dinner time and their mistake. We asked for our money back which we were declined, and the owner was very rude and unwilling to accept responsibility. On top of that, the food we received tasted horrible with no flavor and went directly into the garbage can. Save your money and trouble and do not order from there.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
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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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
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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Namaste India1300 Bank Street, Ottawa
Worst dining experience I've had
By shadow_cruiser of ottawa nepean (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 6:13pm [Dine in]

This by far was possibly my worst dining experience in Ottawa, or perhaps my entire life. I went on a tuesday around 8pm and the restaurant was about half full. They brought papadum's right away, which was a nice welcoming. 15 minutes later the waitress asked for our drink order and I asked to order our food at the same time. One thing to mention is be careful if you have a Groupon, they will change the rules on you when you order. Initially you can order anything off the menu but then I was told I can't order the Namaste India Special Platter.
There were no napkins, I needed one because the papadum's were greasy. I asked the waitress for one. Waited 15 minutes but nothing arrived. I went and grabbed two and was suddenly confronted by a waitress saying "That's a lot of napkins". Who say's that?. We ordered the chicken tandoori appetizer, what came was a 1/4 of a chicken breast with lots of tomato's and onions. Very disappointing.

1 hour goes by and there's no sign of our food. We've been in the restaurant for 1 hour and a half losing our appetite. A couple that came 30 minutes after us received their food 15 minutes before we got ours. When the food came, I ordered 3 naan, butter chicken (for the lady) and a lamb korma for myself. Upon tasting the korma, it tastes nothing like lamb. Definitely taste like goat. My gf said the chicken has a weird texture. I took a bite into one and the chicken was not cooked, without second guessing.

I called the waitress over and explained the chicken was uncooked and they could make someone very sick. She replied back "The chicken is fine". I told her the lamb is actually goat. She then took everything back to her chef. 5 minutes later she came back and said the chicken was not cooked. The kitchen also didn't have lamb so they substituted goat. I like goat but it would have been nice to know beforehand. I told her I did not want anything else and please send the check. No apology whatsoever for serving us par-cooked chicken.

They charged me for the uncooked chicken dish and said we had to pay because my gf took a bite out of a piece of chicken. Being furious as I was and didn't want to make a scene, I paid my bill ($50) and left hungry.
If you want real indian food with great service and great food, go to Coconut Lagoon or Host India in Vanier, you surely won't be disappointed.

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Shawarma Prince1667 Merivale Rd, Ottawa
The Best!!!!
By Jenniferfirca of Ottawa (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

Shawarma prince at merivale, is my favourite shawarma restaurant. My family loves to eat the many dishes, including Shawarma, humous, Greek salad and more. The quality is excellent, the portions are huge, so don’t order too much food. In addition, the service is verygood, friendly and fast. As far as the ambiance is concerned, the restaurant is very clean.
I love this place and I would definetly recommended !!

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
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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Shawarma Prince1667 Merivale Rd, Ottawa
Very rude service
By Slacker of Ottawa (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:16am [Take-out]

I ordered some shawarma's and assumed that it would be take away, the server assumed otherwise. When he realized that it was a take away, he muttered something in Arabic that was insulting and abusive.
Needless to say, I wont be going back there in a rush! The employees should be disciplined and made to understand that they have to be courteous to the customers otherwise their shawarma's wont sell.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Fantastic for an event
By gracestevens of Toronto ON (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

The staff were EXCELLENT working with my father and I for planning a rehearsal dinner for my own wedding. Presented with a specific budget, the head chef created a specialized menu. The venue was beautiful (the dining area which was sectioned off for our group) and the food was beyond amazing. The food at my actual wedding paled in comparison. Have been back at least twice to the restaurant since the rehersal dinner, each time better than the last.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Delicious every time!
By RochelleF of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I have eaten here multiple times and we absolutely love it!! We're not from the area, but travel to Ottawa about once every few months. The staff, service, food, and atmosphere are amazing! Some of our favourite dishes are the Chicken Marsala, Steak (any!!), and Calamari appetizer. If your in the area or just stopping in Ottawa for a night, this is definitely the place to eat!! We'll be back again soon!!

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Naked Fish Sushi342 Richmond Road, Ottawa
Awful
By Hikeshi of ottawa nepean (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 1, 2013 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

I ordered the advertised Ramen Noodle special for lunch. The cashier didn't even know what Ramen was, not a good sign. But never the less I ordered the Duck Miso Ramen soup.

Really awful. It actually made me angry. The person who made this soup, obviously had never eaten a decent bowl of noodles in their life. The noodles were like the packaged instant type, pale white starch, undercooked, mushy, and rancid to boot. The soup was some sort of Thai base with miso mixed into it, tasteless, watery, and with some sort of vinegary finnish. To add insult to injury, they garnished it with a clump of shredded carrot hair, a little dried seaweed, and a handful of edamame. But the kicker was the red kidney beans, who puts kidney beans in Japanese soup? The only decent ingredient was the duck, which I assume they bought in Chinatown. This is obviously one of those mediocre franchises riding the wave of sushi popularity, driving the fish to extinction and catering to people ignorant of what a decent japanese meal really is. I don't even want to sample their so called sushi. I left without asking for a refund, which is what I should have done. I'm still angry.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
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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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Great Italian food, good portions
By sarahgrow of Ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

We read some of the reviews on Dine Here, so we thought we'd give La Piazza a try. We're very glad that we did! Authentic homemade Italian food in a family-owned and operated, cozy little restaurant. Absolutely outstanding food and friendly service. Lots of local charm, too. Reasonably priced. We'll be returning to this restaurant again, it's definately on our short list of places to go and eat.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Excellent Service
By JenniferBlon of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2013 - 9:04pm [Dine in]

Happened into La Piazza accidently and now this place is a must on my list. Each year I meet a few friends for a long weekend in Ottawa and this place is just what we need. The service is amazing, the food delicious and wine perfect. We can take our time and enjoy every moment. In fact, we left a shoping bag when we left and decided to stop at The Mill (nearby) and all of a sudden our server runs in with the bag. She overheard us say we should stop at a local bar for a drink and found us!! I can't say enough good things about this place!! Do yourself a favor and go - very reasonable.

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1 For 1 Pizza1020 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa
Home delivery and the pizza itself.
By Ronald Charbonneau of ottawa ontario (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:18am [Delivery]

I ordered 2 extra large pizzas from them , sauce,cheese and ground beef, there was more dough than garnishes and there was hardly any cheese and were was the beef hardly nothing and they charge me 1.30 for a few drops of ground beef. Also the guy that delivered the pizzas to me ask me if they were for me only I found that quite insulting especially when me and my wife we were going to freeze the rest for our future suppers. I will never order anymore from that location and I rather eat a frozen pizza from the grocery store than there's anytime because the frozen pizza you get more for your money.

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1 For 1 Pizza1020 St. Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa
Home delivery and the pizza itself.
By Ronald Charbonneau of ottawa ontario (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:17am [Delivery]

I ordered 2 extra large pizzas from them , sauce,cheese and ground beef, there was more dough than garnishes and there was hardly any cheese and were was the beef hardly nothing and they charge me 1.30 for a few drops of ground beef. Also the guy that delivered the pizzas to me ask me if they were for me only I found that quite insulting especially when me and my wife we were going to freeze the rest for our future suppers. I will never order anymore from that this location and I rather eat a frozen pizza from the grocery store than there's anytime because the frozen pizza you get more for your money.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Great Value, Great Service
By NickyH of Ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 11:45am [Dine in]

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.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
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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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
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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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Exceptional in every way
By tonycapy of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

I have been here twice recently with my wife and both times it exceeded my expectations. Buzzing and vibrant with good food at reasonable prices, they have fantastic pasta's and hand made pizzas. The chef is fantastic, great seafood, great lamb, great steak and the deserts are all homemade with beautiful wines at reasonable prices. It is fast becoming my favourite place to eat in Ottawa.

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