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Ottawa Restaurant Reviews
Rose Bowl Chophouse & Lounge1717 Carling Avenue, Ottawa
Absolutely a sad food experience, time to hire a real chef
By victoriafoodie of Victoria British Columbia Canada (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch with a buddy, we both like food and were hungry.
The server was great and apologized a lot.
Food was terrible, they need a real chef. The server tried to tell us that the chef was experienced but experience could mean working at McDonald's.

I had the lobster ravioli which was poorly cooked, seasoned and filled.
The lobster was old and I didn't eat at any all.

My friend shared his chicken panini with me, it was extremely sad for a $13 sandwich.

$40 lunch that was basically amateur hour

We will not be back

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Great event at La Piazza
By cynthiam of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

We recently attended a charity event at this restaurant that a local radio station was involved in. We had a fantastic evening, with great cuisine, great food (the calamari and the gnocchi are wonderful) and far too many libations. We're looking forward to the next event that this restaurant is supporting, Dickinson Days. Hopefully it'll be just as much fun.

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Cozy's Restaurant1012 West Wellington Street, Ottawa
First visit, since new owners
By JDarling of Ottawa (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:09am [Dine in]

I went by this past weekend, me and some friends. We heard that it was new owners and new renovations. we definetly enjoyed the look and ambiance. The place looks clean and fresh, lots of natural light

We enjoyed the food, good price! Breakfast was very yummy! my friend tried their breakfast poutine and very delicious!!

Service was good, great people! and their coffee is very smooth for coffee lovers !!

Definetly, a must visit if ever in the area, family owned according to the waitress so it has a home-some feel :)

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
One of the best
By rachelw of Toronto, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 9:53am [Dine in]

La Piazza Courtyard has to be one of the best restaurants that I've dined at in a very long time. The restaurant is located in a charming little village just outside Ottawa, about a 20 minute drive from the city center. The weather yesterday was beautiful and perfect for enjoying their amazing patio, several of us went for lunch and we were hungry.
Overall the food was fantastic, they had a special of Pickerel, fried in a lovely crispy batter drizzled in Olive Oil and Garlic, I paired mine with a Mista Salad which was delicious. Some of the other dishes that were enjoyed were, the Gnocchi, Caesar Salad, and a delicious pizza.
Our service was attentive, not pretentious, the vibe of the restaurant is laid back and was a lovely place to spend a lazy afternoon at. I'd recommend the short drive, it's well worth it.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Lovely little restaurant in Manotick
By SofieB321 of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

I held a business lunch for 12 here and then returned two weeks later for a quiet late dinner. Both experiences were very positive. The lunch menu has a good variety and the specials are really delicious. The dinner menu offered a wide range of choices all appealing. My friend and I chose to split a pasta dish and the service was very gracious, they brought two bowls with the half portions without hesitation. The atmosphere is upscale but not fussy. I found it tasteful and relaxing. Highly recommend!

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Local Manotick restaurant with lots of charm
By SofieB321 of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 8:37am [Dine in]

We love going to this local restaurant, the owner treats you like family - very welcoming and always wanting to make sure you have a wonderful time. We've been regular customers for the past two years, It's always improving and I'd swear that the food gets better every time we eat here. My favourite dish is the gnocchi, it has the lightest, slightly spicy rose sauce that pairs wonderfully with the little pasta pillows, delicioso. We can't imagine going anywhere else in Manotick for a meal, this place far outdoes all the others - on every level.

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Yum Yum Shawarma & Arabic Cuisine399 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa
Maggots
By Laurence of Ottawa, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 11:10am [Take-out]

Saturday, April 28, 2012 I went in for a falafel. The older gentleman behind the counter told me that he, his brothers, his wife, and his 5 kids are here from Iraq. No problem. Glad he found sanctuary here.
Then he told me 9/11 was an American conspiracy.
I walked out.
No one should tolerate a business which employs overt bigots and any proponent of systemic murder.
I'll come back when he is gone - you should not give them your business either

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Great for a special event
By mmmmfoood of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 12:16am [Dine in]

We recently hosted a charity event at this restaurant in Manotick. Everything went so well on our evening - we were very impressed with the personal service provided by all the staff at the restaurant. The food was wonderful, everything was exactly how we wanted it; hot, fresh and exceptionally tasty. The owner went out of his way to make sure that everything for our evening was perfect.
All our guests commented on how fabulous the food was and what a wonderful time they had. I'll definately use this restaurant for an event again.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
One of the best
By PBorgatta of ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 20, 2012 - 6:17pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went to La Piazza last night. I've been to many Italian restaurants in Ottawa, and I'd have to say this was one of the best. We both had appetizers which were outstanding. I had a pasta dish and my husband had seafood. The food was excellent, and they have interesting menu choices. The service was impeccable. I don't think that I could say anything negative about this experience....other than I ate too much! We'll be returning to La Piazza.

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Dolmades Greek Delight460 Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
Excellent
By chillout of Ottawa, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 6:03pm [Take-out]

What can I say about this small family run restaurant... Simply put, this is the BEST GREEK FOOD IN OTTAWA... I have tried many before I found this place, and they never disappoint... The delivery is fast, the food is fresh and the portions are HUGE... I already recomment it to everyone I know!!!

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Poco Pazzo854 March Rd, Ottawa
best esperience ever
By mannie leonforte of ottawa ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2012 - 3:45pm [Dine in]

Went to pocopazzo last saturday night with friends,and let me tell you i was very please with everything .we order pocopazzo platter :bruschetta ,calamari and zucchini outstanding than we order the special (parmigiana with gamberi a,veal palermitana and chicken gorgonzola delicius)for dessert we order senators puck uhmmmm.Poco pazzo number one .

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
True Italian Dining
By Phillipa of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 8:48pm [Dine in]

Came to La Piazza on the weekend, there were four of us and we had one of the most memorable meals in a long time. The food was immaculate - traditional Italian pastas that have the most delicious, fresh sauces and stuffings. I had the pasta combination platter and I couldn't say which I preferred; manicotti, lasagna or the canelloni. They were all distinct in flavor, the lasagna was brimming with tomato, cheese and meat sauce, seasoned delicately but just enough to bring out all the flavours.

One of my friends had the rack of lamb, it was absolutely perfect with a beautiful robust demi glaze sauce and fresh market vegetables, roasted to sweet goodness.

Overall we had an excellent night and will return again.

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Fish Market Restaurant, The54 York Street, Ottawa
Amazing! Best Seafood in Ottawa!
By Big Dan of Ottawa (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:22am [Dine in]

Hands down, this is the best seafood restaurant in Ottawa.

I've been a number of times, and even though they've been in the heart of the Byward Market for many, many years, they keep things fresh. (Fresh and seafood are a great mix, by the way!)

I went the most recent time this past week, just the two of us. What I like is the fish selection, though my better half is a shellfish gal. I had the swordfish with a great sauce, it was amazing. I think the sauce was cranberries and peppercorns, though I'm not 100% on that. I'm already craving it again, lol. The lady had the lobster pasta. Verdict: quite possibly the best pasta she's ever had! We had mussels and oysters to start, no complaints there, fast and fresh.

Server: excellent. Was really helpful when it came to ordering.

Beverages: great wine list. We were even offered the menu from the wine bar downstairs to look at if we didn't see something we wanted! Not sure if that's always the case, but it sure made us feel special.

Coming back: You know it!!!

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Outstanding everything
By wellington of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful, the food is fantastic, the wine list is great - not too extensive but some nice high end wines. It's always busy on the weekend so I'd suggest making a reservation early. It's well worth a visit and I'd go back again. My partner and I shared the fettuccine and steak with lobster tails, reasonably priced for a wonderful meal.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Excellent meal
By Pepperpot of Ottawa, ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:47pm [Dine in]

We stopped in here for dinner and were pleasantly surprised by the great food and service we received! I can honestly say that this was some of the best italian food i've had in a long time, portions were plenty, service was really good. You really felt welcomed, especially when you're from out of town to begin with. thanks

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Excellent!
By MarilynG of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

Excellent food and service. We had the lasagna which was very tasty, and the Mussels appetizer was one of the best I have had; everything was good; What impressed me was they had a proprietary wine from the owners family. I was surprised to find such good Italian food in the middle of Manotick. Go try it, you will not be disappointed!

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Wonderful find
By LarissaC of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2012 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

A group of us visited this restaurant over the weekend, we had an absolutely delicious meal. In typical female fashion we shared a variety of dishes, gnocchi, veal, chicken and a couple of appetizers, smelts and calamari. Every dish was wonderful, flavorful and beautifully presented. The owner stopped by our table to ensure that we were enjoying our meal, which we all were. We were very impressed with his knowledge of Italian cuisine and we all thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him, he's very personable and made us feel like we were at a family dinner. We were treated to a Limoncello, on the house - delicious. All in all a nice dining experience and we all agreed to return.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Wonderful food
By KellanB of Toronto, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

The owner of La Piazza has hit a home run with his tasty menu that always has something wonderful on it. The daily specials are well thought out and seasonally inspired. The appetizers and main courses are all share-able (but you may not want to). And the desserts are definitely worth saving room for. Good wine list and great service.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Wow Italian
By LorraineG of Toronto, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

Wow! From the olive oil poured for warm bread to the desserts, this restaurant was outstanding. There were three of us and there was not a complaint among us. Service was warm, friendly and efficent. The restaurant is slightly noisy, but not annoyingly so. Appetizers are appropriately sized and excellent. Smelts were excellent. Dinners are more than adequate in size. My steak was perfectly cooked, medium rare as desired. All 3 of us raved over the crispy edges, with tender center steak. The gnocchi alla maria and pasta dishes were also excellent. If you only visit Manotick once, do not miss this place.

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La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street, Unit 4, Ottawa
Gem of a restaurant
By Lynnecraw of Ottawa, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

My husband and had dinner here a couple of weeks ago. The food was excellent as was the service. The chicken parmigiana was one of the best, if not the best, we ever had. there was so much I could barely finish it, the sauce was so flavorful my husband practically licked my plate. The Rack of Lamb was also excellent. The owner came over to introduce himself. He was very helpful with our menu questions and helped us make a very hard decision, since everything sounded so good. We were happy to find this little gem and can't wait to go back.

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