Allegro Ristorante

4.3
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73 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
WHAT DOES ALLEGRO MEAN???? Merry, cheerful, joyful, jolly, mirthful, light-hearted

Allegro had been a staple in Ottawa's Little Italy for over 20 years. Whether you are in the mood for traditional Italian or new age inspired dishes, let the flavours of Italy explode your taste buds! Feel like pasta? Our homemade Gnocchi is sure to make your mouth water with tossed in a rosé sauce. In the mood for seafood? Why not try our scallop martini... fresh scallops marinated in a vodka lime juice, grilled to perfection and served over a bed of red peppers in a martini glass. Whatever you're in the mood for our Chef can create it!
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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JohnM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service, atmosphere and ambience were very good. Food was just ok. I had lamb shank special and my wife had lobster ravioli.

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JasonD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Fresh preparations that are spot on. Our table enjoyed chicken parmigiana, chicken Marsala and a few different salads. All good. The calamari we had as an appetizer was delightful. We will be back!

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StaceyW
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and cozy restaurant. Amazing appetizer bread and it was crunchy and hot!

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SheilaM
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful meal. Enjoyed everything. Service was great. A little bit if echo noise wise but it is a small place
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and what a great experience. A quaint place with amazing food. The service was excellent and I would recommend this restaurant.

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derekp
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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SeanP
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a family celebrating a momentous occasion. Service was attentive, kind and quality. Food was delicious.

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marylough
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great, reasonable priced. Server was amazing. We ask to modify a dish my daughter was having, it was a fuss with the cook. The only modification was to ask for the sauce on the side. it was simple. Very frugal with the bruschetta bread. 3 people 3 small pieces. We ordered a full order as the 3 were free. I guess I'm use to other Italian restaurants not being so cheap on the free bread, olives and etc....

The only downfall was the owner was standoffish and looks unhappy. Doesn't come to our table to ask if our food is OK nor even tries to make conversation with us. He only spoke to the regulars there ignoring our table completely.

Overall I would go back again for the food. We were there on a Friday night and it was dead. Maybe if the owner was more pleasant he would have more customers. You need to be outgoing and pleasant to be in this business.

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MaudeL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent reception, pleasant, staff is very polite and most of all good food and good wine... bruschetta to start were amasing

We will go back for sure

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AllyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful experience. Thank you. This visit was 3 generations of family women. All 4 of us raved about the food. I highly recommend.

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vipAndrewD
Atlantic Canada
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldnt fault it. All top notch and a real treat. My new favorite Italian in Ottawa.

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Reviewer
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visit! The server was professional and attentive. The meals and drinks were outstanding.
We were 4 and I must have gluten free ingredients, all our meals were hot and tasty. I had the best gluten free pasta ever at a restaurant. The seafood was cooked perfectly.

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4DiningAmigos
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Have been attending for a few years now. Consistently great food and excellent service.

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KeithW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small Italian restaurant in the Little Italy section in Ottawa. Good wine list - fairly priced. Menu was good variety of Italian classics. Presentation was very good - with good wait staff. Veal was very tender but the accompaniments we under cooked and not very creative. Nice variety of starters - parma, pear and blue cheese was very tasty...but lacked balsamic. Desert was quite tasty. All in all a good meal, but was hoping for so much more based on other reviews... there must be a truly outstanding Italian restaurant in Ottawa, but have not found it yet!

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vipGiovanni1992
Montreal
94 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a family style restaurant. The house suggested antipasto was amazing, worth taking as you get to taste so many appetizers. Service is typical of a friendly hometown Italian restaurant.

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LaurieJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter! He was friendly, knowledgeable and always close at hand. Food was excellent!

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TonyV
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My daughter claimed it was the best meal she had in months. I loved the Osso Bucco

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience we will definitely go again

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ToddO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table for 2 at the window was perfect, we arrived early and had the place to ourselves. We were well served and both of our entrees were perfectly cooked. The house hot sauce was CRAZY hot, other than that the entire meal and ambiance were fantastic. Thanks for your care and hospitality!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner celebration for my moms birthday. The service and food were excellent. Will definitely be returning:)

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iwcpilot
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok. Nothing special.

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BLAIRS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting the Allegro in 20 years; it was excellent then, and this visit exceeded my expectations. The food was superb, the service was very attentive without being intrusive, and we all enjoyed a superb, leisurely meal. I would highly recommend Ristorante Allegro to anyone looking for the best in Italian cuisine and ambiance.

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patman
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic comfort food. Great atmosphere great service. Food was amazing.

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Travelhobbit
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The appetizers were good but no one in our party liked the main courses. Sauces lacked flavor . Service was terrible. Luckily the water boy was around so we could ask him questions and to get our bill. We would not go back . If you want authentic Italian go to La Strada on bank. This restaurant was a huge disappointment for us.

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vipWildSide
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner in Ottawa and the staff guaranteed a wonderful experience. Their attention felt personal and warm. Don’t get me wrong; the food was excellent but it was the service and atmosphere overall that made this a memorable evening.

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Jeffrey
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Dined here for a business meal. The restaurant was fairly empty and the service was slow. We all had booked over 2 hours for lunch, and we ended up having to rush eating our meals because it took so long to get basic pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went. On a Monday night, very quiet but the food was delicious. Typical homestyle Italian food.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience. Tony is the best host. Thank you for our special evening.

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MarcD
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and attentive staff. Great recommendations. Food was authentic, nicely presented and very tasty.

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GraceKelley
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The main was excellent. Rose sauce on stuffed pasta was delicious. Trimasu was average and expresso was perfect.. The service felt rushed despite it being a very slow night with only 3 tables occupied. I will return for the food.

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vipSteph
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice evening for our first experience. Food service are at the level we were expecting.

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vipVioletS
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and meal. Will recommend to anyone visiting Ottawa for sure!

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IanM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday. The dinners were good except my son did not like his spaghetti so much. He was expecting more of a traditional sauce. The service was good, the ambience was okay but I recall years ago, it was more warm and inviting with brick walls. Now it is more modern. The prices were on the high side. They mixed up our bill at the end by adding some other items to it, but luckily we caught the errors. All in all, it was a nice meal but I think we will try another restaurant on the street next time.

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LindaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Allgero. I love 8hours away and every time I come to Ottawa I have a meal at Allegro

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DanT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service...great food. Appreciated not being rushed despite busy evening. Excellent selection of Italian wines.

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MASK
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice meal and experience in Little Italy. Party of six with variety of choices, including gluten-free. First time for us travellers, and we would look for it on a future visit to Ottawa.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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Glider
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Feels like I am back on vacation in Italy.

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RichardF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A decent place, but quite ordinary. Menu could have been more imaginative. Nice decor, relaxed atmosphere. Food was good but not great. Service was ok, though I was annoyed that the waiter whisked away my wine when there was still a bit left in the bottle. Fair prices. Could have been a warmer more enthusiastic welcome. Owner/manager seemed to cater to his friends/regulars, ignoring others. OK, but I think you could find better Italian in Ottawa.

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SandraF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit. We went for NYE and it was a fixed menu but there was good choices for each of us to enjoy (there was 3 of us). Being at an Italian restaurant, I chose the pasta which was a very good choice; there was a good amount of seafood in it with nice big shrimp, mussels and scallops. My husband had veal and my stepson had chicken. Both of them enjoyed their meals. The bread and the deserts were to die for. The staff was very friendly. Our waiter recommended an Italian wine for us which was good and reasonably priced. It was a good experience and I would like to go back to try their full menu.

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Allegro Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Allegro Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 235-7454.

Allegro Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

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