Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa

4.3
495 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Ottawa's upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of Ottawa's downtown core.Tosca Ristorante offers a magnificent blend of traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine in surroundings nothing short of sheer elegance.

As soon as you walk in you will be greeted with a combination of traditional Italian color ways of patina, stone, and rich wood. This essence has been incorporated in every detail of this charming and sophisticated restaurant and bar; from Tosca's creative Italian menu and selected wine list, to the inviting interiors providing for a comfortable, intimate and memorable experience.
What 495 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad place bad food

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasant surprise. Everything was delicious. We will definitely stop by on our next visit to Ottawa.

TJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Ottawa. Service was fantastic. Very romantic.

C
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience for us at supper time. We had a party of 10 celebrating a birthday. Food was Terrific, but the best part was our server Brad that made the evening extra special for us all. Can not express how great this guy is, but he definitely deserves to be acknowledged. Thanks Tosca, you owe this great review to your staff - especially Brad. We will be back the next time we are
In town.

c
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Restaurant was not busy for a friday night. Calmar and antipasto were good. 4 main dishes...pasta...pizza was disappointing. Service not too attentive even though it was quiet. Made a mistake on bill and charged me for an extra meal...noticed it after I paid. A nice waiter reimbursed me but our waitress never came to apologize.

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Il y a mieux, mais au niveau de la nourriture versus le prix, c'est parfait. Nous avons été servi en français, le vin était bon, les mets bien apprétés. Bel ambiance.

Report
EP
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

le serveur était d une humeur exécrable!
ca ne lui plaisait pas de servir ses clients
mal recu a la porte , aimable comme un clou de cercueil, il c est légèrement radoucie après les entrées. sa mauvaise humeur a repris du poile de la bête quand une table de 12 personnes est rentré
il parlait le français il a insisté pendant tt le repas pour continuer en anglais avec nous . peut etre par ce que nous étions français et québécois , allez savoir ...
la cuisine honnête et généreuse mais sans plus
le tiramisu aurait dû sortir du congèle plus tôt ( glacé au millieu) dommage!!!
alors si vous faite la geule et que vous êtes de mauvaise humeur allez y!! ca sera parfait

Report
J
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good taste. Love it. Next time, we go to Ottawa, we will return to this excellent restaurant.

DB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with friends. The pizza was wonderful and the service was good with no unnecessary interruptions or hovering. Can't wait to go back!

M
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We chose this central restaurant as it was close by our hotel and had good reviews on Opentable. It was a little dark but otherwise a friendly and comfortable place to eat with low noise levels. Service was quick and friendly. The food was better than expected and the restaurant was very welcoming to our two young children. We had calamari fritti with a large platter of antipasti to start, both good and well received by all. Mains were cannelloni, tortellini and salmon - all perfectly cooked, well seasoned, with fresh vegetables and a well-dressed green salad. Tiramisu was good, lemon sorbet was exceptional. Nothing was left. Overall we were impressed that here was a place that actually felt and tasted like an Italian restaurant.

JA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Third time here it has always been excellent. Great for couples and families. The food is outstanding and the wine list is extensive. We are looking forward to getting back to Ottawa and dining at Tosca again.

K
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent, unobtrusive service helped to make a pleasant evening, with good foo, wine and friends.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurant in Ottawa. The food is good and affordable.

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Plat savoureux! Très bon service; on a manqué de rien!

Report
BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very impressed with the Service and Food! Everyone, in our group of twelve, truly enjoyed their dinner at Tosca.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing. Great food I always eat here when visiting Ottawa and have not been disappointed

OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was great, food was excellent! I highly recommend and look forward to returning and trying more on the menu! Great experience!

u
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was empty the entire time we were there from 6:30-8pm on a Friday evening. Our waiter was kind of awkward and very confusing. After we had placed our order, he came back saying that one of our dishes was already sold out for the night. Understandably, he told us to order a replacement meal, then came back 5 minutes later telling us the initial dish we wanted was in fact in stock... Free bread wasn’t warm, but came with oil and vinegar. Everything was fine, but nothing special.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Un excellent resto avec service de niveau hôtellerie ! Excellente nourriture soignée !!!

Report
MS
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great Italian food! Nice sized portions and very flavorful. Fish was fresh, not frozen. Will definitely come back when I am next in Ottawa.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, service staff were great, seats and tables are comfortable. We were a large party and those who had seafood were satisfied with their meals however most other dishes lacked distinctive flavour profiles and were extremely salty. Not a bad experience but not a food experience I would seek out again. If you go to this restaurant, go for the seafood and pasta.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Llegamos justo cerca del cierra, lo que no sabíamos porque en la aplicación estaba inclusive esa hora disponible para llegar y nos presionaron muchísimo que nos debíamos ir, la comida estaba rica pero no la pudimos disfrutar por ese motivo

Report
OT
Ruhr region
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gerne wieder

Report
OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe soirée en famille pour l’anniversaire de ma belle-maman.

Report
LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Tosca for supper on a Friday evening before going to a show at the NAC. The staff and service was welcoming from the moment we walked in the door until we were on our way to the show. Our wine was served in beautiful crystal glasses. The portions are quite large. We shared an excellent Caesar salad and then thoroughly enjoyed our cannelloni and veal main course dishes. Highly recoomend this wonderful venue!

DH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Service very attentive and friendly. Relaxing atmosphere with Nuevo Italian vibe. 😍

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was perfectly ok - Service was brusque and impersonal

a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was mediocre for what it was supposed to be. ceaser salad was good

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and friendly staff

SD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever! Everything was delicious! Must go! Big five stars!

SL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my sisters bachelorette party and we had a private room which was nice. The waiter was friendly and funny. The food was delicious! I had the linguine al pescatore with a rosé sauce. I plan to return with my boyfriend and will order that dish again! All the party goers enjoyed their meal. Thank you Tosca Ristorante.

BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a business lunch, great menu selection and good tasting food.

EA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brad our server was the BEST EVER!!!

Cannelloni was outstanding!

W
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table ready right on time, food and drinks
excellent and service outstanding!

PS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would like to say we had a wonderful evening at Tosca celebrating our daughter's university graduation. The food, the wine were outstanding! The staff were very helpful. Service was excellent and we were allowed to take our time and enjoy our evening.! So thanks very much. We highly recommend Tosca!

MC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice friendly atmosphere, great service and the food is very good. They will make some changes to suit your taste. I love that!

LD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect .nothing to say our waitress was exceptional .always smiling .she was there if we need something
First time but not last
Thank you

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply delicious meals! Excellent service. Thank you.

r
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Merci beaucoup....nous avons adoré!! Service chaleureux, bel ambiance!!

Report
SL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptionally good. I had the veal piccata and the white wine butter sauce was excellent and the veal was nicely thin. Also, the veggies on the side were asparagus (done to perfection) along with yellow and red bell peppers that were the perfect consistency. Others at my table had the pizza and they really liked it - especially with the fresh basil. Overall it was very good.

1
2
3
13