Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa

4.5
682 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
**Per Covid Mandate Please call us here for any reservations after 8pm**

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.
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DavidH
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our Anniversary.. corner booth so nice! Great service right away. Food followed and excellent as ever.consistent food for years… sign of a great place to go back to and we will!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice dinner
Great service and server.
Was a bit empty when we arrived but filled up.
Pleasantly surprised
Will definitely go again

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Tevi81
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bonne expérience, bonne nourriture, une très belle soirée avec ma femme.

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food . Waiter and bus boy were awesome and food was splendid.

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SteveB
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My wife had the lasagna which she said was very good. It comes in what appears to be a rosé sauce. The portion size is adequate.
I ordered the veal Marsala. It was a very, very thin and soft (not tender) piece of veal that was covered in mushrooms and what can only be described as gravy. I was hoping for a wine Marsala sauce but was sadly disappointed.
The glass of wine that we had arrived and was so warm that we had to add ice to it.
Overall, a disappointing Italian restaurant. I’m sure that Ottawa has better.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Tosca from the food, service to the atmosphere.

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JuliaT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. Very nice people even when busy. I had the manicotti and the sauce was delectable! Wonderful wine list and overall chic ambiance.

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jenny
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. I love my dish of veal with shrimps and fettuccine. Server was extremely helpful and suggested olive oil for the pasta instead of the cream sauce. The dessert was delicious. We had an enjoyable time and everyone was helpful and friendly.

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DritanK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Food was very good. Service was good but needs more experienced people.

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LeeA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tosca is our all-time favourite Italian restaurant. As regulars, we are welcomed with warmth and appreciation. The service is professional, the food exquisite and the ambience is warm and inviting.
The staff know us and they treat us with special kindness.
From the antipasti, homemade pasta to the seafood dishes and scrumptious pizzas, we have never been disappointed.

The owner -Fortunato - is very friendly and always makes us feel at home.

Tosca is the place to enjoy the best in Italian dining.

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JoHanne
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favourite restaurants. We keep going back because the overall experience is great!

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JenM
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were delicious and the server was personable.

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LlewellynF
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The main waiter recommended a red wine with our chicken parm and penne dishes. Great combination ! The young waiter seemed like he just started but was polite and attentive. Portions were good-sized. If you aren't a big eater, then you'll definitely have leftovers.

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

1st time there & all 4 of us fully enjoyed the evening. The food was perfectly prepared & delicious & the service couldn't have been faulted. Noise level left no complaint & the restaurant was two-thirds filled. We wouldn't hesitate to return.

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KatherineL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food! High recommend. Although prices on restaurant online menu differs greatly from in restaurant menu

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RobV
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the pasta pescatore and it was amazing! We ordered it with garlic olive oil instead of the two sauce options but it was very tasty. The amount of seafood in the pasta was great and very good value for the money.
Service was good as well and definitelly planning on going back when back in the area.

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vipAlex
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service thanks !

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CarolB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food amazing as usual. Service was excellent. A bit pricey for your value

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DeniseD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was very nicely decorated. The service was excellent. The food hot and plenty and very tasty.

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Bernard1814
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

L’accueil est empressé. Le restaurant affiche complet, le niveau sonore s’en ressent mais le service demeure efficace. Bonne qualité des plats servis mais le linguine al pescatore pourrait être amélioré avec de plus gros pétoncles et crevettes. La carte des vins est bien garnie.

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DeniseG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Italian menu. Excellent food ans attentive service. It was everything we hoped for and more.
Everything is homemade and it shows.

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RalphR
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was just OK. At this price point I expected much more. I started with a salad and the tomatoes should be ripe…they were not. My main dish looked great….veal Marsala, but there was certainly something missing….could I say bland? The waiter and assistant were both excellent, but I’m afraid the food was not.

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Josee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Exceptional customer service just like always. The staff is very nice and the ambiance is perfect for an intimate night out. We will definitely be back!!! The servers are all very attentive to the customer’s needs. There is a male server with white hair that keeps checking over the tables; he is truly the sweetest.

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ValerieL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food was really average I think that I can make better Italian food at home.

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JoMa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. 10/10 recommend.

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LaurieK
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with lots of choices and wonderful service.

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Client
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast, attentive service and delicious food. Highly recommend.

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LouiseP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was friendly. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food

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PierreT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out with another couple. Food was absolutely delicious. Had the Veal Gambereta, the cognac pepper sauce was probably the best I’ve ever had in restaurant. Very memorable evening. Service was very professional did not feel rushed had full knowledge of menu which helped our friends make there decisions. Will be going back for sure.

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Aldo
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

ALTHOUGH THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE WERE BOTH EXCELLENT--

THERE WAS TOO MANY FRUIT FLIES SURROUNDING US DURING THE ENTIRE MEAL.
IT MADE THE DINING EXPERIENCE VERY POOR-----

AND ANNOYING TO KEEP SWATTING THE FLIES - DURING OUR MEAL.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend! The food was delicious and fresh, the service was outstanding!

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, service and ambience were outstanding. We highly recommend Toscsa.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A spacious, modern restaurant with relatively low sound level creating a very relaxed environment. Excellent food and service.

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TrudiF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and lovely extensive wine list. Service dragged a bit due to a larger grouping,, however, when he was at our table, he was very efficient. We would still definitely return

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chris
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

croute de pizza presque brulé
Prosciutto extrêmement salée
Pizza très piquante, ce n’est pas une pizza avec viandes épicée, mais avec des piments forts.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nourriture excellente ! Manque un leu d’ambiance italienne. On a quand même adoré!

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STEF
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entering to leaving the experience was outstanding. Our Server Zorre treated our group like royalty and the food was exuisite..
The Owner Fortunato visited the table several times to ensure that everything was to our liking.. i recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next visit.

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JanB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I ate there last night and we loved it! Our families are from northern Italy and we both felt the meals we had were close to what was made at home when we were kids. I had the manicotti and can honestly say it was one of the best pasta meals I’ve had, both in and outside of Italy. My husband had veal parmigiana and he said it also was top notch. We shared the antipasto platter for 2 and were happy with the selection - the tiny black olives were very different and the waiter told us they are imported directly from Italy and are hard to buy in Canada. All in all a very good meal!

FAQs

Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 565-3933.

Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa is rated 4.5 stars by 682 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.