Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
623 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 623 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CK
ChrisK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, good service. Only disappointment was that a number of the wines on the menu were not available

PA
PATTIW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Great food and very nice service!

CB
CarolyneB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, fast service and great ambiance!!!!!!!!

CP
CodyP
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice atmosphere with friendly service. Food was amazing and fairly priced. At first I was seated by the washrooms and the door to the kitchen so it was loud but I asked to move and they accommodated. Will definitely go again. Would recommend the veal with shrimp in the cognac and peppercorn sauce for sure.

EC
EmanuelC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This night, the Chef was clearly out of his mind. The food was horrible. They served us a "soup of the day", it's not ajoke, it tasted like a Lipton Soup Base. THe Main course was so-so too. That's strange, because this restaurant have a very good note on the web, but like I said, this night was a nightmare in the kitchen.

CS
ChantalS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bon repas , service excellent et sympathique malgré les restrictions COVID 😉

Report
RA
RALPH101
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Location very quiet on weekends. Food quality needs to be higher for price point.

CP
CherylP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious!

b
vipbonnebouffe
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal.....and we were very pleased that they offered us a nice dessert ....

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, good service.
Food was slightly salty.

P
Patrice
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food for an amazing price! One of my favourite restaurants! Where I had my first date with my wife. Some of my best memories are at Tosca. Highly recommend the Veal.

z
zdravkom
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place . Good service and food. Will go back for sure.

FN
FeriN
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We only had the appetizers so cannot comment overall. The escargot was delicious, as was the shrimp. However, we were disappointed with the calamari. It was chewy and rubbery and did not taste fresh. It tasted as though it came from a packet.

We do want to try their main courses though so we can get an overall opinion.

AS
AustinS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, with amazing service, the ambiance was more of a family restaraunt than an upscale place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening celebrating my bf’s birthday. The restaurant were great in keeping notes on all my food allergies as well as surprising us with dessert on the house. The service we received could not have been more perfect. The food was excellent and no complaints on the scotch either. My bf and I are sure to make this on are come back and visit list when we visit Ottawa again. Thank you for being part of our magical evening.

J
Jenny
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food could have used more flavour. Music did not fit the atmosphere. Everything else was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner, great service. The pizza and cheesecake are the best things in the menu.

p
vippickmybrain
Edmonton
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great experience! I love coming here.

LH
LHinOttawa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place for a nice dinner date. We arrived early and had the whole place to ourselves. The service was top notch and everything was delicious, we will definitely be back.

MC
MarioC
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing wine list and friendly staff. Would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, wine and environment. Had an amazing evening

JP
JanieP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was good!! Had a really good time!

a
alex
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had a colleague birthday lunch celebrated there . All 14 of us really appreciated the food and ambiance of this restaurant. However, it took about and hour to get our plates which was decieving to say the least.

h
heatherp
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Ottawa for the weekend from Barrie On and we were looking for an authentic Italian food with a modern flair and found it on trip advisor. Everything was terrific right down to our waiter. He did everything to ensure we were more than satisfied with the service and the food!!

R
Rene
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Inattentive service, food was average, not sure what the hype is about in the ratings. We went by open table ratings, average experience, nothing memorable.

KM
KirstieM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Incredibly bad service and seating. The waiter was rarely at our table and despite a reservation and empty tables elsewhere they seated us in the middle of an aisle where waiters continuously bumped our elbows spilling our food. Also apparently pop refills aren’t free which they don’t tell u till agter

LO
LiseO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Un accueil chaleureux ! Souper de St-Valentin, belle ambiance et lieu convivial!

Report
J
John
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

There were 30+ people waiting in the lobby for reservations on Valentine’s Day. We waited for 25 minutes and never got seated. We ended up going to a different restaurant. Needs better management.

DM
DecM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

They severely overbooked the restaurant after waiting for a while, they sat us in a crowded booth next to the door.

M
Mrmediocre
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I wouldn’t go on Valentines day again, but I would definitely go during a regular week evening again as I’m sure it’s less busy

AJ
AlgisJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very fast. Knowledgeable wine advice. Lasagne and cannelloni were superb.

S
Stef
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small portions and large prices. Four shrimp cocktail was 19. No, they were not of the giant tiger variety.

IR
IsaR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was extremely fast and waitress was polite and professional. Veal was a little overcooked, but overall it was good.

RM
ReneeM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants downtown! Always good service, good wine, and great food. The penne fortunato is my fav.

BS
BrendaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2nd time there. Share plates and seafood soup terrific. Grilled calamari superb. Bread dishes and pasta fait

s
vipsukito
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful evening. 12 people in our group. Attentive service. Food was very good. Wine list great. Value for money. Lovely room with large windows.

P
vipProfessor1
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is succulent, service is excellent.

NC
NadiaC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good experience for a romantic evening. The tables for two are very small thought. If you are taking the antipasto platter, the board hangs out of the table. You have to move everything to fit a bottle of wine. You will feel cramped. It's the only negative point.

DC
DavidC
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for winterlude.

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 4.4 stars by 623 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.