A wonderful experience. Our waiter made excellent recommendations and we both enjoyed our dinner immensely.
Great spot with lots of choices!
Excellent seafood, wine selection and entree soups provided (vegan or not)
Always a pleasure -great service, location and great food!
The service was very friendly, we went there because it was close to our hotel so we had fairly low expectations. The lamb was one of the best we ever had, tender while well done, with no red meat near the bone, i.e. cooked through and through without being hardened. The beef tenderloin was also up to our taste, with enough vegetables served to have a balanced meal,
The minestrone was also excellent and not oversalted as is too often the case at restaurants.
Even the house merlot, a bit harsh at first, it became quite smooth after a half-hour or so.
The only drawback was the darkness in there, a wee more light would have made the whole place more enjoyable. Also, the choice of italian music was excellent. Ci è piaciuto molto.
I have been here a couple of times in the food has always been very good.
I've had the manicotti and I've had the Gorgonzola pasta and it has always been delicious.
The only negative I would say is the service could be a little better but they were very polite and nice. Sometimes I've noticed the staff get distracted or I did see someone chatting with someone they knew and neglecting other customers. Overall I had a very good meal the chocolate cake is delicious one of the best I've ever had.
Great service and delicious food. Good value. Would go back to try other items on the menu.
Loud, fun, great food, enjoyable atmosphere, great staff. Very accommodating.
Lovely food at very moderate prices. Exceptional value!
First time there. Very good
The food was delicious and our waitress so friendly. The lighting was perfect - not to bright and not too dark. The restaurant is very clean. My only recommendation would be to lose the television during the evening dining. Even though there is no sound it just was a little tacky in my opinion for a nice dinner out. We will be back.
We reserved our table very late in the afternoon for the same night, so I was surprised to get a table. Glad we did as we all loved our meals and apps. Great wine list makes it easier to pair up a nice bottle. Awesome pouring and table service made this a very memorable evening.
We have been eating to Tosca 5 times already and everytime food, service and ambience are amazing.
The appetizers were great. The entres were reasonably priced. Good variety of items to choose from. Service was extraordinary.
The food was excellent! We had the Lasagna and the Fettuccini Carbonara along with Bruschetta appetizer. Everything was so fresh and full of flavor! Very authentic Italian food and will absolutely dine here again when in Ottawa.
C’est la deuxième fois que nous allons chez Tosca. L’ambiance est chaleureuse et l’accueil du personnel est chaleureux. Le service est attentionné. La qualité de la nourriture est excellente. Un vrai plaisir que ce soit pour les entrés, les pâtes et si vous êtes capable, je vous recommande aussi les desserts.
L’intérieur est bien insonorisé. Donc si vous voulez discuter avec vos amis, vous ne serez pas obligez de crier.
Tosca is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. The food and service are consistently excellent.
Our Go to restaurant when in downtown Ottawa. It is consistent
Great food and a good selection of wines/spirits/beverages. The experienced staff i(several of whom have been with Tosca for many years) is knowledgeable and friendly.
Tosca remains my favorite place to dine before going to concerts or plays at the nearby National Arts Center.
We went for New Years and had the 5 course meal . The oysters were fresh and delicious. The lobster agnolotti was not very good and definitely not homemade. For the main the meats were cooked well good but the vegetable side was mushy. Dessert was okay. Overall it was okay. Service was great.
I had been to the restaurant for lunch and it was a great experience. Made a reservation on New Year's eve. Received poor and slow service for no apparent reason as it was the first service (early evening) and the restaurant wasn't busy.
One of the waiters made a mocking comment about our family to another waiter in spanish.. which we understood and it wasn't nice.
Food was okay and definetely not worth the price. I will never go back.
Restaurant accommodated our party of 11 with ease. It had a varied menu (although no Vegan / vegetarian option on the daily lunch specials menu). Great ambiance for our work lunch, very friendly staff, food arrived hot and all at the same time - can be tricky for a large party. Very satisfied! Will go back!
I was taking my management team out for our Christmas lunch 9appreciation). Food was excellent. We were a bit crowded (9 at a table meant for 8), but we managed.
Food was wonderful. We had a Gorgonzola tortellini, chicken parmigiana, and manicotti. All homemade all delicious. Service was very attentive despite the very busy evening. We finished off with a piece of chocolate cake gluten-free it was delicious would definitely go back!
Thanks so much for accommodating us for being 45 minutes earlier than our reservation...Very appreciated!
We are from Montreal, Quebec
Food was delicious as usual. We were there on Saturday night and the restaurant was full and so it was noisy. As the evening progressed and people left, it became much more quiet and my wife and I could hear each other! Being December, I suspect that the larger groups were workers having a Christmas dinner together.
Bottom line - for the price, the quality of the meal was excellent. We will be returning when we want a good, Italian meal again.
I was pleasantly surprised by this place as I had never heard of it before and was curious to try the food. the caprese was good, but would have been even better had they used a ripe tomato, as it was hard and watery and pale. But, the cheese was creamy and fresh, and once they brought me the olive oil instead of the balsamic topping I was in heaven, as they use a nice oil. Very earthy. My husband had a pasta dish , the noodles were al dente and the sauce was really flavorful. Well done. We also tried the smelts and they were perfect, lightly fried with hot peppers and olives, I would go back just for that and a glass of red wine at the bar ;) the lemon sorbet was one of the best I've ever had, tart and fresh but not too sweet. Only reason I didn't give an outstanding rating on the service, was because is it was a bit disjointed and unorganized, ( i think there were two junior servers working? the one clearly senior person who was on the ball was in fact, perfect) but everyone was so pleasant and wonderful with the kids so not a big deal. thank you for a wonderful experience. we will be back .
The food and service was good. Seemed to be a lot of seafood options. Prices were a little bit high.
Wonderful Dining Experience!
My husband and I were visiting Ottawa to see our daughter who is studying at Carleton University. We selected Tosca after reading the reviews and made reservations. The place was filled when we arrived but we were seated in 5 minutes. The ambiance of the restaurant was ver warm and welcoming. We were all so pleased with our meals, and the service was top-notched ! We will definitely return again!
Great meal. There was a private party in half the restaurant so it was a bit noisier than normal I would guess and the staff were somewhat stretched but the food was lovely.
Excellent service. Food - nice taste. Nice varied menu to please everyone. Wine list was descent.
Very nice place. Great wine list
Every time we visit Ottawa we go to this excellent restaurant. The service and the food are worth every penny.
Très bon service et très bonne nourriture. Bon choix de vins .
The ambiance is great, the Italian food wonderful, the are tremendous and friendly. My elderly parents were in Ottawa visiting and the staff treated all like gold. Thank you Tosca Ristorante for making my family's visit special.
Outstanding as usual. We hadn't seen each other in a while & waiter wasnt pushy gave us the time we needed Food was hot, & quality ingredients as usual.
All four of us enjoyed the dishes we ordered that were well prepared Italian specialties. It was a welcome change to dine in a place where it was possible to carry on a conversation without having to shout to drown out the background noise. The service was most attentive but not to the point of being intrusive. We will definitely go back again.
We totally enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. Noise was a factor until we asked to be moved to the table with a booth. I would definitely recommend your restaurant. It's location makes it convenient to walk to if you're staying downtown, something we often look for.
Overall a very enjoyable experience. Thank you.
Food was delicious - nice atmosphere, good wine. Service was good but slower due to very large group in the restaurant.