Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa

4.3
652 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.
What 652 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jimc
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very nice good service nice room and food was very good

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Maccullt
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the food was good, the portions sizes were generous. The cocktails were ok and the smelts appetizer was ok. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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vipAnnieB
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food and a very friendly waiter who catered to our specific requests. Will return for sure!

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DebraB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Food is fantastic. Never disappoints.

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Shakay19
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely restaurant. Chill and quiet vibe. Quick and friendly service. The food was amazing! Desert was probably the highlight, aside from my date;)

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SusanD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Will definitely be back. Best Veal Piccata I’ve ever had.

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at Tosca's and I could not have been more satisfied. High class from beginning to end our experience left us with saying that we can not wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, excellent staff. Patio had lots of space and wasn’t crowded.

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European
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for my daughter birthday. Service was outstanding and of course food was super - we went with different kinds of pasta for each and everything was so delicious ! We will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The sitting and the staff are great. The food was decent for a mid range restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was pretty basic - nothing particularly spectacular about this place - it wasn’t bad, just wasn’t worth the price. Don’t think I’d come back

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IrwinL
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation and show up and restaurant is closed?? It looks.like hasn't beeen open for a long time. Why dis Open Table accept reservation on behalf of restaurant. Tried contacting no answer. Had to scramble for dinner. Not impresses with open table or restaurant. How was your dinner??

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marylough
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good. Service was ok, he could of had bit of a personally to be in this business. the location is in the business section so its pretty quiet after work.

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Mike1
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed the evening and the experience. I recommend that anyone who goes to Tosca try the fried Calamari (phenomenal). The Tortelini Gorgonzola and the Risottop Pescatore are perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there- very accommodating, had reservations available, very friendly service and our two pastas and bruschetta were delicious! Will be back to see how it is inside when Covid stops and opens things back up.

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Shay
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been the second time that my partner and I have visited Tosca exactly a year apart and the experience was just as memorable as the last. The service is the best in the city and the food is just as good. I left satisfied and longing to come back. Everyone here knows exactly how to make their guests feel special. This is by far the best restaurant in the city. 1000% recommend

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vipMzGemz
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely vibe, great serbice. High quality

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BH2021
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Will likely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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BjaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent meal. Great service. Warm environment for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Saw the waiters once the whole night. Reserved well in advance yet got a table beside the entrance and waiter booth in the front corner of the restaurant. Never going again.

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ChristopherC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service great like usual

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SanjaP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was nice and welcoming but the food was just mediocre .
We booked this restaurant because it was highly rated but it did not “deliver”
The service was just ok.
Our server was nice but never came back to see if everything was ok or if we needed anything else .

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit but will definitely come back next time we're in town! 6 stars! **

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Mills
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, very hot and delicious. Service was great, thank you.

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Olivier
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très belle ambiance, bonne cuisson, bon goût beau resto bref... superbe place à aller. Great food/ service with an honest price listing...one of the best resto in Ottawa!

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall wonderful evening, the food and service was excellent. The only thing that I feel could be changed is the playlist. Being in such an elegant restaurant I would much rather hear smooth jazz type music instead of upbeat Justin Bieber singing at me lol.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Tosca any chance we get. They treat you like family. Cheers to everyone for a wonderful birthday dining experience.

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vipMarcB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Nice to see smelt on the menu, they were very good. Salmon as well was good, veal chop leaved a bit to be desired given the price. Waiter was attentive to the wine but think he was pushing the sale of another bottle, aside from that barely saw him.

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ShahedM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We had a birthday dinner at this place but our server Gotti is too lazy to remake the new drinks because we order 2 ceaser drinks but he served those drinks without celery rim. I mentioned to my server but he refused to remake rather he brought celery on side plate that’s very disappointing . My wife ask him about my birthday for candles we ordered dessert but he didn’t provide any candle they just wrote on the plate which is can’t even read ... i will never go this place ... I thought we will get good service coz reserved the table and also this covid time they should make us good service and good food than we could come there in future....we are trying to help restaurant & service industry due covid 19 situation .. Food tasteless I ordered veal which is just came almost cold soggy no taste ... I asked server gotti what kind vegetable come with it he seems like don’t know... he answer me i think pepper cauliflower i don’t know exactly... they should be more professional... we go there to celebrate our birthday, anniversary so expect good food & good service, we go there to spend some money to have good night out , but server gotti seems like dont wanna make money his rushing us even we still have wine left he puts bill on the table & in 5 minutes after come with credit card machine to make us pay seems like we came to dinner this is hilarious....ok now i know about this place because our first night out for my birthday it’s horrible they will lose customer because this kind of unprofessional service... its my bad experience..
Thank you
Shahed

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TimN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and quality of food, with great selection of wines. The Penne Fortunato was delicious, and struck the right balance between zesty and spicy. Very fresh and perfectly prepared. Very attentive staff. I've been a happy diner at Tosca for many years now and it is my preferred choice for Italian fare downtown.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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PATTIW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Great food and very nice service!

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CarolyneB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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vipAndie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The three of us went for a meal during Covid so we were cautious. We enjoyed our meals although the Lasagna could have been a bigger portion for the orice

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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.

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ChantalS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RALPH101
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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

Service was great, food was delicious!

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 4.3 stars by 652 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.