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Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa

4.3
337 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(613) 565-3933
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please call (613) 565-3933 for catering details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gloucester
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Parking details
and parking lot as well
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 337 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent meal. Perfect for a night with friends prior to a show at the NAC.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing in all categories

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It took a long time before our order was taken. The ceasar salad was small and looked like it was soaked in dressing for a long time the i had in the past was much better the main course was cold

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experience. We were there for my mom's 80th birthday and she was spoiled with attention. Food and ambiance was fantastic. Service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A wonderful experience. Our waiter made excellent recommendations and we both enjoyed our dinner immensely.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great spot with lots of choices!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent seafood, wine selection and entree soups provided (vegan or not)

Always a pleasure -great service, location and great food!

Thanks!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great service and delicious food. Good value. Would go back to try other items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Loud, fun, great food, enjoyable atmosphere, great staff. Very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Lovely food at very moderate prices. Exceptional value!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

First time there. Very good

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been eating to Tosca 5 times already and everytime food, service and ambience are amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The appetizers were great. The entres were reasonably priced. Good variety of items to choose from. Service was extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Tosca is one of my favourite restaurants in Ottawa. The food and service are consistently excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our Go to restaurant when in downtown Ottawa. It is consistent

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Tosca remains my favorite place to dine before going to concerts or plays at the nearby National Arts Center.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Visiting Ottawa

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Thanks so much for accommodating us for being 45 minutes earlier than our reservation...Very appreciated!
We are from Montreal, Quebec

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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 .

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and service was good. Seemed to be a lot of seafood options. Prices were a little bit high.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service. Food - nice taste. Nice varied menu to please everyone. Wine list was descent.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice place. Great wine list

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Every time we visit Ottawa we go to this excellent restaurant. The service and the food are worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Très bon service et très bonne nourriture. Bon choix de vins .

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

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