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Cantina Gia, Ottawa, ON

Cantina Gia

4.6
4.6
857 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Welcome to Cantina Gia
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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 569-0464
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    The Glebe
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 857 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Ottawa

    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

  • Ottawa

    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Most Booked

857 Reviews
  1. Jess

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent visit to this Ottawa Glebe neighborhood gem. Mushroom pasta is a must try.

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  2. TaraP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, great service and delicious food!

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  3. Hillary

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing experience and food! They were also very accommodating and made me a tea latté even though it is not on their menu

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  4. SharonI

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambiance, food was good, but not a hit out of the park.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nourriture excellente Bons drinks Bonne ambiance

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  6. Fridafry

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, too much noise for seniors….need noise absorption panels ceiling ?

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  7. Denise

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    the lunch is always the same and the salads are not very original or tasty. diversity would help.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch experience. Menu had variety, service was good and ambiance was ‘buzzin’ bistro’. We’ll be back.

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  9. susans

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    disappointed. Noise level way too high for normal conversation. Very limited menu for lunch.

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  10. TILLER

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything is amazing except for the fact that the tables are so close together that you end up sticking your butt in other people’s faces when you get up or sit down at your table

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  11. MeiC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, extremely fresh with amazing flavour combinations. Service was very good, and attentive.

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  12. DahnaW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy yummy nice portion sizes lovely place - will definitely return

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  13. Looper

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First of all, Open Table got my reservation wrong. I had booked for 4:45 and got an email to that effect. The restaurant received a reservation for 1:30! I ordered the Creste Rigate & Sausage. It was too spicy for me and I regretted the choice.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Will be back the next time we are in Ottawa.

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  15. DianaW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very quaint atmosphere. Tight seating but never felt crowded. Great service and attention. Food was amazing! Wonderful selections.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always from staff at Gia

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  17. cabernet99

    Ottawa

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighbourhood spot - limited but interesting menu - good service & good food.

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  18. CherylW

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening on March 5 2024 It was a lovely and busy night. My only reservation is that it was fairly noisy - this may be partly due to the level of the music. But really we had an amazing time and the decor set a comfortable and still fancy vibe.

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  19. Blick

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of my favourite - albeit loud and a bit pricey- restos for lunch. The service is amazing, the ambience nice and fun. I have been there 3 times now and, each time, the portion of the delicious pancake dish has become smaller. Since there are no side dishes with the pancakes, they look small on the large plate that they are served on. $22 is a lot of money for such a small portion, especially when compared with many of the other dishes whose portions continue to be hearty.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, and hope it stays around forever! Sound reflectors/ panels needed urgently, though. The ambient noise is beyond happy level- it is like a disco- not for conversations, unless you shout and contribute to increase it even more. Will sure be back, but will avoid peak hours

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  21. ColleenM

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always. We introduced some family members to Cantina Gia and they were impressed. We will be back

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  22. Susan

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been a few times before and have always enjoyed. Went in for a late lunch recently after the lunch hour rush. This time though the food took nearly 45 minutes to come (end of lunch hour and no other tables came in after us). No updates or drink refills during that time. In the end I had to leave to get back to work before the food arrived. The other people in the group stayed and said the pasta was disappointing. Maybe they were just having a bad day.

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  23. happydiner

    Ottawa

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this restaurant but it certainly won’t be our last. Lovely spot with charming ambience. The service is impeccable and everyone is so so friendly. The food is amazing. We had the arancini, tuna crudo and calamari as appetizers. All delicious. Two of us had the pasta with mushrooms and one had the pasta with lamb ragout. Cooked to perfection. Really nice wine list and they are very helpful. This will be one of our regulars.

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  24. AngelaF

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Calamari was excellent! Love the lamb pasta. Our favourite restaurant

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely decor. Great ambience. Friendly and attentive wait staff. Food is always excellent.

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  26. MichaelW

    Ottawa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food at a reasonable price, in a great, funky ambiance. It's hard to get in - so book early - but worth the effort.

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  27. BethJ

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, cosy atmosphere. We’ve eaten there before and will definitely return. The starters and pasta dishes are always amazing. This time we shared the chicken diavola, which was nicely presented and perfectly cooked. I would order this again.

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  28. Richardb

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good as usual. However completing the reservation online on the Cantina Gia was confusing as it asks for a Zip Code rather than a Postal Code and it’s hard to figure out what to do!

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  29. PLeating

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute place for brunch, ladies night or date night. Everything is tasty and fresh, and beautifully presented on vintage ware.

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  30. anonymous

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta I’ve ever had! The staff was amazing, service was very fast, and everyone LOVED their food. My new favourite spot! Carbonara was 10/10.

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  31. RyanC

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOooooooo delicious

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  32. ErinM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gia never disappoints! The cacio e pepe is out for his world.

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  33. EvelynnM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a small hiccup with my order but the staff quickly corrected and we were very happy!

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  34. DavidL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always, we had amazing service as well. Highly recommend this restaurant! Thanks Gia

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  35. cmccullo

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good Italian food, and a fun wine list. I had the small Italian Chopped Insalata with Burrata added, it was brilliant, and left me enough room to order the tiramisu, which tasted 100% homemade, and perfect with an Americano. Great service, very helpful. The main area is louder than the secondary seating area.

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  36. DebraW

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I was there for business and there was a large party of 20 people who kept wandering around, distracting and noisy. I would definitely go again, but maybe not for a business lunc. Deb

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  37. NoahL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Cantina Gia for an early valentine’s day dinner with my girlfriend. Absolutely amazing, the food was delicious, the service was amazing. The food was not overpriced and had great portions. Highly recommend the calamari as an appetizer.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great brunch at Cantina Gia- the portion sizes were fair and the service was great!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been waiting to try Cantina Gia for a while now and definitely did not disappoint. Everything was perfect from the delicious food, our amazing server and great atmosphere. Can’t wait to be back.

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  40. ErinS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived a little late to our resort, was no problem, we were still sat. Drinks and food were good!

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FAQs

Cantina Gia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 569-0464.

Cantina Gia is rated 4.6 stars by 857 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 57 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cantina Gia

749 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3V3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    The Glebe
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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