DreamLand Cafe

4.8
138 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
THE BEST PASTA IN OTTAWA
LOCAL - FRESH - FEELS LIKE HOME

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ElaineR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dreamland is a great cafe for a casual meal with a friend. Too loud for romance😉

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vipDinaS
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for a drink, but when I saw the featured dessert (spiced egg nog creme brulee) I just had to try that too! Very glad I did - deeeeeelicious!!!

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Glamma1
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Their pasta sauces are the best. Kale Caesar salad is a must try. You can actually purchase their sauces to take home too! The music was a bit too loud.

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AmberP
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are wonderful, great service. Food is absolutely delicious, 10/10 would recommend. Cannot wait to go back!

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VladThelad
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My expectations were high. Trusted "foodie" friends had mentioned it among the best homemade pastas in town, and praised the friendly service.
I'm happy to confirm that they were right on all counts. Excellent honest simplicity and perfect execution in the pasta dishes, and a very welcoming service. Some interesting choices in a short selection of wines contribute to make this a place to revisit, often.

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FaliciaB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always dreamland never disappoints me. Been going here since the sisters opened and every time my experience is either the same or better! Outstanding food and taste and customer service.

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AnneT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service excellent and we loved the intimacy of the cozy dining room!

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AlainInCalgary
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food, great selection for Vegan, Gluten Free, and very accommodating on allergies. The cozy and intimate surrounding made for a quiet and relaxing evening of great food and Wine !

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vipDinaS
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the pumpkin gnocchi again of course, and it was just as amazing as I've come to expect. The staff was very attentive and responsive to my requests. Loved the mousse cup for dessert!

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EllaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pasta in Ottawa! Cute cozy setting and the world’s friendliest service

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Glamma1
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great fresh pastas and the honey I toasted the bread is great

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ChadV
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, both pasta dishes were tasty. Will definitely go again.

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vipDinaS
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The pumpkin gnocchi is amazing beyond words, but I'll still try to describe it. The pasta itself is hearty and satisfying, but the pumpkin sauce is NEXT LEVEL!!! There's so much taste exploding in every bite that I had to eat slowly in order to absorb the full sensation. Somehow in that short pause between bites, it's like I'd forget how good the pumpkin sauce tasted. Each bite was a delicious surprise!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A must try for date night! The Mac and cheese served in a mug was 10/10. Great service

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, all the dishes were delicious. I’m pregnant so appreciated the non-alcoholic drinks and that they were pretty and garnished like the other cocktails! The food was incredible. I can’t wait to go back and try the creamy pesto.

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Wayne
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a neighbourhood fav. Many visits and always a great experience.
Wayne

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were welcoming and attentive and the food was amazing!

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RosalieA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Previously had only had Dreamland as a 'take-out' during covid restrictions. Wonderful experience to dine in the cute little restaurant where service and attention were very good. Pasta was superb - taste and presentation even better than take out! Great menu selection and original items -
R. Adams

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Graciemc
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new go-to for special occasions. The food is so yummy and of good quality. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Despite being trendy with a more adult vibe, they have been very accommodating to my young child on both visits.

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Mimi
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so good, very friendly staff too! Will definitely be coming here again.

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vipDinaS
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, loved my time at DreamLand and will be back soon!

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AliabE
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the service to the meal was amazing.

The cheesy garlic bread was immaculate, so good that it filled our stomachs before our mains.

Only thing to improve would be our stomach sizes because the portions as the food feels like it’s made witb Nonna’s love.

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vipTravelWell
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We had to wait 30 mins after our reservation for our table, but we were graciously compensated with a free appetizer. The kale salad is good, but quite salty with the cheese, bacon, and anchovies. The homemade pasta is delicious and fresh with a slight chew to it. The ricotta is delicious and creamy. The plates and serving size remind me of what I'd get at my nonno's house. The service is very friendly and attentive. Cute little pink house you can't miss!

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Anastasia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unpretentious atmosphere, food was delicious, service was quick, friendly and efficient. Enjoyed every moment. Added bonus, parking available at back.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pasta in town!! Love the vibe and the drinks. Will be back :)

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MilanK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall great experience. Meat balls with tomato sauce were excellent.

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Franco
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice casual atmosphere. Super nice small enterprise to support.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super yummy, great food & great service! Sriracha Mac is spicyyyy (should’ve been obvious but it was spicier than I expected). Great selection of drinks!!! Will definitely come back next time I’m in town :) PS it’s only patio seating right now. It states this on the website but I totally missed it. They gave me a call to confirm the reso & let us know it would be on the patio. Thanks DreamLand!

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CherylN
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, good value, great wine, excellent tiramisu, hot hot tea, and strong coffee. Attentive service.

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Wayne
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every time I go to Dreamland the food and service is just great.
Wayne

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great and friendly staff and even better food. Dreamland is fresh, fun and an overall great experience. If you’re debating on wether you should try the restaurant in the pink house on Preston the answer is yes!

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

This place an absolute gem, the food and the waitstaff are amazing. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and great food! 10/10 would recommend.

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vipDinaS
Ottawa
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dad said they were probably the best meatballs he'd ever had! Mom and I both had pesto mac and we of course LOVED it!!!! 😍

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Sheena
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is by far one of my favourite restaurants in the city. The food is always amazing and the great service is an added bonus for sure!

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CamilH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good pasta and service. You will enjoy this restaurant.

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AmeliaP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, I always love coming here!

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AdamG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing spot! The food was incredible. Staff very friendly and accommodating! Will 100% be going back soon!

FAQs

DreamLand Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. DreamLand Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-4200.

DreamLand Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 138 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.