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La Roma Restaurant, Ottawa, ON

La Roma Restaurant

4.6
4.6
417 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Located in Ottawa's Little Italy, we're an Italian, from scratch kitchen, focusing on contemporary Italian cuisine that is rooted in tradition. With a large dining room on the main floor, and three semi-private dining rooms upstairs, we have the space for all your party needs. In the summer, we have a covered rooftop patio available for small private functions, as well as three ground level patios. We are proud to work with local farmers and producers wherever possible. Join us Tuesdays for half price wine (on select bottles). We looking forward to serving you soon!




Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-8244

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Contact us for your catering needs for up to 100 guests.

  • Private party facilities

    La Roma is the perfect spot for your upcoming dinner meeting, corporate affair or family celebration. Choose one of our 3 semi-private rooms or reserve the entire space for up to 50 guests. Although regularly closed Sunday/Mondays, we will open for large private gatherings. Chef Ilya and our team look forward to serving you soon.

  • Private party contact

    Antonella Ceglia: (613) 234-8244

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Norman Ave.

  • Parking Details

    Free and paid street parking available. Public parking lots nearby

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Offers

  • Every Tuesday - 1/2 price wine!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    What could be better than Italian food and wine? 1/2 price wine! Dine with us on Tuesdays and enjoy 1/2 price wine (select bottles).

What 417 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Ottawa

    Special Occasion

  • Ottawa

    Special Occasion

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  1. LB

    LouiseB

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service combined with delicious food. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. L

    Legoons2020

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time and not the last time - great service and food was very authentic. Recommend visiting. Prices were reasonable too!
  3. M

    Marie

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Service was amaizing. The nightcap at the bar was over the top. Thanks Ian for the linguini Monte Verde. So good. Thanks Rory boy for the nice chat.
  4. BL

    BLP2013

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The special was decent but was cold on the outside of the plate which is a first for me here. Previous times it’s been awesome! It’s also incredibly loud every time I go. The servers are so helpful and kind!
  5. GD

    GerryD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The minimum tip suggestion of 18% is a rude suggestion. I tip generously and I did but this suddenly creates a very bad experience.
  6. PN

    PatrickN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service top notch, never disappointed whenever we dine at La Roma.
  7. C

    Carol

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great service -- attentive, friendly, but not hovering. Drinks and food came promptly. Mussels were very good, though surprisingly spicy.
  8. C

    Connorf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot overall. The food was fantastic and the service was very friendly.
  9. AG

    AdamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The active manager was very helpful and present, working hard to ensure that everybody was satisfied and content. The food, service, presentation and overall experience were all great, as per usual.
  10. DM

    DominicM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived and were seated right away by hostess. Our server came to our table within minutes. Greeted us and took our drink order. Our meals arrived in a timely manner. Hot and well prepared. We were never rushed for any of our food courses. The restaurant was clean and fresh looking and lighting was perfect. Not too bright nor too dark. Perfect balance. Cant wait to go back. Highly recommend.
  11. M

    Marie

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greet food and service. Takes special care of us. But very loud
  12. LC

    LindaC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Odd that reservation asks if it's a special occasion, and then the experience doesn't acknowledge the occasion
  13. MS

    MelissaS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Service was wonderful! Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended!!
  14. SM

    SylvieM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I found the pasta could have been cooked a little more. Was not quite al dente.
  15. N

    Notcimik

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service from the wait staff and chef himself.
  16. HH

    HeatherH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant!!! Staff was fantastic,
  17. PA

    PatriciaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very warm atmosphere, with excellent and interesting food.
  18. CM

    ChristyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was great, my dish was very good, seafood. The three others said “good” but not amazing, just good. Veal gravy had an unwelcome sweetness to it. But very nice service and overall good dinner
  19. S

    Stretzky

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian restaurants in Ottawa. They never let us down.
  20. k

    kron

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for great Italian food! Always love going to La Roma!
  21. L

    Larry

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The calamari and pizza were quite good. I ordered grilled veal and was given veal with a mushroom sauce that was not good at all...couldn't eat it. The veal was tender but not grilled, at least not obviously grilled . Grilled veggies were good. Overall a very mixed review but the occassion was spoiled by the poor sauce. Outdoor patio is on the street so very noisy.
  22. HS

    HughS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An excellent, family-owned and run Italian restaurant that has become an Ottawa institution. I remember going to the original La Roma in the 1960s - it had a violinist, yet! This newer location is more modern and trendy in decor but the food remains delicious. We all had pasta dishes plus a bowl of olives and a platter of calamari as appetizers. Together with a half litre of red, the meal was excellent.
  23. IS

    InSearchofGreatFood

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Great food, attentive service. Waaay too loud to have a reasonable conversation.
  24. CM

    ChristaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. A really nice night out it was certainly recommend to friends.
  25. E

    Emma

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and nice wine selection! Excellent service!
  26. ML

    MichelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to bring friends and enjoy a good meal.
  27. JP

    JimP

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We reserved for 5:00pm. It was very quiet when we arrived. By the time we left at 6:30pm it was quite loud inside the room. Everything else was great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of four who all agreed that our dining experience was exceptional. Food was fresh and tasty. Each dish had all the ingredients of farm to table. There was something on the menu for everyone and prices were reasonable. Wine list was filled with a variety of options at all price points. The ambiance of the restaurant is elegant and comfortable. We stayed about three hours and felt relaxed like we were at home. The best part of the meal was the service provided by Charlotte and Chef Eliot. They were both friendly, funny and welcoming --- in addition to being very professional.
  29. GR

    GiseleR

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Sat on the patio in front very noisy. Not the restaurant’s fault; construction nearby. Only complaint is the chairs outside are not comfortable.
  30. W

    Weags

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food at a reasonable price and very good, friendly staff. Despite the odd noisy motorcycle revving at a nearby red light, the outside patio was a super place to be on a warm sunny evening. Partner had the seafood pasta (enjoyed it) and I always have the lamb - delicious!
  31. LL

    LouiseL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    BEAUTIFUL EVENING that began at La Roma's. After several friends recommended La Roma for the best and most authentic Italian food in the city, we took the plunge! We were not disappointed! Little Italy was alive with visitors on Saturday (May 14, 2022) and tons of traffic reminded everyone of the ongoing Tulip festival. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by friendly staff who promptly filled our water glasses (it was a steamer out there) after seating us at a quiet corner table. The menu was varied and every option was a delicious option! The insalate caprese and calamari were delicious - the calamari was fresh and the breading was light and crispy! The appetizers were HUGE! Our main course...gnocchi, of course!! Soft and fluffy clouds of heavenly deliciousness cradled in succulent and fresh marinara...the basil was fragrant! A feast for the senses! And despite having only a 2 hour window to enjoy this wonderful meal, servers were prompt, courteous and friendly. We didn't feel rushed to eat and even took our time finishing the lovely Chianti! La Roma will definitely be on our "to do" list when we're in Ottawa. See you soon La Roma!
  32. DS

    DeanS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    The seafood fettuccine was good but the scallops were badly over cooked.
  33. M

    Marlo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasty food! Good portion, great service. Nice patio!
  34. TI

    TonyI

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just what we were expecting and they delivered. Great food and service.
  35. j

    juliab

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again fabulous dinner ! Great to see such energy and happy faces along with the excellent service and food !
  36. M

    Marie

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  37. RO

    ROXANNEG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful evening to celebrate a birthday and a wedding anniversary for our group of 7. The food was great and the service was excellent! They surprised us and came out with dessert for us to celebrate! A great evening was had by all.
  38. C

    Chloe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    It was so loud in this restaurant that my boyfriend and I had to yell across the table to each other due to a very loud table of 8 patrons that were extremely rowdy and no staff told them to quiet down. The value was very poor, my boyfriend ordered the lamb and did not enjoy his food at all due to some strange flavors in the seasoning and we had 3 cocktails that totaled $43! insane!
  39. C

    Catherine22

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We asked for a table in a quieter area as the people behind us were very loud and obnoxious - we were told that another table for two near the window was reserved and we were moved just one table up- we had reservations too- and the other table remained empty the entire evening-
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always !!

FAQs

La Roma Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for La Roma Restaurant

430 Preston Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N4

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Norman Ave.

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free and paid street parking available. Public parking lots nearby

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 234-8244

  • Catering

    Contact us for your catering needs for up to 100 guests.

  • Private party facilities

    La Roma is the perfect spot for your upcoming dinner meeting, corporate affair or family celebration. Choose one of our 3 semi-private rooms or reserve the entire space for up to 50 guests. Although regularly closed Sunday/Mondays, we will open for large private gatherings. Chef Ilya and our team look forward to serving you soon.

  • Private party contact

    Antonella Ceglia: (613) 234-8244

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