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Mati, Ottawa, ON

Mati

4.7
4.7
99 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Mediterranean
At Mati, our menu offers a modern take on Mediterranean style crudo dishes and charcoal grilled steaks, showcasing the finest ingredients and technique.
Indulge in our famous seafood towers or mouth-watering wagyu steaks and truly see what our menu is all about.
Each dish is meticulously crafted, capturing the essence of the Mediterranean with modern touches. Complemented by inspired sides and accompaniments, our menu caters to a variety of preferences, ensuring a memorable dining experience for all.

The Bar Menu - Cocktails and Wine
At Mati, you’ll experience some of the finest craft cocktails in the city. High quality ingredients, craft ice, and beautiful glassware result in elevated cocktails that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Our Sommelier curated wine list will have you exploring unique and exquisite wines from all over the world and some of the finest from right here at home.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 680-3860
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We offer two private rooms, each with it's own distinct charm. Our event team will work closely with you to customize every aspect of your gathering to create an unforgettable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Trew Johnson: (613) 680-3860
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross Street
    Preston & Norman
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Oval Room - Private Dining

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Oval Room is Mati's intimate private dining space. Enjoy your choice of our set menus for the evening and get treated to the Mati Experience. The Oval Room features a cozy, intimate atmosphere while ensuring you have a personalized dining experience. The room can accommodate 6-8 guests, we will call you to confirm which of the set menu selections your groups would like. Please let us know if you are celebrating anything at all or if you have any special requests.
    The Oval Room - Private Dining photo

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Hot spot

99 Reviews
  1. CaseyB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to Mati yesterday and had a very good time - the highlight was our server, Dana. While the food and atmosphere were good, Dana was outstanding in her disposition, her knowledge of the menu and wines, and in her attentiveness. I'd recommend Mati largely because of her.

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  2. JulieO

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Très bruyant. Un couple avec un jeune enfant qui a pleuré toute la soirée était assis derrière nous. Par la suite le resto s’est remplie…musique forte donc les gens parlaient fort et on avait de la difficulté à avoir une conversation

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Very very noisy. Hostess and waitress were great. Food was good.

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  4. InesForever

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great atmosphere and tasty food summarizes the Mati experience. The addition of the Mati team including a birthday card for the birthday person was very sweet and much appreciated.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Some things are a little on the expensive side but absolute quality and great ambiance! Loved it

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always having a good time at Mati! Food and wine were outstanding

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  7. Lawrence

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and scenery is always good at Mati; decent wine list but need more beer selection (five). It’s disappointing that when ordering a rye/coke, they feel the need to charge me $3 for the coke lol. That’s a bit chintzy when they are charging $35 for a burger and $45 for chicken. Both options are good, but the $3 side of coke is frustrating.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was absolutely delicious and cooked perfectly however staff was cold unfriendly , and grossly inattentive which for the price of food I would’ve expected more.

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  9. KentS

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional. Food was fantastic. Couldn’t ask for better.

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  10. Chelsea

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lobster tacos are AMAZING! A must order :) and I loved the Pearl Morissette “irreverence” wine. Our service was lovely and we felt so accommodated :)

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  11. MarcP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Didnt even have a server, waited 1h for seafood tower, hots were cold. Waited 1 hour for steak which was bland, gristlie, huge white fat not rendered whats so ever, disgusting, felt sick. All they did for us was send the hots out again when we said no thanks, never got served unless we got literally stopped someone and demanded assistant. 2 hours left to sit like a dog. And i wouldmt serve those fries to a dog. Never. Ever. Again

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was immaculate! I recommend it to everyone.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch at Mati. We had a fabulous server in Eli who made the event extra special.

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  14. KentS

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service.. food was amazing. Thank you!

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  15. JogiS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my new favourite restaurants in Ottawa!!! Highly recommended 👌🏻

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  16. BigEater89

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibes at this popular restaurant on Preston. We enjoyed a night out with friends and will definitely go back. Service was friendly, prompt and capable, but not quite as attentive as you might find at some other spots in the city. Still, in contributed to a positive experience. The food was quite good. Steak was cooked perfectly and crudo was delicious and beautiful. On the other hand, I didn't love the burrata cheese - it seemed a bit bland. The oysters and sushi roll we ordered were very good. Finally, the drinks were made well. Overall, I would recommend a visit if you're looking for a lively spot with good food and drinks.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars at Mati, and there are reasons for that. Always great food, wonderful staff, and awesome music choice. Especially love the ribeye and tomahawk as steaks. Another great experience again on our yesterday’s visit.

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  18. CELC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, lovely atmosphere for a social meal (decor, lighting, etc.). Food is always excellent, and plated in a visually appealing way. Service was OK - waitress wasn't very attentive filling glasses or checking on the table.

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  19. Melissa

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant! Excellent food. Always a pleasure and will return as we often do.

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  20. RibeyeRascal

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Mati for my girlfriend’s birthday and it was great. The food was 10/10, the service was excellent and our server was kind enough to accommodate my special request. We would definitely be back.

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  21. AdamW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not my first experience and will definitely not be my last. I recommend this venue to everyone I know. Amazing food and great service staff!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mati is such a wonderful spot for a night out. Elias and his team always make you feel special with great food and exceptional service.
    MatiResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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  23. AirForceMel

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    $150 for 2 people for brunch with tax and tip (2 drinks, 2 entrees, 1 side) 😮

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  24. JudiS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious the service was really slow and the server didn’t come by often. She did to fill up our water but the in between courses was super long

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  25. TaralynC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a great meal at Mati. Excellent food, fantastic service. Great for a date night or a girls night out.
    MatiResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you! We're so happy you had a great time!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great at Mati ! Terry our server was excellent and food and drinks were perfectly executed. Well worth the price !
    MatiResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you! We'll be happy to let Terry know!

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  27. BRADJ

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard about you online. Was interested in trying. So glad we did. Food, cocktails, service was amazing
    MatiResponded on March 28, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words, we can't wait to host you again!

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  28. SanG

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the seafood tower for 2 and everything was delicious and it was plenty of food for 2. Well prepared, the different seasoning and the sauces were tasteful. There is a good selection of wines and cocktails. The service was perfect and professional. Highly recommend!

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  29. LizN

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious...a feast for the eyes and palette. Service needs work. Not sure whether they were short staffed.

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  30. HeatherN

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food! We were there for Sunday brunch. The croissants were to die for, the coffee was nice and strong, my veggie brunch platter was very flavourful. Not sure how they make their hash browns, but they are awesome! Staff was attentive and friendly. Definitely recommend.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nous avons adoré ce restaurant, le service fut excellent ainsi que la nourriture!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience, mostly because we were sitting at the bar and Nathan & Terry were serving us; such fabulous hosts. We had the seafood tower - one of the best in the city - with a bottle of bubbly. The atmosphere was lively and perhaps a bit noisy as the restaurant was already full, even for 6:30, but it didn’t prevent us from having a romantic evening. Mati is definitely our go-to for the seafood tower and great ambiance. Their cocktails are also wonderful and creative.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, restaurant is a bit old and dingy for this level of price / menu. Seafood was great!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. JenniferA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service here are always excellent. It’s a great spot for a date and also to catch up with friends!

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  35. DonatN

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at Mati for a date dinner night. The welcome and sitting was good, and Max, our waitress was very helpful and friendly. The food was cooked well and tasted 😋 good. We took a double-decker seafood tower which is a mix of different seafood and we loved it. The tables are a bit too close to each other, which may not be good when you need privacy... we spoke in French and other foreign languages so for us it was not really a problem, although we could hear the people sitting next to us

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  36. NicholasD

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible the teamwork behind the bar made the waiting time for drinks not long, food was great and so were the drinks

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  37. VincentD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Server was amazing. Food was great!

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  38. NicoD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. On the pricier side but definitely a premium experience ( service and food taste and quality). Would definitely go again for a special occasion.

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  39. AngelaH

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is delicious, drinks are very good! Price is very expensive though. Ambiance us chic but tables are too close together in the back room, like literally a foot away from each other. I wish that the automatic tip suggestions would not start at 20%, this is outrageous and a bad move since tipping culture is seeing a backlash.

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  40. CarolineG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, excellent service, would 100% recommend.

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FAQs

Mati is rated 4.7 stars by 99 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mati

428 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Preston & Norman
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 680-3860
  • Private party facilities
    We offer two private rooms, each with it's own distinct charm. Our event team will work closely with you to customize every aspect of your gathering to create an unforgettable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Trew Johnson: (613) 680-3860
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