Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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.

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner, great service. The pizza and cheesecake are the best things in the menu.

p
Edmonton
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great experience! I love coming here.

LH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for a nice dinner date. We arrived early and had the whole place to ourselves. The service was top notch and everything was delicious, we will definitely be back.

MC
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing wine list and friendly staff. Would recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food, wine and environment. Had an amazing evening

JP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was good!! Had a really good time!

a
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

We had a colleague birthday lunch celebrated there . All 14 of us really appreciated the food and ambiance of this restaurant. However, it took about and hour to get our plates which was decieving to say the least.

h
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was visiting Ottawa for the weekend from Barrie On and we were looking for an authentic Italian food with a modern flair and found it on trip advisor. Everything was terrific right down to our waiter. He did everything to ensure we were more than satisfied with the service and the food!!

R
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Inattentive service, food was average, not sure what the hype is about in the ratings. We went by open table ratings, average experience, nothing memorable.

KM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Incredibly bad service and seating. The waiter was rarely at our table and despite a reservation and empty tables elsewhere they seated us in the middle of an aisle where waiters continuously bumped our elbows spilling our food. Also apparently pop refills aren’t free which they don’t tell u till agter

LO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Un accueil chaleureux ! Souper de St-Valentin, belle ambiance et lieu convivial!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

There were 30+ people waiting in the lobby for reservations on Valentine’s Day. We waited for 25 minutes and never got seated. We ended up going to a different restaurant. Needs better management.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

They severely overbooked the restaurant after waiting for a while, they sat us in a crowded booth next to the door.

M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

I wouldn’t go on Valentines day again, but I would definitely go during a regular week evening again as I’m sure it’s less busy

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was very fast. Knowledgeable wine advice. Lasagne and cannelloni were superb.

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Small portions and large prices. Four shrimp cocktail was 19. No, they were not of the giant tiger variety.

IR
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was extremely fast and waitress was polite and professional. Veal was a little overcooked, but overall it was good.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants downtown! Always good service, good wine, and great food. The penne fortunato is my fav.

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

2nd time there. Share plates and seafood soup terrific. Grilled calamari superb. Bread dishes and pasta fait

s
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful evening. 12 people in our group. Attentive service. Food was very good. Wine list great. Value for money. Lovely room with large windows.

P
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wines

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is succulent, service is excellent.

NC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience for a romantic evening. The tables for two are very small thought. If you are taking the antipasto platter, the board hangs out of the table. You have to move everything to fit a bottle of wine. You will feel cramped. It's the only negative point.

DC
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for winterlude.

S
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was nice the server was great and the food was yummy. I had the chicken pasta. The prices are reasonable.

CA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was super delicious. The chicken dish serving was a little small for my hubby but other than that, we can’t complain. It never disappoints and the quality of food is exceptional

KM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, good, high quality food in a modern atmosphere. Always happy with my visits here.

G
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall experience was delightful. Delicious food and great service.
In regards to ambiance, lighting was a bit too dark, had a difficult time to read the menu.
The host could have been more cheerful when we arrived, considering it was our first dine in experience at this restaurant.
Did not see any closets or hangers to store our winter coats, should have asked but everyone seemed to keep their coats with them at the table.
Already told some friends about the great food!

MS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent highly recommend will be going again next time in Ottawa.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our concerns were discussed with the restaurant at the time. and was dealt with. One meal was considerably delayed and another meal was served lukewarm. Our concerns were reflected on the bill.

CE
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Team Lunch for 16 people.
Staff were efficient, friendly, and helpful.
Excellent lunch experience.
This is my preferred lunch location for special events.

OT
Ottawa
22 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

This is one of my favourite Ottawa restaurants. Unfortunately the service was lacklustre and the buns were dry the last time we had dinner there. The gnocchi was not quite up to snuff either. Hopefully Tosca will do better next time !

IP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we entered Tosca, we could smell the delicious flavours that we could choose from. Food was great! Service was excellent! And the ambiance was very enjoyable!

M
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service good. Prices increased and now what used to be an affordable Italian joint downtown isn’t anymore :(

FC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service. However, portion sizes are disappointing. Maybe it is because I was there at lunch. Ordered veal and there was definitely not enough. The portion sizes are not consistent. My partner ordered the same dish and had much more on her plate. In addition, your red wines should be kept at a cooler temperature.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, went for an anniversary and received complimentary drinks with dinner. Waiter was super friendly and polite. Food was excellent

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food, will go back again!

BS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and overall experience and service was phenomenal. We were visiting from out of town and it far exceeded our expectations.

TC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food came in 5 minutes! Very nice place! I enjoyed the food!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family Christmas dinner, had a wonderful time thanks to all the staff.