Tosca Ristorante - Ottawa
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.
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.
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
They severely overbooked the restaurant after waiting for a while, they sat us in a crowded booth next to the door.
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
Service was very fast. Knowledgeable wine advice. Lasagne and cannelloni were superb.
Small portions and large prices. Four shrimp cocktail was 19. No, they were not of the giant tiger variety.
Service was extremely fast and waitress was polite and professional. Veal was a little overcooked, but overall it was good.
One of my favourite restaurants downtown! Always good service, good wine, and great food. The penne fortunato is my fav.
2nd time there. Share plates and seafood soup terrific. Grilled calamari superb. Bread dishes and pasta fait
Wonderful evening. 12 people in our group. Attentive service. Food was very good. Wine list great. Value for money. Lovely room with large windows.
Food is succulent, service is excellent.
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.
The atmosphere was nice the server was great and the food was yummy. I had the chicken pasta. The prices are reasonable.
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
Great service, good, high quality food in a modern atmosphere. Always happy with my visits here.
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!
Excellent highly recommend will be going again next time in Ottawa.
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.
Team Lunch for 16 people.
Staff were efficient, friendly, and helpful.
Excellent lunch experience.
This is my preferred lunch location for special events.
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 !
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!
Food and service good. Prices increased and now what used to be an affordable Italian joint downtown isn’t anymore :(
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.
Exceptional service, went for an anniversary and received complimentary drinks with dinner. Waiter was super friendly and polite. Food was excellent
Very good food, will go back again!
Food and overall experience and service was phenomenal. We were visiting from out of town and it far exceeded our expectations.
Food came in 5 minutes! Very nice place! I enjoyed the food!
Family Christmas dinner, had a wonderful time thanks to all the staff.
Great food and amazing service. First time but not the last.
Microwaved food and cocktails served in cheap beer glasses. There was literally tables everywhere (super business orientated management) I get it , you need to make money but there needs to be a balance, don’t just set tables in the middle of the walk path. our food came microwaved as it arrived 5 minutes or less after we order. it amazes me how this place has so many good reviews. Ottawa standards are low, i know , but OMG. i paid 80$ for 2 cocktails (not very well
done anyway) and microwaved food. Horrible experience. i took my girlfriend there to give a very special gift.
Always wonderful....eat there often....Brad and Fortunado are wonderful!!!!!!
Great place and would go there again. Only complaint was a grumpy waiter. Kept pushing for us to order right away and when we said we wanted to wait a bit pretty much ignored up the rest of the evening
The service was excellent but I felt it was rushed. They did everything to fast, we had to order ASAP and I when finished, they wanted us to pay ASAP. So I just felt we were rushed even though we stayed 2 hours with no issue. I understand it is the holiday and I would probably come back when the holidays is over
Very good Italian restaurant. The veal limone was excellent, so was the chocolate cake.
Ambience very pleasant for dining.
Food - ok
1. Grilled calamari - prefer dry instead of being doused with sauce
2. Caesar Salad - nothing unusual; too much dressing on salad
3. Pizza - was ok but not amazing. Prefer a drier less saucy pizza to make the dough crunchier. Need more artichokes, less tomato sauce.
Took a long time getting our bill as the server was too busy serving other guests. We had a concert to attend.
This was my first time at Tosca and I truly enjoyed it.
We felt very welcome for our family dinner at the Tosca. We were 9 people and they booked for us a private room at the back at the restaurant. This was really nice and cosy. It almost felt like we had dinner in a real home. The food was really good and the service friendly and professional. I highly recommend it!
Went into Tosca while in Ottawa from Saskatchewan. My colleague and I were presently surprised. This was our second Italian meal that week and we have to say it was the best we had compared to another local favourite we were told to try.
That was my 2nd time at Tosca's and it was as good as the first time. Always very satisfied. The food and service are excellent.