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Aperitivo

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Mediterranean, Tapas, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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655 Kanata Avenue, Unit L2 | Along the Pedestrian Walkway, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H6, Canada
+1 613-592-0004
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can't beat the food or service

Made a last minute reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday and boy, did this place not disappoint. Enough of a buzz to create a bit of Saturday night excitement, but not so much that you had to yell over the din. Aperitivo has the feel of an upscale bistro, and yet it's casual enough that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
DeniseRL
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Made a last minute reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday and boy, did this place not disappoint. Enough of a buzz to create a bit of Saturday night excitement, but not so much that you had to yell over the din. Aperitivo has the feel of an upscale bistro, and yet it's casual enough that the hockey game is on... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I went to eat out to celebrate my friend's birthday. I grew up in Kanata and hang out often in Centrum but never noticed this restaurant until I searched up online for fine dinning. We knew that the dishes will be appetizers style so we each ordered a dish to share among us. The candied hibiscus flower with my cocktail... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A client took be at Aperitivo for lunch. There are so many restaurants in that mall. I'm wondering how they all survive. Not a busy place for lunch but apparently the evening crowd compensate. The menu is confusing. Hard to find the food section. Good selection of cocktails and wine. We only had a beer, three selections on tap. We... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A friend and I visited Aperitivo for dinner recently. It was, in a word...spectacular. The owner served us and was knowledgeable, pleasant and obviously so dedicated to his craft. The food was delicious (the polenta with goat cheese curds was outstanding) the service excellent, and the wine scrumptious. I am already looking forward to our next visit!!

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Having recently moved to Kanata, I'm so happy to have found a unique excellent restaurant and cocktail lounge amongst the chains. Each time I go to Aperitivo, the staff are wonderful taking time to talk to every guest and share their passion for good. The cocktails are inventive and delicious and the food is fabulous. I have a few friends... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

If you like small portions and creative, designer food, you will probably like this place. I don't, so it is hard for me to rate this restaurant. The service was very good and the quality of the food was also very good. I expected something different and for that reason, did not really enjoy my experience.

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Brockville, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We took our nephew and his wife out for a meal, without their kids. Lovely unassuming spot with great atmosphere, in the middle of shopping, food and retail complex. The server was not quick, but the food was delicious and thoughtful. Small plates to share, with some of the plates being anything but small. The kitchen staff were friendly and... More 

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Kanata, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Aperitivo has become a destination of choice for wonderful food experiences and great gatherings. We have been to Aperitivo for both business and personal occasions and have had amazing experiences under all circumstances. The owners and staff are warm, personable and very knowledgeable - experts at putting people at their ease, while being absolutely professional. The food is always creative... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Totally unassuming spot - don't let the bland exterior and big box location turn you off. The atmosphere is great once you get in there! The wine was excellent, the food was excellent and the staff were personable and intelligent. Going back the next time I'm in Ottawa!

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We've dined here on numerous occasions. The staff are pleasant and accommodating and the food is delicious. We love how the menu changes every few months. They have very creative dishes which are fun to try. We haven't had a meal that we did not thoroughly enjoy yet! Keep it up!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 655 Kanata Avenue, Unit L2 | Along the Pedestrian Walkway, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa  >  Kanata
  • Phone Number: +1 613-592-0004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas, Wine Bar, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?