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Aperitivo

655 Kanata Avenue, Unit L2 | Along the Pedestrian Walkway, Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H6, Canada
+1 613-592-0004
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Ranked #1 of 134 Restaurants in Kanata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Gastropub, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Very small area. We went in and the smoke almost blinded us . The smell was bad the waitress had to open the door for the smoke and smell to evaporate . The portion were small the taste doesn't have the wow factor. We weren't impressed. The menu is very small not much of verity . But lots of different... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The service, the atmosphere, the food - everything exceeded our expectations! This was by far one of the best meals we ever had. All food is prepared just for you, no heating lamps, no refrigerators. The presentation is great, so is the taste. Highly recommended and we're definitely going there again!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I went here on a whim and despite the small restaurant it was simply amazing. Out server was engaging and out food was out of this world, only unfortunate thing is they change their menu alot so it will not be the same the next time around. This is a very intimate place and not an everyday... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

After reading all the reviews on this site I couldn't wait to try it! By being rated first on Trip Advisor we thought we were sure to have an amazing time. Maybe I went in with high expectations but there is NO way this restaurant should be rated higher than any of Steve Beckta's spots in the city. Food was... More

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Sean M, Owner at Aperitivo, responded to this review

Dear Ottawafoodie88, I am disheartened to hear we did not meet or exceed your expectations. We use our reviews to help us learn and make appropriate changes in order to do things better. If there is some constructive criticism that you would care to share to help us improve, please feel free to email me directly at aperitivokanata@live.com Sean McCoy... More

Ottawa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Aperitivo is an idea that has been decades in the making for Kanata - when we first lived here nearly 30 years ago, fine dining was non-existant. With the arrival of Aperitivo, the wait is finally over. My husband and I, together with our daughter and son-in-law, have been there a number of times now for meals as well as... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were fortunate to be accommodated at Aperativo last Saturday. It was a last minute reservation for 4 and they did everything they could do to get us in. We weren't sure what to expect as we have never been to Tapas before but I was so very impressed. The server came over and told us about the concept and... More

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Kanata, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Although we moved to Kanata in the Spring, we had not tried Aperitivo until i was searching for a restaurant for an anniversary dinner on Tripadvisor. We called on a Saturday morning and although they were heavily booked, they found us a table at the time we wanted after I said it was for an anniversary dinner with my wife.... More

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Petawawa, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our experience was outstanding from the starters to the finish (desert is a must here). The fish tacos and the salad rolls were amazing. More importantly, our waiter knew the menu and was able to recommend the order in which we had our tapas. Fabulous lunch place!

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Ottawa, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I like to try new restaurants so went to Aperitivo. We first went with our neighbours and loved it so much, we went back the following week. We have tried (in our 6-7 visits) almost everything on the menu. While I have a favourite menu item we were not disappointed with anything that was served. The quality... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I decided to try Aperitivo after reading a few good reviews on different websites. Everything about this place is fantastic (except for the location maybe, which is a bit far from our place!). We had a late reservation, but arrived a bit early. Our table was not ready, but we were offered 2 seats at the bar,... More

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