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Fratelli Restaurant

Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (The Glebe / Dow's Lake)
(613) 237-1658
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Ranked #646 of 2,161 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I went here very excited with high hopes and was let down. The service was excellent, the food was just ok. I was extremely disappointed that there was no bruschetta in an Italian restaurant since it is my favorite. I liked the meat and cheese board they had and felt like it was very authentic. The main meal was just... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Food: Our meals were OK but not that much out of the ordinary. On the positive side, dishes are served hot as pastas tend to cool down so fast. All three of us had different dishes. One penne dish with chicken had huge piece of meat (which was appreciated). Another person had the penne pasquale which was much spicier than... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Good, albeit greasy, calamari rings. One order enough for two people. Veal parmigiana didn't taste anything, loaded as it was with nondescript molten cheese, and a side order of al dente spaghettini, unfortunately smothered in some bland tomato sauce, without any seasoning. Stuffy, comfort food at best! Chicken tortellini, same bland treatment, nothing to write home about. Both main dishes... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

One of our favourite Westboro restaurants, Fratelli's, has been in it's new location for over a year and a half now, and it is always good! We usually dine later and the service is always attentive but not rushed, food options are great and they have brought back a few old favourites to the menu (like mussels) over these months.... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

service: very nice/ friendly, but slow and not very attentive. upon greeting us, our server asked if we'd like to order drinks. we hadn't even seen the drink menu yet. we said yes, but would need to a second, and then we waited a good 15-20 minutes before she came back. food: ok, but disappointing, and over-sauced. i had the... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Have eaten frequently at Bank Street location for many years, as well as Kanata location. Food is generally OK, but tends to be salty. I usually order a daily special, finding them fresher and better prepared than other menu items. When I order a pasta item I can't often finish it, which speaks to the generous serving side. A little... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Downstairs private room was very nice for function. Seats 22 but would be tight fit. Service was ver good. Organized for a group and accommodated special billing. Food was tasty, although expected better for the price. Portions small for main courses but large for appetizers and dessert. Would go back as the menu appeals to everyone and was very happy... More

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Ottawa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My friend (who lives in Westboro) and I semi-weekly lunch at a different restaurant in Westboro. Fratelli's has sidewalk appeal so last Tuesday we went. Not an extensive menu so I ordered Spaghetti and Meatballs. It was totally bland and tasteless. Sauce was a can of diced tomatoes (no herb, spice or heat whatsoever)--the meatballs were dry and devoid of... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Celebrated my husbands birthday with the 20 somethings offspring. All enjoyed meal but rather crowded in - needed more space in the restaurant.

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Waterloo, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Mediocre food in a nice area...... Let's be honest..... the restaurant is nice, the service is fantastic (Poor servers), bank st is welcoming, but the food is just MEDIOCRE.... Don't wast your money...... You can find better restaurants in the same area............... NEVER AGAIN Cheers!

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