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Cafe Spiga

Byward Market Area
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271 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E5, Canada
(613) 241-4381
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great reminder of Portuguese food;)

When I realized this was a Portuguese restaurant I was over the moon - me being Portuguese. I went here for a business dinner and everyone really enjoyed their meal. I had the codfish with cream and it was delicious, the caldo verde is a good trip back home to. The staff was very friendly and I got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2014
Ariana L
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York, United Kingdom
via mobile
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Since no one in our group had tried Spiga, we decided it was time. Because we were attending a theatre event, we made a reservation. It took us a while to decide on our beverages, but once that was done we placed our orders. The escargo was excellent, as was the caldo verde. The main dishes arrived about 45 minutes... More 

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Winnipeg
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had large group at the restaurant....all meals top quality, fresh, and prepared such that could not see anyone being disappointed. appetizers were fantastic. Desserts were great. Definitely would go back. An Ottawa area friend recommended this restaurant and we were very glad they did! amazingly, not pricy!

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Ottawa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had heard great things from friends about this place but it didn't live up to my expectations. The wait staff was friendly and attentive it was the food that was a let down. I had the beef medallions. Very nicely presented on a skewer hanging over a small flame with the mushrooms and peppercorn sauce in a tray below... More 

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canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were celebrating a special birthday and as Cafe Spiga has always been my favourite eatery I decided I wanted to go eat there so we made a reservation. We've been going to this restaurant for the past 14 years, always enjoyed our Chicken Galiano or Frangellico. Spiga has now changed their menu and is certainly not as extensive as... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

When I realized this was a Portuguese restaurant I was over the moon - me being Portuguese. I went here for a business dinner and everyone really enjoyed their meal. I had the codfish with cream and it was delicious, the caldo verde is a good trip back home to. The staff was very friendly and I got to meet... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Tried this restaurant because it was a mix of Portuguese and Italian. Soup, salad, and our entrees were all delicious. The owner happily accommodated my menu request. Wine was incredibly well priced, and above all the background music was very low, so we could all visit at our table. I would certainly recommend it.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Have been going there since 1999, and have never been disappointed. Their bacalhao, any fashion, and especially my favourite 'osso bocco' are always well prepared and never disappoint. Excellent wine selection and nice attentive staff. They are our favourite ' steady and true ' choice for visiting family and friends.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Overall a fantastic dining experience! The soup and salad were outstanding and the main course was sumptuous! Very friendly wait staff and quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Really deserves more patrons! Other bars/ restaurants in the area were very busy (hockey playoffs were on) but Spiga really deserves a visit! This is our second time back and we will be back again!

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Our group of six decided to try Cafe Spiga for our annual Christmas get together. Our table by the fireplace, was set beautifully with flickering candles, and the atmosphere was very inviting. The service was top knotch too, thanks to AnnaMaria !! We shared our appetizers of escargot, shrimp piri piri, and smelts....everything delicious, hot, and accompanied by fresh warm... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were actually intending to go to another restaurant for my and our friend's birthdays (same day) but the wait was long, so we said lets go get a drink somewhere quieter and come back. We walked across the road to Cafe Spiga, where we could see through the window the bar was beautiful, but near empty. The 4 of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 271 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: (613) 241-4381

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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