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Da Nonna Maria Bistro Italiano


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#464 of 2,268 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, European
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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All reviews veal involtini homemade pasta tiramisu flambe warm bread zucchini appetizer black olives cake main course bit expensive for lunch cooked al dente family run restaurant valentine's day definitely recommend this restaurant cream sauce italian food visited this restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this restaurant in February for the first time after hearing good things. We liked the atmosphere for the most part, and the service was great (above average), but the food was not fantastic. The menu was limited as there were not a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to this restaurant last evening. The waiter knew little about the available wine or beer choices. Service very slow. The pasta was undercooked. The veil was underwhelming in flavour. The sauces tasted as if they were out of a can....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Russ B
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Luigi is the Owner/greeter/chef and all else and knows how to make his diners feel welcome and special. He is an absolutely marvelous host, extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu is small but focused as another reviewer mentioned. I had appetizer of escargot in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mjhall59
Reviewed March 5, 2019

We were a group of 6 and chose this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend. What great advice that was! The atmosphere was great, the service was attentive without being in our faces all the time, and the food, well, what can I...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Michelle F
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic birthday dinner with hubby! Loved the food, service and cozy atmosphere. Perfect for romantic dinner. Will go back for sure. One of the best in Orleans!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rachel P
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I dined here this evening, and we enjoyed every bite! Small focused menu but you can tell they take pride in doing it right. We shared the calamari to start, my husband had the veal parmigiana and I had the veal involtini...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sarah A
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

My guest — of Italian origins — and I loved the delicious fresh, homemade food in a candle lit, white tablecloth setting. The limited menu offered 4 seafood appetizers as well as 4 traditional ones; Alfredo and pasta options; veal and chicken parmigiana, and veal...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank roxaneg784
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Joined a bunch of ladies there for lunch and was so disappointed! We were the only 8 people in the entire restaurant from 11:30 till 1:30 .. $18.95 for lasagna . $ 7:95 for Mista salad which was just a bunch of greens thrown on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bobie
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner with the family and it was just a wonderful evening with excellent food (especially the veal) and drink. The hosts were friendly and made you feel like part of their family.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nerad
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Orleans is in dire need of some decent restaurants. Having searched the internet, I stumbled upon this little gem. My first visit was to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant was busy, which we did not mind as we wanted to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Doug K
Still no web site so I will let you know here that I submitted reviews to Trip Advisor and Yelp. Thanks Jessica and Luigi for another great meal experience. We dined there Tuesday night to celebrate a birthday party with another couple, their first visit there. There were only two other people there, sitting at a table in the opposite corner so it was very quiet. The service by Jessica was excellent and friendly. My wife and I both had the veal parmigiana, which we had eaten there before (I really should be more adventuresome next time). Again, it was delicious, with a fairly spicy red sauce mixed with the pasta. The other couple both had the chicken parmigiana and they both loved it. The recommended red wine was a good match with the pasta and meat meals. We did see one son? there earlier on but not for the whole time. We never saw Luigi until after the meal when I went to the kitchen to thank him and congratulate him on preparing a fine meal. I/we can't understand the mix of reviews. How could there be such a range of experiences when there are basically only two staff who are there all the time? We will definitely be back to introduce more friends to this great find in Orleans.
October 10, 2018|
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Response from jphupe | Reviewed this property |
I believe all restaurants have off days and I suspect there are cases where competitors send people to specifically give bad reviews. Of course there are folks who don’t appreciate well prepared foods. I’ve been here more... More
October 13, 2017|
Response from jphupe | Reviewed this property |
They’re working on it
July 6, 2017|
Response from JessicaN3400 | Property representative |
We can understand how important having a menu available to view is. We apologize for any inconvenience not have one could be. Please know that we are aware the need and are working on ensure this is resolved asap.
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