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la Cucina Ristorante

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474 Hazeldean Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2L 4E5, Canada
+1 613-836-1811
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here with friends on a recent Friday night. The restaurant has a very nice cozy ambiance to it, and we were well looked after by our server, Carlos. We enjoyed appetizers of Caesar salad and calamari fritti, and they brought us dinner rolls as well, which were warm and tasty. It was a bit difficult choosing between... More 

Thank jenniferb360
Carleton Place, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a birthday party and the waitstaff was very accommodating, we brought a birthday cake and they cut it up for us and served it which was quite nice of them. The atmosphere is nice as well. Our server was new but very nice and prompt. The food is where this place is really lacking, I ordered the fettuccini... More 

Thank Richard D
lacucinakanata, Manager at la Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review

Richard, thanks for the positive feedback on the service you received, and thanks for the feedback on your meal. We always want to make sure our guests are happy, and we are sorry you were not completely satisfied, as we strive to make sure all our customers are happy. We would like to make it up to you, so please... More 

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the whole restraunt for a family birthday party. Since we were such a large group we had a set menu, no matter what you ordered it was $28 (just for the main meal). We had 5 or 6 options to choose from, none of which I would ever pay $28 for. We had bruchetta and deep fried zucchini... More 

Thank Amanda A
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

It was a set menu for $60 a person, shared bruschetta and a shared cake (red velvet, wish it was something Italian) at the end. I feel like the apps were missing flair, it was ceasar salad and cream of mushroom soup. There was a good variety of entrees, some pasty some meat dishes (salmon and veal) and a vegetarian... More 

Thank Marty M
2 reviews
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Ate there last Friday and it was very different from beginning to end. The apps, meatballs and sausage and peppers were very good. As was the dessert, canolli and a pastry with Nutella. The mains just weren't up standard. I had the carbonara and my daughter had the chicken alfredo. I'be made both of these dishes better than than this... More 

Thank Mike D
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

We went as a large group and it was a good night out with good food and wine. We started with calamari and although it was a bit on the cool side( I think it was because they wanted to bring out appetizers at the same time), but was tasty. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs, honestly, I know it's a... More 

Thank MedicmanOttawa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go here often.. The food is authentic... It's cozy, friendly, and the meatballs are awesome as well as the rice balls... Every time the food has been very very nice... If you go enjoy, the food is good..

Thank canajian1
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Quite a busy Friday evening crowd. Got a nice table for two and had excellent service. Waiter recommended the Lamb Shank special, saying he was getting great feed back on it. Meat fell off the bone and was extremely good with the risotto and tomato. Only complaint would be no vegetables however overall a good choice. The wine list is... More 

Thank OttawaCurler
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Small, clean, comfortable restaurant. We made reservations but none were needed. 6:00 pm on a Saturday night and we were the second table of 2. We were seated behind a half wall beside the bar - not the best table of the place. I thought perhaps they were expecting a large party so we didn't say anything but by the... More 

Thank RedhatgalBarb
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

nice food, but the overall ambiance could be better. We tried Bruchestta, it was not one the best one I have ever had. The Entree was delicious and of good quantity. The desert "Bombilinoes" were awesome.

Thank Vaibhav K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 474 Hazeldean Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K2L 4E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-836-1811
Featuring a full menu of modern and traditional Italian dishes, la Cucina is sure to please everyone's palate. Using local suppliers ensures everyday freshness for all our menu items. Mixing traditional and contemporary cuisine together, we are sure you won't be disappointed.

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