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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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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Good Italian food---- usual fare associated with higher end diners. I had veal marsala, wife had Chicken parmigiana. Both were nicely prepared.

Thank Senorbolero
Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

My friends and I first tried this place with a groupon. We enjoyed it so much we have done many dinners at La Cucina. The food is always fresh and delicious.

Thank Tracy O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We frequent this restaurant regularly. We go for birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, or a night out without the little ones. The smaller size makes it intimate and the food is always calling back. Generous portions always allow me to have leftovers the next day. The staff is friendly.

Thank Kassandra B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The hubby and I stopped by here this past weekend after purchasing their gift card from Costco, the cashier commented it's a great place and wont be disappointed we tried it. The place is warm and cozy that's for sure, and the service was amazing. We had a gentleman server who was just super with our questions and had some... More 

Thank Lisa11Lisa11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

This restaurant used to be our favourite date night spot. The food was amazing and the service high end. Well, the restaurant ownership must have changed hands. The service was just ok, the young hostess had her cleavage popping out. The wine was good but the meal tasted like boxed food. The parmesan looked like Kraft grated parmesan in a... More 

1 Thank Vickitee27
lacucinakanata, Manager at la Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience, however we do not feel that you making references to our staff members appearance and physical looks is appropriate, and very unfortunate. Secondly, the restaurant is not under new management, and we only use fresh local food suppliers with top quality ingredients. It's unfortunate you are not happy with our attempts to rectify the... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

We had not been to the restaurant for a while but over the course of time have often and went in with expectations of having our favourite pasta dishes. Well.... The menu changed and is very condensed. Not much choice, extremely limited? That can be okay if a restaurant is trying to keep it simple and excellent... Quality instead of... More 

1 Thank Joanelliz
lacucinakanata, Manager at la Cucina Ristorante, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience, however we are a little confused how your pasta could be "al dente" when our pasta is a fresh pasta made in house, it is not a boxed pasta like you buy at the grocery store. After speaking to the server, you had multiple meal checks, and assured us everything was very good. Had... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016

We know this restaurant via Groupon but since the we come back very often. They serve the best italian food we ever ate. Their appetizers are delicious. They make the best calmari, mussels, tempura zucchini. Their sea food pasta, chicken, veal, and salmon are all good. It's also a good place for romantic diner. Their staff are always nice and... More 

Thank Simba-Begin
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Friday after work with two friends from outside of Ottawa. Food was excellent (app, main, dessert), service lovely. We stayed almost three hours catching up and never felt rushed to leave, even though it started to fill up around 6 or 7. I'm embarrassed I didn't realise I live five minutes from this restaurant. I plan to... More 

Thank S B
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

One of my favourite restaurants. It's a small intimate restaurant with a flavourful menu. Their specials are amazing as is their bread and deserts. I am often dining alone and find that many times restaurants tend to seat me at the bar. Not so here. When I sit at the bar, it is my choice to do so and not... More 

Thank Mary R
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this small local Italian restaurant. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was excellent. The chicken parmigiana was very good and a large portion. The La Cucina fettuccine had a healthy serving of chicken and a lovely Rose sauce. The most noteworthy thing however was that they accommodated a special meal request that was not... More 

Thank Jen V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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?