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#11 of 2,174 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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655 Kanata Avenue, Unit L2 | Along the Pedestrian Walkway, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H6, Canada
+1 613-592-0004
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So a restaurant in a retail outdoor mall would not be my first choice, but I loved this place. The concept of all meals being 'Shared' is great. After reading many reviews of the restaurant it was no disappointment. We had the Warm Fingerling Potato salad, Deep fried Pig Cheeks, Marlin. All fantastic. As with previous reviews, Erica was our... More 

Thank Joe R
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've bounced around the city and countryside of Ottawa sampling fine eats... never really heard of Aperitivo until a quick Google search popped it up so we gave it a try on a whim. Its a pleasant atmosphere with a relaxed vibe with high quality dishes. We tried Pigs Cheek Crouquet (could of had more flavour), the fresh cornbread (great),... More 

Thank Mike H
Stittsville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Aperitivo many times and it never, ever fails to wow us. My wife and I always love every dish and we appreciate that the menu changes up every few months to keep things fresh. The fish tacos, rapini, fingerling potatoes, and so much more are exceptional. There are always unique and interesting menu items which are... More 

Thank smshea
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing, and everything we had was extremely good. My favourite was the fingerling potato salad, but I also LOVED the risotto. The service was great, and we really enjoyed the meal. Great for med-sized groups or couples who like to split on stuff. Lots of sharing plates.

2 Thank Sarah D
Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the bistro ambiance of the place. Food was good. We had warm olives, sardines, lamb shoulders, rapini and the fish taco. Good wine selection. If we were living in Kanata, we would certainly come back. We paid 200$ (w a bottle of wine) for 2. Nice for a special night out. A bit far and challenging to find if... More 

1 Thank Levesqme
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because one of us is gluten intolerant. We were very surprised to find that the whole menu was gluten free! The menu is geared towards sharing, so we had a selection of 6 different plates. Each plate arrives on its own as they are made on the spot. We had the Arugula salad, Pig Cheek Croquettes,... More 

1 Thank Stl470
Carp, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here several times a year and never disappoints. Food is amazing. Indoor out door option. Small not load , lots of drink choices and love come back 5 out of 5 every time we come and I can add we travel a lot and eat many places like NYC and it compares to the best

Thank Andrew M
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic little restaurant in Kanata. It's a sharing plate concept and most of the menu is gluten free. Tartare and tuna ceviche is delicious. Highly recommended.

Thank Proneorphan
Ottawa, Canada
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our third review of Aperitivo, once again an excellent one! The food and service at this delightful restaurant continue to be of a very high standard. We were well looked after by Erica, who never fails to impress with her friendly personality, extensive knowledge, and bang-on recommendations for food and wine pairings. The menu had changed since our... More 

Thank jenniferb360
Ottawa, Canada
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188 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This restaurant is a great find in Kanata, although the shopping mall location is not ideal in my opinion. We were a group of four meeting for lunch. We had a number of small plates - calamari and meatballs were very good, while the fish tacos were all right. What set this place apart was the great service - friendly... More 

Thank Brigid H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Kanata Avenue, Unit L2 | Along the Pedestrian Walkway, Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-592-0004

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