Hands down my favourite restaurant in Ottawa so far, and going one time isn’t enough! There was too much on the menu that I wanted to try that I’m going to have to go back.
The staff were so genuinely friendly and would come over regularly to check up on things (massive brownie points in my book) as well as being really accommodating for my dietary needs.
We got the mussels to share as a starter, we opted for the curried mussels as a bit of an experiment and oh my gosh they were divine. The portion was huge and even though we were both starving after finishing half I was pretty full already. They came with bread which was amazing dipped into the sauce at the end. The actual mussels were quite small, I’m not sure if they are all a bit small in Canada in comparison to European ones. Despite them being on the small side they were so fresh and tasty.
I ordered the ‘Pescatore’ – a seafood fettuccine and my friend Faye ordered a pizza, when our food arrived we realised they had given us the wrong pizza. A normal human mistake, the staff dealt with the situation in an extremely professional manner. They took my food back to the kitchen to keep it warm while they made a new pizza for Faye. They apologised profusely and returned with a fresh pizza and my dish steaming hot.
Faye adored her pizza, there was a generous amount of toppings and delicious thin base. I also really enjoyed my dish, there was lots of fish and a good portion but I felt the sauce was a bit bland.
We got the house wine, it was okay, I wasn’t a huge fan but everyone has a different taste in wine. It was also quite pricey.
The atmosphere and the decor was authentic, candle-lit and intimate. There was an upstairs and a downstairs so there was loads of room. We went on a Monday night and I was surprised how busy it was, so be sure to book!
I absolutely loved my overall experience here and although it is a bit more pricey I think it is really worth it for a special occasion or if you love a good Italian.
Price: 16$ – 39$CAD (Main Courses)
The Girl on the Go xx