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Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,

Features

  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
144 O'Connor St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2G7
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  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - Tosca Restaurant

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cstu7870
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As a group of 7 from different parts of the world we attended this restaurant Oct 15 2018, based on reviews. We were one of the first tables there. We ordered our food and drinks. Some time passed when I noticed tables who came in later were receiving their food before us. Our friend had to remind the server to bring her drinks, my food was salty, the pasta was too soft.The next day the consensus from all of us was poor food and poor service. Never again.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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lelo4361
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J'y suis allé samedi soir pour le mariage de mon neveu , j'ai adoré l'ambiance, le service et la nourriture est excellente merci pour ce bel accueil 😀

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Restaurantica12
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Compliments to the Chef

My family came down from Montreal and Pembroke to celebrate the Christening of my granddaughter. We chose Tosca's because of the food and the service. The waiters were so friendly and paid attention to the needs of the clients. The food was delicious! We were a group of 24. I would definitely choose this venue as the place to host a party. Thank you for making this a nice experience for everyone.

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Restaurantica12
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We liked it-nice little Italian place

We visited on a Saturday night, and it was steady but not overly busy (it is a little bit out of the way from Parliament etc so it was mostly locals on this night). The service was attentive, friendly and polite without being overly intrusive. The service was fast, and overall the food was good. We have no complaints about the taste of the food. The servings were very large for the price-in retrospect we should have ordered the half servings since we didn't want to take a doogy bag with us. We would return the next time we're in Ottawa. And bring a big appetite!

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Restaurantica12
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Ottawa is not a culinary center but why would you eat here?

This was my first and last visit to Tosca's. First, my friend ordered the Fusilli Primavera (pasta and vegetables) with cream sauce. The vegetables looked like they were from a freezer bag and not fresh, in fact according to my friend they tasted like previously frozen vegetables...seriously, this place is going to charge $17 for pasta and vegetables and they don't even use fresh veggies? Seriously? Next, I ordered the Cesar plus added chicken and a little penne. I knew immediately from looking at the dish that the chicken was emulsified. Emulsified means that you do not actually receive a real chicken breast, the meat is from different parts of a chicken such as legs, back and thighs that are mechanically formed to look like a real chicken breast. Now having a wonderful San Franciscan palate, I know I have high standards but I don't eat emulsified chicken and I avoid restaurants that use this product. Typically this means I avoid franchise restaurants as they generally cut corners by serving fake chicken. I assumed Tosca's was decent place; safe enough to order a chicken breast to accompany my Cesar salad. I was charged an extra $6 for the fake chicken plus an extra $5 for requesting a bit of penne to be mixed into my salad. Although the price was the least offensive part about the meal experience, I was not impressed at a total charge of $ 21 for a chicken Cesar salad. When the young served asked about my salad, I told him the chicken was emulsified. An experienced waiter would have immediately taken the chicken off my bill but regardless I would still post this review so that those with quality meat standards would have a window into the chicken being served at Tosca's. Save your money for a satisfying restaurant experience. Lastly, I would seriously question some of the reviews on this site and Yelp -- my perception is that they were written by restaurant staff.

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Restaurantica12
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We were a party of approximately 40 at lunch on Aug 26. The first time I ate there, the lunch was free because it was so bad. This was my second visit, This time with a large group. First off, the meal was great. Although 1 person waited so long for her meal that plates were being removed from the table before her meal came. Our server did not come by to see if everything was ok. Had she, she would have seen that the woman still had no food. I stopped one of the servers and asked that he please check on her meal because plates were being removed and she had not even had her meal. He brought out immediately. It makes one wonder how long it was sitting there waiting for someone to pick it up. It was not a special order. It was a meal on the menu. Our server, a young woman, not very friendly. No pleastries, nothing - very cold. Others serving our other tables,,young men at least smiled on occassion. The busboy (man) was another story. He asked the woman sitting beside me if she was done her meal, she said no, I am not. He said are you sure? The busboy (man) and other servers had a few words at one point behind our table. Go in the kitchen if you need words. It was obvious the restaurant was busy...but go in the kitchen. Customers don't need to hear your problems. When it was time for the bills to be paid our server ( woman) not once did she say thank you. The woman beside me did not know how to work the credit/debit machine and when she asked for help, the server (woman) did not take the time to explain. She literally pressed the buttons and said something along the lines of "just enter your pin... in a not friendly tone. The last straw, as some of our group were leaving the table, people came by to say good luck to our guest of honour, the busboy (man) said " don't block my way you stupid women"! Yeah No - not going to happen again!

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Restaurantica12
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One of if not the best meal I've had in Ottawa.

My girlfriend and I had reservations yesterday at 5:30. As soon as we went in we were greeted, had our coats taken and immediately brought to our table. The first thing I noticed was the pleasant atmosphere with suiting music We both started out with a salad, she had the mixed and I had the Caesar as we wanted to save room for the main course. Our first course arrived within 10 minutes of us ordering and was served with fresh bread and a triple tray of hot peppers, olives and and oil base. The Caesar was one of the best I've ever had and my girlfriend commented on how fresh and crispy hers was. I ordered the Penne Fortunato (italian sausage, hot peppers, onion and a tomato basil sauce) and she ordered the Penne al salmone (Not sure entirely what was in it, certainly Salmon and a cream sauce), our meals came within 15 min of us ordering and we were both greatly impressed with the presentation and overall taste of the food. For dessert we shared a slice of New York style cheesecake, which yet again arrived quickly and was beautifully presented and just delicious. During the course of our meal our server was very attentive to our needs, making sure we were enjoying everything. Overall it was one of, if not the best out of my restaurant experiences in the Ottawa region.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The best italian restaurant in Ottawa

I lived in Italy for seven years, so YES I'm very picky with Italian food, so it has to be like made at home. The music, the food, the service, everything was excellent!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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wifes birthday

Went for my wifes birthday it was my first time at Tosca's was reccommended by a friend,the waiter was very attentive always asking us if we are ok.The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very upscale and trendy it was like something in New York.Will be telling all my friends about this restaurant.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Not worth the time or the effort

I would not recommend Tosca. I have been on a couple of occasions, and the service is really slow. Today we waited over an hour and a half for our meal, and several in our party ended up having to simply leave before being served. The food was hot but bland, and definitely not worth the price.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Canada Day Party...

Went down for Canada Day and we had an amazing time. Service was excellent, food was awsome...they had a dj there were people dancing everywhere....couldnt ask for a better day....and defenitely this is my favourite restaurant and i highly reccommend this restaurant..... GOOD JOB TOSCA................................

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Bland food......trendy atmosphere

Let me start off by saying that the atmosphere in this place is very trendy, nothing wrong with that however the food doesn't measure up. I find this place was expensive and the food was bland. Definitely not recommended.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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EXCELLENT!!

This place is great for taking out clients who you'd like to impress. The atmosphere is amazing, the food was very tasty and not too salty like some italian restaurants I've been to. Our server seemed a little young and inexperienced but still did a great job. The penne was excellent as well as the brushetta. Nice place.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I am fortunate enough with the new location being...

I am fortunate enough with the new location being is so near my office I can indulge in the Tosca's experience on a fairly regular basis. The food is always fresh, flavorful and served hot. The staff is attentive and loyal. Many seem to stay for the long haul which speaks volumes. There is always someone there to make sure all your needs are met i.e. water, bread, fresh chees, fresh pepper. The complimentary bread which is always fresh. Each experience has not disappointed, that is why I keep coming back. I highly recommend it one of my 5 top Ottawa restaurants for a wonderful lunch when you want a fresh hot meal but don't have 2 hours to spare. Like to treat my dear friends or staff to this experience whenever I can. If you want to treat someone special, tell them a special thankyou on a job well done or for being an important part of your life I recommend Tosca.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great food. The service was excellent...

Great food. The service was excellent. Vegetables were fresh and cooked just right. Great atmosphere. One of the best Italian restauraunts in Ottawa.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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unbelievable atmoshere...very modern..waiter was...

unbelievable atmoshere...very modern..waiter was excellent very attentive....have to have the tiramisu was to die for.... will be recommending this restaurant...

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Service was terrible, food was alright. Went...

Service was terrible, food was alright. Went pretty late at night, barely anyone there, and yet it took almost 35 minutes to get our meal.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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This was the worst New Year's dinner of my life...

This was the worst New Year's dinner of my life. The server was unpleasant - she clearly didn't want to be there. They only had 1 beer on tap, the waitress messed up a wine order, We couldn't make any modifications to the "set" menu and when I got my VISA statement they charged me over $300 when I signed my bill for half of that. Management is terrible and the atmoshere is not great either. The tables are so close together that the server had to ask me 3 times to move my chair in so she could get by. That is not how you treat customers - on top of that the food was very ordinary and bland. Would never go back!

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Too much that I could not eat it all...

Too much that I could not eat it all. Complimentary brushetta delicious as well. Tieramisu incredible, capaccino great. We were 7 and we reserved the vault room, perfect for a private lunch. Staff and owners great, friendly and service was excellent. All in all a great dinning experience.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Absolutely the worst Italian food ever. chef...

Absolutely the worst Italian food ever. chef salad - some of the vegetables were old, and the carbonara tastedo off. Service was terrible as well - stay away

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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