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If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion by wining and dining, Ottawa’s very own Vittoria Trattoria is worth a...
If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion by wining and dining, Ottawa’s very own Vittoria Trattoria is worth a reservation. This restaurant provides an authentic Italian experience and leaves guests returning for more. With multiple weekly regulars, you know this spot is doing something right!

Vittoria Trattoria is a family run eatery owned by the local Santaguida family. Their very first restaurant in the Glebe featured recipes straight from their Nonna’s kitchen. When it became a popular spot they decided to expand to keep up with demand and thus Vittoria Trattoria was born! Originally established in 1992, their popularity has allowed them to open three locations across Ottawa.
Let’s talk about their menu. They feature delicious pastas and wood oven pizzas in addition to soups, salads and other mains. My favorite dish is their Carbonara (linguine with smoked bacon and caramelized onions in a traditional Carbonara sauce.) I travelled to Italy determined to try every Carbonara that came my way and I can honestly say that none beat out the one found right here at home. The Gorgonzola is also a popular one (Cheese tortellini with red grapes in a gorgonzola cream sauce.) You might be surprised to find red grapes in your pasta but if you think about it, cheese and grapes are well known for going great together.
If you’re still not convinced, their Westboro location offers a special on Mondays – All you can eat mussels with a drink purchase? Yes please!
Something else that makes this spot stand out from the rest is their extensive wine list which has earned this local gem an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
Prices are a little bit on the higher end but freshly made Italian cuisine is well worth it. Their dinner menu is much more extensive than their lunch menu which makes a dinner reservation a must if you won’t want to miss out. Sip on a Negroni or an Aperol Spritz and treat yo’ self.
Locations:
Byward Market
35 William Street 613-789-8959
Riverside Drive
3625 Rivergate Way 613-731-8959
Vittoria in the Village
309 Richmond Road 613-680-7575