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La Strada

#311 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
The Glebe / Dow's Lake
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697 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3T8, Canada
+1 613-567-2066
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Montclair, New Jersey
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and service. Our Group took the whole restaurant for an evening - strongly recommend the lamb and the veal Parmesan. The tartuffo dessert also excellent.

Thank GastroDreamers
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This Italian restaurant is very popular, mainly with middle-aged couples and groups out for a regular evening out. Nothing fancy or experimental about the menu; rather, well known and comfortable dishes.

Thank deryckh2016
Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I recently had lunch at La Strada with a group. A special ($20) on offer that day was Stracciatella Soup and a platter of two kinds of pasta in a rose sauce and veal Parmesan. The soup was made with a rich, flavour filled broth which was very satisfying. Both pastas and the veal were delightfully delicious. As usual, service... More 

1 Thank escapewinter
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I went to La Strada for my third time and it's been as good as my first time. I had my regular which is escargot and veal parmigiana. They are both amazing. I also recommend the Lindt double chocolate tartufo. It was my girlfriend's birthday that day and the owner gave us a tiramisu, which was one of the best... More 

Thank Alnoor K
Sydney, Canada
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343 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

La Strada is a traditional yet trendy Italian restaurant on Bank Street. Both the zucchini and the veal scaloppini with mushrooms and Marsala wine sauce were excellent choices. Our server suggested good wine pairings for our selections. The service was top notch and friendly. We enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends at this upbeat establishment.

1 Thank Aafia
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were looking for a nice place to have a meal before going to a concert at TD Place in Lansdowne Park and were fortunate to get a last minute reservation at La Strada. Arriving a bit too early, we decided to take a stroll along Patterson's Creek, an offshoot of the Rideau Canal. After enjoying the park-like paths and... More 

Thank ClassAct33
Ottawa, Canada
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150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We were here to celebrate a birthday and what a celebration it was. Everything here, from the atmosphere, location, service to food was nothing short of superb! If you want truly authentic Italian, you won't find a better, more classy place than this in Ottawa. I will highly recommend La Strada to all of my friends and family, and we... More 

Thank Matthew P
Kirkland Lake, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Excellent service and meal. We were 6 in our party and we all enjoyed our meals. Would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning.

Thank SharNadeau
Kingston, Canada
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Our experience at La Strada did not start off very well when we waited for what seemed like ages to be asked if we'd like drinks. Beverages were ordered and we waited and waited again. After quite a while our orders for our meals were taken and eventually all but one of our appetizers were served. There was a fifteen... More 

1 Thank noduff_11
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This quaint restaurant has all kinds of dishes for different tastes. Highly recommend it! Absolutely amazing food. You will want to go back.

Thank saharfabal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 697 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3T8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Neighbourhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-567-2066

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