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Pizarro's Restaurant

#231 of 2,184 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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366 Marguerite Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L7W3, Canada
+1 613-747-7777
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our monthly get-together for lunch brought us to this little out of the way restaurant. The lunch special was rigatoni with either tomato sauce or meat sauce and served with a salad. We started the meal with the fried zucchini sticks which were quite excellent. They were thin, really crispy and not greasy at all. Three of the people at... More 

Thank Chickymunkey B
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We're regular customers of Pizarro's and we haven't been disappointed. It's walking distance from our place as we live on the Rideau River off Rideau St. so not only is it convenient but the pasta is excellent. The only negative thing about it is it can be noisy as it's a small restaurant. However, it hasn't stopped us from going... More 

Thank disgruntled651
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a fancy place but the food was good and prices were okay. Zucchini was nice and thin and crisp!! The entire table enjoyed it. The house wine is not great, you are better off with ordering a bottle of something else.

Thank Valentine1313
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our go to fav restaurant. Love the zucchini sticks...the best we have ever had, they are thin, crispy & so yummy. The pasta is fresh & delicious. Service is great & the always recognize us.

Thank KMac0211
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

zExcellent pasta, worth going across town for lunch. Salad acceptable,but not worthy of note Excellent cheerful service

Thank Sandymac10
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I adore this restaurant. Lovely for special occasions or a romantic dinner for two. The patio is a lovely green room with the grape vines growing on the surrounding fence. This family restaurant has beautiful home made pasta, delicious veal, professional servers. I'm never disappointed when I come here; it's my special little place and I'm grateful I found it.... More 

Thank Susan A
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We have been to Pizarro's many times--and are never disappointed. The service is friendly and efficient, the food perfectly prepared. My favourite is the veal cutlet with salad or pasta. We are lucky to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.

Thank Marjorie C
Ottawa, Canada
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284 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I have driven by this establishment many times but my first visit...the food is wonderful...the best pasta I have had in the city of Ottawa....the service is wonderful ...family run and owned......I will never go anywhere else for pasta again in Ottawa/ great value

Thank carol w
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I've been going to Pizarro's for over 20 years. The food is always good and the service attentive. This restaurant was the place we took the children for their birthdays. They were always good with the kids and the kids loved the food. I highly recommend it.

Thank Micheline D
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130 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Came here on a Trip Advisor tip and really enjoyed it. It's almost as if you're walking into a home.... I asked for the best and was advised to try the Pizarro Pasta Platter. Two types of cannaloni, lasagne and a small chicken Parmesan. What a meal!! Great tip - thank you. I would definitely come again when in Ottawa.

Thank Sbueb

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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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Marguerite Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L7W3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-747-7777

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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?