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La Roma

#340 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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430 Preston St | Corner of Norman Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
+1 613-234-8244
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 10:00
Fri 17:00 - 11:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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566 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were a few good things going on for La Roma, but there were also a few significant negatives, hence the average rating... What I liked: Services was prompt and friendly. Although no formal kid menu, they will accommodate family with kids (eg: smaller pasta dish at a more reasonable price). Fairly nice setting - definitely felt classic Italian. On... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant food was very good. Cooked to perfection and plentiful. The service was a little slow, but staff very friendly. They do need to improve on the bread they serve, being a family owned restaurant it seemed like it was just a few pieces of stale Maxi baguette but other than that would recommend this restaurant!

Thank Zilverbullet
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly I had never been to Le Roma before (Ottawa native & foodie). A friend suggested it for lunch as he is a regular. From the second I walked in I had a good feeling that this was going to be a positive experience. Warm & welcoming waiter brought me to where my friends were seated. After a delicious shared... More 

Thank Robert C
Gatineau, Quebec
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OK here it is... The service first is awesome. They treat you like you are family. I had the soup of the day: it was sweet potato soup. Awesome... Next I had the fazzoletti Della Casa. They serve you three fazzoletti pasta stuff with awesomeness. It was so good my wife gave her portion. What a wife! You probably think... More 

Thank fpaquin
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Roma participated in the above event, which helps out people in my community. Was my first visit, and really enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the food was delicious. Had the Fazzoletti which just melted in my mouth. The lasagna looked really good too.

Thank sburr2017
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like restaurants that support a great cause like Taste for life. The food was good. You can walk around Preston and enjoy either a gelato (depending on the day) or nearby is Simply Biscotti for a treat.

Thank Happy1232013
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with a friend. The atmosphere and service were great. The zucchini were delicious and crisp. The garlic dip that came with it was so good. I ordered veal parmesan and found it to be quite underwhelming. The veal was a little tough but the pasta accompaniment was very tasty.

Thank Francine W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Came in as an impromptu... wow! Food is wonderful, truly Italian We were here on Thursday and they had this magnific jazz duo playing some wonderful music (guitarist and saxophonist) what a pleasant surprise We will be back

Thank Gaetan G
Comox, Canada
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Make sure you reserve a table on the weekend. Wonderful authentic Italian food in a romantic atmosphere. I think I have tried everything on the menu over the course of my visits and I have never had a bad experience. Maria and Frank are warm and welcoming hosts who make you right at home. The wine selection is broad for... More 

Thank Patrick P
Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Perfect evening delicious food, great service. We will go back. Our party had 14 people and everything was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Debbie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Preston St | Corner of Norman Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-8244
Centrally located in Ottawa's Little Italy, in one of Ottawa's best pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods, La Roma Restaurant has been serving up fine Italian cuisine for more than 40 years. The menu is extensive and contemporary and the wine list is exceptionally unique. Newly renovated from top to bottom, La Roma boasts a spacious wine bar, private dining facility for corporate or personal events and a modern, spacious outdoor terrace for dining al fresco. Join us for BYOW every Tuesday and NO corkage fee (One 750ml bottle for every two guests)AND Live jazz every Thursday (Fall/Winter) and every Friday (Spring/Summer)with Tim Bedner and friends.

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