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296 Elgin Street | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
+1 613-695-8696
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (90 reviews)
“octopus” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
296 Elgin Street | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a bunch of co-workers for dinner. The menu isn't large but everything we ordered was great. I had ordered the pan roasted cauliflower. A bit of an odd choice for me but I loved it. I would order it again. The...More

Thank Alexander C
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to try this place out and loved it. We found a spot at the bar (is crazy how many small places in this city accept reservations, so make them if you can!). I had the rabbit risotto which was really tasty, and...More

Thank Crowlberg
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I've been looking forward to trying Town based on TA reviews, but was very disappointed. It most definitely did not live up to the hype. Beef tartare was underwhelming, Messaluna - horrible. Meatballs were nice, but didn't make up for the disappointing pasta. I will...More

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My friend and I went to Town the other night. We had heard many great things about this restaurant, but have never had an opportunity to try it. We went on a Wednesday night and it was hopping (so I recommend that you make a...More

Thank WorldlyWench
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was my first time to Town, and I was very impressed. Dined with my wife, and relative. For apps my wife and I shared the Beef Tartare, and the BBQ'd Octopus. The Tartare was great, one of the best in the city. The BBQ'd...More

Thank Brent L
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We took the opportunity to dine at Town this week during our stay in Ottawa! While the menu appeared to be limited, I must say that we all eventually found starters and main courses which we really enjoyed! Our starters included the octopus, potatoes, carrots,...More

Thank 961darleneg
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were welcomed and seated quickly and were offered water and drinks promptly. The space itself has minimalist decor so you get the feeling that they've decided to focus on food and service which turned out to be true. Service throughout was friendly and efficient....More

Thank Ricardamundo
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant isn't big. We were happy to sit at the bar to avoid waiting time. Ricotta stuffed meatballs is a must try for first time comers. I did regret not pouring enough cheese sauce on my meatballs and now want to go back to...More

Thank Toroniee T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My girlfriend and I headed here on a Sunday evening with no reservation. The only space was at the bar which was fine with us. We decided to share three small plates. The ricotta stuffed meatballs were amazing and the rabbit risotto was a treat,...More

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Location: Downtown Ottawa. Street parking is available however good luck finding a spot. The night I was here, there was absolutely nothing available and we had to use a paid lot a few blocks away. The place: Very small and dimly lit. I can't find...More

Thank Ann T
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8 January 2018|
Response from Alexander C | Reviewed this property |
you should contact the restaurant directly for this information but it is a small location. I don't even think there's enough room for 70 people in the whole restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 Elgin Street | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1M3, Canada (Formerly Elgin St. Freehouse)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-695-8696
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