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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Canadian, Gastropub

Location and contact

US$8 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Canadian, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent small plates, very nice cocktails with innovative mixes and nice wine selection. Bacalao cod balls were outstanding, scallops incredible, beets tasted amazing - overall excellent date night meal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered Aperitvo in 2017 and have not stopped raving about it. We were happy to find ourselves in Kanata again this year and was quick to make a reservation. This time, we brought friends. Aperitivo did not disappoint. Great selection, great service and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eva L
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Had a great lunch date with three former colleagues this past week. Up until then, I had only visited Apertivo in the evening, before or after a movie. Pleased to see they offered some interesting options on their lunch menu and wines by the glass...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank quester2017
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

My husband, my daughter and her boyfriend just spent an outstanding evening at this vibrant restaurant. Between the porcetta, the scallops, the rabbit, the beef tartare (one of the best I’ve had), the fish tacos, sweet potatoes...and the DESSERT. Pumpkin donuts and rice pudding unlike...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank TheresaForman
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This is the first time my wife and I ate here, after a movie just across the square. We started with the focaccia bread, freshly baked, moist on the inside and crispy on the outside with an olive oil dip. Unfortunately, it was not complimentary...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Globetrottter333
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I was so excited about this place after reading the reviews and thought I had found a nice place close to home, and wouldn't have to go downtown for a nice meal. Well, that did not last long: Service: We had a reservation and when...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SinaD38
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Last night was humiliating!! At the very least the waitress should have explained what we were getting. Fish in a tin! That I have bought at Grace in the Kitchen for $5-7 and paid $20-25 last night! If we had of gotten the level of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank twin411
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Aperitivo is a cozy hidden gem amongst all of the chain and family-friendly restaurants that surround it. We were greeted promptly as we walked in the door and were ushered to the bar as our table wasn't ready yet. The young lady behind the bar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mccannk1969
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Erica and crew once again proved why Aperitivo is one of Ottawa’s gems when it comes to food & wine. We were celebrating both our birthdays in addition to a very special anniversary. The food was beyond delicious (yes, there is such a thing!). The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank partnermec
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The food is pure delight. Every dish is created with care and attention to detail. What makes Aperitivo unique is that the team has been together for nearly 6 years under Steve MacDonald's creative leadership. Each staff member is encouraged ro be creative and push...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JLa611
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15 September 2018|
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Response from 715rileyg | Property representative |
Usually on Wednesday’s you should be fine. We don’t reserve the bar, so there should be space available. We are a small space, so things can change quickly, but typically there wouldn’t be any problem. If you would like to... More
Olivier d
22 December 2017|
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Response from deecee12345 | Reviewed this property |
it woyld be a very expensive place to do so, but in theory yes, however the ambience is more adult than family.
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