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Reviewed 6 days ago

The atmosphere at this restaurant was cozy and inviting, making it the perfect place for a casual meal with friends or a romantic date night.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

I stumbled across here whilst walking round Byward market Ottawa! There only one way to explain this place its like a culinary aladins cave! It's a store, butchers, charcuterie, bakers, restaurant all under one roof!! I had it try the restaurant whilst busy and small...it as character and apart from that the food was absolutely tip top! The best past I have had outside of Italy!! The spaghetti with black pepper and pecorino cheese was simply delightful accompanied with homemade foccacia and a glass of red this was the perfect combination for a cold Saturday afternoon, so whether you are looking for beans, rice, canoli, bread, proscutio or a fantastic meal this is the place for you!! Will I return? Absolutely!! Would I recommend? Yes yes yesMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

The Bottega is MUST! This place is so special. Great atmosphere, excellent authentic Italian food, truly a feel good place! Had a private party for my wife's birthday and had an unforgettable evening. The service was excellent and Isabelle's food was succulent! Ottawa is fortunate...to have this small hidden gem in its downtown core! !More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

My high expectations were exceeded at lunch today. The best focaccia (no, the best bread!) I've ever had, and outrageously good Cacio et Pepe. My husband and kids loved their risotto, pizza and spaghetti. We might be back tomorrow!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

We wandered into the delightful market and met Rocco who showed us the back where there is seating for about 14 people. The smells were so inviting that we decided to come back the next day. Four of us ordered different meals. Each was delicious...and rivaled the food that we had in Tuscany. We only regretted that we could only have one meal there. It was indeed memorable and exceptional.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

We have traveled throughout all of Italy. This little Restaurant that is in the back of an Italian Market, Rivals any and all Italian Meals we have eaten… The chef is an adorable woman named Isabelle, who when she describes the menu to you, is...as enthusiastic as she is a talented Chef. The owner Rocco could not be more charming!!!! This is a must when you visit Ottawa.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Don't let the grocery up front mislead you. Go to the back and find the small restaurant with about 15 seats. The chef will passionately explain the menu before she masterfully prepares your meal. Pasta, sole or the bread... it's all wonderful. Go early or...ask the owner if you can reserve a table after the mid-day rush. Enjoy!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

Stopped for some groceries, lots of selections, including wine and beer, full service. Only problem no cases of spring water(small bottles)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022

I came all across the parliament to this and guess what?! it's just a normal grocery store! I don't have any idea why nobody has mentioned it !!! I thought I'm wrong they might still have some food to buy either, but nothing just cheese...and normal grocery items you might find in any other grocery store!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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La Bottega, Owner at La Bottega Nicastro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2022

Hello, yes we are an Italian Grocery store. We also have a sit down lunch cafe open from 11:30 am till 3 pm. In the back of the store we also have our popular take out sandwich and coffee bar. Wished you would have gave...More

Reviewed 16 June 2022

Unfortunatly I have to give a 1 star. This is my 3rd visit and the only thing I think is how old is the bread, I say conservativily it's at least 3 days old. The stalenest of the bread stands out and it ruins it....La Bottega stop serving old bread!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

Nice custom made sandwiches with other delights to make a picnic on the Rideau Canal!!! We also saw so many great ingredients to make our own recipes. Just fantastic!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2022

Can't say enough awesome things about this place. Amazing food, awesome staff, and now a super-impressive wine selection

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

La Botegga never fails when it is time to celebrate a family occasion! They catered an excellent menu and brought it to our Hotel suite, hot and ready to eat. Thank you, Sarah!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021

my favourite spot for a quick panino and espresso when i am down on the Byward market lots of options for home classic italian grocery

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

La Bottega has been around for years and has a number of locations in Ottawa. On my recent visit to Ottawa, we stopped here to pick up a couple of paninis (you choose your bread type and you choose your filling): The paninis are stuffed...with top ingredients (cold cuts, cheese, vegetables) and are very reasonably priced. The service is friendly and efficient. At the same time, we picked up a couple of pieces of asiago cheese imported from Italy. La Bottega has an incredible choice of quality Italian products.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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joystem
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Response from deedee549 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing gluten free as an option. But I wasn't looking. There is a vegan restaurant down Elgin Street closer to Maclaren that is vegan called Pure Kitchen that will definately have gluten free.
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Response from Up2wn | Reviewed this property |
Go up one street to George and you will find parking easier.
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Response from claudiamk16 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's on a first come, first served basis!
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LA BOTTEGA NICASTRO, Ottawa - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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La Bottega Nicastro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4