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“One of a kind”
Review of Aroma Meze

Aroma Meze
Ranked #5 of 2,737 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to Aroma Small Plates and Wine. The first of its kind in Canada! Come and enjoy "Meze" the food that reflects the way of life in Greek culture. Meze...an eating style, ancient in origin, favored in Greece and the Mediterranean. It is where eating is a hospitality and a celebration.
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One of a kind”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The staff is frriendly the the place is lovely but staff needs to get organized. There are too many people there but you have to wait a lot for everything, plus you get a candle or a jar with flowers in the middle of your dinner. Cannot they do all that in advance? We had the naked calamari and the lamb. Food was ok although nothing espectacular. WIne was good (Albariño) but very pricy. As I said, another example of these gastro-restaurants that are becoming so popular in Ottawa.The only thing is that there are many more like them that offer "something different".

  • Visited August 2014
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BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Poor Service, bland food”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The staff was friendly and the place is really nice as a venue. But I've rarely had such ordinary, bland, and boring food. The naked calamari was tough and tasteless; the dips were dull, the stuffed mushrooms nothing special and the stuffed tomato was just bland as anything. We had a nice bottle of wine- that's about all we can say. I could make what we ate ten times better. Very disappointing after all these rave reviews. Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but it was simply unimpressive. And we must have waited twenty minutes between dishes too. The waiters were sweet but they seemed about 18 and didn't impress me that they knew much about wine or food.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Poemer
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ontario
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942 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful service”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Had a great experience at this restaurant for dinner. The tapas style food was excellent, with the possible exception of the camel meat. Everything else was very tasty and really well prepared. As an added bonus they also had an Alberino white wine, things don't get any better than that.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank ericon991
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Ottawa, ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing meal, amazing service!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We went there for a celebration dinner a few nights ago (to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday). I had been to their Wellington Rd location years ago - and thought I would try this location.

Our table had no experience with ordering small sharing plates - and we informed our waiter of that right away. He was quick to point out the house favourites (and a few of his own) and leave us to decide while he filled our drink order. We quickly decided to leave the choices up to the waiter since he had extensive knowledge of the menu (with just a few instructions on what our table didn't like food wise - like eggplant). Course after course - the food just kept getting better and better! Zucchini cakes, herbed chicken balls, mushroom gnocchi, pulled lamb tacos ... all amazing and delicious! My husband even tried the kangaroo and it was as delicious as the rest!

The waiter made our evening with his knowledge and excellent service! He was very interested in our opinions after the meal - wanting to make sure he hadn't steered us wrong ... and he sure hadn't!

Will return for sure - to introduce more friends and family to such a great place!

  • Visited July 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great sampling of many Amazing Foods”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Very friendly service. Most amazing orange honey cardamom sorbet!

The food here didn't disappoint - thank you fellow tripadvisor reviewers!

We had the Greek keftedes - a highlight! The stuffed grape leaves, the wonderful dips and pita. I don't think you can go wrong.

The small outdoor patio was a pleasant place to spend a warm summer evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Bruce Z
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