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La Roma

430 Preston St | Corner of Norman Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
+1 613-234-8244
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
430 Preston St | Corner of Norman Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed that the restaurant advertises on the theatre site that you can have a 15% discount with your theatre tickets for the Gladstone Theatre but they did not want to honour this and informed us that they stopped this promotion one year ago...More

Thank Wisetoo
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I appreciate and understand your frustration with the confusion and mix up between what The Gladstone Theater was advertising and what we told you in the restaurant. This promotion was a marketing initiative that we were part of during the 2016 season. Guests with proof...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Excellent food but service a tad slow. I think we were forgotten a bit. We were going to order dessert but they were slow to return to order. We were already running late and had to leave.More

Thank Christine B
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meals and do look forward to having you back. I apologize if you found the service to be a little slow. We never try to rush our...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

We had just been on a boat on the canal which docked at the marina. Our friends directed the three of us to the Italian area on Preston and told that there were many great restaurants. La Roma caught our attention and were impressed by...More

Thank rossbet
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We've been here multiple times before and decided to return for our birthday dinner. My husband made the reservation and told them it was both of our birthdays. We got there and we're seated quickly. The bread is less than to be desired. It use...More

1  Thank 495BeckyJ
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your evening with us and I do hope you will considering coming back for another opportunity to show you how wonderful our restaurant really is. Since...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank ottwatrvllr
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience with us and appreciate the feedback. We will be discussing your issues with the service at our next meeting as it is always good to remind the staff of proper serving etiquette to...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

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...More

Thank Zilverbullet
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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....More

1  Thank fpaquin
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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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Nearby Attractions
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1.36 km away
Dows Lake Pavilion
162 reviews
.46 km away
The Gladstone Theatre
24 reviews
.56 km away
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.13 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Located in Ottawa's trendy Little Italy. Steps to Dow's Lake and minutes to downtown, La Roma specializes in modern cuisine rooted in Italian tradition. Join us for BYOW every Tuesday and NO corkage fee (One 750ml bottle for every two guests)and Live Jazz every Thursday from 6pm-9pm. We host private events for groups of 10-50 and have a beautiful outdoor patio.
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