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La Roma

#483 of 2,198 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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430 Preston St | Corner of Norman Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
+1 613-234-8244
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 10:00
Fri 17:00 - 11:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the beginning of December 2016, we were invited to join friends to celebrate a birthday at La Roma Restaurant. We were a group of about 30 and were placed in the main room at the back of the restaurant. Those sitting at the back of the table had to jostle to let anyone needing to get in or out... More 

Thank RedroverOttawa10
Ottawa, Canada
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Relatively modern interior design although tables were arranged a bit too close which could hamper movement around the dining room. Bar area is very nice... Food was ok. Rack of lamb was nice...good meat quality, cooked to ordered temperature and well seasoned. Bistecca was ok, nothing special striploin. Veal parmigiana was good, nice crisp crust and still nice and juicy.... More 

1 Thank Richard L
stratford, ontario
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Waiter was terrible and so was the food. Service was slow over 2 hours and it was not busy. Mussels were good the pasta dishes and salad was terrible, one of the pasta dishes was burned and we sent it back and ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and we were charged $25 for that. Nothing was taken off the bill... More 

1 Thank fromOntarioCanada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Been going here for 30 plus years but less often as I moved from Ottawa 10 years ago - always try to go at least once or twice a year and am never disappointed - food is still great - staff are super friendly and helpful and prices are not exorbitant when compared to others in Little Italy - La... More 

1 Thank Michael O
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This place is typically empty for a reason. The total bill came out to 120$ for three people and none of us ordered drinks or appetizers. My veal was cold and tasted like a microwave dinner plate. My spouse ordered his steak rare and received a leather boot instead. My MIL's pasta tasted like Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. Not... More 

1 Thank ASWC
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this review

Our family has been operating La Roma for over 26 years and we work very hard to offer our clientele amazing, quality food using local and fresh ingredients. Our steaks come from a local farm (O’Brien Farms) and their products are wonderful. All of our sauces, dips, and desserts are made in-house and are not pre-packaged or prepared in any... More 

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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had lunch with visiting relatives and it was perfect! Everyone found something to eat and even had trouble choosing just one as the menu looked so good. Will definatly go back!

Thank Rosanna B
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this review

Thank you so much Rosanna for your kind words and for bringing your out of town guests. We look forward to having you back and hopefully for dinner next time! Our dinner menu is more extensive and we host a couple of events every week. Did you know that we off BYOW every Tuesday and NO corkage fee? Also, this... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered their fried calamari an hour ago and it was bad! It was chewy and thin. Either it was overcooked or they left the calamari out to dry and then fried it, I have no clue but it was like rubber! Was so disappointed. That's all I was craving and it was such a let down.

Thank Christelle W
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212 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

we have been eating at this restaurant for over thirty years - it has gone from fine dining to just okay. my impression is that the prices have not gone up, instead the food selection has gone down scale. the food is good and the value is good, but it is no longer to be considered fine dining.

Thank giffenk
LRrestaurant, Manager at La Roma, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm so pleased you have been dining with us for so many years. And although it is true we have been working to soften our image of being less 'fine dining' and more 'casual fine dining' our cuisine and ingredients are still of top quality. In fact, we... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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124 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I visited La Roma in early July & I found the food to be excellent. I started with the fried zucchini which was lightly breaded & cooked just right. For the main course I had Lasagna which was full of flavour. I intended to have dessert, however I had no room left as I was full. Maybe next time. This... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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156 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were pleasantly welcomed and seated immediately out on the terrace. Disappointingly La Roma does not have a children's menu. The waitress took the time to ask the chef and the chef was very accommodating. The chef made my son chicken tenders and it was excellent tasting, real chicken, plenty of it, lightly breaded. We also ordered Lasagna, Spaghetti, Chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
Centrally located in Ottawa's Little Italy, in one of Ottawa's best pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods, La Roma Restaurant has been serving up fine Italian cuisine for more than 40 years. The menu is extensive and contemporary and the wine list is exceptionally unique. Newly renovated from top to bottom, La Roma boasts a spacious wine bar, private dining facility for corporate or personal events and a modern, spacious outdoor terrace for dining al fresco. Join us for BYOW every Tuesday and NO corkage fee (One 750ml bottle for every two guests)AND Live jazz every Thursday (Fall/Winter) and every Friday (Spring/Summer)with Tim Bedner and friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?