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Prinzo Lunch Buffet

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Seafood, Canadian
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85 O'Connor St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M6, Canada
+1 613-565-1328
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Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Each day is a delicious themed treat here ~ We discovered this lunch place for a group lunch & keep.coming back to try each days changing themes. Each the next has been delicious, hot & always offering many vegan & gluten free options - Service is always friendly & offers plenty of seating for large groups -

Thank Holly B
Ottawa, Canada
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169 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

After years of working downtown and lamenting the choice for a lunch spot that was reasonably priced, conveniently located, and quick, I was really happy to discover Prinzo's. They do buffet that rotates on a daily basis, themed around a type of cuisine (this week, for example, they had French, Greek, and Tex-Mex). The mains are all usually quite good,... More 

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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Prinzo is a great buffet in downtown Ottawa. I found that it had high quality selection of foods and very well labelled so you knew what you were eating! The atmosphere and service were good too. Each day they have a different theme for their food. No complaints!

Thank PacoO
big city
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The buffet was smaller than expected, with limited protein options and very limited vegetarian or GF options. The food is fine, but nothing exciting (except for the cream puffs and brownies-yum!). The staff was friendly and accommodating. The buffet is in the basement was was a little hard to find. They accommodated our large group (114+) very well.

Thank travelingfamily009
Ottawa, Canada
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442 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

It's a nice lunch buffet, the food is good (not great) but the variety is nice and as long as you don't come here too often it's a great change from the normal. I came here twice on 2 different days about a week apart and while the main courses changed nothing else did (same desert, salad and appetizers). The... More 

3 Thank Peter_Bomberg
Ottawa, Canada
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396 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 659 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Prinzo Lunch Buffet is a popular underground restaurant in central Ottawa where you have the choice of buffet-style hot lunches or a stir fry made as you watch. Mine was perfectly acceptable, although someone of the beef chunks were tough. For dessert I had a few meringues. The background music is rather loud though and it too a long... More 

1 Thank Faience44
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2016

It's very nice European style lunch buffet in downtown. Tasty food and nice atmosphere. Very recommended!

Thank v_illar64
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I went there with my wife and we ate lots of very good and delicious Greek food and desserts :) Oh desserts, delicious desserts! I also went there once with my colleagues and ate Asian food and it was delicious too. Also the price was reasonable: about 40 dollars for two person.

Thank Hamidreza H
Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Fine food of great quality! It is actually tasty. The chef is great there! The design of the place is really good!

Thank Elena L
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We attended this venue for a work function group lunch. The food was great, but the atmosphere, furniture and decor was lacking. I expected more with the price, but was still satisfied with the meal.

1 Thank RBOttawa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 O'Connor St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-1328

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