This is an excellent restaurant with wonderful italian food and an especially good chef's salad. The service is great and the environment is friendly. It's my favourite restaurant ever!!!
The service there is to die for and the food is absolutely exquisite! The atmosphere is friendly and all around the restaurant is great!!!
i love the food, and the service. the restaurant is clean, and the waiters are cute, polite, and friendly...i love, love, LOVE pizzarros
This is the best restaurant I've been to in years! Exquisite foods, charming service and very quaint and cosy. Easily a 5 star restaurant!
Their Spaghetti Bolognese and Fettuccini Alfredo are simply to die for. Great service too.
Try the Italian thin-crust pizzas and the calamari are very good too.
No better restaurant in town! You've got to go!
A great disappointment ! A good friend gave us gift certificates to this restaurant thinking we would love the food. We were treated like we were using food stamps. I really don't get this, we had reservations and were kind enough to forewarn them that we had certificates. We waited over 2 hours for our meal while people around us, having arrived much later were served with a smile. From a 530 p.m. reservation, we got our appetizers at 630 and our meal at 715. When we finally did ask for someone in charge, we got the cook from the kitchen with a hundred and one excuses and some bitter sarcasm about whether or not we would also like a footrest. Imagine our surprise when he said that vegetables had to be washed and chopped (I should hope so) nor did he offer a coffee or a dessert in compensation. Just lots of ridicule, in front of the teenagers we brought along. The food was very good but the place as a whole left a very sour taste. I have never before been treated so much like a trailer occupant on welfare. If you only knew how hurt we were, you would feel bad. I would never treat a student or a patient like this ! Disgraziata!
The best Italian Restaurant in Ottawa by far..
I have been dining at Pizarros restaurant for years and have always been treated well. If I have a gift certificate or not has never made a diffrence to The owners. Thay are always very friendly. Some things do take longer to prepare than others because everything is freshley made, not pre made and heated up by a kid. The last critic should really go back and try again. Perhaps he or she was in a bad mood to begin with. I really hope for the sake of the diner that they give it another go. From my experience they will not be disapointed
Oh my goodness. Go check out this place. I go weekly but they had been closed for a couple of weeks over the holidays for renovations. Frank and Pat outdid themselves when they renovated. It is beautifull. Very elegant and modern with still a touch of the same Pizarros that I have come to know and love . The food is still excellent and the prices are fantastic. You won't find a better place to dine. Go check it out
The food here is incomparable. Everything is fresh, the presentation is excellent and there are such subtle variations in the preparation that it makes the food very unique. The veal (any variety) is exquisitely prepared and served and I would eat the Eggplant Parmesan out of a dumpster if I had to.
Service was attentive but not over-bearing. The Veal Pasquale can only be described as heavenly. I will be back !!
Six of us go as often as we can and always agree there is not a better place around for a great meal with service to match!,,
We go for lunch or dinner and say it would be great if the place was bigger so we could go more often...it's usually full. The Murphy's and Friends
Often dined here at both lunch and dinner. Food was always fabulous. Best zucchini in Ottawa. Chicken and veal dishes are delishes. Never have I or any of guests been disappointed. Great staff. Highly recommend!
The food is some of the best Italian I have had and I come from Montreal where the Italian food is fabulous. The servers are always polite and the food comes hot and to your specifications. You sometimes have to wait. My only issue is that the atmosphere could be improved. The walls are tiled and this creates an echo which makes it super loud when you are trying to carry on a conversation. It would be nice if they invested in some new tables and chairs because they can be a little uncomfortable. Overall, we keep going back for the "out of this world" food.
I have been going to Pizarro's for over 17 years. Never disappointed. i have gone to all the italian restaurants in Ottawa and Pizarro's gets the gold medal. It's a true italian bistro. The staff is always welcoming, very professional.I have recommend this restaurant to many people, always got excellent feedback.I hope Pizarro's willbe there for many years to come. Francesca...
new restaurant for me ,very happy 5 stars food recommend to all ......
I really wanted to like, really like this place. But I'm sitting on the fence at the moment.
Went recently for the first time after hearing from friends how great this was.
We were able to sit outside as the weather was nice. We were not served in a timely and attentive manner. We waited almost 15 minutes for table to cleaned and menu's. We had to ask for the table to be cleaned. When menu arrived, we were again left to wait too long before server arrived to tell us about specials and answer questions. No bread, no water (plastic beer glasses BTW). They weren't even quick to provide beverages. We asked about the pizza..as it just states "pizza" in the menu. Server very vague about what kinds, sizes and prices...instead telling us order what you want and we'll tally it up according to ingredients. "Oh and by the way, pizza takes time"...said server. Finally able to give our order, we were sharing everything....appetizer (house made italian sausage ....1 sausage!...$10.00!) Very good but waaaay over priced for 1 sausage with 2 tiny pieces of garlic bread, italian salad (iceberg lettuce with 1 tomato , 1 bl olive & hot peppers..boring), ordered a med. marghuertia pizza...arrived 45 minutes later as a CHEESE pizza! Asked where were the trademark basil leaves? Oh, they don't use that! Disappointed all around!
Too bad because it's so close and could become a neighbourhood fav. But, too long of a wait 1 hour and 45 minutes for a simple meal that was too costly and hit and so, so!
You really don't get out much do you, if you think this is the best Italian restaurant in Ottawa!
I cant believe this restaurant is so close to my work its lunch is always top shelf
the staff really know their menu well, My wife absolutely loved the veal bocincini as did I my chicken parmigiano garlic bread was perfect the house wine was just right the salad dressing was so tasty we had too take some home with us everything was perfect ....even the prices were good ... they have their own parking lot beside the restaurant also
Your opinion of the people who like this restaurant is rude. I get out quite often thank you, and I rate this restaurant very highly.