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Pizarro's Restaurant

#214 of 2,194 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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366 Marguerite Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 7W3, Canada
+1 613-747-7777
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for years. We have to drive 60 miles but it is always worth the drive. Food is delicious and always fresh. We genenerally go for lunch but for dinner I would suggest you make a reservation. You will find them closed for a family holiday the first week of July. Recommend a call... More 

Thank elle328
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We come here regularly and have been doing so for a number of years. The restaurant is family run and the food is consistently excellent! My husband's favourite dish is the veal parmigiana which he frequently orders. I have experimented with numerous other dishes and have never been disappointed. The decor of the restaurant is not fancy and the wine... More 

Thank Carmen W
Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

At first I was reluctant to rate this place. It is too nice to spoil with a mob scene. The food is delicious, the service is fantastic and in my opinion the best lasagna in Ottawa. Reservations are a must as it is small and off the beaten track.

Thank Harold M
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have been to Pizzaro's many time, and the food quality and taste has always been good.The pasta plates are great. A special mention for the spagetti bolognese...one pf the best. They always have a few specials of the day, that are worth the try. The restaurant is small, and could be deceiving from the exterior, but it does have... More 

Thank Ben1ottawa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Our monthly get-together for lunch brought us to this little out of the way restaurant. The lunch special was rigatoni with either tomato sauce or meat sauce and served with a salad. We started the meal with the fried zucchini sticks which were quite excellent. They were thin, really crispy and not greasy at all. Three of the people at... More 

Thank Chickymunkey B
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We're regular customers of Pizarro's and we haven't been disappointed. It's walking distance from our place as we live on the Rideau River off Rideau St. so not only is it convenient but the pasta is excellent. The only negative thing about it is it can be noisy as it's a small restaurant. However, it hasn't stopped us from going... More 

Thank disgruntled651
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

It's not a fancy place but the food was good and prices were okay. Zucchini was nice and thin and crisp!! The entire table enjoyed it. The house wine is not great, you are better off with ordering a bottle of something else.

Thank Valentine1313
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our go to fav restaurant. Love the zucchini sticks...the best we have ever had, they are thin, crispy & so yummy. The pasta is fresh & delicious. Service is great & the always recognize us.

Thank KMac0211
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016

zExcellent pasta, worth going across town for lunch. Salad acceptable,but not worthy of note Excellent cheerful service

Thank Sandymac10
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I adore this restaurant. Lovely for special occasions or a romantic dinner for two. The patio is a lovely green room with the grape vines growing on the surrounding fence. This family restaurant has beautiful home made pasta, delicious veal, professional servers. I'm never disappointed when I come here; it's my special little place and I'm grateful I found it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Marguerite Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 7W3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-747-7777

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