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Stella Osteria - CLOSED

81 Clarence st., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
+1 613-241-2200
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
12 Jun 2016
“Now called Bar Gusto”
26 Dec 2015
“Great lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
81 Clarence st., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Went here having gone before, original name still on outside of building but now it's changed and its Bar Gusto. Very bad experience, poor service, servers had zero knowledge of menu, food was sub par and the drinks and food were expensive and very disappointing....More

1  Thank Jared B
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Went with a large group for lunch recently. The service was good and the food very good. There is not a huge menu but everyone was satisfied with their pasta, pizza or salad choices. Glad I only read the previous reviews now as we may...More

2  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Like the title says, we left due to nonexistent service. I'll try and keep this short & concise; It was lunch time so me and 2 co-workers headed out for lunch downtown and try a new place nearly every time, it just so happened to...More

2  Thank Lubo F
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We went to this restaurant at the suggestion of a staff member from Vitoria trattoria because their restaurant had no tables available. The service was friendly but slow. The food was average and it took 45 minutes to be served. It was a Saturday night...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Stella was recommended by friend mine. I went there for dinner. As a vegetarian, i found very nice options. I had broccoli for an appetizer and it was really good, I highly recommend it. For main course I had Farfalle, which was well cooked. The...More

Thank fatemah q
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The main course is an appetizer, we had to ask for bread so that we could go back home without being hungry. When the 3 slices of bread arrived, there was NO butter nor olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We also had to ask for...More

1  Thank Bernard10Gatineau
Reviewed 16 August 2015

As you can see from my reviews, I am a pretty charitable reviewer, in that if someone does something right, I will tell you about it. This place, sadly, did little right. First, I ordered a gin martini. It was the itty bittiest martini I...More

2  Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 1 August 2015

At an annual business meeting in Ottawa, we always have our last night dinner at Stella Osteria. It never lets us down. Wonderful food and wonderful service. The upstairs patio is a great if you can reserve a seat, but equally enjoy the downstairs pavement...More

Thank Wanderlushhhh
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We have come here fairly often in the past but after a long gap we went again last night. It was a Monday night and not very busy until a bit later. We were seated near the window, as we requested, but had to ask...More

Thank Rosemary1938
Reviewed 19 July 2015

A great spot to be on the Byward Market on a hot Saturday late afternoon. We ate bruschetta from the lunch menu and it was very very tasty, love the sourdough bread. From the dinner menu we shared the beet salad with goat cheese (delicious),...More

Thank Colleen685
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Clarence st., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Many transit stops in the immediate vicinity
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-2200
“DELICIOUS…SUCCULENT…PERFECTLY COOKED…BEAUTIFUL DÉCOR… EXCITING ATMOSPHERE” The Ottawa Citizen Stella is beautiful inside and out. Whether dining on the roof top, or seated in one of the cozy banquettes, Stella serves superbly presented modern Italian cuisine…rooted in tradition. Stella Osteria has thrived amidst the energy and excitement of Ottawa's downtown core since 2006. Draped in a stylish atmosphere and surrounded by a feel of contemporary Italian elegance, Stella Osteria offers patrons a fresh and memorable dining experience like no other.Every meal is expertly prepared and made to order using only the best and freshest ingredients. The menu boasts the finest in both Italian classics and contemporary dishes, complimented by our outstanding level of service. The delectable menu has been paired with an AWARD WINNING WINE LIST, and a large selection of specialty cocktails. During summer months Stella Osteria also offers a beautiful summer rooftop patio perched above the hustle and flow of Clarence Street. ONE OF CANADA’S BEST PLACE TO DINE – Enroute Magazine “CHEEKY COCKTAILS” – Porter Airlines
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