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Pizarro's Restaurant

#225 of 2,189 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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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Our favourite pizza in Ottawa. Fresh ingredients; substantial but not heavy; amazingly yummy. Our only beef.. if they're busy they won't do takeout.

1 Thank Mike W
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This place is just awesome. Granted, it is in need of an update in terms of decor. But the value for your buck is just fantastic, so who really cares? The food is always tasty, whatever you choose to eat. The service is excellent. The staff members have a great sense of humour and you just feel like you are... More 

3 Thank Caroline T
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I generally like to write reviews of places that I've liked. There is always an exception to the rule, though, and I discovered one. Last June, my husband and I found ourselves in the vicinity of Pizarro's restaurant just after lunch time. As it had read good reviews and I was also told it was a hidden gem, we decided... More 

3 Thank eleojac
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Tucked into an older Vanier neighbourhood, this wonderful little restaurant is easily missed. It's friendly and has a regular local clentele, which is how we discovered it. The chef (parlial owner) is excellent. This is not your usual local pizza joint, although the pizza is wonderful. The food is authentic Italian, cooked to perfection. There is a selection of appetizers,... More 

1 Thank DebbyS134
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This was my first visit. We had lunch here and chose the pasta specials. The food is fresh and the service very pleasant. Everything, including the salad, was delicious and prepared with care. I will definitely return to try other items on the menu. I wish they had a website so I could study the menu ahead of time.

1 Thank Hydrophylic
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

It may be a small sized restaurant ...but it is really big on quality delicious pasta dishes and special items you won't find on any other Italian menus in Ottawa and area.. The servers are mostly all family members and very professional and friendly...The food always comes to your table hot and very well prepared....it also helps that the owners... More 

1 Thank Marc R
Ottawa, Canada
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433 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

General: This homey restaurant in the Vanier section (off McArthur on Marguerite Street) of Ottawa offers good to excellent Italian food. Decor: Simple an effective bistro style decor with white metal bistro chairs (highly uncomfortable - bring a back support if you have back issues). The restaurant is air conditioned. When we arrived last Friday, we literally froze, it was... More 

2 Thank CharlesSeems
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Went to Pizarro’s this evening. Have not been there for quite some time. Not a fancy place, a sort of neighbourhood ambience. Service was satisfactory, pleasant attitude, not pressing. Compared to other Italian eateries in Ottawa Pizarro’s was quite good and satisfying. One does not have to go to high end restaurants to get good food that is well prepared.... More 

2 Thank Arthur S
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

I like the simplicity and humbleness of the food and the atmosphere. It has an astonishing variety of food and drink for such a small place further away from Ottawa's happening neighbourhoods. The food is delicious and comforting, and the place Gets quite busy for dinner. I would go as far as saying that this is one of Ottawa's hidden... More 

2 Thank SirBiscottie
Gatineau, Canada
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Little restaurant just off McArthur rd, friendly service, food just like in Italy. Specials at lunch time are very good and are served fast. For a sit down dinner at night reservations are recommended. Restaurant hold around 50 persons. The food is of high quality prepared by the owners and served by one of the owner wife. A little gem... More 

1 Thank b0b2145

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
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?