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Dantessa Italian Restaurant & Bar

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1675 Tenth Line Rd, Fallingbrook Center, Ottawa, Ontario k1e3p6, Canada
+1 613-424-7140
07:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We've been to Dantessa's a few times now, as we live not too far away. This restaurant really is in a bad spot. You can't see it from the road, because it's hidden behind the Dairy Queen. But we've given it a few chances and foodwise it has yet to fail us. We went for supper on Valentine's Day. The... More 

Thank Lynne P
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

In my opinion, a hidden gem in Orleans! We went here for Valentines Day and was not disappointed! From the complimentary bread sticks and bread (unlimited shall I say?) to the unique and savory homemade vinaigrette, the restaurant surpassed our expectations! We ordered the Tessa pizza and the Arrosto all'aglio - one word, DELICIOUS! Those meals were to DIE FOR,... More 

Thank jayc19
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We tried this restaurant before and were not fully satisfied but gave it another chance and went back December 2015. Never again. We were forewarned it had not gotten better and should have known better. There were a few customers. We were three and ordered Onion soup, Mussels in cream sauce, debra Gnocci, Quattro Stagioni Pizza and Siciliana Pizza. Onion... More 

Thank Albert N
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Service was very good. Food was also good. But a few things ...wine glass was not clean...some mussels were cold.

Thank OttawaMandP
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Dantessa is a wonderful hidden away gem. My family use to own a restaurant where all the food was made from scratch and you can tell this restaurant does the same. Sauces are amazing, pasta handmade and the homemade herb bread is delicious( made on site daily) Our waitress was wonderful. At the table behind us the gentleman told the... More 

Thank 66lizajane
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Love this quaint restaurant in Orleans. Food is always fresh and well presented. Service is exceptional. My favorite item on the menu is lobster ravioli. Try it next time you go. I guarantee it; you will not be disappointed. The owner takes the time to meet his guests when possible. Love the added personal touch.

Thank Julie L
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Dantessa Italian Restaurant is located in a little corner of a shopping plaza in Orleans, near Charlemagne St and 10th Line Road. As you enter the restaurant you are greeted by a host / hostess. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. The menu offers a wide variety of daily specials, original starters, main courses and desserts. Noteworthy is that all... More 

Thank Lynne D
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I'm a business owner and I send my clients to Dantessa's for complimentary dinners as "thank you" for using my services. I've also held special events at Dantessa's with up to 25 people present. Always had great service and food at reasonable prices. I keep going to Dantessa's myself and continue sending my clients to the restaurant because the food... More 

Thank Chargeroo
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

I can't believe I haven't found this place before!!! AMAZING PASTA!!! Fresh, vibrant flavours. A true Taste of Italy, right here in Orleans. We came for dinner tonight. When we got here we realized all their pasta is only 10$ on Tuesday's.(regular menu looks like $15-18$ range) I kinda find this real cheap. Depending on quality. The quality far exceeded... More 

Thank Dan L
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant 8 times. The quality keeps on getting worse and worse. Even the rustic antipasto has become more of a vegetable plate. I was hopping for a great italian restaurant in the neighborhood, but just left with real disappointment.

Thank Ricardo F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1675 Tenth Line Rd, Fallingbrook Center, Ottawa, Ontario k1e3p6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-424-7140

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