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11 Best Pizza Places in Ottawa Every Pizza Lover Should Know

11 Best Pizza Places in Ottawa Every Pizza Lover Should Know

Pizza is the ultimate crowd-pleaser and a cheesy delight that’s sure to steal a pizza your heart. Whether you’re flying solo or sharing with your pizza posse, it’s the snack that never disappoints.

Originating from Naples (that’s Italy!) in the 18th century, pizza was a simple flatbread topped with tomatoes, cheese, and herbs. But oh, how times have changed! 

Now it’s a global sensation, from the classic Margherita fit for royalty to the infamous Hawaiian pizza, sparking debates that have divided generations!

In our nation’s capital, Ottawa, pizza joints are popping up like mushrooms on a Margherita! These spots are here to rescue your taste buds from flavorless despair!

So, if you’re craving a slice of happiness, you’re in luck because Ottawa’s pizza scene is hotter than a wood-fired oven! Stick around as we dish out the dough on the top pizza parlors in town!

The Grand Pizzeria and Bar

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Address: 74 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-244-9995


  • Sunday to Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
  • Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 AM–12 AM

It’s time to loosen up the pants and get ready for a taste sensation that’ll have your mouth watering faster than you can say “pizza party”! 

Tucked away in the former Grand Hotel since 1882, The Grand Pizzeria and Bar isn’t just any old pizza joint — it’s a slice of history with a side of old-time charm and glamor. 

Located right in the heart of the ByWard Market, it’s the primo spot for some serious people-watching while you chow down on some seriously good eats. 

You’ll get authentic Napoletana pizza straight from the wood-fired oven. We wholeheartedly recommend pairing them with homemade pasta and killer cocktails that’ll make your taste buds do the cha-cha!

Pro Tip:
With a whopping 170 seats indoors and another 170 on the wrap-around patio, there’s plenty of space to stuff your face and take in the scene. And don’t worry, they’ve got options for all you dietary rebels out there — vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free!

Isabella Pizza

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Address: 118 Isabella St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V5, Canada

Contact: +1 613-565-0200


  • Open daily from 11 AM–10 PM

Isabella Pizza, serving up slices of joy since 1975, is the joint you never knew you needed in Ottawa! With a plethora of toppings to choose from and crust so fresh it practically sings, it’s a budget-friendly haven for pizza lovers.

This family-owned gem is all about quality without breaking the bank. Using only the finest ingredients, every bite is a taste sensation that won’t leave your wallet feeling the burn.

Straight outta the wood-fired ovens, each pizza is a crispy, cheesy delight that’ll have you coming back for more. 

Pro Tip:
Can’t make it to the joint? No worries — Isabella offers delivery and takeout options, so you can indulge in pizza perfection from the comfort of your couch.

Johnny Farina

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Address: 216 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L7, Canada

Contact: +1 613-565-5155


  • Monday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM–9 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11:30 AM–10 PM
  • Sunday: 4 PM–9 PM

Johnny Farina, the Ottawa pizza paradise, is beyond wild! Their weekly specials are culinary rollercoasters, flipping the script on traditional pies. 

Dishing out genuine Italian goodness and mouthwatering treats, this family-owned gem has been stealing hearts for ages.

Johnny Farina’s Italian fare is the stuff dreams are made of. From savory salmon to pillowy gnocchi and succulent prawns, it’s a taste bud tango.

And dessert? Tiramisu, gelato, and sticky toffee pudding that’ll make you weak in the knees.

Oh, and did we mention takeaway? It’s a game-changer with their phenomenal food served up by the friendliest folks in town!

Pro Tip:
Thirsty? They’ve got you covered with a lineup of top-notch malbec, stout, and cordial. Don’t skip the espresso or iced tea either — they’re pure perfection.

Louis Pizza

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Address: 181 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON K1L 6P9, Canada

Contact: +1 613-741-0724


  • Sunday to Thursday: 10 AM–10 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM

Louis Pizza never fails to deliver the cheesy goodness we crave! Right on Macarthur Avenue, this joint is known for its late-night hours and plenty of options to satisfy our Italian cravings.

And early birds — rejoice! Louis is not just about late-night munchies; they whip up breakfast pizzas too. Because why wait till lunch for a slice, right?

Now get ready to indulge in a pizza paradise where you can pick between thick and thin crusts. Plus, choose from toppings ranging from classic to out-of-the-box, like smoked ham and pineapple or goat cheese with honey drizzle.

For those watching their waistline, they hear you! Louis serves up gluten-free pizza options, catering to all dietary needs and cravings.

We adore the cozy vibes of this family-run joint, but fair warning — it’s snug! Better book ahead if you’re rolling in with a big squad.

Pro Tip:
If you’re feeling fancy, dive into their smoked selection featuring prosciutto, bacon, and turkey breast. And don’t miss out on their specialty salads like fig salad or roasted red peppers with caramelized onions.

Fiazza Fresh Fired

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Address: 205 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6W4, Canada

Contact: +1 613-725-2222


  • Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM–8 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

Thin crust, bursting with flavor, and oh-so-delicious, Fiazza is the ultimate pizza haven for those craving fresh and simple pies. 

We’re head over heels for their veggie-loaded creations. That crispy crust? It’s pure pizza perfection!

One step into this cozy cafeteria-style joint and you’ll be wowed. With a selection of great beers on tap and a staff as friendly as can be, it’s a recipe for pizza paradise. 

Sure, it’s not quite wood-fired pizzeria level, but it’s a step above your average thin crust. At Fiazza Fresh Fired, the chef works magic, whipping up tasty gluten-free pizzas, mouthwatering filet américain, and succulent grilled chicken. 

And let’s talk desserts —their biscuits, ginger cookies, and brownies are simply divine! Then you can wash it all down with a refreshing draft beer, margarita, or glass of wine.

Craving Fiazza but can’t leave the comfort of your couch? No problemo! They offer food delivery straight to your door because convenience is their middle name. 

Pro Tip:
Do yourself a favor and try the Magik Mushroom pizza — it’s a flavor explosion of mushrooms, truffle oil, and parmesan cheese. Trust us, it’s pure umami bliss!

Roberto Pizza

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Address: 348 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M6, Canada

Contact: +1 613-230-3111


  • Closed from Monday to Tuesday
  • Wednesday: 5 PM–9 PM
  • Thursday: 5 PM–9:30 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 12 PM–9:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM–9 PM

Up for a taste of Italy without the jet lag? Roberto Pizza’s your passport without the visa! 

This takeout-only outfit serves up some of the most authentic Italian pies in town, and they’ve got the cocktails and wine to match. 

Roberto Pizza is the talk of Ottawa town when it comes to a slice of perfection. Fresh crust, top-notch toppings, and a break from the same-old ham and cheese combos are just the beginning.

Sure, Roberto’s pies might hit the wallet a tad harder, but trust us, every penny is worth it for those mouthwatering flavors and unique toppings.

They don’t mess around with ingredients either, going for authentic Italian cheese, market-fresh herbs, and locally sourced meat straight from Elmira Ontario’s own backyard.

From the Giacomo Pizza to the Luca Pizza and everything in between, each pie gets the royal treatment in Roberto’s wood-fired oven, delivering a taste sensation you won’t find anywhere else in Ottawa.

Now, we’re not gonna lie, Roberto’s a bit of a high roller on the pizza scene. If your wallet’s feeling a bit thin, you might want to reconsider. But if you’re in the mood to splurge on incredible food and vibes, Roberto’s your go-to.

Pro Tip:
Too comfy to venture out? No problem! Roberto offers takeout and delivery options, so you can indulge in gourmet pizza from the comfort of your couch.

Napoli’s Restaurant Pizza & Pasta

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Address: 81 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6V8, Canada

Contact: +1 613-728-1973


  • Closed on Sunday
  • Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
  • Tuesday to Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
  • Saturday: 5 PM–10 PM

When it comes to satisfying your carb cravings, Napoli’s pizzas are like a cheesy hug in a crust! Family-owned and serving up deliciousness since ’73, you’re guaranteed to be greeted with smiles as warm as their oven-fresh pies. 

Just bring your squad along to feast on their mouthwatering chicken pizza, cannelloni, and tortellini. And if you’re in a hurry, no worries — they’ve got takeout options too! 

With accommodating staff and fair prices, Napoli’s ticks all the boxes for a pizza paradise. The cozy atmosphere and charming decor make it the perfect spot to kick back and indulge in some cheesy goodness.

Pro Tip:
Go for the House Special Pizza — it’s a guaranteed winner. Trust us, once you’ve had a slice, you’ll be craving it like your morning coffee fix.

Colonnade Pizza

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Address: 280 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R7, Canada

Contact: +1 613-237-3179


  • Open daily from 11 AM–9 PM

At Colonnade Pizza, you’re in for a slice of Ottawa’s pizza history! Locals can’t get enough of its thin-crust wonders, and with toppings as diverse as Ottawa’s weather, there’s something for everyone. 

From classic cheese to the exotic Mediterranean and Sante Fe options, Colonnade’s menu is a flavor adventure! We were wowed by the unique choices — forget the usual suspects like pepperoni and ham; here, you’re the maestro of your pizza symphony! 

And if you’ve got gluten restrictions? They’ve got gluten-free options too!

What sets Colonnade apart is its commitment to freshness. With chefs crafting dough daily, each bite guarantees a taste of perfection. 

And the best part is that Colonnade’s not just a one-stop shop; it’s got locations peppered throughout Ottawa, from Downtown to Barrhaven, making it a pizza paradise for everyone!

Now, onto the crusty bits – the cons. While we love Colonnade’s offerings, we can’t ignore the elephant in the room – the pricing. Some items may burn a hole in your pocket without filling you up. 

But hey, when it comes to quality and variety, Colonnade still reigns supreme!

Pro Tip:
And if you’re an early bird, rejoice! Colonnade serves up breakfast pizzas and sandwiches, alongside a treasure trove of vegetarian and vegan delights.

House of Pizza

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Address: 160 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6W2, Canada

Contact: +1 613-728-2422


  • Monday to Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM
  • Sunday: 2 PM–10 PM

When it comes to bang for your buck, House of Pizza nails it. Their prices are more than reasonable, especially considering the generous portions and top-notch quality of their pies. 

Pizza indulgence without emptying our wallets? Sign us up!

Now, House of Pizza offers a full Italian menu, tempting alcoholic beverages, and a plethora of unique pizza options to tantalize your taste buds. From classic to creative, red or white pizza, and even calzones, there’s something to please every palate.

As for the downsides, we couldn’t find many. The only thing lacking? Discounts – but with everything else they bring to the table, we’re not complaining too loudly. 

When the pizza is this good, who needs discounts anyway?

Pro Tip:
We always recommend the classic wood oven Margherita, but don’t limit yourself! There’s crowd-favorite bacon, pepperoni, and green pepper too.


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Address: 1218 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Z8, Canada

Contact: +1 613-695-8669


  • Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30 AM–9 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 11:30 AM–10 PM

On the prowl for top-tier pizza in Ottawa? Look no further than Anthony’s — the pizza paradise that’s got tongues wagging! 

This joint has earned its stripes, landing a coveted spot in Canada’s Top 12 Pizzas by the Food Network!

Situated on Wellington Street, Anthony’s serves up a mouthwatering array of pizzas, alongside tempting starters and salads. The funky wall art adds a splash of pizzazz, setting the scene for a chill hangout sesh after a hectic day.

What sets Anthony’s apart is that it’s all about that authentic Italian flair, crafting dishes from desserts to mains using only the freshest ingredients.

Oh, and did we mention they’ve got a bar onsite? Yep, you can wash down your slice with a cold brew while shooting the breeze with pals!

Pro Tip:
And for those on the move, Anthony’s has you covered with takeout options, including calzones and coned pizzas for a lip-smacking snack later.

Bistro Ristoro

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Address: 17 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4, Canada

Contact: +1 343-988-7997


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Wednesday: 5:30 PM–10 PM
  • Thursday to Friday: 11 AM–2 PM, 5:30 PM–11 PM
  • Saturday: 11 AM–2:30 PM, 5:30 PM–11 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM–4 PM

Bistro Ristoro is where the staff is as warm and inviting as Nana’s kitchen! From the moment you step through the door, you’re practically family. 

These guys have been serving up tantalizing Italian fare for ages and have nailed it! Every bite bursts with flavor, thanks to their top-notch, fresh ingredients. 

And the best part? You won’t break the bank for a taste of Italy!

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, it’s the perfect spot for a quick lunch break or a cozy dinner with your squad. The ambiance is candlelit romance meets urban chic — can we sing an operetta now?

Pro Tip:
They’re not open round the clock, so plan your pasta cravings accordingly. We suggest savoring their delights before the clock strikes midnight.