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A Taste of Italy: The Top Italian Restaurants in Barrhaven

Today, we’re transporting you to the majestic landscape of Italy, where the aroma of gourmet dishes wafts in every corner. But here’s the catch – you can experience all that without even leaving Ottawa! 

All you need to do is step inside Barrhaven and have this trusty guide lead you the way. 

From traditional trattorias to restaurants serving reimagined classics, here are the top Italian restaurants in charming Barrhaven where you can savor the flavors of Italy – no passport needed. 

Get your appetite ready for a thrilling journey indulging in pizzas, pasta, and other delectable delights! 

1. Juluca’s 


Address: 613 Longfields Dr Unit 107, Ottawa, ON K2J 6J2, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-440-7770

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 4 PM to 9 PM 

Juluca’s is a relaxed Italian trattoria, known among Ottawan locals for its mouthwatering dishes inspired by the flavors of the boot-shaped country. 

Among their eclectic array of pastas, handhelds, and pizzas, the latter stands out as the crowd favorite. This culinary masterpiece comes in different flavors including the classics – margherita, cheese, and vegetarian. 

For patrons seeking something indulgently cheesy and spicy hot, calabrese is the dish we’d recommend. It’s a flavorful concoction topped with bocconcini cheese, hot sopressata, roasted red peppers, black olives, red onions, and olive oil.

Another decadent choice is the smokin’ steak pizza, featuring lavish additions of steak, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, and BBQ sauce. It’s like having a backyard barbecue right at your table!

2. Porto A Casa


Address: 3500 Fallowfield Rd Unit #2, Nepean, ON K2J 4B3, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-825-2020

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday – 3 PM to 8 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 3 PM to 9 PM 
  • Sunday – 4 PM to 8 PM 

Porto A Casa is an old-time Barrhaven favorite that has freshly reopened after closing down in 2021. This thrilled the local fans, inviting old regulars to enjoy the hearty dishes as if Porto A Casa never left. 

This mom-and-pop shop is considerably smaller than before, but the quality and taste of their food are just as heavenly, if not better. 

Everyone has their own favorite in this welcoming establishment. If you were to ask each one on our team, everyone would likely give a different answer. 

This is one of the appeals to Porto A Casa, thanks to their offerings being so diverse, they cater to different palates. 

If we were to recommend at least three dishes though, it would have to be Nonna’s spaghetti & meatballs, napolitana pizza, and lasagna, especially if you have an affinity for the classics. 

Anyway, we can go on and on about how much we love this place, so why not check it out yourself and see what the fuss is about? 

3. Topper’s Pizza


Address: 3570 Strandherd Dr, Ottawa, ON K2J 5L4, Canada

Contact details: +1 866-454-6644

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Thursday, Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM 
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 12 PM 

Topper’s Pizza is a great option for those on the go, and just looking for a quick Italian fix. Considering it’s a grab-and-go chain, you can count on getting your orders as swiftly as possible. 

While it might not completely mimic the authentic flavors, their pizzas are definitely good on their own. The pepperoni explosion, in particular, is a crowd-pleaser with its savory taste, juiciness, and hefty toppings. 

If you’re looking for a more classic taste, it’s definitely an excellent choice. This is where their expertise in making this doughy goodness shines, as it only requires a few ingredients, each of which has to be really fresh and tasty! 

Considering their affordable pricing, it’s hard to resist one of these! And if you get a whiff of it, we’re sure you won’t be able to. 

4. Colonnade Pizza


Address: Food Basic Mall, 896 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 1S8, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-825-8100

Operating hours:

  • Sunday and Monday – 4 PM to 8 PM 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday – 11 AM to 8 PM 
  • Thursday to Saturday – 11 AM to 9 PM 

Colonnade Pizza is another old Barrhaven gem, having been in the neighborhood since the late ‘60s. It’s definitely considered a go-to pizza spot, especially if you find yourself in the Food Basic Mall. 

Their pizza options boast an assortment of combinations of fresh veggies, juicy meat, flavorful sauces, and more. 

The Canadian is a beloved option, not just because we’re Canadians ourselves, of course! 

This savory delight comes with mushrooms, pepperoni, and the real star of the show – the bacon. It’s undeniably decadent and utterly satisfying. 

Oh and by the way, you also have the option to opt for a gluten-free crust. 

5. Fiazza Fresh Fired


Address: 3181 Greenbank Rd, Nepean, ON K2J 4H9, Canada

Contact details: +1 613-825-8787

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 9 PM 

Craving a good Neapolitan pizza with authentic flavors? No need to hop on a plane because we’re taking you to Fiazza Fresh Fired! 

Leave your passports at home and instead come with an empty stomach to be able to try as much as you can. 

For something exciting, try the carbonara, featuring alfredo sauce, fiazza cheese blend, roasted onions, smoked bacon, fresh rosemary, parmesan cheese, and lemon. It has a robust and savory flavor profile, making each bite deliciously satisfying. 

They also have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options, ensuring they can cater to a more diverse range of dietary preferences, which is a great move on their part. 

Oh, and did we mention you can also make your own pizza? From their wide array of toppings, you have the chance to create your own perfect pie!