Classic Italian flavours rule the menu at Tosca Ristorante. Dishes are simple but never dull — fine, fresh ingredients are expertly put together to create satisfying, interesting dishes like chicken con noce, linguine al pescatore, and veal parmigiana. An impressive wine and cocktail list offer the perfect accompaniment to your meal. The sumptuously appointed dining area makes any night out feel special, but in the summer months, the 80-seat patio beckons — perfect for watching the downtown crowd stroll by. Weekly lunch specials are also offered. A second location will be opening in Findlay Creek in Ottawa’s south end later this year.
144 O’Connor St., 613-565-3933. www.tosca-ristorante.ca