As Valentine's Day nears, love is in the air in Ottawa. In a city this charming and beautiful, it's easy to feel enchanted. If you're planning a romantic lunch or dinner date this Valentine's Day, here are Ottawa’s most romantic restaurants.

Beckta Dining and Wine Bar

If excellent fine dining in an elegant dining room inside a heritage building sounds like the perfect Valentine's date night to you, then Beckta Dining and Wine Bar is the place in Ottawa. You can dine a la carte or indulge in a 5-course chef's tasting menu with thoughtful wine pairings.


If you're looking for something a bit more casual, but still elegant, with excellent food and wine in a beautiful heritage setting, Gezellig, also owned by Beckta, is for you. It's located in Westboro inside a converted bank building and offers exquisite neighbourhood dining, in a cozy atmosphere, for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Cantina Gia

Cantina Gia is a neighbourhood style restaurant meets gourmet grocery store in the Glebe that offers Italian comfort food in a more casual yet chic setting. It's the perfect place to share delicious plates of food in candlelight and unwind over great conversation. It's open for brunch, lunch and dinner.


Riviera is a well-loved high-end restaurant in a converted bank building in Ottawa. Visit for great service and a diverse but well-executed menu. From seafood towers to pastas like ricotta gnudi to mains like steak frites, you can eat very well here while you sip on delightful cocktails. The space is elegant with leather banquettes.


If you're really trying to impress someone this Valentine's Day, Atelier might be the place to do it. Visit them for an unforgettable 40-course modernist Canadian cuisine tasting menu inside a converted detached house.

Ottawa has no shortage of amazing dining options. We hope you'll give one of these incredibly romantic restaurants in Ottawa a try this Valentine's Day.

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