5 Must-Try Manotick Restaurants
Manotick certainly isn't lacking in culinary hotspots - locals have always known that some great food is available right in their backyard.
Babbos Cucina Italiana1160 Beaverwood Road, Manotick Mews
Another authentic Italian experience awaits you at Babbos Cucina, located in the heart of Manotick. Family-owned and operated, Babbos Cucina is the perfect spot for a romantic evening for two or to celebrate a special occasion. Boasting a menu with a twist on traditional Italian cuisine - including agnolotti, pappardelle eleni, and linguini vongole to name a few - Babbos prides themselves on food quality and their attentive service. Bonus: You can enjoy Babbos home cooking in the comfort of your own home as their full menu is available for takeout.
Black Dog Bistro5540 Manotick Main Street
Black Dog Bistro is another restaurant conveniently located in the heart of Manotick, featuring great food with warm, cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Impeccable service, reasonably priced selections and rotating selection of guest beers are all hallmarks of Black Dog and why guests continue coming back. Restaurant favourites include the 'AAA' Canadian centre cut finished striploin, salmon with lemon dill caper shallot compound butter and the Coq au Vin. Voted Ottawa's favourite restaurant in 2016 by Faces Magazine, you know you're in for a treat at Black Dog.
CreekSide Bar & Grill5511 Manotick Main Street
Conveniently located on the shores of Manotick's famous Rideau River, CreekSide Bar & Grill is known by locals as the place to go for great food and good friends. Whether you're looking for a delicious casual meal with the family or want to catch the latest game, the staff at CreekSide never fail to deliver on exceptional service or going above and beyond to make your night a special one. If you're a late riser, you'll be happy to know that you can order a CreekSide breakfast until 2:00pm (you should definitely try the Canadian Benedict) and their Meat Lovers Pizza will satisfy any carnivores out there.
La Piazza Courtyard & Lounge5530 Manotick Main Street
Nestled in the heart of scenic Manotick Village, you'll find a hidden gem in La Piazza. In the warmer months, La Piazza boasts a beautiful courtyard patio surrounded by lush flowering gardens and tall trees - it's the perfect place to spend a warm summer afternoon. But what truly sets La Piazza apart from the crowd is their authentic gourmet dishes, made from traditional Italian recipes and featuring homemade pastas and the freshest ingredients. Don't forget to compliment your meal with a beverage from La Piazza's diverse collection of imported and domestic wines, beers, aperitifs, and specially drinks! If you find yourself visiting on the weekend, chances are that you'll get to enjoy retro music, live entertainment or pay per view sporting events!
Manotick Gastropub5561 Manotick Main Street
What is a gastropub? So glad you asked - well, the Manotick Gastropub is part wine bar, part beer pub and part upscale restaurant. Think of it as a combination between a quaint French bistro and an authentic British pub - which is really the best of both worlds. Expect a higher standard of pub fare here, where your typical greasy, starchy menu items have been upgraded to gastro favourites like bacon wrapped dates, fois grois terrine, and beef tartare. Your inner foodie will love Manotick Gastropub's casual yet refined atmosphere and pleasant assortment of craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and boutique wines - all at a reasonable price.