Is there anything more romantic than loading up on delicious carbs with your S/O? Yeah, we didn't think so. Luckily, there are so many incredible Italian restaurants in the Canadian capital where you and your date can fill up on all the carbonara your hearts can handle. We've rounded up some of Ottawa's best pasta spots that make a magical date night so that you don't have to waste any time finding the perfect spot.\nThat's right. You won't need to shell out for an expensive trip to Italy to taste some authentic handmade pasta. In fact, a simple bus ride to Ottawa's Little Italy will do the trick.\nOf course, though, it's not just Little Italy. There are numerous pasta spots throughout Nepean, Westborough, Kanata. Basically, the capital is drowning in marinara — just the way we like it.\nAnd if affordable pasta with enormous portions is more your speed, don't sweat, because they've got that too.\nSo, whether you're just here for the wine list, or it's pasta time you found a new favourite authentic restaurant, Ottawa has you covered.\nThe next time you're stumped for Ottawa date night ideas, why not hit up one of these mouthwatering pasta places to show your date that you're tortellini in love with them?\nJohnny Farina\nPrice: 💸💸💸\nCuisine: Italian\nAddress: 216 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Everything about this place screams romance, from the dark wood interior to the delicious meals. Plus, there's free bread, which is a win in our books.\n View this post on Instagram Gimme all the rigatoni @johnnyfarinarestaurant 😍 #one2ottawa #youcannotbeatapastasupper A post shared by Pina (@one2culinarystew) on Apr 23, 2018 at 5:51pm PDT\n\nMenu\n\n\nNapoli's\nPrice: 💸💸💸\nCuisine: Italian \nAddress: 81 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This little spot in Westborough has been family-owned and -operated since the 1970s, and you can taste the authenticity. \n View this post on Instagram Pasta la vista baby 😉 we’re open till 10PM tonight, come satisfy your pasta cravings 🤤! 📸: @remiyuan @badrmario @mariouomoitaly @napolis_westboro @azizk47 @lebeauandre A post shared by Napoli's Westboro (@napolis_westboro) on Aug 8, 2018 at 11:03am PDT\n\nMenu\n\n\nFratelli\nPrice: 💸💸💸\nCuisine: Italian\nAddress: 275 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Family-run since the 1990s, you can taste the love in this pasta sauce. Get ready to be in a food coma all night after hitting up this romantic spot.\n View this post on Instagram Je t’aime ♡ A post shared by Sara Cruickshank (@sara.cruickshank) on Mar 2, 2019 at 1:43pm PST\n\nMenu\n\n\nPub Italia \nPrice: 💸💸💸\nCuisine: Italian pub food\nAddress: 434 Preston St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Little Italy is home, of course, to so many epic pasta spots. But the gothic decor, beer bible, and deep-fried ravioli really set Pub Italia apart. \n View this post on Instagram Date night in little italy 🇮🇹 . . Pasta carbonara (tasted more like an alfredo) with a kronenberg blanc mixed with strawberry spritzer!! i’m not usually a beer gal but this was actually really good and the highlight of the meal 🍻 . . Pub italia is known for their beer bible with a huge list of beers from all over the world 🌎 . . #ottawa #yow #ottfoodies #ottawafoodie #ottawaeats #eatinottawa #eatlocal #myottawa #ottawatourism #food #eatingottawa #foodporn #foodie #foodpics #eatinottawa #foodphotography #foodporn #food A post shared by Lise (@lunchinwithlise) on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:27pm PDT\n\nMenu\n\n\nVia Cibo\nPrice: 💸\nCuisine: Italian street food\nAddress: 120 Earl Grey Dr. Unit 100, Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Pasta date night can get too fancy and too pricey really quickly. If you and bae are on a budget but are having some serious carb cravings, hit up Via Cibo for some affordable Italian street eats.\n View this post on Instagram Who are you due for a night out with? Thank you @rebecca_roufael for the great picture! A post shared by Via Cibo (@viacibo) on Jul 2, 2019 at 5:50am PDT\n\nMenu\n\n\nThe Dreamland Cafe\nPrice: 💸💸💸\nCuisine: Pasta cafe\nAddress: 262 Preston St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Mug full of mac n' cheese, anyone? Mac n' PLEASE. With magical decor, creamy delicious pasta, and some truly unique dinnerware, this is a perfect date night destination in the capital. \n View this post on Instagram Look at these adorable tea-cups or in this case tea bowls! This place is just the cutest, I love how bright and colourful the building and the decor is! It also helps that they make bomb Mac and cheese dishes 😍😍!We even tried out some Italian soda which was interesting . . I do have to say that it’s a little bit pricey for what you get but the pasta is very delicious . . . . Place: @thedreamlandcafe Dish: Mac n cheese meatballs, Mac n cheese loaded with bacon Price: $14.25 and $14.75 Rating: 🍽🍽🍽🍴 A post shared by Plates (@platesofottawa) on Jul 22, 2018 at 9:04am PDT\n\nMenu\n\n\nNorth & Navy\nPrice: 💸💸💸\nCuisine: Northern Italian\nAddress: 226 Nepean St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: If you're looking to treat bae to something extra fancy then you need to check out North & Navy. It's a little on the pricey side, but totally worth it. You'll feel like you're walking directly into nonna's kitchen here.\n View this post on Instagram Lunching with the @mimmodels summer camp crew 🌸Pappardelle with carrot top and garlic scape pesto. Thank you 🙏🏼 @eric_cz_cooking @gabiboudin A post shared by Christopher Schlesak (@schlesak) on Jul 11, 2019 at 9:51am PDT\n\nMenu\n\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.