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11 New Ottawa Restaurants That Boldly Opened In 2020

Add these spots to your food bucket list. 🍴

While 2020 has been a challenging year for businesses, it hasn't been all bad news. There has been plenty of brave entrepreneurs who have opened new restaurants in Ottawa that you'll want to try.

Instead of trying to cook another dinner at home, why not try something new? Around town, you can travel the world by sampling delicious international cuisine.

Plus, many of these new eateries offer delivery or takeaway so that you can feast at home. The only question that remains is what to order first?

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Cantina Gia

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Cuisine: Italian

Address: 749 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The co-owners of North & Navy have opened up a new spot where you can enjoy mouthwatering takeout pasta.

Mojo’s Chinese Food

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Cuisine: Chinese

Address: 105 Shuttleworth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can satisfy your craving for fried rice and egg rolls at this Chinese food restaurant in Findlay Creek.

Shelby Burger

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Cuisine: Burgers

Address: 11 William St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: They sell juicy burgers loaded with toppings that you can get delivered to your home via Uber Eats or Skip The Dishes.

Thr33’s Company Snack Bar

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Cuisine: Globally inspired small plates

Address: 589 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: They specialize in delicious sharing plates perfect for pairing with a glass of wine or pint of beer.

Vivaan

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Cuisine: Indian

Address: 225 Preston St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you are craving something spicy, the beef vindaloo is sure to please. In addition to a long list of curries, Vivaan also carries a variety of street foods you'll want to bite into.

Heartbreakers Pizza

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Cuisine: Pizza

Address: 465 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Pizza and wine, need we say more? If you haven't already been to this local gem you need to try a slice of their pie.

Lusa Bakery

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Cuisine: Bakery

Address: 1111 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can treat yourself to a box of their Portuguese tarts at their shop in Hintonburg.

City Goose

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Cuisine: Pizza and sandwiches

Address: 478 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Their cozy dining room is the perfect spot to enjoy pizza and some fizzy kombucha. Or you can order your dinner and drinks to-go and dine in your living room.

Aiana

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Cuisine: Canadian

Address: 50 O'Connor St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: For the romantic date night spot, Aiana is worth the splurge. The locally-sourced menu features delicious items like braised short ribs, squash soup, and butter tarts.

Parlour

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Cuisine: Globally inspired

Address: 1319 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a taste of French classics like coq au vin, cassoulet, and duck confit.

Back To Brooklyn

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Cuisine: Globally inspired

Address: 81 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The flower-covered ceiling is gorgeous, and they have a delicious weekend brunch menu with eggs benedict and waffles.