The German and I took a week’s vacation at the beginning of July, and were in Ottawa for Canada Day. As the gentleman at the front desk of our hotel said “It’s something every Canadian should do in their life time.”
We were very fortunate to be right downtown, only a 10 minute walk away from the Parliament Buildings. I had attempted to scope out some gluten free eats close to where we would be sightseeing (as we were not renting a car) and only succeeding in finding one place with purposefully gluten free dishes. Coincidentally, it was located directly across from our hotel!
Both the German and I were so impressed by Dantessa, we opted to eat their twice during our two day stay (and it had nothing to do with the proximity to our hotel, as being downtown there were numerous other restaurants in close proximity).
The restaurant interior
The second time we ate here, it was for dinner the next day. I was very intent on trying the pizza, but the pasta special seemed to call my name. It was a special, so not found on the menu; Fettuccine again with a cheesy cream sauce (I can’t remember the cheese they used, but it didn’t have the bite of the asiago, it was pretty mellow) with sun dried tomatoes, green onions, shrimp, scallops, and squid. This time, since it was dinner, we were provided bread (although, alas, it was not gluten free, so the German was more than happy to eat my portion).
Service 9 /10
Variety of Gluten Free Dishes 9.5/10