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Perfect patios in Ottawa to experience this summer

By Ottawa Tourism/

Great Taste of Canada

During the warmer months, Canada’s capital comes to life with unique patios opening in every corner of the city. From cozy and intimate to spacious and lively, Ottawa’s patio scene offers something for everyone. With unique menus and stunning views, these patios are sure to impress.

  • Tavern on the Falls / Tavern at the Gallery

    1 John St, Ottawa

    Tavern on the Falls and Tavern at the Gallery are sister patios in Canada’s capital city—both offer a unique patio experience like no other! You can find Tavern on the Falls perched next to the magical Rideau Falls. Enjoy your drink to the soothing sounds of rushing water while watching the boats float by. Or, check out Tavern at the Gallery, this charming patio can be found at the National Gallery of Canada. The beautiful décor, delicious food and impressive art within the gallery make it a great place to see and be seen!

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  • La Terrasse

    1 Rideau Street

    La Terrasse is an enchanting patio located at the iconic Chateau Laurier. With an incredible view of the Rideau Canal locks, Parliament Hill, this outdoor space offers visitors a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to enjoy drinks, food, and good company. Whether you're stopping by for a quick afternoon snack or planning a night out with friends, La Terrasse is the perfect place to soak up the sun, take in the sights and enjoy the vibrant energy of Ottawa's city center.

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  • York on William

    54 York Street, Ottawa

    YOW (York on William) is a popular restaurant and rooftop patio located in the heart of Ottawa's ByWard Market neighborhood. This eclectic spot has a relaxed down-to-earth vibe while feeling like you’re on top of the world. It’s a great place to catch up with friends or enjoy a romantic evening out. The rooftop patio offers breathtaking views of downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, providing the perfect backdrop for a summer evening out. With its delicious food, stunning views and welcoming atmosphere, YOW's rooftop patio can’t be beat!

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  • Angelina's

    5530 Manotick Main St, Manotick

    Angelina's is a family-owned Italian restaurant located in the charming village of Manotick, just outside of Ottawa and steps away from historic Watson’s Mill. The outdoor covered patio is trendy yet tranquil. With its lush greenery and rustic decor, Angelina's patio is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or for girls’ night out. The menu has a variety of classic Italian dishes, as well as a selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty pasta dish or a light salad, Angelina's patio is the perfect picture place to savour the flavors of Italy.

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  • Moonroom

    442 Preston St, Ottawa

    The Moonroom is a trendy bar and lounge located in Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood. The outdoor patio at the Moonroom is a hidden gem, offering a secluded and intimate space to enjoy drinks, small plates and even live music. With its cozy and welcoming atmosphere, the Moonroom patio is the perfect place to unwind after a long work day and catch up with friends, under the lights or under the stars.

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  • KIN Vineyard

    2225 Craig Side Road, Kinburn

    As the only summer vineyard in the area, KIN Vineyard offers a chance to experience the beauty and tranquility of a working vineyard while enjoying delicious food and wine. The vineyard's restaurant, Joe's Italian, serves up a mouth-watering selection of classic Italian dishes, including homemade pasta, wood-fired pizza and fresh seafood. The patio itself is spacious and inviting, with plenty of seating and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or just looking for a beautiful spot to relax and unwind, the KIN Vineyard patio and Joe's Italian restaurant are not to be missed.

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  • Mill Street Brew Pub

    555 Wellington Street, Ottawa

    in the heart of Ottawa’s historic district, the Mill Street Brew Pub patio has stunning views of the Ottawa River and the city skyline. The brewery is known for its award-winning craft beer, which is brewed on-site using traditional methods and high-quality ingredients. The menu at the Mill Street Brew Pub features a range of pub fare, including classic burgers, sandwiches and hearty entrees. The patio is spacious and inviting with a vibrant, lively atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying a cold pint or two. If you're a beer enthusiast or just looking for a great place to hang out, the Mill Street Brew Pub patio is definitely worth checking out.

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  • Canal Ritz

    375 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa

    This is a charming and elegant outdoor dining destination that overlooks the picturesque Rideau Canal. Canal Ritz is a unique spot is known for its delicious food and stunning views. The menu at the Canal Ritz features a variety of classic French and Canadian dishes, as well as a selection of seafood and vegetarian options. The patio has a comfortable and casual atmosphere. The Canal Ritz is the perfect spot for a summer date night or a meal with friends. Enjoy the sun, watch as boats go by on the canal, savor the delicious cuisine and take in the beauty of Ottawa's historic waterway here.

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