We enjoyed yet another great evening with our Tasting Ottawa group on Monday at La Cucina Ristorante in Kanata. La Cucina is a family owned and run Italian restaurant that has a wonderfully warm and inviting ambiance, friendly staff and delicious homestyle Italian food. It has been a long time favourite spot of ours at Evans Team Ottawa! We often have team meetings over a delicious lunch, celebrate team birthdays and milestones and sometimes even stop in for an after work glass of wine or martini!

 For our Tasting Ottawa group, the chef and owner contributed free appetizers of bruschetta, mini meatballs with sauce and antipasto. The antipasto platters were brimming with delicious cold cuts, olives and cheese and the bruschetta is our FAVOURITE bruschetta in the city! A member of our group from Newfoundland couldn’t resist the fried smelts and when he shared with everyone they were a hit! One of the members of our group wrote a review on Yelp that states “the bruschetta and antipasto plate were worth fighting over”.



La Cucina’s menu is very diverse in its main course offerings and spans everything from traditional italian meat dishes such as veal marsala, to pizza to pastas. They offer both gluten free and whole wheat pasta to cater to everyone’s dietary needs. Many of the group tried gluten-free pasta for the first time and really enjoyed it’s light texture!

All of their pasta dishes can be made with whole wheat pasta or gluten-free pasta!

Carole had “Momma’s Veal Canneloni” which she can never resist and Harry had, along with many others, chicken stuffed with prosciutto alongside grilled veggies, which he says was even better as leftovers!


La Cucina is a great place for lunch or dinner! We LOVE going there for bruschetta and the homemade soup, which is always delicious no matter what the selection of the day. Please take a look at their website to get to know their menu and stop in to try out their wonderful, made-from-scratch food that is truly Italian – right from their family’s table to yours!