The Best Pizza Joints In Ottawa, Canada

Photo of Harriet Myers
9 February 2017

From gourmet wood-fired pizzas to a classic thin-crust slice, we round up the best pizza joints to head to in Ottawa.

Pizza | © Michael Stern/Flickr

Cumberland Pizza

Run by the same family for over 40 years, Cumberland Pizza is a small, unpretentious pizzeria that serves great quality authentic pizza. Its location on Nelson Street is modest but charming with hanging baskets on its canopy and a few outdoor patio tables. The pizzas on offer are simple but delicious, and there are also some Greek classics on offer, all made from only the freshest ingredients.

Cumberland Pizza, 152 Nelson Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 789 9999

Fiazza Fresh Fired

Restaurant, Canadian, Italian, $$$
Dusk in the Market
Dusk in the Market | © Jamie McCaffrey
At Fiazza Fresh Fired, the concept is gourmet pizza handcrafted from scratch and served fresh from the wood-fired oven in a matter of minutes. This authentic take on the fast food favorite is made right in front of your eyes and served either to go or in their trendy open-plan seating area. Their menu is primarily centered around an impressive range of choose-your-own topping offerings, although there is also a short list of speciality pies, including ‘magik mushroom’ and ‘broccoli bianca.’

The Grand Pizzeria

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Mac n Cheese Pizza
Mac n Cheese Pizza | © Joy/Flickr
Located in the city’s lively ByWard Market neighborhood, The Grand Pizzeria is Ottawa’s largest pizza restaurant, thanks to its historic location in a grand 19th century building and outdoor patio seating up to 170 customers. In contrast to its newly renovated modern decor, the restaurant prioritizes traditional recipes and cooking techniques, aiming to bring an authentic taste of Italy to Ontario. Their tasty range of pizzas are also available gluten-free or you can opt for one of their pasta, salad or meat dishes.

Zazaza – Pizza with Pizzaz

With two locations across the city, Zazaza is owned by the same restaurateur behind the popular Burger chain ‘The Works’. Although created with different concepts in mind, Zazaza shares the same basis of good-quality food served in an environment that places a concentrated focus on great hospitality. The menu is loosely based around a theatre theme, the ‘pizazz’ element of the restaurant, with playfully named pizzas such as ‘napoleon’s leftovers’ and ‘shangri la di da’.

Zazaza Pizza with Pizzaz, 143 Putman Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 747 9292

Anthony’s Pizza

An impressive accolade given their relatively short history, Anthony’s Pizza was recently rated one of The Food Network channel’s Top 12 Pizzerias across Canada. This charming restaurant has a welcoming, homely feel that definitely succeeds in its intention to bring a little slice of Naples to Ottawa’s Glebe neighborhood. The menu is simple but has ample choice and feels very authentic, with its fresh ingredients and wood-fired crusts.

Anthony’s, 1218 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 695 8869

Isabella Pizza

For a higher class version of counter-service style pizza, Isabella is the place to go. Its great value pizzas are so tasty that they have been drawing loyal customers to its no-frills Isabella Street location for almost 70 years. Service is quick and friendly and the large range of food options makes this a great place to grab a slice with a large group or your family.

Isabella Pizza, 118 Isabella Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, +1 613 565 0200

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