Dining in the West End

Whether you have an adventurous palette or prefer the comforts of home cooking, these west-end gems have you covered. Check out the list below … these are fantastic dining experiences available to us west-enders!


Dubbed as the “newest culinary experience in Kanata South”, Amuse offers a modern and innovative culinary experience. Nestled between Kanata’s Bridlewood and Glen Cairn communities; the candle-lit setting provides a warm and cozy ambiance and is truly a ‘hidden gem’ in the West end. Featuring seasonal, local and fresh ingredients, Amuse is the perfect spot to indulge in contemporary, eclectic cuisine paired with a bold wine list and delicious cocktail menu.


Located in the Kanata Centrum, a stone-throw away from the Kanata Lakes community, Aperitivo’s menu concentrates on the Spanish style of tapas, designed to be shared among friends. Their menu offers everything from an impressive charcuterie selection to seared calamari and beautiful vegetarian options. An extensive wine list and cocktail menu is also available for your enjoyment!


A family-run restaurant since 1976; Cabotto’s has successfully created a piece of Italy in Ottawa’s West end. With a romantic ‘castle-like’ setting, this is an absolute must try in the Kanata/Stittsville area. Cabotto’s also offers monthly culinary classes; each class includes antipasto, pasta, an entree and dessert. Whether you want to master new skills or simply enjoy the feast, this is a unique and romantic dining experience, guaranteed.

Central Bierhaus

Looking for something a bit more casual? Inspired by timeless Bavarian culture, Bierhaus offers a selection of over 150 bier, communal tables, savoury dishes and an atmosphere that makes you feel at home. Centrally located in the Kanata Centrum, this is a fantastic setting for a group date night or outing with friends!

The Jack Ketch

The Jack Ketch is a quaint and cozy spot featuring rustic food and promising ‘fine hospitality in the heart of Stittsville’. The seasonal menu offers a tasty selection including Salt and Vinegar Battered Fish & Chips (yum!), Cornish Hen and Moussaka; a modern twist on classic comfort foods that are sure to please. Don’t forget to check out the Golden Girls themed cocktail menu; ‘The Rose’ (Gin, Chamomile Syrup, Lemon and Prosecco) sounds right up our alley!

NeXt Food

Top-rated Stittsville restaurant, NeXt, is a fan favourite for obvious reasons. Chef Michael Blackie offers a one of a kind experiences at the corner of Westridge and Hazeldean Road. Their menu is a unique offers flavourful plates including Pulled Duck & Garlic Confit Turnovers, Smoked Haddock Chowder and Smoked Beef Striploin; wow!

All of these west-end favourites are a MUST  try! We are so excited about the evolving food scene that is Kanata and Stittsville; a wonderful community to work, play and of course … EAT!

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