Get to Know the People on Preston

Pasquale Carrozza

“We opened in 1981. This is the original Trattoria in Ottawa and it’s family-run. My sister Connie is at the helm as our chef. She’s always been a cook; since she was a little girl. My brother Dominic and myself handle front of house. Our sister Maria does the accounting. All the food is homemade; the pasta, the pizza and the desserts. We also cut our own fresh meat and fish.”

“‘Trattoria’ means a small, family restaurant. We have red and white checkered table cloths like what they used to use in Italy but we’re putting a modern twist on the tradition. I’m proud to say Dominic was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association in 1997. Wine Spectator magazine has given us their ‘two glass’ rating every year since 2004.”

“We grew up around Preston Street. We have a lot of good friends on the street. Next year is our 35th anniversary and we invite everyone to join us in the year of celebrations we have planned.”


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