The Canal Ritz restaurant is located on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, and offers good food with great views of the lake. Diners can enjoy beautiful Ottawa view any time of the year, be it the flowers and boats in Summer/Spring, the foliage in Autumn or the ice skaters in winter.
They offer a good varied menu, made up of mostly Italian cuisine and good portion size. Local favorites include: Chicken Asparagus Pasta, Chicken Brochette and Burgers. They have an excellent brunch on weekends, which comes highly recommended!
SOUP OF THE DAY $7
ANTIPASTO $25 Selection of dried cured meats, assorted cheeses with spiced eggplant, marinated mushrooms, olives, and fresh vegetables
BRUSCHETTA $9 Toasted garlic bread topped with tomato, garlic, green onion, fresh basil & goat cheese
GARLIC BREAD $6 With cheese $7
MUSSELS $17 Fresh cultivated P.E.I. mussels steamed with leeks, garlic, chili peppers, cream & white wine
GRILLED SHRIMPS $15 A skewer of large shrimp grilled and brushed with garlic butter, served on seasoned rice
MIXED GREENS $10 A mixture of fresh salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sweet peppers, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds with a choice of citrus olive oil, balsamic or fresh herb vinaigrette
CAESAR SALAD $10 Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with creamy Caesar dressing, croutons and crispy pancetta bacon With Grilled Chicken $15 With Black Tiger Shrimp $15
CANAL RITZ SALAD $15 A mixture of fresh salad greens, herb-marinated shrimp, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers & an herb dressing
GOAT CHEESE SALAD $15 Warmed hazelnut coated goat cheese rounds, tomatoes, cucumbers, and mixed greens with a herb vinaigrette
CHICKEN & ROASTED PEAR SALAD $15 Chicken, roasted pears, gorgonzola cheese, and candied walnuts on a bed of mixed greens
CANAL RITZ BURGER $15 A house seasoned 8oz prime rib burger topped with crispy pancetta bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and sharp cheddar topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion and basil mayonnaise, accompanied with fries
BBQ BURGER $15 An 8oz prime rib burger topped with melted havarti cheese, crunchy onion rings, lettuce, tomatoes and barbecue sauce accompanied with fries
PANINI $15 Capicola ham, prosciutto, salami, fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce with olive oil and fresh oregano and a side of mixed greens
CHICKEN AND BRIE SANDWICH $15 Grilled chicken breast, sautéed mushrooms., melted brie cheese, lettuce and tomato on a multigrain Kaiser
CANAL RITZ FETTUCCINE $18 Our signature pasta - sautéed prosciutto ham and mushrooms in a garlic white wine cream sauce
WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI $18 Ravioli stuffed with wild mushrooms in a roasted red pepper cream sauce with Canadian spinach, pancetta bacon & goat cheese
CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS $18 Penne with grilled chicken and asparagus in a fresh basil pesto cream sauce topped with chopped tomatoes
JAMBALAYA PENNE $18 Grilled chicken, shrimp & calabrese sausage in a spicy tomato sauce
MEDITERRANEAN WHOLE WHEAT SPAGHETTI $18 Mushrooms, grilled eggplant, spinach, sundried tomatoes, caramelized onions, feta cheese and pine nuts in a homemade plum tomato sauce
Tomato Cream Sauce
SEAFOOD TAGLIATELLE $20 Tagliatelle with fresh mussels, sea scallops and shrimp in a sundried tomato cream sauce
Olive Oil Sauce
TORTELLINI & FIGS $18 Cheese tortellini with pesto, figs, black olives, fresh tomatoes, white wine, fresh basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese & pine nuts
(Main Courses are accompanied with fresh vegetables and roasted garlic mashed potatoes)
VEAL MARSALA $24 Veal in a sweet marsala wine & mushroom sauce
CHICKEN BROCHETTE $22 Chicken brochette served on a rice pilaf with a Mediterranean salad and tzatziki sauce
GRILLED SALMON $24 Grilled Atlantic salmon with a white wine tarragon cream sauce served with rice and fresh vegetables
FILET MIGNON $35 8 oz AAA Filet Mignon drizzled with a brandied mushroom cream sauce reduction accompanied by grilled asparagus, seared portabello mushrooms & roasted garlic mashed potatoes
NEW YORK STROP LOIN $28 10oz AAA NY Strip Loin served with our traditional Caeser salad
Served Sundays and Holidays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HOUSE BENEDICT $14 One traditional eggs Benedict, and a combination of smoked Atlantic salmon and spinach, topped with hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin served with home fries and fresh fruit
EGGS BENEDICT $12 Poached eggs, capicola ham, and hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin served with fresh fruit and home fries
EGGS FLORENTINE $12 Poached eggs, fresh spinach, and hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin served with fresh fruit & home fries
QUICHE OF THE DAY $12 Check the special board for today’s creation, served with a mixed green salad
SMOKED SALMON CROISSANT $14 Smoked Salmon and cream cheese topped with onions and capers on a fresh croissant served with a mixed greens salad
SPARKLING WINE & ORANGE JUICE $7
CRÈME CARAMEL $6 A baked sweetened custard fragrant with vanilla and served with a light caramel sauce.
ZUCCOTTO $8 A dome shaped pound cake marinated in dark rum, Frangelico and triple sec, filled with chocolate mousse, whipped cream, chocolate chunks and toasted almonds, iced with white and dark chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of crushed almonds.
ITALIAN GELATO $6 The Italian word for ice cream. Ask your server for details.
DOUBLE DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE $8 Alternating layers if Callebaut dark chocolate mousse resting between rich moist dark chocolate cake.
CARROT CAKE CHEESECAKE $8 A perfectly creamy cheesecake swirled with tender, moist layers of carrot cake topped with a sweet, tangy cream cheese frosting.
SPECIALTY COFFEES $8 Delizia - Dark Rum, Kahlua & Amaretto Spanish - Kahlua & Brandy Monte Cristo - Kahlua & Grand Marnier B-52 - Bailey's, Kahlua & Grand Marnier Irish - Irish Whiskey & Irish Mist Brazilian - Dark Rum & Kahlua Bailey's - Bailey's Irish Cream
APERITIFS (2 oz) $7 Dubonnet - red or white Cinzano - red or white Martini Rossi - red or white Sherry Bristol Cream Kirr Port
PREMIUM (1 oz) $8 Rye - Crown Royal Gin - Bombay Sapphire Vodka - Absolut or Grey Goose