There’s nothing quite like a summer BBQ, but for the evenings you’re craving something a little different, you can’t go wrong with a locally-baked ‘za.

It may seem like a long-standing tradition, but pizza didn’t actually arrive in Ottawa until the early 1950s, and in Kitchissippi pizza was first sold by The Miss Westgate restaurant in 1958. The first official pizza parlour in Kitchissippi was located where MHZ Sushi is today, but believe it or not lasted only about a year from 1963-1964.

If you’re house hunting in, or already living in, Kitchissippi, you’ve no doubt noticed that times have changed! The Kitchissippi Times created a Pizza Map – with 27 locations to choose from right in our neighbourhood! Here are a few of our favourites from the list, spread throughout the neighbourhood so no matter where you are you won’t be too far from a slice when the crazing hits!

Lorenzo Bar and Grill

Located at 911 Richmond Rd., Lorenzo’s is the furthest west pizza stop in Kitchissippi. The family owned restaurant is known for their homemade dough and sauce!

Gabriel Pizza

Gabriel’s Pizza has two locations in Kitchissippi: 1679 Carling Ave. and 1620 Scott St. (in the Holland Cross Food Court). Did you know Gabriel Pizza was founded in Orleans in the late 1970s, and now has locations across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec?

The Original Georgie’s Pizza and Subs

The Original Georgie’s is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year! Located at 1661 Carling Ave, It’s one of Kitchissippi’s oldest pizzerias and their website boasts it’s “the best pizza you’ll ever have!”

Westboro Beach Cafe

Their official address is 745 Ottawa River Parkway, but all you really need to know is Westboro Beach Cafe is right on Westboro Beach and serves pizza by the slice or as a whole pie.

Fiazza Fresh Fired

Offering vegan as well as vegetarian (and of course meat!) options, guests at Fiazza Fresh Fired can either choose options from the menu or build their own pie. You can find them at 205 Richmond Rd.

Cafe Mio

Cafe Mio is housed in an almost-100 year old building, at 1379 Wellington St. W and has been operating for almost 20 years. Great for a romantic dinner, family outing, or a casual summer evening meal on the patio.

Anthony’s Pizza

Dan Clapson from the Food Network called Anthony’s Pizza “one of the 12 best pizzerias across Canada worth travelling for.” You can find them and their wood burning oven at 1218 Wellington St W.

The Carleton Tavern

Established in 1935, The Carleton Tavern is a family-friend spot that still shows off some relics from the early days – like it’s ladies and escorts entrance, no longer in use, of course! You can find The Carleton at 223 Armstrong Street.

Tennessy Willems

A staple on every foodie’s pizza list, Tennessy Willems is home to wood-fired pizza at 1082 Wellington St. W. Fun fact: the pizzeria is named after the owners children.