The Grand Pizzeria
The Grand is a true Ottawa landmark. Built on the site of the original Grand Hotel that opened in 1882, we understand how important history is. It inspires us the same way as the old-world recipes we use when we’re preparing your pizza.
And while history inspires us, we pour our energy into creating outstanding meals and experiences today. In 2009, The Grand was reborn. Artfully combining traditional recipes and modern décor, we recreated this landmark in the Byward Market.
“Born in Naples,
raised in Ottawa”
What makes an
- The dough must be made with refined type 00 Italian wheat flower kneaded by hand.
- Topped with raw, pureed San Marzano tomatoes from Italy
- Made from simple & fresh ingredients.
- We use mozzarella di Bufala cheese made from water buffalo milk, typically raised in the Campania & Lazio marshlands in Italy.
- Cooked in a wood fired oven at 900ºF for 60 to 90 seconds.
- Real Napoletana pizza comes in only one size: 10-12″ diameter / personal size
- It has a soft chewy crust with slight charring & leopard spots.
- Moist and soupy centre.
- Authentic Napoletana Pizza is very thin and soft.
Our wood-burning oven sits in the middle of the dining room. As families and friends take time to reconnect in our relaxed atmosphere, they watch our Pizzaoli craft their meal using the recipes and techniques that have made Napoletana pizza famous.
Tables:Our tables are spaced 6 feet apart to allow for appropriate social distancing. We also have tables that allow for social distancing within your party. The largest tables seat 8 guests, and those tables are 6 feet by 5 feet, allowing for social distancing within your party.
Reservations: We are currently are taking walk-ins only, but our ample patio and dining room should accommodate you quickly. As of July 17, we are seating indoors, and tables will be sat in all sections of the restaurant for proper social distancing.
Masks: As per Ottawa Public Health guidelines, all serving staff wear masks. Guests are also required to wear masks to enter the restaurant to use the public restrooms.
Menus: We offer QR codes to access our menu on your own device, re-usable, sanitized menus are also available upon request.
Cleaning & Sanitation: We have augmented our cleaning procedures to increase sanitization of high-contact areas. Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and throughout the restaurant.
Contact Information: All guests will be asked to provide a name and phone number upon their arrival at the restaurant if they do not have a reservation.
If you have further questions about our procedures, please contact us – we are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal, as always, is to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for our staff and guests. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Our Delivery Options
Sometimes you go out for a great time, and sometimes it comes to you. Need a night in? Don’t feel like heading out? No problem. We’re coming to you.