The Moon Room

I’ve always said that the restaurant scene in Ottawa is vibrant, a city stippled with hidden gems. The Moon Room is yet another restaurant to support  this sentiment. Located in the heart of Little Italy, The Moon Room is far from an Italian pasta house. In fact, the “cuisine” you’ll find in this hippy-dippy nook is eclectic, modern and delicious. The “moonu” consists of small plates: addictive parmesean-truffle popcorn, a charcuterie board aptly named “the moon board” and little bursts of heaven like the “bacon wrapped olives”. Everything is reasonably priced, each plate costing no more than $15. Artisanal cheeses are abundant and of course the wine list, though small, is rich in flavour.

The Moon Room interior screams back-packer’s haven. Picture a local watering hole in south-east Asia, with a variety of interesting people sitting at the bar exchanging stories from around the world. This is what The Moon Room looks like every night, and it is open (serving food) until 2 am immediately shunning the 6 pm dinner crowd. The music blares, but sounds like Feist, Passion Pit and Wilco are happily welcomed in the airwaves. Don’t expect 5-star service, the servers have a laid-back attitude which inspires their clientele to feel the same way.

The Moon Room is a tiny sanctuary for foodies, winos and anyone else who appreciates something off the beaten path.

” The Moonu”

“The Moonboard”

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About Kate Lalumiere

After studying wine and spending years in the food service industry, Kate is nutshell's designated food and wine aficionado. Her posts take on the foodie-sphere one restaurant at a time, exposing some of the hottest spots to satiate the ol' buds ! Her favourite restaurants usually include: innovative menus, sustainable & local produce and unparalleled hospitality. Although Kate has a keen ear for food buzz in the National Capital, you'll also find her weighing in on fashion, music and anything that peaks her interest! ** Favourite Restaurant (Ottawa) : Supply & Demand • Wine of Choice: Every wine • Favourite Band: The National • Bad Habit: Being a backseat driver• Favourite Song: Wild Horses • Fashion Icon: Olivia Palermo • Favourite Movie: The Sandlot • Favourite TV Series: Gossip Girl (sue me!) • Sport: Football (to watch and play) • Team: Arizona Cardinals • Blackberry or Iphone: Iphone • Favourite Book: The Sun Also Rises, The Cat's Table, The Bell Jar, On the Road... • ** To ask Kate a question about food, wine or anything else contact her at :

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