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Napoli's Cafe owners Milad Khalil and Bassel Khalil
Milad Khalil                               Bassel Khalil
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Biography & News

We are a family owned and operated restaurant, the Napoli name was established in 1973 when our parents operated one of Ottawa's first and best pizzerias in the west end. This concept was taken one step further in 1993 when my younger brother and I, along with our spouses, branched out on our own and opened what is now dubbed as one Ottawa's finest Cafés.

We specialize in many exceptional dishes, Authentic Italian cuisine dominates our dinner menu with home made pasta, fresh veal along with a good selection of fresh seafood, steak and lamb.

We also offer a lunch menu during the week ranging from variety of fresh salads to our popular pasta dishes or simply a light lunch from our daily specials.

Catering and a take out service is also available, where the same top quality of food can be pick up taken home or arranged for your private function, simply contact us and a menu can be arranged.

And for private functions such as office meeting or family functions we offer a private room to accommodate up to 30 people.

Being a family owned and operated restaurant, we believe in what we serve, we take great pride in what we create and how it is presented.  My family and I would like to welcome you and guarantee your stay a Napoli's to be pleasurable and a long lasting relationship.

Bassel & Milad . Buon appetito

Awards & Recognition

Warm and Inviting Restaurant Wins People’s Palates and Votes

Charm and elegance are at the heart of exceptional Italian cuisine: That’s what people have discovered at Napoli’s Café.  This celebrated Stittsville eatery is a special treat.  The authentic, mouth-watering food, the warm, welcoming ambience and the exceptional, personal service are evidence that this family run Italian café is all about fabulous hospitality. The attention to detail is superb: water glasses are never empty, the homemade bread is always warm and fragrant and the food is always hot.

The People’s Choice Award as Goulbourn’s Restaurant of the Year is recognition that the establishment is operated by people who care.

Bassel and Milad Khalil opened the restaurant in 1993. They were able to capitalize on the experience they gained at the restaurant their parents operated in the west end, one of Ottawa’s first and best pizzerias. “Being a family owned and operated restaurant, we believe in what we serve, we take great pride in what we create and how it is presented,” says Bassel. “My family and I would like to welcome you to your second home.”

Napoli’s menu offers everything from homemade pasta and fresh veal to top grade steaks and seafood entrees. Try the grilled salmon served over mushroom risotto, or the rosemary infused rack of veal and grilled vegetables over garlic mash and tarragon sauce. There’s also an extensive wine list.  Enjoy weekday lunch at Napoli’s. For those summer nights Napoli’s offers a patio for a candle light dinner, a private get together with family friends or an office party. The dining room is being expanded this fall. Catering and a take out service are also available.

For a candlelit dinner, a get together with friends or any occasion, Napoli’s is sure to please.

Comments / Reviews

Monday, 1 February 2016
Mr. Peter Smith 
We LOVE your restaurant and your food. We have brought many friends there and will continue to visit! 

Monday, 25 January 2016
Excellent repas et service.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 
Thank you for accomodating us in the private dining room. It was a wonderful dinner party for my Mom's 70th birthday. Our waitress was awesome!

Monday, 11 January 2016 
We were there for a girls night out and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our food! It is so nice to have a gem like this in our neighbourhood, as busy mums, we don't want to go downtown.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016 
Catherine McGregor
Four of us enjoyed a wonderful evening with dinner and wine. Everything was perfect ! Looking forward to our next visit.

Friday, 1 January 2016
Barry Pilon 
Always a nice experience ... friendly and attentlve staff, very good food and service at a reasonable price.

Monday, 23 November 2015 
Always a great time at Napoli's Cafe! The restaurant has become one of our favourites in the region. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Monday, 9 November 2015 
It was wonderful! The food was INCREDIBLE!!!!!! I loved booking online and our table was ready and waiting. Can't wait to come back. A perfect experience!

Monday, 9 November 2015 
The waitress was attentive and eager to please. The food was hot when it arrived and the portions generous. Wine list is extensive. We enjoyed ourselves and would happily go again !

aturday, 7 November 2015 
I had the carpaccio and Mediterranean salad with steak. Both were delicious.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 
Mr John Van Zanten 
As always we were made to feel like family

Monday, 5 October 2015 
Great evening. Great food. Thanks for another great dining experience.

Monday, 5 October 2015 
Mr Robert Smith 
Love it. Veal parm was fantastic. Cozy and friendly.

October 12, 2015
Bassel, just wanted to send a short note of thanks for putting on a great dinner for us on Thursday evening ... food was outstanding, service was top drawer - your daughter Nicole did a great job taking care of the gang and providing top end service.

Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again soon.

John P.

Monday, 14 September 2015 
Cindy Langill 
We were a table of 10 and we had a fantastic time.. the meal was excellent and the service was excellent.. thank you so much.. plus we ordered the salad dressing which is amazing.

Monday, 14 September 2015 
My friend and I ordered the chicken diablo but found the chicken overcooked and dry. It needed a sauce to go with it and was lukewarm when it arrived. I did not send it back as we were with friends and did not want to make a fuss. Our husbands enjoyed their meal which was different from ours. The waitress was attentive and the atmosphere was great. 

Monday, 14 September 2015 
Online reservation was such an easy process ! We extremely enjoyed our evening ... excellent food & excellent service in an enjoyable setting. Keep up the great work ! Very interesting concept that you have regarding being closed briefly in the afternoon. 

Thursday, 10 September 2015 
It was the first time at your restaurant and we enjoyed it. Our friends who we were with live in Stitsville (we're in Winchester) but they hadn't been there either. We were there to discuss our upcoming CIBC Run for The Cure team so we didn't just sit down & order as you would for dinner. However, our servers were very attentive to that so they did not rush us but kept an eye for when we wren ready. The food was great! My husband (mr picky) order spaghetti & meatball and was very impressed!!! I had the manicotti which was excellent& our friends were also impressed with their meals. Booking the reservations online was very easy. The only area which I thought was disappointing was the loudness off the restaurant. I have cancer that has matastised to the brain and the noise made it difficult for me to hear and focus on our table conversation. However, I understand that you cannot control everything just something to think about. Other then that we certainly enjoyed it, would definitely go again and have even recommended it other friends.

Friday, 28 August 2015 
Excellent meal, will definitely be back!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 
Great food!!! The appetizer board for two was delicious.

Monday, 10 August 2015 
Un-rushed time to enjoy dinner!

Thursday, 9 July 2015 
It was are anniversary and it was a great choice. Food was delicious.

Thursday, 2 July 2015 
We love coming here. We always get a good meal.

May 30, 2015
Karen Kedrosky
Hi Bassel

Thanks so much for all your help in putting together our Prom Parent's dinner. It was a special evening and everyone had a wonderful time! 

The menu and food were great.. thanks again for adding the salmon ( it was delicious!) and making the menu work for us. 

All your special touches were most appreciated.

Joanne and Karen 

May 29, 2015
Rosa Lee
Hi everyone, 
First off, thank you for the kind and patient service everyone provided. The food was perfect and you made my birthday so memorable.
I appreciate your kindness so much,

Thursday, 23 April 2015 
Very good food & service. My husband says it's the best lasagna he's ever had. Only issue I had was with the online booking. Unable to make a change so I had to leave a voicemail. Called back again to confirm the change was made as didn't receive a call or any kind of email notification. The booking reminder came after I changed the date as far as I can recall. Have recommended you to friends & colleagues.

Saturday, 28 March 2015 
Patrick Shanahan 
Best restaurant in the West End of Ottawa 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 
We moved to Stittsville last summer, but did not visit Napoli's until January - it has become one of our favourites for sure! 

Sunday, 22 February 2015 
Ms Linda Murphy 
Nicely met when I arrived, good table and great food. I will be back (this was my second very good meal here). Would you ever consider a shuttle for games and events at CTC? 

Sunday, 22 February 2015
We had a very enjoyable girls night out close to home.

February 22, 2015
Donna Thomsen
Good Morning Basil,
We enjoyed our Friday evening dinner as usual. Nicole was a great server and attentive all night. Your mussels appetizer are the best. Donna's veal dish was perfectly done. My veal chop was a bit more fatty than I would hope for but well cooked and presented.
All the best,
Donna and Bob Thomsen

January 12, 2015
Nancy Rosien
Hi Basil,
I wanted to send you a note to thank you very much for a wonderful afternoon on Saturday to celebrate my mom’s 85th birthday. It was just fantastic, everything went so smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time. The menu selections you suggested were perfect! Please pass along special thanks to your daughter. She was fantastic and was so accommodating with us.
All the best,

November 30, 2014
Brian Haddon
Hello, Basil.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend getaway as much as we enjoyed our evening at Napoli's. The food was as wonderful as always and the staff looked after us very well. I believe that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Many thanks to you and your staff, 

Brian Haddon

Saturday, 15 November 2014 
Had a very pleasant evening. The food was excellent and the waitresses were very efficient. Wine of the month was also very enjoyable and went well with our meals which were hot and tasty.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thank you so much for everything last Saturday night. Your hospitality and the professional and courteous staff that took care of our group were simply outstanding!

I have heard from a number of guests giving great reviews and thanking us for such a great evening and I know that every single one of our family and guests had the time if their lives. It was a real world class evening of dinner and a show...and the food, well, the food was excellent as always and please pass my compliments to the chef.

A million thank you's Basil, you really made my parents 50th anniversary a night to remember. Gaby and I will be back soon for dinner and see you then.

With best regards, your friend,

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hi Basil: I just wanted to say thank you for a great Lunch. I've had lots of positive feedback. The food was great and there was lots of it, which kept the guys very happy, and us girls didn't leave much behind either. In particular, thanks for being so accommodating with the allergy considerations. I thoroughly enjoyed my dairy free meal :)

Again, thanks and have a very Merry Christmas

Lynell Wight

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A quick note to thank you again for the tremendous evening, you guys are terrific hosts, the food, evening was terrific. Unfortunately my schedule today was a little busy so Cheryl and I were taking it a little slow, but the night out was awesome, so thanks again for the invite.

Very rewarding that you can host such an important Charity and to have the Sens involved, nice work.

Merry Christmas -Safe and happy holidays

Cheryl and Tim


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

We just wanted to Thank You, Joanne, Milad and all the staff for an excellent party last night!! That party really helps bring the Christmas spirit into our hearts!!! Its always a pleasure to meet new people like Colleen & Hans. And of course for me its always a very big pleasure to have my Christmas Picture taken with Chris Neill!!

Thanks again for everything and we are very proud that we participated in the amazing fundraising for Rogers House.

Michelle & Gerry


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What a great night! Well done everyone. To bring a small group of people together for a few hours of laughs and fun and great food AND raise over $30,000 is a real feat and speaks to how hard everyone worked on the evening and how passionate we are for our community.

Many Thanks.


Cyril M. Leeder, FCA President & Alternate Governor Ottawa Senators Hockey Club


Dec 20, 2011

Well just sat down at my desk from a morning of meetings, you think I would be tired but I am still so happy from such a successful night!  Between the hosts, Bassel and Milad and all of their staff the night was a huge success! Bassel did not disappoint and made everyone happy with his famous dance moves.  A great turnout of players that added to the event atmosphere and excitement.  The live auction was a huge success! LOTS of adds on that have all been recorded and much to organize but it is a pleasure to do so. The total for Live Auction was $28,600.00  Raffle was also a great success and thanks for our great volunteers Josh, Janelle and Ryan I could not have done this without you!  The total for raffle was $2515.00 ! So the grand total is $31,115!!!!  Congratulations to all. 


 Jennifer Graves
 Fundraising Coordinator/Community Events
 Sens Foundation


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just wanted to say thank you for last night. Everything went perfectly, the food was excellent and our server just made the night. She was fantastic! Thanks again, my dad had a great time.



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello Bassel,
Just wanted to thank you very much again for the excellent dinner last week. My familly was very happy with the service and food provided. We will be recomending your restaraunt to anyone and you have gained customers for life... Thanks again,
Joe Glynn


Thursday, August 25, 2011

We have lived in Kanata since 1978 and over the years we have visited your restaurant and have always been pleased with the food,wine, and service. Last night was  no exception. My wife had delicious pasta with asparagus and I had delicious cannelloni. The escargots were nice and hot served with beautiful mushrooms. The starter Caesar was excellent. We had a very good wine in Sangiovese and  Pinot Gregio. I enjoyed your coffee so much that I had 2 cups. Unfortunately we could not have dessert as we were full. Erica our server was fast,efficient,and courteous and always a smile on her face. One important factor I have found for a restaurant to be successful is  clean washrooms and you met the test. we hope to be back soon.

Continue success, Have A Great  Day

Mike O'Brien  Kanata Ont


Friday, 4 Mar 2011

Good morning Bassel, Joanne and Milad,

 I would like you to take this opportunity and congratulate you for being honoured as Restaurant of the Year at the 2011 Kanata Chamber of Commerce’s People’s Choice Business Awards.

This is a tremendous honour as it comes from the voice of the people in Stittsville who see not only the quality of food you provide, but your many contributions to the betterment of the Stittsville community.

Thank you for all you have done for our residents and I look forward to continuing our working relationship.



Shad Qadri
Councillor, Serving the community of Stittsville within the City of Ottawa
City of Ottawa

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bassel, on behalf of Doug and me, thank you very much for the terrific job you and your staff did of taking care of our party last weekend (May 14).  The room was perfect, and the table arrangements worked out well.  The food, as always, was very good, and everyone we spoke to said that their meal was very good and very tasty. 

In addition, your staff was very helpful and efficient and attentive.  And both Doug and I were able to relax, have fun, and enjoy the evening.

Thank you again for looking after us and all of the beforehand preparations (emails, meeting with us, your suggestions, etc.).

We will come by soon to say 'thank you' in person.

All the best,

Sandy and Doug Oneschuk

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Thanks so much for the full gourmet treatment and wonderful ambience last night.  Everything was just terrific, beyond our expectations, and the two guys were both gracious and entertaining.  Your establishment is clearly the centerpiece of our community and the contribution that you and your team make is without equal.

Thanks Again from All of Us


16 December, 2009

Hi Bas
Last night was such fun! The food and service was fabulous and the guests were the best.
I hear you are on your way to Vegas to open for the Stars. All the best in your new career....we will miss you!
Love Judy


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thanks to you and Jo-anne and your brother and all of your very warm and talented staff for the  fun filled, fantastic evening.  That was a tremendous amount of work for all of you and would have required detailed planning but I can tell you as a guest it was well worth it and for a terrific cause.  I am sure you are all very tired today and in your business there is no rest for the wicked. We had a blast!! The food was awesome and the atmosphere  first class. Baseell you should be in show business - you are just the best.  Thanks again for a fabulous evening.   



Sunday, May 10, 2009


Thank you very much for helping to make our nursing reunion last evening such a great success.  My classmates thoroughly enjoyed your restaurant, the food, and the atmosphere in your special room at the back.  The lady and young man who served us were very attentive and the pace of the service was excellent. The personalization of the menus and even the bills was much appreciated.  It will be a special memory for all of us and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your cafe to others.

Thanks again.  Judy legere


Monday, April 27, 2009

Hello Bassel

I’m glad I held my daughter’s shower at your fine restaurant.  All the ladies certainly enjoyed themselves and your establishment provided everyone with a close and elegant feel.  I want to thank you for the outstanding service and food that you served. Your choices (of food) were excellent. 

Thank you once again

Marie Ciesielski


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