Our all-too-brief summer is not done yet, but the end, alas, is in sight.

Before it slips away into the cooler days of fall, let’s take advantage of the lingering warmth to relax and enjoy a glass of bubbly on one of Ottawa’s many patios.

Since we’ve opted for the alliteration of patios and Prosecco, whether you prefer this bubbly or another wine let’s start where Prosecco begins, in Italy – or in our case, Little Italy.

DiVino Wine Studio

Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine paired with an extensive wine list.
225 Preston St.; website

Antipazzo

Still with the Italian theme, but moving into Old Ottawa South, Antipazzo is the new restaurant that replaced the respected John Taylor’s Genuine Food and Wine Bar. Sure, the patio is on a busy street, but it’s close to home.
1091 Bank St.; website

Tavern on the Hill

A huge terrace with sofas, bistro tables and incredible vistas. What more could you want? Oh, there’s gourmet hotdogs, too.
1223 Alexandra Bridge; website

La Terrasse

The Château Laurier’s open-air restaurant boasts one of the best views in the city, including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal.
1 Rideau St.; website

Canal Ritz

For a different view of the canal, it’s hard to beat the classy Canal Ritz.
375 Queen Elizabeth Dr.; website

Black Tomato

Occupying prime real estate in the ByWard Market’s Clarendon Courtyard, this secluded stone patio adds Old-World charm to the outdoor dining experience.
11 George St.; website

107 on Fourth Avenue Wine Bar

It’s deceiving from the front, but hidden away behind this restaurant is a gem of a patio under the trees.
107 Fourth Ave.; website

Of course, there are many, many more patio options in the city. But these should get you started. Saluti!