La Taverna – About Us

A Little Story About Us

La Taverna came from a Preston Street staple, Caruso Bakery. The young wide eyed great niece of the epic proprietors grew up in that bakery as well as the many old school Preston St. underground speakeasys. Hence, Stephanie Caruso, La Taverna’s owner and operator was destined for greatness.

Aneesh Swarup is the proud head chef and co-owner of La Taverna. With his eclectic and creative dishes, he is a true inspiration to up and coming chefs. He could’ve been a lawyer. A chocolatier. He even won The Swiss Made Challenge…but he’s here instead to tantalize your taste buds with his years of experience and passion.

We can’t wait for you to join us in our simply elevated atmosphere. So, let’s eat well, drink well with no regrets!


We were recently featured on CTV News Ottawa’s Five and Dine where Stephanie & Aneesh describe what you’d expect when you visit La Taverna.

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