Serving up, for over 3 decades, home-style favourites for more than two decades, Monkey Joe’s Bar and Grill on Carling Avenue is re-defining the casual dining experience with its newly renovated and revamped space.
Capitalizing on its popular jungle theme, this newly remodeled 4,000 sq. ft. restaurant is in a league of its own. Often described as fun and whimsical, this spacious dining lounge now boasts an open concept dining area with fully equipped custom designed leather vinyl seating, updated bar and a modern up-to-date jungle safari theme.
Monkey Joe’s eccentric and playful decor isn’t the only thing that makes it a standout. Renowned for its home-style Italian inspired cooking, this recently renovated hot-spot has been a prominent fixture in the Ottawa restaurant scene for well over 25 years, serving up a bevy of local favourites for customers looking for some good old fashion comfort food.
If there’s one thing that this family run restaurant is known for, is its food. Prepared with nothing but the best and freshest of ingredients, Monkey Joe’s menu is unmatched. From classic favourites such as zucchini sticks to gourmet pizzas, this restaurant has something for everyone.
“Our food is always fresh,” say the Mastromattei family. “They’re all homemade recipes that have been passed down from our family and have stayed the same for over 30 years.”
Perhaps its most celebrated item by far is it’s much talked about nachos. Voted number one nachos in the city, this homemade double layered dish is a masterpiece. A legend in its own right, this made to order dish is entirely prepared and made in-house with top of the line ingredients. With crispy nacho chips piled high, homemade slow cooked salsa and melt-in-your mouth cheese, it’s no wonder it’s a Monkey Joe’s classic.