Center Town Donair & Pizza
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2009 Mar 4
THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! NEW PLACE CHECK IT OUT! The place is actually run by two Lebanese brothers from Halifax that knew that their famous east coast donair could make a killing here in Ottawa since there is not really anyone here that makes it fresh from scratch. The indians mentioned below are only workers. I did not think that they would pull it off but the donair is amazing! I would definetly recommend it!

2009 Feb 23
Food Specials at Centertown Resto Bar.


2009 Feb 23
oh this is that place I was talking about the other day!

The guy who I met that identified himself as the owner was Arabic so maybe there's more than a couple that run it

2009 Feb 23
Dropped by to checkout the 'Halifax Donair'. See seperate entry.
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(... and for my love of EastCaost Donairs see here www.ottawafoodies.com

and here

www.ottawafoodies.com )

Basic decor ... beer posters and signs, plain tables, unmatched chairs and 'classic' carpet.

Run by an East Indian couple. Him running the front end and she the kitchen.

While I was there (approx. 5:30pm on a Saturday)the pizzza/food orders were flying in over the ever-ringing phone. That's usually a good sign.

Parking is a bit of a challange.


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2013 Feb 17
I was born and raised in Halifax. Having lived there for 39 of my almost 42 years, I know donairs. The donairs at Centretown Pizza are indeed the real deal. The donairs we had from there today were as good as any we've ever had back home, and even better than a few. The meat is in smaller pieces, and it is spicy/garlicky, but good, and still authentic in taste. The sauce was bang-on and abundant. The tomato and onion were generous and tasted fresh. The bread was prepared the way we're used to, dipped in water prior to warming on the grill for that chewy texture.

We enjoyed them very much, and we'll probably have indigestion later on, the sign of a truly good donair.
The gentleman who owns the place is very friendly, and we had a good chat about back home. He has owned 3 donair spots back east, so he knows his stuff.

If you can't make it back to K.O.D. or Tony's (sadly, Bash Toulany's has closed) and you need a real donair fix, this is the place to get it. We're good now for a while, as donairs for us are a once-in-a-blue-moon craving.


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2012 Jan 29
Just licking the last remaining flavor of the Halifax Donair from Centretown that I picked up 30 mins ago. Being from Down East, I used to have donair meat and sauce shipped to me in Montreal, now I just have to drive 1.5 km to Centretown for the same experience. Good thick sliced spiced meat, good onion and tomato ratio but I can only say a bit more sauce is the only thing needed to improve this product.

Job well done. I will definitely go back and bring friends and family the next time.

2009 Jun 2
Now this is delicious donair. I agree with Courtney: the meat is definitely spicier than the "normal" Halifax donair, but it provides a healthy counterpoint to the sweet sauce and the tangy raw onions that are put into it.

The people running it were very friendly: I got my order for takeout and the fellow handed it to me with a smile and said, "See you again soon!"

He was right. But this time you'd better believe I'm going to eat it in the restaurant so we can totally drink beer and stuff ourselves with garlic fingers.

2009 Jun 2
The owners are really friendly, but besides that- they do the best Halifax donair that I know of in Ottawa. Possibly the only one? They have raised the prices (by a dollar I think for the donairs)
Their donair meat has a bit more kick (a slight spiciness, which I like a lot) than most east coast ones.
I have seen both types of pita used down east, depending on the place. Since you can buy the pocket style so fresh around here, I understand why they use it.
It's messy though, really needs a plate or I get sauce all over my clothes... :) A nice treat for anyone who is from the east coast and misses the authentic donair experience.

2009 Feb 23
Donair pricing from their flyer ... for your reference.

2009 Feb 23
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The Halifax(or Eastcoast) Donair was made famous by KOD (King of Donairs) See ---> www.ottawafoodies.com <---.

KOD was featured in "The Trailer Park Boys" a number of times. There's one episode when Julian goes on the 'swish' and ends up eating dicarded pizza crusts and hanging out with a dirty 'ol dog in the back of a KOD.

Anyhoo, the Centertown Resto Bar / Pizza Restaurant Halifax donair does come pretty close to the KOD version.

The meat is really really close. The sauce and amount of onions and tomatoes is bang on. BUT the pita bread is not the same. An eastcoast donair has a pita bread that does not split into two pieces. It's more like a Mr. Pita Greek Style Pita. Also, there could be more garlic for that post Donair Stink.

The picture is not pretty ... but then again a Halifax Donair is never pretty.

I did have some flashbacks when I hoed the thing down.

Now that I've had my fix, it will be a while before I go get another.... unless I get into the Keiths some night while listening to McGinty or SignalHill or Pogey or Great Big Sea.




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2009 Jun 2
After a lot of requests from East Coasters living in Ottawa, the owner added this item to the menu. Called Butter fingers on the menu (although I've always known of them as garlic fingers), these things are authentic! It's one of those foods you crave after drinking, they're sorta greasy- but in a good way. (And not as greasy as some I've tried)
My husband is really picky when it comes to getting the sauce right- And it gets his Saint Johner seal of approval.
Before this place, as far as I know, you could not get garlic fingers in Ottawa. (I tried them at Hooley's but they were all wrong. A shame really)
I just thought I'd share the good news for all the other east coast transplants in Ottawa- yum!



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