La Toscana di Carlotta at Burns House

255 King Street , Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S1J0 Canada (Show map)


A Tuscan-themed B&B located downtown in one of the oldest homes (Burns House, circa 1818) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, first capital of Upper Canada. Enjoy the finest handmade Tuscany linen, bath amenities from Chianti, eat a four-course Italian breakfast in original Faenza crockery in a cafe style dining guest lounge or outdoor patio, enjoy fresh squeezed fruit juices and family made Italian meats, especially prosciutto. Our rooms are bright like the Tuscan sun, rich in textile, with full ensuite bathrooms, two rooms w/private balcony and horse carriage view, coffee maker, LCD TV, Wi-Fi, guest lounge, woodland garden.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Prepare to be spoiled!

5 on November 05, 2013

Carlotta and Kash treat all their guests as if they were family. Carlotta prepares the most wonderful Italian style breakfast and each morning is something different. Kash makes wonderful tea and cappuccino and always has wonderful stories to share. Our room was beautifully decorated and had wonderful amenities such as a towel warmer, claw foot bathtub, rain shower, fireplace, and yummy Italian chocolates. The bed and breakfast is just steps away from wonderful restaurants and shops. There are plenty of places to stray while visiting Niagara-On-The-Lake, but I'm not sure why you would want to go anywhere else. We are already making plans to return!

Outstanding NOTL B&B

5 on June 16, 2010

The B&B is located in the heart of NOTL and only two or three blocks from the Shaw Theaters. The B&B is very comfortable and a joy to stay at. Carlotta, Kash and Momma were a delight to be around. Momma was visiting from Florence, Italy and was quickly learning English. The four course Italian Breakfasts were spectacular. Hope to return soon.

It was like being treated like royalty in your own home!

5 on January 31, 2010

We have just returned from our second visit to La Toscana di Carlotta. If you can imagine, being treated like royalty, feeling like you are the most important guest who has ever visited and then, finally, feeling as though this B and B is home. The food is outstanding, the rooms are lovely, the products provided (linens and toiletries) are the finest and all of that is only the beginning. Your hosts, Kash and Carlotta have a magical way of knowing just what you need when and just how much! You don't want to miss the opportunity to visit this home where you come first. You are treated to the amazing experience of Carlotta and Kash's cultural influences and their uncanny skill of making you feel as though your visit what just what they had been waiting for! Enjoy!

Breakfast !

4.8 on September 15, 2009

Carlotta, Kash and Carlotta's mother create a breakfast that is a wonderful, indulgent, occasion. The setting is a lovely porch (in the good weather), the courses are beautiful as well as delicious, and the whole experience brings a smile in the remembering. Our group included a vegan, which means a challenge, but Carlotta was up to it, and took wonderful care of him, as well as the rest of us. I don't mean to slight the rest of our experience there. The rooms were delightful, with the best bathroom I've had in a B&B recently. The advice from Kash and Carlotta about town of Niagara on the Lake and about the simplest way to see the Falls was right on. It was a delightful experience; I recommend it highly.

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Rooms & Rates

Da Vinci

Large, pleasant and airy with solid pine flooring, and with a spare twin bed for third person - add $35.00. French antique dresser, flat panel TV w/cable, coffee maker, clock radio, luxurious Italian linen, amenities from Chianti, private balcony with horse carriage view, ensuite bathroom. Named after the Renaissance genius of Mona Lisa fame. Individual A/C unit. Internet access, turndown service, balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 155 - $CAD 185


Spacious for two, with ensuite four piece bathroom with bathtub, coffeemaker, flat panel LCD TV, clock radio, luxurious Italian cotton linen, bright and warm colours, welcoming, private balcony with horse carriage and garden view, featherbed. Very old European luxury feel. Individual A/C unit. Internet access, turndown service, balcony. Named after Renaissance architect who designed the dome in Florence.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 145 - $CAD 175


Cosy, cheerful, extremely well lit with floor to ceiling windows. Flat panel TV, coffee maker, ensuite bathroom, antique dresser, clock radio. Again, high thread count Tuscany linen, a pleasure to feel. Very old and traditional European. Complimentary spring water. Individual A/C units.Internet access, turndown service. Named after the family that funded Renaissance art and architecture in Italy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 135 - $CAD 165

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Location Type

All three Shaw Festival theatres, Queen Street shopping, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo/Niagara International)

Directions to property:

One block from King and Queen Streets, downtown Niagara on the Lake, across from the Irish Harp.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights min. in high season for 2 of 3 rooms on Friday-Saturday
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 per reservation.
  • Cancellations: For 1 night bookings: If we can rebook, half of the deposit is refunded. If we can’t rebook, the deposit is not refunded. For 2+ night bookings: If we can rebook, half of the deposit is refunded. If we can't rebook, we will charge you for only one night. So PLEASE cancel early enough to give us a chance to rebook.
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Carlotta Cattani and Zuhair Kashmeri

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Cooking, Fine wines, Reading, Travel, Music, Theatre, Movies, Conversation, Meeting people, bicycling.

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4-course Tuscan Italian

  • Time Served: 8.30 to 10.00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outdoor Patio

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Signature Dish

Frittata di Mama Shara
A light Italian Tuscan omelette with sweetened onion or basil-fresh tomato sauce filling plus organic greens or baby arugula or spinach.

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