Idyllically set right along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, The Ivy offers guests a truly one of a kind dining experience.
OWNERS & HEAD CHEF
STEV & DEANNA
Stev and Deanna own The Ivy Restaurant as well as Riva restaurant in Gananoque and Olivea restaurant in Kingston. They met at Stratford chefs’ school and since graduating have made Kingston and the 1000 islands home. Their first restaurant Casa Bella was in the former Britton House near the marina in Gananoque. Stev and Deanna have a passion for hospitality and dining, they look forward to welcoming you to the Ivy.
Cici has worked with Stev and Deanna since she graduated from chef school, working her way to the head chef position at Olivea Restaurant in Kingston. Inspired by her mother’s Portuguese heritage and Olivea staff trips to Italy Cici creates dishes highlighting fresh seasonal ingredients prepared simply. She is a born leader and excellent chef, able to put out the finest food and direct her staff with ease and a calm presence.