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Address: Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada

The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection...

The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.

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My wife and I like to walk down Preston street and pick a pub or restaurant to stop in. Lots of selection to choose from, especially from an Italian perspective. The street is... read more

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Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I like to walk down Preston street and pick a pub or restaurant to stop in. Lots of selection to choose from, especially from an Italian perspective. The street is right in the heart of Little Italy so lots of Italian culture all around you.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We go to Preston Street a few times a year - to enjoy the pubs and restaurants, most recently EVOO and the Heart and Crown. We also frequently use Preston Street as a route to other parts of the city, including the nearby Somerset Street and Chinatown. Preston Street is a fun place to check out the restaurants, cafes, shops... More 

Thank Golferboy18
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This should be the italian neighborhood At the entrance from Carling you are meet with a "Little Italy" sign hanged over the street. But it is more multicultural street than Italian, you can find here very good turkish and greek restaurants, also a stand up comedy theater. Also some north american restaurants. It si also a great place to take... More 

Thank thor2705
Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Although just a small area, it really was lovely to walk down and stop and look in some of the shops. Bought biscotti at Simply Biscotti. Have not tried them but they looked very good. The small shop was quite busy the day we were there. So many restaurants and cafes in the area. We stopped at Bridgehead for espresso.... More 

Thank CDillon
Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Preston Street is where Ottawa's Little Italy is ... Made a conscious effort to visit Little Italy, got a cab from our hotel by Rideau Center and got dropped off by the huge Little Italy sign / tunnel. We got out of the cab and were in awe of the sign and the painting inside the tunnel ... We then... More 

Thank York130
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Preston Street aka Little Italy is great. There are numerous good/great restaurants. We highly recommend Il Primo and Biscotti (coffee, desserts sandwiches) and recently Roberto's Pizza. Lots of on street parking (free Sunday). You can easily walk to Dow's Lake. Access from 417 westbound via Bronson (cross Bronson and take next left then right on Carling); 417 eastbound take Parkdale... More 

Thank John J
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

Full of great restaurants with a refurbished main street, it's the heart of Little Italy in Ottawa, Canada's capitol city. Especially lively on warm summer evenings where patios are full of locals and visitors alike.

Thank GR44andM
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Preston Street connects Carling Road and Scott Street. All Italian restaurants serving great food/ drinks are on Preston. Not too wide a street but one of those oldest ones in Ottawa. Even locals spend lot of their money in these tasty restaurants. Don't go towards to Scott Street but stay between Carling and Pretoria Bridge. Just about 5 minutes of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

I missed something here....after the huge little Italy sign, I passed nothing and then a Thai, Indian, Greek restaurant for to Pub Italia....hardly can call it Italian..... there was another spot and then nothing....did I start at the wrong end or did I Need a cab to get to the actual heart of it? Definitely not any Little Italy ever... More 

4 Thank Lucy S
Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

There is not too much to see, do or eat. We were in Ottawa for a week an we felt that this was a waste of our time in the City.

3 Thank Sofia M

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