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Preston Street

Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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The heart of Italy

Preston street known as little Italy. Love it, for pasta, entertainment or drinks for fare anything... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2015
Marie-France L
Ottawa, Canada
over rated

When comparing to other Little Italy's around the globe, the Ottawa version is very bad... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2015
Marc A
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The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Preston street known as little Italy. Love it, for pasta, entertainment or drinks for fare anything Italian you can find it here. There are also more well known chain bars/pubs and a comedy club to boast. It is nice to go and walk in the...More

2  Thank Marie-France L
Reviewed 15 February 2015

When comparing to other Little Italy's around the globe, the Ottawa version is very bad. Gentrification taken to it's extreme. And the sad part is, there are no Italians to be seen.

1  Thank Marc A
Reviewed 3 February 2015

A slice of Italy in Ottawa, Preston street has a great hardware store, patisseries, restaurants and many other shops as well, all with an Italian flair

Thank Traveldogs36
Reviewed 25 December 2014

I have taken many long distance walking tours of Ottawa in the many times I have visited this wonderful city. I was looking for an education about modern-day and recent Italy. A display about current events having to do with Italy's place in the world...More

1  Thank GiudoLocattelli
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Have been in Little Italy on Preston Street a few times recently, both at lunch time and in the evening. Always busy. A fun place to stroll. Lots of restaurants, primarily, but not exclusively, Italian and shops along the street. On a summer evening, people...More

1  Thank Golferboy18
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Last night on my evening walk I was intrigued by the closure of Preston Street on part if my route. I headed down to see what was going on and discovered a big street festival with bands playing, people dancing, restaurant patios extending on to...More

Thank bbilmer
Reviewed 24 April 2013

If you are looking for a street with a wide variety of restaurents you can't do better than Prestion. It also has a remarkable hardware store where you can make great discoveries. Service is generally good everywhere. I really enjoy Il Primo restaurent. I am...More

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Too many over sauced quasi Italian recipes in the restaurants and not at all cheap - but nothing in Ottawa is. There are some good restaurants but haven't found one recently.

1  Thank ThoughtfulTraveler05
Reviewed 13 January 2013

This is just a great walk. The street has been refurbished and there are so many great coffee shops and places to buy cheese like Luciano foods that it makes your spin. Luciano foods has hams hanging and wonderful Italian breads as well as cheeses...More

1  Thank Karine427
Reviewed 28 December 2012

great lots of cute restaurants nice walks by dows lake italian food yum yum parking is a little tricky at times especially in the winter - - good luck

Thank Kayla_M_12880
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