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Great street with very good restaurants

A slice of Italy in Ottawa, Preston street has a great hardware store, patisseries, restaurants and... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2015
Traveldogs36
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Ottawa, Canada
much closer to the homeland with authenticity about Italy beyond food

I have taken many long distance walking tours of Ottawa in the many times I have visited this... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2014
GuidoLocattelli
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Akron, Ohio
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The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
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Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Reviewed February 3, 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

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Reviewed December 25, 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 GuidoLocattelli
Reviewed July 4, 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 June 15, 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 April 24, 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 January 23, 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 January 13, 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 December 28, 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

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

we live near here but the 5* event is the ferrari festival in june - free, up close experiences with ferraris, audis, alfa romeos, etc etc. i am not big into cars but really enjoy this festival - great fun.

1  Thank starmoras
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great neighbourhood for all kinds of things. Cafes to hi-end restaurants, and the best Italian coffee and pastries and gelattos. here ared so many restaurants we like to visit here, i could not list them all.

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