We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Food

Really enjoyed my meal there. Unfortunately I live too far away to return more often.

Reviewed March 30, 2012
Perth, Canada
Little Italy

HAve the impression of being in Italy for a few minutes. Discover the food, lots of good real... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2012
Pierre B
Gatineau, Canada
Read all 58 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good55%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“little italy”(4 reviews)
“dow's lake”(8 reviews)
“il primo”(3 reviews)
The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ottawa
from US$15.22
More Info
from US$23.00
More Info
from US$28.87
More Info
Reviews (58)
There are newer reviews for Preston Street
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
56 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslittle italydow's lakeil primogreat streetcomedy clubnice walkgreat place to visitevoodowscanal
Updating list...
41 - 50 of 56 reviews
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Really enjoyed my meal there. Unfortunately I live too far away to return more often.

Thank PerthDarter
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Wonderful place to come and relax, tons of places to eat and drink. Don't miss it if you're in town.

Thank graciious
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Preston Street is the heart of Little Italy. There are tons of restaurants, most of them good, but there is a lack of anything else (few shops or cafés.) At one end of Preston is LeBreton Flats and the Ottawa River, and the other, Dow's...More

2  Thank Trillium_Family
Reviewed February 25, 2012

HAve the impression of being in Italy for a few minutes. Discover the food, lots of good real italian and stores

1  Thank Pierre B
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Recently renovated, the street is inviting and the food an experience to enjoy. At any season and during festivals it is a Do Not Miss. The restaurants are friendly and the service is excellent and affordable. Parking is available on the street. Many shops and...More

1  Thank Dianne2121
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Known as Little Italy, Preston Street has recently undergone a major renovation that has broadened sidewalks, improved lighting and signage and generally made it a more welcoming place. Lined with many good Italian and other (but mostly Italian) restaurants, this is a better place to...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed February 10, 2012

We love to go to Preston Street. From the old Prescott hotel with its storied past to laughing it up at Absolute comedy to dining in the quirky Pub Italia with its Beer Bible, Preston is the place to park the car and start strolling....More

1  Thank HJToursInc
Reviewed February 6, 2012

The best of Ottawa's Italian restaurants are to be found on Preston Street. A wonderful place to be during local and Italian festivals. ts proximity to Dow's Lake make it a great year round destination.

Thank ericon991
Reviewed January 26, 2012

If you're looking to do an espresso tour in Ottawa, don't miss little Italy. My favourite is the morning owl (on Rochester street) but they are only open till 3 pm and are closed on weekends. Still worth the visit. If you are looking to...More

Thank Cvalique
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Lately renovated, upgraded still with lot's of European flair. Nice window shopping, having dinner or cappuccino in variety of Italian restaurants.

Thank 2alfa
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 72 hotels in Ottawa
Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites
1,860 reviews
2.06 km away
Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
3,214 reviews
2.07 km away
Radisson Hotel Ottawa Parliament Hill
1,001 reviews
2.13 km away
Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
1,278 reviews
2.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,983 restaurants in Ottawa
325 reviews
.16 km away
EVOO Greek Kitchen
281 reviews
.07 km away
Stoneface Dolly's
260 reviews
.21 km away
81 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 589 attractions in Ottawa
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
187 reviews
1.26 km away
Central Experimental Farm
103 reviews
.33 km away
Dows Lake Pavilion
186 reviews
.35 km away
The Gladstone Theatre
27 reviews
.69 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Preston Street staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines