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Allegro Ristorante

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422 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
+1 613-235-7454
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here for a celebration dinner recently. The reataurant is located in the heart of Little Italy and serves the usual menu of southern Italian dishes. Our group started with a appetizer platter which included fried zucchini, calamari and mussels, all of which were enjoyed by everyone. For the main course I had the veal parmigiana which was excellent.... More 

Thank Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada
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139 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went for a date night to Allegro. The restaurant was quite intimate with only about eight tables. The service was great, and we were given bruschetta while we waited for our drinks, and later delicious bread while we waited for our meals. We both enjoyed our meals, and I had enough leftover for lunch tomorrow (we... More 

Thank yashinfan
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Welcoming, competent staff. Fabulous food and impeccable service with nobody fawning over you but seemed to know just the right time to refresh water glasses and pour wine. From the second we arrived until our last bite of a fabulous meal, we knew we'd found a new favourite place… and as newcomers to Ottawa, we were thrilled. We will be... More 

1 Thank vicarswife
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The service is terrible. The recurring excuse was that they had 2 groups that night. So it took 1.25 hr to get our food after we ordered. Pitiful. One of the groups was extremlely loud and rowdy and was disturbing all other patrons, yet the staff never intervened to calm them down a bit. The food was just ok. The... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was looking for dinner the other night and had frequented many of the Preston Street establishments and most in the Byward...this by far is my favorite to-date. Tony and his team do a great job. Food quality is excellent, service is great. Keep up the good work!

1 Thank Paul K
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We decided on a whim to go out for dinner to the Preston street area on a hot summer evening. My husband had good memories of business lunches at Allegro and suggested we eat there. It turned out to be a great idea. The restaurant was cosy and nicely decorated with good air conditioning. Our waiter recommended the sea bass... More 

1 Thank Cabsauve
Gatineau, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good atmosphere. Good Food. Good service. Would recommend for groups or couples for dining. Limited parking.

Thank Jack F
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We made reservations in advance for our 49th Wedding Anniversary dinner, arrived 20 min late because of traffic accident (called ahead and they agreed to hold our table). When we arrived all they would give us was this tiny table against a wall. There were two other tables for 4 with no reservations signs on them. Ask for those tables... More 

Thank LiseLamadeleine
Gander, Newfoundland
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Visited Allegro Ristorante with a couple of friends. Our waiter was fantastic, knew his wines plus he bakes the bread (I think) - the food, absolutely outstanding. 3 people, one app (plus the complimentary bread); 3 mains; 1 bottle of wine; 2 coffees) $110 - I wished I lived there, I'd try everything on the menu :)

1 Thank GanderGirl
Ottawa, Canada
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were 2 couples on a Saturday night. The food was generally very good, with highlights being the sausage appetizer, pasta and veal dishes. Complimentary bruscetta and delicious bread were a nice touch. Service was friendly , but a bit absent minded as we had to ask for drinks, new plates, cutlery etc..There is a large room upstairs which would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-235-7454
AS of May 1, 2014 - we are under new ownership!
Whether your in the mood for traditional Italian or new age inspired dishes let the flavours of Italy explode your taste buds! Feel like pasta? Our homemade Gnocchi is sure to make your mouth water with fresh pasta in a rose sauce. In the mood for seafood? Why not try our scallop martini, fresh scallops marinated in a vodka lime juice and grilled to perfection served over a bed of red peppers in a martini glass. Whatever you're in the mood for Allegro is sure to have it. New Owners, New Look, New Menu, New Taste!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?