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Trattoria Caffe Italia

254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-236-1081
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second time we have come here for Valentine's Day dinner. It's perfect with red check table cloths, candlelight and a accordion player who wanders among the tables. At the end of the evening women are given a red rose. The Valentine dinner...More

Thank Evangaline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not say enough about the wonderful experience we had at the Trattoria Cafe Italia yesterday. Having eaten a delicious, fresh lunch as a party of 5, we inquired about returning for dinner with a much larger group. The staff went to great lengths...More

Thank AjenKitchener
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I hate to start this review on a bad note, but the first part of our trip to Caffe Trattoria, parking, was one. Their parking lot it quite cramped and it was difficult to maneuver the car into a spot. Unfortunately, the man at the...More

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Arrived and the person who greeted us said she could not find our reservation and it was her first day on the job and she would be right back. The (owner I presume) came out to meet and greet the regulars which is fine but...More

Thank OttawaCurler
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for the review, I will give the feedback to the kitchen. We hope to see you again soon. Our servers appreciate the compliment! Regards, Dominic Owner

Reviewed 25 November 2017

I recently went to Trattoria with a friend for lunch and the food was fresh and delicious! The service and the atmosphere was great as well. I had no complaints and, I will definitely be going back soon!

Thank BhavikaPatel
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you Bhavika! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Food here is cafeteria quality at best and is served in fine dining portions at fine dining prices. My main course looked exactly like a Swanson tv dinner, specifically the turkey one. I've never been so insulted eating a meal. Stay away, especially if you...More

3  Thank Sean P
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I made a reservation at this restaurant to go after the matinee performance at the Gladstone. When we arrive at 6 p.m. They had no record of the reservation but were able to seat us anyhow. They advertise a discount of 15% if you have...More

Thank OttawaMarge
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi Marge, I apologize for your evening. On the theater website, it states that the theater discount is only valid from Monday through Thursday. Our longest wait time on that busy Saturday night was 1 hour, but that is no excuse. These issues have been...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I really crazy about pasta and I search for great pasta and this pasta is one of the best pasta that I’ve tried in my life ☺️🍲

Thank Tina A
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you Tina! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 20 October 2017

First time visit to this restaurant on a Thursday night. We arrived early - 5pmish, and the restaurant wasn't busy so we were seated right away. The server promptly came to our table. After perusing the menu for a few minutes, we decided to order...More

Thank tttbrown
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

We're sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience at our restaurant. I was here myself last Thursday, and I wish you would have reached out to me as I could have done something to make your meal more pleasant. Please accept our sincere...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Looking forward to dinner and the theatre last week, we made reservations at the restaurant to ensure that we could walk "across the street" to the Gladstone with time to spare. However, much to our dismay, we were not only offered a table at the...More

1  Thank srb535
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-236-1081
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Located in Ottawa’s Little Italy, Trattoria Caffe Italia has been a top choice for locals and tourists for more than 25 years. Our impressive wine list, representing more than 7000 bottles from Italy and across the world, has allowed us to be the recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award for several consecutive years. Join us for a casual yet exceptional lunch or dinner in our rustic yet modern dining room, host a corporate or family event in one of our two private dining facilities or dine under the stars on our rooftop terrazzo during the summer months.
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