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Address: Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada

The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection...

The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.

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The Mainstay of Little Italy - Bellisimo!!!!

As a birthday gift last year, my daughter gave me a Spring Workshop in Little Italy prior to our visiting Rome that fall. The workshop was just a day, and was 'Italian for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 May 2012
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

As a birthday gift last year, my daughter gave me a Spring Workshop in Little Italy prior to our visiting Rome that fall. The workshop was just a day, and was 'Italian for the Traveler'. I didn't think I would enjoy it, but it was fun - in one of the schools close to Preston Street. The others taking the... More 

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Perth, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

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

Thank PerthDarter
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 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
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 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 Lake and the Dow's Lake Pavillion. All in all, a trip down Preston St is... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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 groceries. You will find fresh ready to cook pasta and authentic Italian gelato and we... More 

1 Thank Dianne2121
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 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 visit in the summer than winter. It s also home of Preston Hardware, one of... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 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. You'll find something you love!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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 buy a machine, preston hardware is the place to go.

Thank Cvalique

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