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Preston Street

Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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neighbourhood dedicated to eating, drinking and recreation

Some great places to eat (Simply Biscotti is our favourite for breakfast panini and coffee summer... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2012
Ottawa, Canada
Big Daddy's

Preston Street is great for restaurants and shopping for seafood. Big Daddy's Crab Shack is a... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2012
Bruce B
Rockland, Canada
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The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good54%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

Some great places to eat (Simply Biscotti is our favourite for breakfast panini and coffee summer or winter) and many good restaurants to choose from....Korean, Japanese, Italian of course, Big Easy's New Orleans style cooking....and you can walk off the delightful excess walking along the...More

Thank Ottawa_CanadaSusan
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Preston Street is great for restaurants and shopping for seafood. Big Daddy's Crab Shack is a sterling example. Just wish parking was easier.

Thank Bruce B
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...More

Thank marilynr_brown
Reviewed 31 March 2012

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

Thank PerthDarter
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
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...More

2  Thank Trillium_Family
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

1  Thank Pierre B
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...More

1  Thank Dianne2121
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...More

Thank Ian G
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....More

1  Thank HJToursInc
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