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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful lunch here yesterday in the private dining room with our staff. The private dining room is a generous space that is comfortable and decorated so elegantly. We had the undivided attention of the best server, Sophia. She treated us like family!...More

Thank TammyH222
Reviewed 6 days ago

I , for the first time, visited Trattoria Caffé Italia on June 20, 2017 for a dinner with a friend. We were not deceived by the experience. The food was authentic and delicious. I recommend the Gnocchi Alla Napoletana if you are tired of pasta......More

Thank djat1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to go for authentic Italian cuisine if spending the evening in Preston / Little Italy. A nice bar with beer on tap and a massive wine list, the service was friendly and the food was better than any chain...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wine menu and what a menu for food. The food is excellent. We have the zucchini to start with bruschetta. Both delicious. Our mains were all fresh and filling and delicious.

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The atmosphere on a Saturday at lunch time was great, busy and bustling but not overpowering. Our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our lunch and a glass of wine before the theatre.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Our party of three went to Trattoria Caffe Italia on a week night before going to the Gladstone Theatre. The service was prompt and attentive. For starters, one member of our group ordered the soup special, one had beef carpaccio and one had escargots Siciliana....More

Thank Ottawans
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This used to be one of my favourite Italian restaurants on Preston Street because of the atmosphere, service, quality of food and value. Although the atmosphere and friendly service is still there, the quality of the food does not seem to have kept up with...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I love this place. I feel like I'm stepping into Italy. Service always good, food delicious. Their margarita pizza is simply outstanding. The flavors are authentic. Definitely going back again.

Thank Patrizia D
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Got a craving for salmon but I didn't want to go out. So I settled to ordering in Uber eats, it was very expensive so I thought it must be good, right? This was the most disappointing salmon ever. It was mushy, not seasoned, had...More

Thank Emilie R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Went there with a friend on a Wednesday night. It was really cold outside so we were craving Italian comfort food. My friend ordered the fried zucchini as an appetizer, it came quickly but had too much batter and wasn't very well seasoned so tasted...More

Thank judith201640
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.29 km away
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.75 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 32
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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