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Preston Street

Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Ranked #37 of 145 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Description: The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
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Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
26 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Have been in Little Italy on Preston Street a few times recently, both at lunch time and in the evening. Always busy. A fun place to stroll. Lots of restaurants, primarily, but not exclusively, Italian and shops along the street. On a summer evening, people are sitting out on restaurant patios and strolling along, eating gelato. A very pleasant environment.

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Last night on my evening walk I was intrigued by the closure of Preston Street on part if my route. I headed down to see what was going on and discovered a big street festival with bands playing, people dancing, restaurant patios extending on to the street, "cars" (Porsches, Lambourghinis, race cars), a carnival on the big soccer pitch, and... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you are looking for a street with a wide variety of restaurents you can't do better than Prestion. It also has a remarkable hardware store where you can make great discoveries. Service is generally good everywhere. I really enjoy Il Primo restaurent. I am becoming a regular there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Too many over sauced quasi Italian recipes in the restaurants and not at all cheap - but nothing in Ottawa is. There are some good restaurants but haven't found one recently.

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is just a great walk. The street has been refurbished and there are so many great coffee shops and places to buy cheese like Luciano foods that it makes your spin. Luciano foods has hams hanging and wonderful Italian breads as well as cheeses etc...like stepping into Italy. Preston street is very vibrant, alive and a lot of fun

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

great lots of cute restaurants nice walks by dows lake italian food yum yum parking is a little tricky at times especially in the winter - - good luck

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

we live near here but the 5* event is the ferrari festival in june - free, up close experiences with ferraris, audis, alfa romeos, etc etc. i am not big into cars but really enjoy this festival - great fun.

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great neighbourhood for all kinds of things. Cafes to hi-end restaurants, and the best Italian coffee and pastries and gelattos. here ared so many restaurants we like to visit here, i could not list them all.

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Alot of people know about Preston Street and viva italia and my sister and I went to a great restaurant there that my father visited before and I believe this was among the first times I ate mussels and it was quite good.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

It's out of the way, for us, so we've only been there 3 times since we discovered it a few years ago. But the food service and wine menu are all simply excellent! You cannot go wrong with this cozy restaurant with the fresh pasta!

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