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Address: Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Description: The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of...
The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
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Great street with very good restaurants

A slice of Italy in Ottawa, Preston street has a great hardware store, patisseries, restaurants and many other shops as well, all with an Italian flair

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Preston street known as little Italy. Love it, for pasta, entertainment or drinks for fare anything Italian you can find it here. There are also more well known chain bars/pubs and a comedy club to boast. It is nice to go and walk in the summer stop for a beer or some pizza and enjoy the feel of little Italy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

When comparing to other Little Italy's around the globe, the Ottawa version is very bad. Gentrification taken to it's extreme. And the sad part is, there are no Italians to be seen.

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A slice of Italy in Ottawa, Preston street has a great hardware store, patisseries, restaurants and many other shops as well, all with an Italian flair

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have taken many long distance walking tours of Ottawa in the many times I have visited this wonderful city. I was looking for an education about modern-day and recent Italy. A display about current events having to do with Italy's place in the world would have made me happy. I came away with many new things to take home... More 

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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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