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Address: Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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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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Want to be in Italy of Ottawa? Go to Preston Street

Preston Street connects Carling Road and Scott Street. All Italian restaurants serving great food/ drinks are on Preston. Not too wide a street but one of those oldest ones in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Kris A
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Full of great restaurants with a refurbished main street, it's the heart of Little Italy in Ottawa, Canada's capitol city. Especially lively on warm summer evenings where patios are full of locals and visitors alike.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Preston Street connects Carling Road and Scott Street. All Italian restaurants serving great food/ drinks are on Preston. Not too wide a street but one of those oldest ones in Ottawa. Even locals spend lot of their money in these tasty restaurants. Don't go towards to Scott Street but stay between Carling and Pretoria Bridge. Just about 5 minutes of... More 

1 Thank Kris A
Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I missed something here....after the huge little Italy sign, I passed nothing and then a Thai, Indian, Greek restaurant for to Pub Italia....hardly can call it Italian..... there was another spot and then nothing....did I start at the wrong end or did I Need a cab to get to the actual heart of it? Definitely not any Little Italy ever... More 

2 Thank Lucy S
Puebla, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There is not too much to see, do or eat. We were in Ottawa for a week an we felt that this was a waste of our time in the City.

3 Thank Sofia M
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Marie-France L
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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.

1 Thank Marc A
Ottawa, Canada
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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 

1 Thank GiudoLocattelli
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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.

1 Thank Golferboy18
Ottawa, Canada
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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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