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Preston Street

Address: Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
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Ranked #35 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.

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Akron, Ohio
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210 reviews 210 reviews
90 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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Florida
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38 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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10 reviews 10 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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