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Pub Italia

434 1/2 Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
613-232-2326
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Ranked #265 of 2,161 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Kuala Lumpur
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Pub Italia, situated right on Preston Street, is one of a large number of excellent eateries in Ottawa's Little Italy. Although most of the establishments, of course, serve Italian food, there are other international choices: Thai, Korean, Indian -- to cite a few. Pub Italia, is actually (at least) three bistros in one. When you enter the open-air foyer, on... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Didn't go for the food but the beer menu is always fun to look though to find a new favorite. Always a great place to get together with friends. Great atmosphere!

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New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a lively restaurant with an outstanding beer selection. My family is accustomed to good Italian food. The entrees we had here were good but not memorable. My Rigatoni with Gorgonzola and pears was tasty, but if I return I will go for the thin crust pizza which looked very good. The ambiance is special, and our party had... More

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Vancouver
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45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Service was good and the atmosphere is nice. Bread basket had two pieces of 'artisan' type breads both hard as a rock and no where near Italian. Meatball sandwich. Neither of my two Nonnas or mothers would ever make meatballs like that. Honestly, my children make better authentic meatballs than that. Very disappointing food.

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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Pub Italia was booming with hungry customers during the Tulip Festival as we approached as a group of 8 hoping to get a table outdoors as it was such a gorgeous spring day. No such luck as we were sat inside. The décor is quite interesting and makes for good conversations, Gothic style and very busy matching the pub perfectly.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pub Italia has it all: excellent food and the biggest beer selection in town. If you go during the summer, the courtyard patio is a nice spot to sit. If you during the winter, get yourself a nice booth - can be cozy and romantic if that's your thing. Also a great place to go with friends. It's located right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This quirky Italian Pub is a must see in Canada's Capital, right in the heart of Little Italy.. The fun, if slightly sacreligious, decor is based on the idea that it is a temple of beer, with a Beer Bible on every table, and an astounding selection of local and imported beers. The menu is the usual Italian bistro favourites,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Nice ambience, really liked the place, but to pay $10 dollars for a slice of pizza listed as Half of Pizza also did not taste like hawaiin at all, was a real disappointment for me.Then is great they carry over 100 beers so I asked for a German beer that couldn't be warmer, asked for an exchange for a cooler... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I went there not expecting anything amazing but when i entered i was totally impressed by the decor, they must of had great fun decorating the place. Regarding the food, I opted for half a pizza and a side salad which was lovely and not being a beer drinker i asked for some help choosing and the waitress was really... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I would NOT recommend eating at Pub Italia, just had an awful experience eating there. The mussels were gross, weird dry texture, they must have been frozen, not fresh. And the bread that was put on our table was hard as a rock. Totally disgusting...and 'gluten free' vermicelli was listed as a type of pasta? Bizarre. Vermicelli is NOT pasta.... More

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