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434 1/2 Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
613-232-2326
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pricy, but good beer

Went here off a recommendation of a friend that though the prices will be expensive, they have a wide selection of beer. That actually what this place was. The decor is very religious, with the drink menu called the 'Beer bible.' I'd recommend a visit just for the decor alone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Belinda H
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here off a recommendation of a friend that though the prices will be expensive, they have a wide selection of beer. That actually what this place was. The decor is very religious, with the drink menu called the 'Beer bible.' I'd recommend a visit just for the decor alone.

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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is generally really busy and the food is OK. They have a great selection of beer and other spirits. I have visited this place about half a dozen times but I keep getting the hit and miss with food. The service is great and the atmosphere is pretty nice. Good place for a large group!

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London, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great choice of beer, but food was so-so. Appetizers were eatable (Irish nachos, calamari), but pizzas - not. Actually we noticed one waitress with the skirt too short. Not everybody accept skirt above a table.

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Montreal, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good place to have some drinks but the food is substandard and the pizza is bad. Taste like a thin under cooked frozen pizza.

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a very "picturesque" place in Little Italy. The service is so-so but the food is poor at best. Reasonable pasta (yet not special) and poor pizza with unrecognizable crust (not resembling any pizza). The beer "bible" is extensive and if you go there to drink you will have great options. However, if you want to eat, choose another... More 

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Georgetown, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Recently visited Pub Italia on a beautiful Thursday evening. The outdoor seating was fairly full and indoors was about half full. This made us decide that it would be a good place to eat at. This did not go as planned! The pasta served was bland and lacked any distinctive flavour. The bread served with the meal (after second request... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

With over 200 beers available. This Pub is one of my favourite places to eat out at. The selection of beer is quite impressive. They even carry some local to Ottawa and Local to Ontario craft beers. some of which are even on tap. Speaking of which, The Holy Grail is their largest size for beers that are on tap;... More 

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Ottawa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

As a table of 9 walk-in we had no problem getting a table at 6 pm on a Sunday....because the place was nearly empty. The staff is lovely. Let me tell you flat out, the winner is the eclectic decor, all ages thought various versions of OMG but it was entertaining. After the decor, things fall.apart. Call for our order... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I am going to start this review off with stating that I am a maritimers. Meaning I know seafood. Pub Italia´s mussles are skdjaslkda amazing. I can´t believe how good every option tastes, and yes I have had every single one. Their goat cheese salad is also amazing. However I am a creature of habit and always get these when... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I always like the atmosphere at Pub italia, but my last visit has me questioning how much its worth paying for that… The service was unfriendly and slow, the prices high, and the food - calling it italian is an insult to the country! :( Read on…. Service - server was unfriendly, slow, and unwelcoming. Certainly the worst service I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 434 1/2 Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-232-2326

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?