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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: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Overpriced and really awful food - I was disappointed!

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Schlampah
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Berlin, Germany
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Berlin, Germany
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Well a lot of fun is had which is no surprise with its wickedly large beer menu. You can have 13% german chocolate beer, light strawberri frulis or a hugh range of many other beers. The pizzas are yummy and a fun appetizer list. Staff are very friendly. Cool decor too:)

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I went to Pub Italia for the 1st time last week and wasn't disappointed. They have a great selection of beer and really good Italian food that just happens to be in a pub setting. I ordered a beer and and their 7 sins pizza which was delicious with my only 1st world complaint being that I prefer a thinner... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Pub Italia seems to have the largest selection of import beers in the city. In fact, their "beer bible" is a task to go through, but fun if you want to go through hundreds of beers from all over the world while sipping on one of their recommended drafts :) Beers or food at Pub Italia is pricey though. Import... More 

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Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went there with my niece and her family. They go there a lot so were familiar with the food, beverages, and atmosphere. It is not inexpensive, but a good place for a special occasion. They have a book called the bible for their beer selections, which are extensive and from around the world. As the name would suggest, the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

On Saturday 25 Oct 2014, four of us visited Pub Italia on Preston St; our first visit in a couple years. Upon opening the menu, we All gasped at the prices. We are in our mid-50's and are financially comfortable, however we could not believe the prices glaring at us from the menu. All four of us agreed "There's no... More 

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Ottawa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great atmosphere and great friendly service, but the food was just average. We all ordered "fancy coffee" at the end, and it was not the quality you would ecppect in an Italian restaurant.

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Ottawa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If your beer menu is thicker than your dinner menu, perhaps you have an interest in beers of the world. They have an amazing selection of beers both bottled and draught. Quite surprising is that they also serve the beers with the associated glassware. The food is mediocre. I would not recommend anything more than snacks while on the patio.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you like an incredible selection of international beers, beautiful atmosphere and decor, great food, and stellar service, then you can't miss out on Pub Italia. It's centrally located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Little Italy, the servers are friendly and knowledgeable, and best of all they bring you the "Beer Bible" so you can choose from hundreds of beers... More 

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Ellenville, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was looking for a brewery or bar with a large selection of beer and I found this place. Lots of choices of beers both on tap and bottles. Food was average. Slightly bland but good portions. Recommended to them that they create some type of sampling option so you can order like 8 five ounce beers like I've seen... 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?