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Address: Preston Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada

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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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although just a small area, it really was lovely to walk down and stop and look in some of the shops. Bought biscotti at Simply Biscotti. Have not tried them but they looked very good. The small shop was quite busy the day we were there. So many restaurants and cafes in the area. We stopped at Bridgehead for espresso.... More 

Thank CDillon
Kamloops, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Preston Street is where Ottawa's Little Italy is ... Made a conscious effort to visit Little Italy, got a cab from our hotel by Rideau Center and got dropped off by the huge Little Italy sign / tunnel. We got out of the cab and were in awe of the sign and the painting inside the tunnel ... We then... More 

Thank York130
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Preston Street aka Little Italy is great. There are numerous good/great restaurants. We highly recommend Il Primo and Biscotti (coffee, desserts sandwiches) and recently Roberto's Pizza. Lots of on street parking (free Sunday). You can easily walk to Dow's Lake. Access from 417 westbound via Bronson (cross Bronson and take next left then right on Carling); 417 eastbound take Parkdale... More 

Thank John J
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

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.

Thank GR44andM
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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 

4 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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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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91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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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