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Pub Italia

Italian, Bar, Pub
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434 1/2 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this place last week for lunch. Couldn't decide what to have so I just had a half pizza. While it was pretty good, the portion was very small. I would like to visit again and try something else to get a better sense of the food here.

1 Thank Stirling B
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible over priced pizza. Whiskey shots so small you mistake them for empty glasses BUT, at least it was expensive

Thank Sonny L
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on the Labour day long weekend. We chose to eat outside, because the weather was fantastic. They have an extensive selection of beers so it's a great place to go if you are are beer aficionado. A few in our group of six tried a new beer they'd never had before. The food was very tasty. Everyone... More 

Thank snowdespisers
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pub Italia boasts Ottawa's largest selection of beer, with new special ones always coming through! They have them all organized by country in the "Beer Bible" which fits the whole theme of the restaurant. The atmosphere and restaurant design/theme are very unique and has a great charm. I love the Italian/Irish mix - Italian food and the Irish love of... More 

Thank Jessica L
Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we met another family for dinner at this quirky pub. Loved the decor and setting!!!! It feels like you are somewhere deep in Europe! Our waitress was great with amazing memory. She got our order for 8 people with drink and appetizers PERFECTLY... Without making a single mistake!! Impressive. The food arrived pretty quickly and was hot. All of... More 

Thank TammyH222
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant in nice quaint setting . Food was okay. They pride them selves on the huge range of beers they do.

Thank Stephen G
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I will begin with the good! Parking for free at the back of the restaurant is awesome. Not too many people realize that there is available parking behind Pub Italia for their customers. The ambiance, decor, atmosphere very unique and certainly adds a certain ambiance which is very inviting and fun at the same time. You could sit for hours... More 

1 Thank DebbieB132
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We visited a friend in Ottawa and she took us (husband, wife, 11 yr old boy) here for dinner. Never, in all my travels, have a been to a restaurant with such unique decor. I loved it. Check it out, and enjoy the food as well. This is not a bland theme-based restaurant. Its a quality place with interesting conversation-starting... More 

Thank Jeff G
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Just went recently to Pub Italia with friends. We all had specialty coffees which were excellent. I had forgotten about the very unique ambiance of the pub - with old religious carvings and memorabilia, paintings, and the "drink bible". It is truly a unique look and feel and consistently knowledgeable and kind staff. For alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks with friends/family,... More 

Thank sarah M
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I used to love going to this restaurant a few years ago for food and drinks. I would not recommend this place now and would discourage people from going for anything but beer because the food is overprised and under value compared to other establishments on preston. At most, come for a beer.

3 Thank james h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 1/2 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-232-2326

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?