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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
Open now
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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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

2 Thank james h
Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We visited this place for a few beers and some pizza. For openers, the selection of beers (both on tap and in cans and bottles) is outstanding. In draft alone, there were 36 choices. This was followed by the best pizza we have ever had in Ottawa. A thin, but not too thin, crust, covered with creative toppings (caramelized onion... More 

Thank byrddawg
Dublin, Ireland
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287 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Best beer selection of beer outside of Brussels. The beer menu itself is amazing with details of each beer provided - 14% alcohol!! Decor is interesting inside and outdoor area is a bonus.

Thank Beahive
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Great atmosphere but the food and service are not good. We waited over an hour for a mac n'cheese. Nothing was taken care of from our bill. Proceed with caution!

1 Thank CarissaBuckley
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We are happy that Pub Italia can accommodate our big group (14 people) on a busy Saturday night. The food is great albeit a bit overpriced for the amount of food given. Service is a bit slow perhaps because it's Saturday night. Decor is funky and interesting. It's almost like going to church! They have a Beer Bible - that... More 

Thank G00dfish
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I was fascinated with the selection of beer at this restaurant. My choice was really good and I believe the other people who accompanied me were satisfied as well. The pizza I ate was lovely - grilled chicken, bruschetta, goat cheese, mozzarella - delicious! The server was delightful and very cordial. 👍

Thank Kimberley R
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I've been to Pub Italia on 2 different occasions and all I can say is stick to the beer. Their pasta dishes are mediocre at best and a bit overpriced for the quality. Their nacho plate is embarrassing, using what tasted like a bruschetta mix, tossing some olives on top with some cheese. They did not use any fresh ingredients... More 

2 Thank Chris F
Ottawa, Canada
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Needed a place to eat in a hurry so we stopped in this Pub. The decor inside is very charming, many items that you would find in a church. We had pizza, a steak sandwich and the special of the evening. Everything was good. The restaurant was packed. Good atmosphere . If you enjoy beer, they have a very big... More 

Thank Joanne W
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This place continues to crank out one of the cities best beer options from around the world, now if they would only pay that much attention to the food we would have a winner. Sadly this was soulless high volume tasteless pub food. Outstanding and attentive staff.

2 Thank connor g

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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?