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Pub Italia

$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pub
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434 1/2 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N4, Canada
+1 613-232-2326
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Welland, Canada
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the potential to be an amazing and quirky spot. The reason I gave this 4 stars as opposed to 3 is because of the originality of the pub. It is a church themed bar with a beer bible for a menu. The beer selection is fantastic but the food is lacking in comparison to the beverages. When... More 

Thank Lucas S
Comox Valley, Canada
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248 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 653 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son Matt and I enjoyed the company of my oldest Brother John at Pub Italia, who lives within walking distance of Little Italy. The ambiance is an experience in itself, the pub beers are an expedition, the food is fantastic, and the service is "top drawer"...hint if you are able to leave any food on your plate, I promise... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

This is the first time I have been here. It was for a birthday and there were about 25 of us so they put us in a back room called "The Abbey" I think. The servers were very friendly and helpful. The food seemed to be at a fair price and they had many dishes on the menu and vegetarian... More 

Thank Robin_Sp
Ottawa, Ontario
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144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

The food was good as was the service. The tables are set up in such a way - alcoves - that many groups feel that they have a little bit of privacy. The decor is mostly religious icons that are interesting and stimulate conversation. The lunch special was an excellent choice. It was supposed to be a shrimp pasta dish... More 

Thank SarahEOttawa_Ontario
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Pub Italia is definitely hands down an awesome Italian joint. Food is fantastic, full of flavour , large portions , great prices , & great quality. Coming from an Italian background, I 100% approve ;). The atmosphere alone is amazinggggg. I walked around the entire pub just to admire everything. Check it out... you won't be disappointed.

Thank MurMur86
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Very interesting pub worth checking out! The church theme was incredible, with lots of detail throughout, and made for a fun night. The beer selection was awesome. The food was good, but I wouldn't say anything beyond ordinary. Overall worth the visit

Thank Mike C
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I always enjoy Pub Italia. The ambiance is very unique, influenced by Catholicism, such as confessionals for seating, stained glass. The Abbey patio is my favourite spot to sit. They have a "Beer Bible" which offers a huge choice of beers from around the world. I have always found the food to be spot-on- the goat cheese and sun-dried tomato... More 

Thank Anne-Coralie
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Amazing meal, mussels were one in a way I have never had before - perfect. Premise is well appointed with amazing features. Loved it.

Thank camry1
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

went for a group luncheon...a variety of food was ordered from Nachos to Mussels - all very good. Bread on table was very stale

Thank Menlea
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Pub Italia was bustling during our visit. Located in Ottawa's Little Italy, the decor includes a renovated chapel with a tongue-in-cheek religious theme throughout. Service was good and the pasta & mussels were great. The pizzas were average. Great for a fun pasta night out!

Thank Lyndon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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: +1 613-232-2326

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