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“Great Street, Great Atmosphere”
Review of Preston Street

Preston Street
Ranked #79 of 267 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: The "Little Italy" section of Ottawa including a nice selection of restaurants.
Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Great Street, Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Wonderful place to come and relax, tons of places to eat and drink. Don't miss it if you're in town.

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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256 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Nice street, lots of restaurants, heart of Little Italy”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Preston Street is the heart of Little Italy. There are tons of restaurants, most of them good, but there is a lack of anything else (few shops or cafés.)

At one end of Preston is LeBreton Flats and the Ottawa River, and the other, Dow's Lake and the Dow's Lake Pavillion. All in all, a trip down Preston St is a nice stroll and worth the visit.

Visited August 2011
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Gatineau, Canada
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Little Italy”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

HAve the impression of being in Italy for a few minutes.
Discover the food, lots of good real italian and stores

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1 Thank Pierre B
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Gatineau
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“The wonderful Italian district”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

Recently renovated, the street is inviting and the food an experience to enjoy. At any season and during festivals it is a Do Not Miss. The restaurants are friendly and the service is excellent and affordable. Parking is available on the street. Many shops and groceries. You will find fresh ready to cook pasta and authentic Italian gelato and we really like the store which carries a lot of good quality foods, particularly cheeses, fresh meats, cold cuts, delicious fennel sausages, excellent sanwiches, high quality olive oils balsamic vinegars. The people behind the counters are so very friendly and helpful, a great place to shop. Prices are very decent. Every time I love the experience.

Visited October 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Renovations Worked”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

Known as Little Italy, Preston Street has recently undergone a major renovation that has broadened sidewalks, improved lighting and signage and generally made it a more welcoming place. Lined with many good Italian and other (but mostly Italian) restaurants, this is a better place to visit in the summer than winter. It s also home of Preston Hardware, one of the best independent hardware stores in Ottawa.

Visited February 2012
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