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Trattoria Caffe Italia

254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-236-1081
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely loved this gem. The outside of the building is deceiving, but the inside is a perfect combination of old world charm with romantic lighting, a wandering accordion player, fantastic food and wine and a very welcoming owner. Dominic personally sat us down as soon...More

Thank MikeV57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

made a reservation but our table was not ready so we had to wait but once in atmosphere was great and food was fantastic.

Thank mexicanbound5
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Met my daughter for a summer lunch at this sweet restaurant in Ottawa's Little Italy. The decor was warm and we chose a window seat to watch the passers by. The server was very friendly and efficient. The food was good but not exceptional. A...More

Thank ClassAct33
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a tasty dinner in this restaurant on Preston Street in Ottawa's Little Italy. They had a gluten free pasta dish that I enjoyed and my husband had a classic - lasagna. Both very good. Extensive wine list. Our waitress -...More

Thank joannej6
Reviewed 11 July 2017

From this outside, looks can be deceiving...the restaurant is modern and clean on the inside, decorated with hanging grape vines. The menu selection, tastiness and value were all fantastic. Service was friendly however the server we had that day was inexperienced getting orders mixed up....More

Thank se2f
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful lunch here yesterday in the private dining room with our staff. The private dining room is a generous space that is comfortable and decorated so elegantly. We had the undivided attention of the best server, Sophia. She treated us like family!...More

Thank TammyH222
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I , for the first time, visited Trattoria Caffé Italia on June 20, 2017 for a dinner with a friend. We were not deceived by the experience. The food was authentic and delicious. I recommend the Gnocchi Alla Napoletana if you are tired of pasta......More

Thank djat1984
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a great place to go for authentic Italian cuisine if spending the evening in Preston / Little Italy. A nice bar with beer on tap and a massive wine list, the service was friendly and the food was better than any chain...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

What a wine menu and what a menu for food. The food is excellent. We have the zucchini to start with bruschetta. Both delicious. Our mains were all fresh and filling and delicious.

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The atmosphere on a Saturday at lunch time was great, busy and bustling but not overpowering. Our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our lunch and a glass of wine before the theatre.

Thank Anne B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-236-1081
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Located in Ottawa’s Little Italy, Trattoria Caffe Italia has been a top choice for locals and tourists for more than 25 years. Our impressive wine list, representing more than 7000 bottles from Italy and across the world, has allowed us to be the recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award for several consecutive years. Join us for a casual yet exceptional lunch or dinner in our rustic yet modern dining room, host a corporate or family event in one of our two private dining facilities or dine under the stars on our rooftop terrazzo during the summer months.
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