Italian Cuisine

Allegro Ristorante 422 Preston St.


Merry, cheerful, joyful, jolly, mirthful, light-hearted.

Allegro had been a staple in Ottawa's Little Italy for over 20 years. Whether you are in the mood for traditional Italian or new age inspired dishes, let the flavours of Italy explode your taste buds! Feel like pasta? Our homemade Gnocchi is sure to make your mouth water with tossed in a rosé sauce. In the mood for seafood? Why not try our scallop martini... fresh scallops marinated in a vodka lime juice, grilled to perfection and served over a bed of red peppers in a martini glass. Whatever you're in the mood for our Chef can create it!

Planning a Party or Special Event? Our private dining room boasts the best spot for that meeting, event, or party that you are looking to host. We have an upper level private room that can seat up to 45 people. Board meetings, Pharmaceutical presentations, bridal showers, christenings, bachelor or bachelorette dinners, rehearsal dinners etc. Whatever the function is.... our private room will be suitable for you! Great food, great wine, great service and great friends!

Amici Caffe

Amici Caffe 226 Preston St.

Breakfast and Lunch Meals under $10.00. Dine in or take out. Fully licensed. Live entertainment on Friday night's.

Borgo Bar 262 Preston St.

At the heart of Little Italy you will find - Borgo Bar. A modern take on the Italian tradition of the “Bar”, a place where you can get a great “caffè”. Borgo Bar is where you will find the typical sounds of a “Italian Bar”, close your eyes and it will take you, if not for a moment, to Italy. Over a morning espresso or cappuccino, the sounds of conversation taking place at the “bancone” while the grinder makes its magical fine powder and the “macchinetta del caffe” infuses it, only to releases that fantastic creamy espresso. The ambiance is one of harmonized chaos, where you indulge in authentic sounds and coffee, just like those of an Italian city.

Ciccio Ristorante 330 Preston St.

The tradition began in 1974 when the Eramo family opened its doors to Ciccio Restaurant at 330 Preston Street in Ottawa. Ciccio came from humble beginnings as a small, cozy dining room to an elegant and upscale interior with three modern dining rooms. Ciccio has strived for almost forty years to maintain their authentic Italian dishes while embracing new and innovative ideas.

Ciccio has, since its origin been identified as one of the finest authentic Italian restaurant in the Little Italy. Surrounded by other restaurants, Italian groceries stores and other Italian stores, Ciccio restaurante proves to be an absolute success and quickly distinguished itself for its unique Italian cuisine and innovative decor, making oneÂ’s dining experience an intimate and a memorable one.

DiVino Wine Studio 225 Preston St.

Come enjoy A Traditional Yet Modern Dinning EXPERIENCE at DiVino Wine Studio. Enjoy our wine wall with wine from all 20 regions of Italy . An enomatic to serve you 14 different wines by the glass to pair with each dish. Fresh made pasta and bread everyday.

Domino's Pizza 300 Preston St.

Founded in 1960, Domino's is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery operating a network of company-owned and franchise-owned stores in the United States and international markets. Domino's is a company of exceptional people on a mission to be the best pizza delivery company in the world.

Giovanni's 362 Preston St.

Established in 1983. Lisa Cocco Pollastrini is the brains and the beauty behind our whole project. Lisa, from Pescata and her late husband, Guiseppe Pollastrini, being from Tuscany, their vision was to bring their love for Italy to Ottawa. From back when Lisa used to iron the napkins until four in the morning to have everything just-so for the next days bustling lunch service- until today while she oversees her top team behind her. Her strive for exceptional details always will resonate.

Today she can sit back and watch her passion for excellence on. Her and Peppe had a dream and they made it come to life, together. Starting with our exceptional Italian dishes always with fresh hand picked ingredients, only the finest AAA Cuts of meat and straight from the sea- seafood; Only to mention a few of her imperative requests. To our professional, top servers and beautiful staff, we prefer to call Family. While you soak in your surroundings with our sensual, crystal-lined décor, your every sense will come alive. At Giovanni’s we aim to please. Let us take care of you.

“The feeling of New York City in Little Italy, Ottawa…”

Il Primo Ristorante 371 Preston St.

Welcome to Il Primo Ristorante! We invite you to delight in our selection of antipasto, pasta, panini, seafood, extensive wine list, and mouth-watering desserts all made in-house, including our famous gelato. And then there's our caffè bar... You may bring your own wine Sunday to Wednesday for dinner service, $10 corkage fee. Join us for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Please note we are closed Mondays for lunch service. We look forward to offering you an pleasant dining experience. Grazie!

La Dolce Vita 180 Preston St.

We invite you to dine with us at La Dolce Vita where you will find traditional Italian cuisine served in an intimate, warm setting. We are delighted to carry on the traditional items you’ve come to love over the years and look forward to tempting you with some fresh new flavors, brought to you by Chef Nelio, with his flare for Mediterranean cuisine.

As well, we are proud to offer options to those with special dietary needs and offer a full gluten free menu.

We are forever grateful for having inherited some of the finest staff in Ottawa. Our stellar team is sure to amaze with their in depth knowledge of our food and wine and the desire to create a memorable experience with each visit.

We can accommodate you whether you are looking to share a romantic dinner for two or dine out with family and friends! We look forward to the opportunity of serving you soon!

La Favorita 356 Preston St.

La Favorita’s reputation for great food, a wonderful atmosphere, and attentive service are well known. Whether it be gourmet pizzas, calzones, pastas, salads, grilled meats or seafood platters, out Ottawa Italian restaurant has something for everyone.

La Roma Restaurant 430 Preston St.

An Ottawa favourite for over 40 years, our newly renovated restaurant now boasts a beautiful terrace for dining al fresco and three semi-private rooms for groups up to 60. Time-honoured Italian cuisine with a contemporary flare and a unique wine list featuring wines from famous regions of Italy will have you coming back again and again.

Pub Italia 434 Preston St.

Restaurant/pub, complete Italian menu and a selection of over 200 beers

The Prescott 379 Preston St.

Trattoria Caffe Italia 254 Preston St.

Authentic Italian kitchen, family owned and operated for over 25 years. Award winning wine list recognized by Wine Spectator since 2004. Ottawa's original Trattoria is open for lunch and dinner daily. Beautiful roof top terrace, Sopra banquet facility, Private Wine Room and a renovated yet classic Italian dining room.