First Annual Presdelicious Celebrates Good Tastes in Little Italy


Ottawa, ON May 2, 2017 – Preston Street will be the tastiest place in Ottawa from July 21 to August 3 during Presdelicious, Little Italy's new celebration of the love for food. Participating restaurants will be offering exclusive mouth-watering three course table d’hôte dinner menu options priced at either $28 or $38.

Modeled after similar successful food events in other Canadian cities including Toronto and Vancouver, Presdelicious offers an ideal opportunity for diners to discover new favourites or revisit familiar ones. The special promotional menus at some of Preston Street’s tastiest establishments will be designed to deliver a delectable blend of each restaurant’s most popular fare, coupled with items selected to showcase their kitchen’s capability and creativity.

“We’re inviting everyone to come and discover Little Italy’s eclectic, appealing collection of cuisines, talented chefs and exciting menus,” says Lori Mellor, executive director of the Preston Street Business Improvement Association (BIA). “Our area has long been known as a food lover’s paradise and Presdelicious will cement our reputation as one of Ottawa’s most delicious neighbourhoods.”

Participating restaurants offer a wide range of cuisines such as traditional Italian, Southern smokehouse, bistro, modern Italian, Greek, Cajun/Creole and contemporary Canadian.  The ten venues include

La Roma, Trattoria Caffe Italia, DiVino Wine Studio, EVOO Greek Kitchen, Il Primo, Stoneface Dolly's, two six {ate}, Mason-dixon kitchen + bar, and La Favorita.

“One of the things that makes Little Italy ideally suited to this kind of multi-day food festival is the accessibility of our neighbourhood,” notes Lori. “It’s easy to get to by car, public transit or bike, thanks to our connections to all the major bike routes along the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. On top of this, Preston Street comes alive on summer evenings, so diners will enjoy a lovely stroll to and from their chosen restaurants during Presdelicious.”

Presdelicious menus will be posted online on July 1st and reservations will open on July 7th.


For further information, please contact:

Lori Mellor
Executive Director
Preston Street Business Improvement Association