Presdelicious proves Little Italy is one of Ottawa's most delicious 'hoods!

Preston Street will undoubtedly be the tastiest place in Ottawa this summer. From July 20 to August 2, Little Italy will once again host Presdelicious, its annual celebration of the love of food. Participating restaurants will be offering exclusive mouth-watering three course table d’hôte dinner menu options priced at either $28, $38 or $48.

Based on the success of the inaugural Presdelicious celebration in 2017, the Preston Street Business Improvement Association (BIA) has decided to expand this years’ edition to include more participating restaurants.The event offers an ideal opportunity for diners to check out the buzz around some of the city’s finest eateries - be they hot new spots or familiar classics. The attractively-priced prix fixe menus at Preston Street’s participating establishments will be carefully crafted to showcase each restaurant’s capability and creativity.

"On summer nights in particular, Preston Street is hopping with people and activity," says Lori Mellor, executive director of the Preston BIA. "We are delighted to showcase this vibrant energy, inviting everyone to come and discover Little Italy’s eclectic, appealing collection of diverse cuisines, talented chefs and exciting menus."

Foodies know that there is so much more than just fantastic traditional Italian food to be found on Preston Street and Presdelicious will make it easy and affordable to explore this food lover’s paradise. Participating restaurants offer a wide range of cuisines such as traditional Italian, Southern smokehouse, bistro, modern Italian, Greek, Cajun/Creole and contemporary Canadian.

The 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, marc kitchen and Mati.

"With our bustling main street atmosphere, Little Italy is ideally suited to this kind of multi-day food festival for many reasons," notes Lori. "In addition to offering inventive, fun cuisine, we located in the centre of the nation’s capital. Accessible and welcoming, Preston Street is super easy to get to whether on foot or by car, public transit or bike. We cannot wait to share with you the efforts of our talented restaurateurs and encourage you to top off your evening with a nightcap in a local pub or a stroll by the Ottawa River or Rideau Canal."

Presdelicious menus will be posted online on July 2nd and reservations will open on July 9th.

For further information, please contact:
Lori Mellor
Executive Director
Preston Street Business Improvement Association