Ottawa has its very own Little Italy on Preston Street. It is located within walking distance of Dows Lake and the Canal. Preston Street is known for having excellent restaurants and cafes as well as a good selection of local businesses.
Even though there is an obvious Italian flare to Preston Street, we are noticing that it is becoming quite International as well. There are a few restaurants that don’t just offer Italian cuisine, they also offer some other delicacies too.
Preston Street is also home to “Italian Week” in Ottawa. This week long festival is usually held in June. This fun celebration includes:
- the feast of St. Anthony
- a pageant
- great food
- a bike race
- partying in the streets
- and more
It is a festival that you won’t want to miss. Come out and enjoy the celebration!
If you are interested in doing some shopping around Ottawa then you may find what you are looking for here. There are plenty of shops and retail stores that offer a bit of everything. You will find some of the following types of shops here:
- home improvement
- dry cleaners
- beauty salons
- and much more
One of our favourite places to go on Preston Street is one of Ottawa’s best comedy clubs, Absolute Comedy which is located at 412 Preston. The prices are right and the entertainment is fantastic. If you don’t feel like watching one of the acts then you can play pool with your friends on their pool table.
Have fun visiting Ottawa’s Little Italy!