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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“pasta” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us were in Little Italy and decided to try this restaurant, not knowing anything about it. We were pleasantly surprised by the venue and the outstanding quality of the food. We all had something different from veal parmigiana to pizza to seafood but...More

Thank VGSLondon_Ontario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasa there last wednesday for a fundraiser for bruce house. 1st time. Will return. Enjoyed the fresh pasta, great garden salad with spring greens. Excellent service provided by youthful server Gina. wow!!!! It's so nice to pay money for real food so lovingingly prepared. Thanks...More

Thank RobertandKate
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Robert and Kate! Gina says thank you, it was a pleasure to serve you. We're glad you enjoyed your visit at Trattoria Caffe Italia. See you again next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined a group of friends to participate for the “A Taste For Life” night at the Trattoria Caffe Italia. Such a great restaurant, excellent food and the service was impeccable. When you see a full house of people enjoying their meals and the service, you...More

Thank sburr2017
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi sburr2017, Thank you for coming out to support A Taste for Life. It was a successful event, and we continue to support Bruce House and Snowy Owl Founation. We loved serving you and would love to see you back.

Reviewed 15 March 2018

The only place to dine in little Italy. Amazing food and service. Every dish cooked to perfection. Owners always present and truly want to ensure the best experience. Amazing wine selection. Homemade desserts.Parking in rear of restaurant for convenience.

1  Thank bestfamilyadventures
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you! We are glad you and your family feel at home with us! Your compliments are greatly appreciated. See you back soon. Dominic

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in with my coworkers. Food is traditional Italian, home style and the restaurant feels like you’ve entered the set of the Godfather. Portions aren’t huge, but you won’t be starving. Quality is great, fresh pasta, fresh mozzarella and prices are more than reasonable. Had...More

Thank TravelinManCalgary
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is the second time we have come here for Valentine's Day dinner. It's perfect with red check table cloths, candlelight and a accordion player who wanders among the tables. At the end of the evening women are given a red rose. The Valentine dinner...More

Thank Evangaline
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi Evangeline, Thank you for the review! I am glad you and your husband enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Dominic

Reviewed 4 February 2018

I can not say enough about the wonderful experience we had at the Trattoria Cafe Italia yesterday. Having eaten a delicious, fresh lunch as a party of 5, we inquired about returning for dinner with a much larger group. The staff went to great lengths...More

Thank AjenKitchener
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you, AjenKitchener! Our staff was happy to serve you. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Trattoria Caffe Italia.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

I hate to start this review on a bad note, but the first part of our trip to Caffe Trattoria, parking, was one. Their parking lot it quite cramped and it was difficult to maneuver the car into a spot. Unfortunately, the man at the...More

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Arrived and the person who greeted us said she could not find our reservation and it was her first day on the job and she would be right back. The (owner I presume) came out to meet and greet the regulars which is fine but...More

Thank OttawaCurler
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for the review, I will give the feedback to the kitchen. We hope to see you again soon. Our servers appreciate the compliment! Regards, Dominic Owner

Reviewed 25 November 2017

I recently went to Trattoria with a friend for lunch and the food was fresh and delicious! The service and the atmosphere was great as well. I had no complaints and, I will definitely be going back soon!

Thank BhavikaPatel
Tratt, Owner at Trattoria Caffe Italia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you Bhavika! Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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Description
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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