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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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254 Preston St | Corner of Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking forward to dinner and the theatre last week, we made reservations at the restaurant to ensure that we could walk "across the street" to the Gladstone with time to spare. However, much to our dismay, we were not only offered a table at the...More

1  Thank srb535
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've often dined at the Trattoria Caffe Italia which is a bit like going out for a home cooked meal in this family owned business. A lot of the staff are virtual fixtures, having been around for many years and make you feel like you're...More

Thank OutdoorsmanEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first time at this restaurants and today, I discovered a little Gem on Preston Street! Great Italian décor and the food was excellent! The Zucchinis are a "must", they are really delicious. I took the "LINGUINI TRATTORIA " Shrimp, green peppers &...More

Thank Mustangdi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had made reservations and told the waitress we had 1.5 hours until we had to leave for a show. Plenty of time, right? Wrong!!! We placed our order immediately and told the waitress 3 times that we needed to get our food quickly. We...More

1  Thank KLas28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating at this restaurant for at least 25 years. It has been a favourite of my family! I have so many favourite dishes here, Zucchini, Beef Carpaccio, Caesar salad, cognac shrimp, lasagna, veal & many more! The service is great! The owners...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this gem. The outside of the building is deceiving, but the inside is a perfect combination of old world charm with romantic lighting, a wandering accordion player, fantastic food and wine and a very welcoming owner. Dominic personally sat us down as soon...More

Thank MikeV57
Reviewed 26 August 2017

made a reservation but our table was not ready so we had to wait but once in atmosphere was great and food was fantastic.

Thank mexicanbound5
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Met my daughter for a summer lunch at this sweet restaurant in Ottawa's Little Italy. The decor was warm and we chose a window seat to watch the passers by. The server was very friendly and efficient. The food was good but not exceptional. A...More

Thank ClassAct33
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a tasty dinner in this restaurant on Preston Street in Ottawa's Little Italy. They had a gluten free pasta dish that I enjoyed and my husband had a classic - lasagna. Both very good. Extensive wine list. Our waitress -...More

Thank joannej6
Reviewed 12 July 2017

From this outside, looks can be deceiving...the restaurant is modern and clean on the inside, decorated with hanging grape vines. The menu selection, tastiness and value were all fantastic. Service was friendly however the server we had that day was inexperienced getting orders mixed up....More

Thank se2f
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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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