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Beer Available At Pub Italia (arranged by most recent)
Brùton Bianca 61, Corsendonk Agnus / Abbey Pale Ale 97, Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout 100, Beaus Dark Helmüt 91, Hop City 8th Sin Black Lager 62, Erdinger Weissbier (Hefe-Weizen) 56, Beaus / Trou du Diable Fous Alliés 85, Beaus And Boom Gose The Dynamite 57, Fischer Tradition 8, Hacker-Pschorr (Hefe) Weisse 94, Kichesippi Beer Heller High Water , Pedavena Birra Pedavena 12, Hogsback Kilty Bastard , Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager 39, Fuller’s London Porter (Bottle/Keg) 100
JesseM (42) Ottawa, Ontario | August 7, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visisted here twice. Second time was far better than the first so this rating will come primarily from that experience. Really cool place with stained-glass windows and wrot-iron fencing decorating. Seating feels somewhat cozy despite how big this place actually is. Was super busy my first visit and the service was okay but horribly inattentive and apathetic. But the second time the service was much better, very friendly and surprisingly knowledgeable about beer (seems to vary by server). Food was quite good, had the meat head pizza. Decently priced too, okay quantities. Beer is pretty solid, prices are good on draught pints but bottles were bizarrely high on most things (higher than what they would be on draught). So I didn’t bother getting anything from that extensive list. Nothing available that will blow your mind but some good offerings. My first experience made me pretty hesitant to go back, but the second definitely made up for it. Check it out when you’re in Ottawa for sure.
MXD (13) Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | July 18, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, nice pub in Little Italy in Ottawa. Many sections in the bar - the terrace is really so-so though. Like the abbey. Lots of beer-related objects inside (it was really wierd to see a Mickey’s sandwiched between two Chimay bleue, however. Annoying hip-hop. Service was a bit slow, and it was sunday, but then, I asked for a "beer of the month", which might explain. 200+ beers and 30+ taps and 10+ beers of the month. Interesting, but still second to L’Autre Oeil in the region. Will try food someday. Prices are in line with Ottawa’s pubs.
sinkhole (7) Ottawa, Ontario | November 16, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
My favourite place in Ottawa to get a beer, plus they have a nice Italian food selection as well! Superior ambiance as there’s always something to look at (not including the waitresses!). Above average service (and beer knowledge)and the food is notch above the regular fare. Nice summer patio but the Abbey is the place to visit. My only complaint is that most over their beers are available through the LCBO.
Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | October 23, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A fine hangout with great emphasis on the decorum. Multi-roomed complex with loads of Abbey artefacts and beer-related collectibles. Lots of room, plenty of seating, large patio - though it’s one of those places where I’d rather sit inside. Vast beer selection for this part of the world, including the generic beer from anywhere, but a solid selection of Belgian bottles and a few German/Austrian/English beers on tap. Plenty of classics in the same place. Slightly above average prices. All in all, certainly one of the top places in Ottawa region. I ate a pizza which was more than fair and a decent serving. It might have been number 1 some years ago, but the recent apparition of Brasseurs du Temps, to me, feels more interesting because they brew their own which are good and also provide absolutely excellent, rarer guest taps.
Berley31 (5) New Brunswick | May 28, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best places to drink beer in Ottawa, if not THE best. Huge beer selection, obviously, with informed staff... beers are almost always served in their matching glass. Great interior and exterior. Food is quite excellent as well. Only complaint would be that the beers can be quite overpriced. There’s also a store connected to the restaurant where you can buy all sorts of beer stuff.
grandgenie (21) gatineau, Quebec | January 6, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Une belle anbiance inspirant le régime monastique, un incontournable en matière de décor. La nourriture est bien et les choix diversifiés.
cfrancis (70) Ottawa, Ontario | December 29, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer selection. Ambiance is great with the options of different patios or abbey style interior. Service is slow at times because it gets busy. Most if not all beers come in matched glass and there is usually always someone there that can help you with your selection although it might not be your server.
AWS9 (5) Mississauga, Ontario | December 7, 2008| Updated September 1, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice abbey like setup, got a nice booth to ourselves that felt secluded but also not completely devoid of the atmosphere surrounding us. Excellent selection, cannot say enough about the selection given in the Beer Bible. A very respectable amount of Belgian trappists, Canadian micros, etc. I suppose my only complaint would be a lack of interesting German beers. Our server was fairly knowledgeable and speedy. Very nice visit.
rwgould (3) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 21, 2008| Updated September 1, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic place. Accessible location, lots of room, and fantastic ambiance. Beer selection is huge, with a lot of Belgians. The German selection is kind of lacking - you can get everything available there at the LCBOs. Staff have been absolutely friendly every time I have been. The only downside is the price. Most of the Belgian Trappist beers go for $10-$12 per bottle. I have not tried the food.
MrManning (60) Hamilton, Ontario | February 21, 2008| Updated September 1, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Located in the heart of Little Italy’s restaurant row, Pub Italia announces itself from a block away with multiple beer signs out front, which shine bright in the night. The interior is made to look like an abbey, and there are bottles on display everywhere, as well as other beer memorabilia. Our server (a former Londoner, yeah!) was friendly and knew about the beers she was serving us. She also took the time to chat, which was nice. The beer selection was a large mix of Ontario micros on tap and in bottles, with a seemingly endless Belgian selection, including some harder to find bottles like Deus. On the down side, the pizza came missing the pizza sauce and our appetizer plate had things on it that were not listed on the menu, including two things that we didn’t even like, so that seemed like a waste. I’ll go back and give the food a try one more time when I’m in the area, but I’ll definitely return for the beer.
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