Pub Italia | Ottawa, Ontario
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Pub Italia
Excellent based on 51 ratings
Type: Bar

434 Preston Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1S 4N4 [ print map ]
613 232 2326

Hours: 11am-1am Mon-Sat, 2pm-12am Sun

Mayor: Metalchopz (3) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 150

Pub Italia

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Beer Available At Pub Italia (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You 99, Mill Street Barley Wine 89, Theresianer Vienna 39, St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout 100, Beyond the Pale The Darkness 81, Kichesippi Wuchak Polaris 46, Broadhead Wildcard Ale - Polaris , Barley Days Scrimshaw Oyster Stout 56, Camerons Auburn Ale 46
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51 reviews for Pub Italia
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  74%
 Selection  81%
 Food  65%
 Value  65%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

Beershine  (779) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 10, 2012
I rarely say things like this, but, I have absolutely no idea why this place is popular on Ratebeer. When we were there, most of the taps were only mass marketed international beers (Kilkenny and friends) and some C-grade Ontario micros. Doesnít really have a special atmosphere, either. Much preferred the Manx for that. For beer, though, gotta go to Gatineau.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFanatic999  (10) Cochrane, Alberta | April 17, 2012
Pub Italia is without a doubt the greatest Pub in the city of Ottawa. A selection of specialty beers that absolutely cannot be beaten. Good food, but a little pricy. Better than the average bar food though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
simontheeditor  (11) Richmond, England | April 5, 2012
Excellent pub and restaurant in Ottawaís Little Italy district (bus #85 from downtown). Has a unique quirky atmosphere. Large selection of European beers, fewer local brews.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
lalu  (39) Laval, Quebec | January 9, 2012
Cozy place, nice chill atmosphere. Lots of beers to choose from. A bit pricey. the food looked and smelled awesome, I did not have any. would definitely return if i am in Ottawa.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense  (71) , | January 7, 2012
Can be busy and sometimes the hours may thow you off a bit. Typical pub atmosphere. Fairly good service. Food can be hit or miss but one of the better selections in Ottawa. Micros and Imports. Prices are about what you would expect. One of the few Ottawa places you may be able to enjoy Westy 12. Parking can be a chore. Even if you come when this place is packed or clsed there is some good Italian eats on Preston.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste  (129) , England | September 29, 2011
Donít ask the waitressís any advice they really donít have a clue. Everytime its their first day., The best beer selection in Otttawa. Little expensive but Iíll never get board of this place. Food is cheap and really tasty.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
gramity  (39) Edmonton, Alberta | September 16, 2011
The styling and feel of this pub is definitely one of the more interesting and enjoyable that Iíve seen. It has quite a mix of your standard "pub" stylings with Italian and Abby influences throughout. I came for the beer. They had Westy 12 @ $40 a bottle and the 8 and 6 for $30. The bottle list was pretty extensive and lots of quality beers on tap. I went to the little Abby corner tucked away by the bathrooms to see what was in the cooler and not on the menu. These bottles appear to be priced quite high. Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus was $40. Buyer beware at those prices. In summary, loved the place and I will remember it as the site of my first Westy 12.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (123) Ottawa, Ontario | August 23, 2011
Probably the best place in Ottawa proper for beer. 30+ taps that combine local, Canadian and US and other (mostly Belgian and Britain). Bottle list is fairly extensive - the owner has good connections with distributers out of Toronto and gets good stuff as long as he thinkg it will more (e.g. Westy, burlywine) but doesnít seem to have an appetitite for the more exotic stuff like Cantillon, Mikkeller etc - with a very good selection of Belgians and other tasty treats (make sure to walk into the abbey and look in the "special fridge" to see what they have thats not on the menu. Atmoshphere is great, combines a pub and a church, although it can get quite noisy when crowded - patio is nice. Food has gone down hill quite a lot over the past couple of years - probably better to eat elsewhere on the street since you are in the heart of Little Italy. Service can be hit and miss depending on how you get. All that being said if you donít want to cross into Quebec, or you just want some good beer, this is the place to go in Ottawa.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jacobm52  (10) Pennsylvania | April 7, 2011
Great selection of beers. Rivals anywhere Iíve ever been. Prices are high but everywhere in Canada is.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
JesseM  (43) Margaritaville , Ontario | August 7, 2010
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 didnít 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 youíre in Ottawa for sure.

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