Pub Italia | Ottawa, Ontario
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Pub Italia
Excellent based on 53 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 (2) | Taps: 36 | Bottles: 150

Pub Italia

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Beer Available At Pub Italia (arranged by most recent)
Malheur Bičre Brut (Reserve) 98, De Ranke Kriek 98, BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You 99, Mill Street Barley Wine 89
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53 reviews for Pub Italia
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  74%
 Selection  80%
 Food  65%
 Value  65%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable  (198) Ontario | May 29, 2013
Nice enough tap list for Ottawa, lots of bottles, but nothing someone scouring the LCBO couldn’t get, and very overpriced. Food has been hit and miss.
BreWedge  (7) Ottawa, Ontario | March 23, 2013| Updated April 7, 2013
Funky Abbey-like atmosphere with plenty of kitschy stuff to look at. Very compartmentalized throughout. Friendly staff. The beer selection was fairly extensive but not organized in a way beer geeks would appreciate. For example "coolers and lambics"???? Of the beers available, there were a few nice selections and a number of local crafts but the bulk of them were mass-produced stuff you can get at the LCBO.
Beershine  (828) 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. Doesn’t 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 Ottawa’s 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  (72) , | 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  (131) , England | September 29, 2011
Don’t ask the waitress’s any advice they really don’t have a clue. Everytime its their first day., The best beer selection in Otttawa. Little expensive but I’ll 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  (40) Edmonton, Alberta | September 16, 2011
The styling and feel of this pub is definitely one of the more interesting and enjoyable that I’ve 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  (128) 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 doesn’t 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 don’t want to cross into Quebec, or you just want some good beer, this is the place to go in Ottawa.

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