Both in quantity and quality this stands out among the best places for craft beer in Ottawa, although that’s not saying a whole lot. Usually has an interesting special or cask on. I personally didn’t like the food, but I’d go back for drinks over most places in Ottawa.
Beer bible is awesome. Could do without some of the mainstream beers that you can get anywhere. Great selection of Belgian Trappist beers. Equally good selection of Canadian craft. I would highly recommend it to beer enthusiasts.
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) goose bay, Newfoundland | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.