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Pasticceria Gelateria Italiana: "As Good As Patisserie Gets!" Top 5 Page for this destination Ottawa Restaurant Tip by johngayton

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  Just Some of the Sins on Offer!
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  • Just Some of the Sins on Offer! - Ottawa
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The Pasticceria Italiana here on Preston succeeds in presenting itself simultaneously as a top-class patisserie and as a neighbouhood coffee shop. As soon as you walk through the door the beautifully presented display of cakes, pastries and chocolates immediately catch the eye with their colourful glazes and abundance of decorative flourishes. In many establishments such a professional showcase generally means that service will be stuffy and prices expensive (think Paris!) but not so here at 200 Preston which is quite the opposite. Service is informally laid-back and friendly and prices perfectly reasonable for the quality of the offerings, giving the restaurant the unhurried ambience of a local cafe where you are equally at home to sit an hour with a coffee and your newspaper or indulge in a full-blown repast.

Favorite Dish: It just has to be the cakes: cakes, pastries, tortes, chocolates, cookies, mousses, petit fours....yep all the deadly sins presented under the one roof and all equally delish and so indulge in your temptations! Coffee is also excellent, as so too, I believe, is the hot chocolate AND the place has a liquor licence, so a drop of brandy wouldn't go amiss on a cold morning either - well if you are going to give in to temptation you may as well go the whole hog!

PS The pizza is pretty good too!

Address: 200 Preston Street
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: In the heart of "Little Italy" on the corner of Preston and Larch.
Phone: 613 233 2104
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Coffeehouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2008
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