Italian Week Ottawa - Grand Finale Weekend

Little Italy - Ottawa


It’s Italian week (Jun9-19th), you can be a part of it and celebrate it here, in Ottawa. Ranging from Preston St from one intersection to another. Take note of the grand finally weekend (Jun18-19th) to pull up in, or to witness the scene and rally of luxurious Ferraris and car enthusiasts. Who doesn’t like ferrari’s? 

Italian Culture

Italian culture is surely admired for having such an endearing taste in many of life's most precious elements. With a rich heritage in art, history, religion, cuisine, architecture and fashion. These cultural legacies have been deeply influential in defining Western cultural tradition. 

The Italian lifestyle and its legacy is engraved in family values such as spending time with them. This can be you and your family during this week’s Italian Festival in Little Italy. This is Ottawa’s chance to amplify the atmosphere and enjoy Italian Culture and some delicious food.


Italian foods hold a prestigious reputation in flavours, sauces and marinades with classic dishes varying from pizza, pasta, deli meats. Italian eateries have earned their place as a staple in North American society. It has certainly been recognized as a go-to for many family recipes, gatherings, parties and events. The possibilities to be had with the foundation of Italian food recipes seem endless. The efficiency and accessibility for their cultural foods, arguably cannot be beat. 

Celebrating your kids' birthday party? Pizza

Hungry after a night out? Pizza

Not sure what to eat at a sporting event? Pizza

Gluten free? Gluten Free.. Pizza

You know, you could say the same about pasta. These are samples of what Italian cuisines have developed into today. Little Italy will present a standard expressing desirable foods and offer several authentic options. Expand your horizons, try something new, fulfill your desires, embrace the traditions. 

What’s Happening At Italian Fest Grand Finale Weekend?

June 16th you will have the opportunity to learn about Italian Wine. June 17th there is an awesome Italian Comedy show Featuring Danny Martinello. June 18th - 19th is the crown jewel of the event. See some of the fastest and most prestigious cars in the world at the Preston Street Ferrari Display. There will also be many great restaurants to try

so you do not want to miss out on this incredible Ottawa festival. 

Restauraunt's / Food Services


Giovanni's restaurant is an elegant Italian restaurant located in the heart of Little Italy Ottawa. For over 20 years Giovanni's has enjoyed serving its fine Italian Cuisine to Ottawa residents and visitors. They offer an extensive variety of traditional dishes and specialties which are unique to our restaurant. They state “our warm and inviting restaurant is perfect for a dinner or lunch for two or for large gatherings of up to 60 people. A private room is also available for up to 30 people.

When you come to Giovanni's, expect nothing but the best. Outstanding service, hospitality, ambiance and food. Giovanni's is also home to one of the most extensive wine cellars in Ottawa as well as a great selection of spirits.”

La Favorita 

“In 1986, when Nick Shallal came to Ottawa after years in the Mediterranean, he introduced the concept of gourmet pizzas after he opened La Favorita as a small takeout restaurant on Preston Street. Nick pioneered the wood burning oven to make his designer seafood pizzas and calzones among the best in the Nation’s Capital. Word spread quickly: within a few months, rave reviews appeared in The Ottawa Citizen, The Toronto Star and even The New York Times, bringing so many customers that he had to expand to meet the demand for his delectable pizzas, calzones and salads. The great food, friendly atmosphere and mood created by La Favorita’s now famous host and chef, Nick Shallal, have kept everyone coming back”


Modern European style cuisine, Mati’s is well recognized throughout Ottawa for its service and unique dishes that will leave people talking about them. They seem to pride themselves in elegant servings and dish presentation. 

The Prescott

An Ottawa tradition since 1934. Famous for our meatball sandwiches, pasta dishes and unique, original square pizzas. 

The Prescott shares a reputation with The Lafayette House in the Byward Market as the oldest licensed drinking establishment in Ottawa. Originally called The Preston Hotel (it stopped renting rooms in 1978), the establishment was re-baptized The Prescott in 1941, it is held, in recognition of its status as the last watering hole between Ottawa and the town of Prescott.

La Roma

Located in Ottawa's Little Italy, they're an Italian, from scratch kitchen, focusing on contemporary Italian cuisine that is rooted in tradition. With a large dining room on the main floor, and three semi-private dining rooms upstairs, they have the space for all your party needs. In the summer, they have a covered rooftop patio available for small private functions, as well as three ground level patios. They are proud to work with local farmers and producers wherever possible.  Tuesdays for half price wine (on select bottles).

Del Piacere

A traditional Italian restaurant located on Preston street, Ottawa. You can taste true Italian cuisine, the chef/ owner is from Lucca, Tuscany.  An authentic touch on Italian dishes, what more could you ask for in Little Italy?

Casa Nicastro’s

Gift baskets, sandwiches, catering, fresh Italian sausage, Italian desserts, imported oils, balsamic vinegar and imported food.

“Nicastro” is one of the most well-known family names in Ottawa, and a widely-known and loved grocer. The Merivale location has been a local favourite for decades, catering to customers from every region. Specializing in fine foods, delicatessen, cheeses and more, Nicastro Fine Foods is your #1 supplier in quality Italian and imported products. The Merivale location has been managed by the Nicastro brothers for over 30 years. Brought together by their love of good food and building business, Frank Germano and Sam Chiarello took on the management of Nicastro Fine Foods in November 2017. Frank and Sam bring to the table a wealth of knowledge of the food industry, and are driven by their passion to satisfy clients by offering exciting new products, and a shopping experience that will keep you coming back for more.


18 JUN

Preston Street Ferrari Display — FCA Ottawa

Sat, Jun 18–Sun, Jun 19

17 Aberdeen St

Ottawa, ON

16 JUN

Tomorrow, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre, 215 Preston St
Ottawa, ON

18 JUN

Preston Street BIA Ferrari Demo Zone — FCA Ottawa
Sat, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
7 Sidney St
Ottawa, ON

17 JUN

Italian Comedy Night Featuring Danny Martinello...
Fri, 10:30 p.m.
Sala San Marco Event & Conference Centre, 215 Preston St
Ottawa, ON


Cars will be allowed to park on Preston Street for public viewing. **Preston Street will be closed by 6pm so please come to the intersection of Rochester Street and Aberdeen Street** 

Ferrari Owners - will be walked to their spots by volunteers. You must have your Ferrari Festival Lanyard/ID card to get your car onto the street.

Cars will be roped off and protected by a security detail.

**Please remove cars from the street by 11:00PM - Festival registrants only**


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