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Allegro Ristorante

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422 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
+1 613-235-7454
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Welcoming, competent staff. Fabulous food and impeccable service with nobody fawning over you but seemed to know just the right time to refresh water glasses and pour wine. From the second we arrived until our last bite of a fabulous meal, we knew we'd found a new favourite place… and as newcomers to Ottawa, we were thrilled. We will be... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The service is terrible. The recurring excuse was that they had 2 groups that night. So it took 1.25 hr to get our food after we ordered. Pitiful. One of the groups was extremlely loud and rowdy and was disturbing all other patrons, yet the staff never intervened to calm them down a bit. The food was just ok. The... More 

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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was looking for dinner the other night and had frequented many of the Preston Street establishments and most in the Byward...this by far is my favorite to-date. Tony and his team do a great job. Food quality is excellent, service is great. Keep up the good work!

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Ottawa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We decided on a whim to go out for dinner to the Preston street area on a hot summer evening. My husband had good memories of business lunches at Allegro and suggested we eat there. It turned out to be a great idea. The restaurant was cosy and nicely decorated with good air conditioning. Our waiter recommended the sea bass... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good atmosphere. Good Food. Good service. Would recommend for groups or couples for dining. Limited parking.

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OrleansOntario
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We made reservations in advance for our 49th Wedding Anniversary dinner, arrived 20 min late because of traffic accident (called ahead and they agreed to hold our table). When we arrived all they would give us was this tiny table against a wall. There were two other tables for 4 with no reservations signs on them. Ask for those tables... More 

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Gander, Newfoundland
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Visited Allegro Ristorante with a couple of friends. Our waiter was fantastic, knew his wines plus he bakes the bread (I think) - the food, absolutely outstanding. 3 people, one app (plus the complimentary bread); 3 mains; 1 bottle of wine; 2 coffees) $110 - I wished I lived there, I'd try everything on the menu :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We were 2 couples on a Saturday night. The food was generally very good, with highlights being the sausage appetizer, pasta and veal dishes. Complimentary bruscetta and delicious bread were a nice touch. Service was friendly , but a bit absent minded as we had to ask for drinks, new plates, cutlery etc..There is a large room upstairs which would... More 

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brantford
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Excellent little restaurant. Marino is a great server who recommended the Penne alla pepino which was very very good! Lasagna was very good (a little over cooked) but very nice sauce. I was too full for dessert but had the Baileys cheesecake anyway: incredible! Really impressed with this little gem.....Tony should come out and say hello to tables

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Ottawa
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323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I reserved at this restaurant based on reviews on Tripadvisor. The restaurant seemed small and with small parking space from outside. However from when we entered to when we left we were welcomed and we were served with happiness. Our glasses were always kept full and the cokctail was made with love. I really did not find anything to complaint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Preston St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-235-7454
Description
AS of May 1, 2014 - we are under new ownership!
Whether your in the mood for traditional Italian or new age inspired dishes let the flavours of Italy explode your taste buds! Feel like pasta? Our homemade Gnocchi is sure to make your mouth water with fresh pasta in a rose sauce. In the mood for seafood? Why not try our scallop martini, fresh scallops marinated in a vodka lime juice and grilled to perfection served over a bed of red peppers in a martini glass. Whatever you're in the mood for Allegro is sure to have it. New Owners, New Look, New Menu, New Taste!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?