|"Where the Emerald Isle meets the Boot."|
What do Italian trattorias, Irish pubs, and medieval monasteries have in common? All represent meeting and gathering places for both celebration and respite. While monasteries fostered the art of beer and wine making, trattorias and pubs became the places of choice in which to consume them.
All these come together in the Pub Italia™ experience. This restaurant and bar is the product, culturally speaking of an Irish and Italian marriage. At Pub Italia™, you can wash down a garlicky Caesar salad with a Guinness or toast the broadcast of an Italian soccer game with an imported pilsner.
Fine Italian food doubles as pub fare, and Wednesdays to Saturdays you can order dishes after midnight.
Growing up on Preston Street in the heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy, Joe Cotroneo (owner and operator of Pub Italia™) felt the constant embrace of a close-knit community with its thriving family-owned businesses. He often dreamt about being one of those proprietors and having the pleasure of welcoming the community into his very own business on Preston Street.
It finally happened when he opened the doors to Pub Italia™ in August 1994. Canada’s first Italian Pub reflects Joe’s strong Italian roots and those of his Irish wife, Rosemary Casey McLewin. Pub Italia™ therefore represents the perfect marriage between an Italian trattoria and an Irish pub with its combination of wonderful pizza and pasta dishes, and an incredible selection of over 200 beers.
In bringing his concept together, Joe wanted to create an atmosphere that was cosy and warm – characteristics that he saw as fundamental to both Irish pubs and Italian trattorias. But he also wanted his Italian pub to have a truly unique look and feel. When Joe learned of the role medieval monasteries played in the making of beer and wine, the final piece of the puzzle was found. The unique décor* of Pub Italia™ provides an inviting atmosphere to relax and leave all of your worldly troubles at the door.
So come in and enjoy the Pub Italia™ experience!
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Beer art treasures is a store for any beer lover. The retail store is situated directly beside Pub Italia. Beer Art Treasures is the first of its kind in Ottawa and offers several beer paraphernalia items that were previously only available through beer promotions. The store has a wide variety of glassware, shirts, sweaters, jackets, neon signs, tin signs, tap handles and much more.
The retail store is occasionnally staffed but when it is not you can access the store at any time by asking management inside the Pub Italia.
Call: (613) 232-2326 for all your questions!