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Little Italy has slowly but surely become one of Ottawa’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Full of stunning artwork, architecture and speciality stores and restaurants, it’s the perfect neighbourhood for students and young professionals looking to experience different cultures within their city.

Read on to learn about some of Little Italy’s best qualities!

Take advantage of Preston Street

Preston street is a community all on its own. It’s home to some of Little Italy’s finest shops and restaurants, as well as many seasonal fairs and festivals.

Celebrate passing that big midterm by heading down to Pub Italia on your way home for a drink. The restaurant is most known for its “beer bible,” but once you’re there, you won’t be able to resist the authentic Italian-style pizza.

If you’re looking for something a little fancier, Il Primo Ristorante offers delightful brunch, lunch and dinner menus. They’re popular for their wide variety of pasta dishes—but make sure to leave room for dessert! Il Primo is the perfect date night, evening with friends, or even solo dinner spot.

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Be close to campus

When it comes to being a post-secondary student, the closer to campus you are, the better. After all, you never know when you’re going to have to make that last-minute trip to the library, or “accidentally” snooze your alarm one too many times on a Monday morning.

By living in Little Italy, you’ll be a short commute away from some of Ottawa’s University campuses. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Carleton University, and 15-minutes to the University of Ottawa!

Interested in living close to Little Italy in Ottawa? Click to learn about Ridgeview Apartments!

Parks and greenspace

Outdoor parks are a great place to get some studying done, clear your mind, or work some physical activity into your daily routine. In Little Italy, you’ll have easy access to multiple parks. Plouffe Park, Glebe Memorial Park, and Dalhousie South Park are all within the area.

Head down with your roommate to take a study break and toss a ball around, or take a stroll alone to clear your thoughts and take in the fresh air.

Whether you’re looking to be close to campus, explore some of the incredible culture embedded into the city of Ottawa, or have access to nearby greenspace to help relieve stress, Little Italy is the perfect location for you!

Paramount Properties has over 7,500 rentable apartments across Ottawa. With our wide range of options, there is sure to be an apartment that fits your needs. Visit our website for more information. 

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