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DreamLand Cafe, Ottowa, ON

DreamLand Cafe

4.8
4.8
421 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
THE BEST PASTA IN OTTAWA
LOCAL - FRESH - FEELS LIKE HOME

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Café
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 422-4200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Coco De Leo
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross Street
    Gladstone Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Gladstone / Preston
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Ottawa

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Italian

  • Ottawa

    Best Overall

  • Ottawa

    Best Food

  • Ottawa

    Best Value

  • Ottawa

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Healthy

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Ottawa

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Ottawa

    Italian

421 Reviews
  1. bings

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing. Quite a few gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian options. Nice atmosphere. Strongly recommend.

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  2. Banana

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious and super friendly staff! Cute and small space!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A small, intimate pasta restaurant in little Italy. Definitely recommend making reservations as this place is always busy and I understand why! Loved the food! Great selection of pasta, we tried the beef ragu (my favourite), creamy pesto, vegan dreamy and the cacio e pepe and they were all excellent! As appetiser we got the Honey Brussels (which I highly recommend!) and the cheesy dippers. The service was excellent and the staff so friendly and helpful!

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  4. KellyM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super cute place. Staff were amazing. The pasta was so delicious! We went for my boyfriends birthday and they made it special with a scrabble happy birthday on the table. It was cute and i would absolutely recommend trying it out

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  5. AmyM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The BEST pasta in Ottawa. The ingredients are high quality, serving portions are generous and the garlic bread is perfect with it! Service was amazing as well :) thanks for a great experience Marlo <3

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a very cozy and neat place! Great experiance from the people that are there! Now on to the food. I got the Ragu Pasta and I have to say, it was very delicious. We also got the Garlic bread appetizers which was delicious.

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  7. SaraB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming restaurant with good service and delicious food. Try the Kale Caesar to pair with your yummy pasta!

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  8. MaryC

    Ottawa

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Had the shortrib pasta and it was a bit too salty and the pasta way too al dente...sorry really wanted to love this place more. Everyone else enjoyed their meals. Not a fan of natural wines, would prefer to bring my own and pay a corkage fee

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  9. Spen

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, rich, fresh pasta Very cute - intimate environment Stuck with wine and beers so can't comment on cocktails

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  10. EstherS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Aisling was fantastic. The food was delicious. The ambiance was nice and quiet. Loved having dinner there.

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  11. WendyM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really enjoyable experience and we will definitely go back. The staff are lovely and the food was really good. One thing we enjoyed was their homemade flavoured soda's-amazingly refreshing and even though it was cold outside, a real treat!

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  12. RayH

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A little disappointing. Espresso martini was $17 and didn't taste of alcohol and in the tiniest glass possible. Don't ask for ricotta bevause theyll add it in place of your pasta. Our appetizer was cold which was disappointing because it would have tasted so good if it weren't. Gnocchi was good but needed salt and pepper and the same problem, it wasn't got cold 3 minutes into eating it. Kinda felt robbed considering you used to get what you paid for, so it's a bit lacking now. Staff are very sweet though but i don't think we'll come back sadly

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  13. Emma

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Will be back again! The Brussel Sprouts are to die for!

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  14. SergioP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta place in town and service was superb!!!

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  15. Emily

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy, kitschy, romantic, fun, WELCOMING. Everything we ordered was excellent and our server was so kind.

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  16. IsabellaB

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always so amazing here and the staff is always so nice and welcoming. Never a disappointment! Can’t wait to come back again!

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  17. Doesntkeepreservations

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Doesn't keep reservation times and staff is not courteous

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  18. CarolynT

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta restaurant in Ottawa with absolutely no competition :)

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  19. AmberC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excited to see visit this place because of Instagram/it being a pink building and it was just great. Amazing food, nice servers, great vibe.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantabulous. Service, apps, wine selection, and creatively inspired delicious experience. Tiramisu was like a cloud!! Most highly recommended!

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  21. Litsa

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibes? Check! Incredible, fresh food? Check. Kind, welcoming staff? Check. Great drink options including non-alcoholic beverages? Check! This is an Ottawa gem! Run, don’t walk over to Dreamland Café.

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  22. Chrissiegee

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful spot that feels like being in a friend's kitchen table, fantastic food with plenty of options for all dietary needs. Easily one of the cutest restaurants in the city.

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  23. SydneyG

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a date or a special dinner with friends! Delicious and fun ambience with the colourful art and ravioli-shaped tables. They are also very accommodating to allergies - the kitchen took take extra time to prepare my meal to ensure it was free of shellfish, much appreciated :)

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  24. SergeF

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful little gem and food was fantastic!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great night and meal.

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  25. JaclynM

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! It’s our favourite spot. Everything tastes amazing

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  26. gabriela

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall food was DELICIOUS! Service was on point. You should try it! Loved your little ravioli tables.

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  27. KendraM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a must try in Ottawa. The cocktails and food are so delicious. I recommend sharing a few different options with friends otherwise you’ll never be able to settle on one choice. The service was very friendly and it is a very small and intimate place with only 5-6 tables

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  28. safinak

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place. Love the small restaurant feel. Food was absolutely delicious. But because it was a small place, it was a little loud, lots of echoing. Definitely going back though.

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  29. EduardoR

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dreamland is a 5/5 every time. I am celiac and it’s amazing that they can do so much of their menu gluten free. Cocktails are great, service is excellent, never had a bad experience in 5 visits.

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  30. SusanC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience were outstanding! I cannot wait to go back! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  31. BrittanyT

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really loved our date night, the staff, ambience and food were all amazing. My favourite spot in Ottawa!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The best pasta I’ve eaten in my life. Try it out for yourself.

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  33. Alexandra

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiente, food and service. We came here for the first time to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we were pleasantly surprised. We will definitely visit again and highly recommend.

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  34. JenniferE

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. Just incredible food and service. Servers were so amazing and made the visit. Cannot wait to go back.

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  35. QuinnM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dreamland Cafe is my favourite restaurant, I love the vibes!

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  36. Anderson72

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely excellent experience overall. We'll be back for sure!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best pasta we’ve had. My girlfriend loves spaghetti and meatballs and she was over the moon by the flavor and portion 5 out of 5 would recommend

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  38. TracyW

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a great dinner. Service was great. My only real complaint was for the cost of the kids meals the portions were really really small. Everything tasted phenomenal and we will be back.

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  39. Annie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Trendy location/atmosphere, super friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and wine paring. As the restaurant got busier it was a little noisy making it more difficult to converse and hear my associates during conversation. Otherwise, great!

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  40. Pearl

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the server was so friendly and helpful. Great ambience. It was loud for my liking but everyone seemed so hyped to be there that it caused volume. Didn't take away from the experience.

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FAQs

DreamLand Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. DreamLand Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 422-4200.

DreamLand Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for DreamLand Cafe

262 Preston Street, Ottowa, ON K1R 7R5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Gladstone Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Gladstone / Preston
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Coco De Leo
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
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