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DreamLand Cafe, Ottowa, ON

DreamLand Cafe

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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 236 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. JN

    JNoel

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Went as a group of four and we all loved our meals!
  2. DS

    DinaS

    Ottawa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was as usual delicious, and the rhubarb pie cocktail is still to die for!
  3. M

    Mart

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the cafe. Great atmosphere, delicious food and the service was amazing. The only thing I would comment on are the meal sizes. I had spaghetti and meat balls, while it was delicious, the portion was quite small for the price that was charged. All in all though - we had a great time.
  4. S

    Sura

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome experience, as always! Loved the service, great food, and great vibes.
  5. ML

    MelanieL

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Dreamland. The food and the staff are amazing.
  6. S

    Sandra

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dreamland Cafe is one of our favourite places to eat in Ottawa during the summer because of its cute patio dining, friendly service, and amazing fresh pasta. Seating is quite limited so reservations are a must.
  7. IL

    ILuvFood

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy coming here when I visit Ottawa. Food and service awesome. Ambience beautiful.
  8. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as always. Food and drinks were delicious
  9. ST

    StephT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely phenomenal. My husband and I will definitely be going back. Our waiter was great as well. We really enjoyed the whole experience.
  10. IB

    IsabelB

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, my favourite new go to place for dinner. Incredible food, drink and service. Plus very reasonably priced. Will be back for many more date nights !
  11. SB

    SierraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great from start to finish - this was our first time visiting and cannot recommend enough. Not necessarily budget friendly for the portion sizes but certainly worth it all in taste and quality. Would go again!
  12. IB

    IsabellaB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love coming here! Amazing food for a great price. Never disappointed and it even impressed my Italian mom and aunt!
  13. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favourite Italian restaurant on Preston Street. The food is so fresh and tasty, the cocktails are amazing, and the service is really great. Always a great experience.
  14. EW

    EmmaW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we've had in a long time. We had the truffle mac n a mug with cheesy garlic bread. Outstanding!!
  15. RM

    RimM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely ambience. Def recommend and will be back soon.
  16. A

    Andrea

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I’ve been going to Dreamland since before the pandemic and I’ve always had an AMAZING meal. Imagine my surprise when I went in this time and my puttanesca was flavored with what felt like just salt? The pasta was slightly undercooked too. I tried to bring it up to a server but she insisted it was just their saltiest pasta and brought me some extra tomato sauce. That made it more edible but yeah.. didn’t do anything for the missing flavour. Next, I had the Lemon Olive Cake with peaches. It was okay but not as good as some of their other deserts have been. Underwhelming at best. I don’t know if they have a new chef or the kitchen was having an off day? Ambiance was great. Will I go back? Hard to say, my meal was really disappointing.
  17. J

    Jenny

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time at Dreamland. It’s a regular stop for us, and would recommend to anyone. Great food, friendly service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time with long-time friends and family in a quaint, homey atmosphere with wonderful food and service!
  19. NT

    NashT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food, great service ! A perfect choice, as always.
  20. N

    Nad123

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    food was great! flexible with seating! definitely a place i’d go back to!!
  21. N

    Nikki

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good food, a bit expensive because I got add ons.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a couple times but just went last night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The food was amazing as always and service was fast and friendly. One big plus of this place is the vegan options for most of the menu. My friend with a dairy allergy was happy that she could eat the food AND it was delicious. Will definitely be back soon!
  23. T

    Tana

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not impressed by the food. Our table was just under the A/C. We were frozen.
  24. DS

    DinaS

    Ottawa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everybody knows I love DreamLand Cafe! Last night I got to introduce friends to DreamLand's greatness, and they also loved their meals.
  25. E

    Emma

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great service. Will definitely be back.
  26. AP

    AmeliaP

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dreamland is my all time favourite restaurant! The food is out of this world amazing and the staff are so kind, I always have the best time!! If I have any visitors from out of town, the first place I take them is Dreamland! Ottawa is lucky to have such a great restaurant in town!
  27. TW

    TracyW

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Dreamland Cafe - it was lovely. Food was tasty and portions just the right size. Dessert (tiramisu) was particularly yummy!
  28. G

    Graciemc

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yummy as usual. Service was extra good this time.
  29. IB

    IsabellaB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always amazing and the prices are so good! One of my favourite places to celebrate any life events or just when I want a good meal. Plus they have the best garlic bread on earth!
  30. BP

    BriePaquette

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything from food to service was impeccable! If I could give more stars I would! Thank you for making my friends birthday magical!
  31. WR

    WarrenR

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding…Amazing…Memorable…Life Changing…Addictive….Creative…Mouthwatering….Next Level!!! Truly an experience like none other!!!
  32. CC

    CinderellaCanChill

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If Cinderella was real, and she was hip...this restaurant would be her jam!
  33. P

    Pedro

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing food, Nicole was a fantastic waitress! I’ll be back,
  34. b

    bigfan

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is me and my bestie’s fave spot. Always friendly and accommodating and the food is incredible.
  35. DS

    DinaS

    Ottawa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loooove DreamLand! Service was amazing, food was amazing, and the Rhubarb pie cocktail was TOP SHELF
  36. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Quaint patio, vegan options well prepared and tasty food and cocktails. Perfect evening.
  37. EG

    EllaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and patient. Had the penne pesto with chicken and it was wonderful!
  38. Z

    Zoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally my fav restaurant in Ottawa!!! So so so good, highly recommend the sriracha Mac
  39. IB

    IsabellaB

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming here! Great food and good prices
  40. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit to this diamond of a place. Food is authentic and so well prepared and presented. Highly recommended 😊

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 236 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 5 times today
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

  • 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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