Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Prescott

I'm not a big pizza fan, and thank god because Ottawa isn't exactly the best place to live if you really like pizza. The extent of my pizza-eating is House of Georgie's Gravy Pizza at 3 in the morning after a night of socializing a little too much. I grew up out east, where the pizza is much better – Pizza Delight was my staple. But if I had to pick a spot in Ottawa, the Prescott would be the only one I recommend. The Dewie to be exact. This square pizza has pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, olives, bacon and onions. And the best part? It doesn't have a 2 inch-thick layer of greasy cheese on it. The crust is flawless, not too thick and not too thin and is soft but crispy. It's really quite perfect! Another one of their specialties is their Meatball Sandwich with cheese and sauce on top. Don't dress up, this place is very casual. They've been around since 1934 and started off as a corner store where they served their own sausages and prepared meat. They had seating for 25 and were one of two original licensed drinking establishments in Ottawa (the Lafayette in the market was the other). It was called the Preston Hotel until 1941 when they changed the name to the Prescott. To this day they still have great Italian food to eat in or take out and at very reasonable prices.

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1 comment:

dgrandchamp said...

Although the prescott is good for pizza and it's an old icon in little italy, surely you can find other great options for pizza in Ottawa?

have you tried the Bella Vista Tavern and Colonnade Pizza?