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6896 rue Saint-Dominique, Montréal 514.564.3842

Located in the heart of Little Italy, Chef Luciano offers bobo denizens a classic Italian cuisine: pasta, homemade sauces and delicious antipasti served in a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Generous portions and classic presentation are the hallmarks of this restaurant. And believe us when we tell you that when it comes to pasta, the Chef knows what he’s doing. From tagliatelle in a creamy sauce with porcini, through to gnocchi layered with a tomato cream sauce, nothing disappoints. A dining experience like no other!

150 rue Jean-Talon Est, Montréal 514.904.2250

Discover this typically Italian cafe in the heart of the Jean-Talon Market where the chef invites you to enjoy Tuscan and Neapolitan cuisine. His inspired seasonal market-fresh menu features traditional wood-oven pizza, handmade pasta in homemade sauces, and delicately prepared fish. Portions are generous,the menu offers a variety of choice, desserts are fabulous, and be sure to finish with a sharp espresso. Viva Italia!

9090 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal 514.382.3618

Nestled in a quiet unassuming neighborhood, this small restaurant in business for more than two decades, features extraordinary cuisine. Business people, media stars, multimillionaires, and lovers of fine food jostle for a coveted table at La Cantina. Savour true Italian food prepared simply, by a Chef that blends regional flavors to create a diverse, yet indisputably Italian menu. A professional service under the owner’s watchful eye. That’s what you’ll find at La Cantina.

251 rue Dante, Montréal 514.270.8446

In this neutral decor adorned with paintings, photographs and works of art, it’s at once clear that we’re dealing with a passionate team, true believers in rustic cuisine. There is nothing ordinary about this small trattoria, offering an Italian cuisine unlike any other in the neighborhood. For a mise-en-bouche the Chef recommends portobello mushrooms with balsamic vinegar, and mashed eggplant with goat cheese; and for main courses, the house gnocchi with bolognese sauce, oven roasted rabbit, and the famous veal milanese with saffron risotto are among the most sought after delicacies. And you won’t lack for choices in the selection of desserts, I promise! A visit here is a must.

12 rue Dante, Montréal 514.278.6502

Since 1999, just steps from the Jean Talon Market in Little Italy, the two Chefs of Lucca offer a unique Italian gastronomic experience employing fresh produce from the market. Among the menu and house specialties, inspired by the cooking of Nonnas: fried calamari, grilled veal chops, risotto, pasta, and seasonal fish. Local produce as fresh and flavorful as nature allows, makes for a varied menu of quality dishes. And the selection of Italian wines from Piemonte to Puglia and from Venice to Tuscany is in itself worth a visit. A tradition of extraordinary dishes, served in a lively atmosphere.

1442 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal 514.843.8230

Feel like a dish from the heart of Tuscany? You’ll find it on the expansive European style terrace – dotted with a thousand flowers of this small Italian café. The atmosphere is warm and the kitchen will please the most discerning of palates. The famous linguini pomodoro, the wide selection of melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi, in addition to the seven course gourmet menu, are only a few of the temptations of this superb menu. Begin with a tasty starter, such as Crespelles, finely topped with a cream sauce, and let yourself be seduced by the Chef’s choice for an unusual and divinely delicious experience. The order of the day: be adventurous.

4525 avenue du Parc, Montréal 514.903.4447

On Park Avenue, this small Italian gastronomic haven has proven its worth. The menu is filled with fine dishes, suggestions for tasty pastas and fish in season. Rabbit, swordfish, grilled octopus or Neapolitan pasta, perfectly al dente, are served in light, expertly seasoned portions. A few irresistible desserts right out of Mama’s kitchen, served in a chic décor Italiano, will delight those with a sweet tooth. An excellent list of petit cru Italian wines with friendly prices will see you sipping your wine and sampling more epicurean discoveries. Truly delicious cuisine in a charming locale.

6701 boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal 514.270.6701

This new ‘trattoria moderna’ is already recognized for its excellent cuisine. In a rustic atmosphere, inspired by a New York style, savour such typical Italian dishes as fresh stuffed pasta, octopus, and veal meatballs. Return for the delicious brunch, and discover the new creations of Chef Michael Ursini, who learned his trade in Northern Italy. All in all a sophisticated menu that will leave no one unsatisfied.

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