March 20, 2018
If you are visiting the Montreal area, or just looking for a new restaurant to try, sorting through the countless options can be daunting. To take the guess work out of it, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best Italian restaurants in Montreal. Any of these options will be sure to satisfy a craving for an authentic Italian meal.
1. Trattoria Il Ritrovo
2895 Rue Fleury E, Montréal, QC H2B
This Italian gem is outside the downtown Montreal area but earned its stellar reputation regardless. The food served is authentic Italian dishes ranging from sandwiches to pastas. A delicious meal you won’t soon forget!
2. Artigiani Pizzeria Cucina
4657 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal, QC H2J2L3
This charming restaurant serves dual purposes. Not only can you enjoy authentic wood fired pizza and homemade pasta, but you can also purchase fresh ingredients, such as pasta and sauces, to bring home and prepare yourself.
3. Primo & Secondo
7023 Saint-Dominique, Montreal QC H2S 3B6
It would be impossible to recommend one particular dish from this original Italian restaurant, as their always delicious menu changes seasonally. Don’t worry though, even if you’re not sure what’s going to be on the menu, you will never leave disappointed!
4. Restaurant Inferno
6850 St Dominique St, Montreal, QC H2S 3B2
For those looking to stray from the traditional Italian dishes, Restaurant Inferno offers a unique combination of conventional and original creations. Although the menu changes seasonally, one staple that does not change is its renown Trippa Della Nonna, which is tripe served in tomato sauce.
5. Barcola Bistro
5607 Park Ave, Montreal, QC H2V 4H2
With its Northern Italian influences, Barcola Bistro offers a small menu of only a few appetizers and entrees each night that are handcrafted by the head chef. Another bonus is, while uncommon for Italian restaurants to serve brunch, Barcola is the exception with its traditional and delicious brunch menu.
6. Da Emma
777 Rue De La Commune W Montréal, QC H3C1Y5
This restaurant is on the pricier side, but well worth it. Its unique and charming atmosphere is due to its location in the basement of an old prison. The menu is announced by the servers instead of on paper menus and it is a frequent stop for celebrities in the area.
7. Dolcetto & Co
151 St Paul Ouest Montreal, QC H2Y1Z6
If you’re looking for an equally scrumptious Italian meal without the price from some of the fancier spots, this is the spot for you. Featuring a menu of tapas styled dishes, you will leave satisfied.
48 Rue Dante, Montréal, QC H2S 1J6
This Italian restaurant is the creation of chefs Stefano Faita and Michele Forgione. Their menu combines modern specialties with simple but enjoyable dishes, making it a truly unique experience.
9. Elio Pizzeria
351 Rue de Bellechasse, Montréal, QC H2S 1X1
Is there anything more Italian than homemade pasta and thin, crispy pizza? Elio Pizzeria has been in business for over 50 years, serving some of the best authentic Italian dishes in Montreal.
10. Nora Gray
1391 Rue Saint-Jacques Montreal, QC H3C4J4
Rounding out our list, Nora Gray is a modern Italian restaurant that offers a seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to call ahead or plan accordingly, this hip restaurant seats only 50 diners at a time and tends to fill up easily.
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