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Montreal has a heavy Canadian-Italian populace, second just to Toronto — so it's little shock that there's a solid companion of Italian cafés here as well.

This guide grandstands the absolute best, with an eye to all-rounders — we've skirted the pizza joints and pasticcerias and featured eateries that proposal up the complete insight from antipasti to dolci (with a couple of exceptional cases). In case you're searching explicitly for pizza, there's a different guide enumerating Montreal's best pies — the equivalent goes for pasta.

19. Luciano Trattoria

Cook Luciano D'Orazio presents easygoing trattoria admission in a splendid and current setting. Canapés, for example, bufala mozzarella, ensalata with radish and endive, and zesty pecorino, make for a vigorous beginning to the dinner, and flavourful principle courses that waver among works of art and new manifestations will not frustrate, nor will the broad wine list. Reservations are liked.
Where: 1212 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal QC H2S 1N5, Canada
Contact: (514) 303-1204

18. Bistrorante Boccone

A snappy foundation adjoining the Jean-Talon Market, this eatery is a desert garden amid the encompassing clamour (the terrasse offers extraordinary people-watching). It's a genuine issue with antipasti, minestrone, and house-made cavatelli on the menu; the polpo, octopus, is exceptionally suggested.
Where: 170 Rue Jean-Talon, Montréal QC H2R 1S7, Canada
Contact: (514) 272-2886

17. Café Via Dante

A genuine family foundation, the story starts with Vasco and Wilma, whose marriage in 1963 on Little Italy's Dante Street prompted their child Renato to open an eatery there. Known for the best bunny around, Via Dante has a friendly vibe, matching with market new food and house-made pasta. It has become a local top choice, with everyday specials and a closeness that settles on a decision spot for dates.
Where: 251 Rue Dante, Montréal QC H2S 1K3, Canada
Contact: (514) 270-8446

16. Impasto

Culinary specialist proprietors of this smooth café, Michele Forgione and Stefano Faita, are among Montreal's most remarkable restauranteurs, and their joined aptitude makes for a delicious menu. A four-course sharing alternative is accessible, close by the individual contributions of casarecci Nero di seppia, calamari and shrimp dish, and porchetta del Nonno, pork from Ferme St-Canut. The wine list is broad and fluctuated.
Where: 48 Rue Dante, Montréal QC H2S 1J6, Canada
Contact: (514) 508-6508

15. Il Bazzali

A bring-your-own-wine setting worked by catering administration Cuisine Opera. Il Bazzali consolidates music and refined Italian food (indeed, there are operatic exhibitions on specific evenings of the week). Culinary specialist (and tenor) Davide Bazzali and cook Benoit Leclere additionally carry significant gifts to the table. The five or six-course set menu focuses on eco-accommodating fixings. The stylistic theme exhibits imaginativeness and appeal, with a portion of the reduced down hors d'oeuvres served in antique silver spoons. However, the menus differ habitually; however, they slant towards present-day takes on Italian cooking, with global contacts.
Where: 285 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal QC H2S 1R7, Canad
Contact: (514) 439-4878

14. Tre Marie

Another Little Italy backbone, culinary expert Carmine, presents lunch and supper works of art four days per week at this conventional spot, in the business for more than 50 years. Tre Marie makes a decent night out, also: it's situated in an excellent piece of town, and it's challenging to turn out badly with something as exemplary as this spot. For the ambivalent, the pasta threesome is most enthusiastically suggested.
Where: 6934 Rue Clark, Montréal QC H2S 3G1, Canada
Contact: (514) 277-9859

13. Barcola Bistro

Culinary expert Fabrizio Caprioli presents northern Italy, including eggplant pizza and fish tagliatelle that preferences like an outing to the Adriatic. It's an enchanting present-day Mile End spot, with day by day specials changing consistently, unique occasions, for example, a peri tivo night, and dishes that vibe decidedly sumptuous for the (for the most part under $20) sticker price. Providing food is accessible too.
Where: 5607 Av du Parc, Montréal QC H2V 4H2, Canada
Contact: (438) 384-1112

12. Il Pagliaccio

It could be named for an Italian comedian, yet this spot is a long way from a joke. There's an apparent level of care and consideration behind its menu, driven by gourmet specialist Manuel Silva. It's a sharp-looking Outremont-Mile End recognize that flourishes with development; vegan choices are offered as well.
Where: Canada, 365 Avenue Laurier O, Montreal QC H2V 2K3, Canada
Contact: (514) 276-6999

11. Ristorante Quattro

It has a charming spot for an upscale evening out or a business occasion with an ideal place close to the Old Port. It has hot and cold tidbit menus, spreading over from arugula plate of mixed greens to barbecued calamari and good primi like a braised bunny. Note that a portion of their menu alternatives can likewise be set up without gluten, as well. Polish the feast off with exemplary treats and cappuccino.
Where: 17 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal QC H2Y 1S5, Canada
Contact: (514) 903-2909

10. Un Po' Di Piu

A forcefully touristy piece of Old Montreal got a much-needed refresher when Olive and Gourmando's proprietors opened up this shocker in 2018. It's a lighter objective than others on this guide — aperitivo-accommodating chomps are a centre (look at the unbelievable aperitivo tower). Yet, Un Po' di Piu dominates in all cases from sweets (get the olive oil cake) to few more fantastic dishes.
Where: 3 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal QC H2Y 0B1, Canada
Contact: (514) 861-8686

9. Balsam Inn

The proprietors of the astounding Dominion Square Tavern spread out into Italian cooking with this midtown restaurant in 2014, and it doesn't disillusion — expect staples that some should seriously mull over natural, like Osso Bucco and meatballs, done at a raised level. The bar program is strikingly balanced, as well.
Where: 1237 Rue Metcalfe, Montréal QC H3B 2V5, Canada
Contact: (514) 507-9207

8. Graziella

Named for cook and proprietor Graziella Battista, this first-class café draws motivation from her Italian youth and legacy. Dishes here are probably the most refined around and wealthy in flavour, appetizing primi and secondi comprising pasta, gnocchi, meat dishes, and sweet pastries, for example, rhubarb sorbet with Quebec strawberries. The climate satisfies the menu, and the maintainable ethos upholds nearby fixings. It's additionally the home to Le 116, a private occasion space for up to 80 individuals.
Where: 116 Rue McGill, Montréal QC H2Y 2E5, Canada
Contact: (514) 876-0116

7. La Marinara

Basic, tasty food, remembering new manicotti and conceivably the best veal for the city, have parted with this tucked café a strong standing among cafes. Anticipate an inviting and simple vibe, inconspicuous mood melodies that consider discussion, and proficient workers, particularly in the wine matching domain.
Where: 1218 Rue Stanley, Montréal QC H3B 2S7, Canada
Contact: (514) 509-4090

6. Beatrice

Beatrice charges itself a "metropolitan desert garden", with a perfectly concealed terrasse making for an ideal spot to appreciate a glass of wine and some first-rate Mediterranean chomps. The food, as well, is peacefully exquisite and finely made food. It adopts a more present-day strategy than a portion of the city's more conventional Italian organizations, with dishes such as fish with a yuzu-lobster emulsion and a couple of Mediterranean flavours, harissa and tahini showing up.
Where: 1504 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal QC H3G 1L3, Canada
Contact: (514) 937-6009

5. Trattoria Trestevere

Downtown eatery Trestevere has become an imbued organization since opening in 1973, regardless of its area in a space preferred known for shabby clubs over fine food. Leafy foods are new and privately sourced, and the wine list is broad and cautiously curated. Expect exemplary dishes like carbonaras and arrabbiata; treats incorporate an astounding cassata Siciliana, a sweet made of wipe cake and ricotta cheddar layered with a candy-coated natural product.
Where: 1237 Rue Crescent, Montréal QC H3G 2B2, Canada
Contact: (514) 866-3226

4. Da Emma

A previous ladies jail isn't the primary setting that comes into view for an exquisite Italian supper. However, that is one of the numerous amazements this café has coming up. It's a 20-year-old organization, actually possessed by Lorenzo Aureli and Emma Riso, both initially from Rome. A notably upscale eating choice serves a gutsy scope of dishes, including cook bunny and swordfish.
Where: 777 Rue de la Commune O, Montréa QC H3C 1Y1, Canada
Contact: (514) 392-1568

3. Nora Gray

Since 2011, Griffintown's Nora Gray has been viewed as one of Montreal's best Italian eateries (and probably the best spot around, point). Its group of youthful proprietors, Ryan Gray, Lisa McConnell, and Emma Cardarelli (from whose grandma Nora the eatery takes its name), have made a menu that inclines towards southern Italy, adopting an occasionally basic strategy to making imaginative dishes. There are some strong sharing choices, and a magnetic component is their mezzo menu, with half-servings for the less-hungry. Sister café Elena, over in St-Henri, is a decent wagered for something more easygoing.
Where: 1391 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal QC H3C 1H2, Canada
Contact: (514) 419-6672

2. Chez Ennio

This Shaughnessy Village brings your wine eatery is a darling neighbourhood spot, having occupying its de Maisonneuve Boulevard area for a very long time. Eponymous culinary expert Ennio Ricci is the proprietor and administrator, and it's unmistakably a work of adoration. It has a comfortable and private air, a covered up pearl vibe that causes you to feel like you've found something extraordinary, and above all, good, familiar Italian food. The pasta is new, and the segments are liberal.
Where: 1978 Boulevard de Maisonneuve O, Montréal QC H3H 1K5, Canada
Contact: (514) 933-8168

1. Café Gentile

This fun, easygoing spot is one of only a handful few places here that eats, with a variety of baked goods and barbecued cheddar sandwiches. The moderately new Westmount area has a decidedly enchanting tiled inside and a more extensive menu with evening administration. It serves a Sunday early lunch, putting an Italian twist toward the end of the week standard. Something else, visit the first, open since 1959 in the Garment District, with a broad scope of sandwiches, for example, exemplary chicken or eggplant parm.
Where: 4126 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount QC H3Z 1P4, Canada
Contact: (514) 925-8686