A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the city.
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- 2 Hour tour of Montréal in vintage Convertible Cadillac + Murals in Le Plateau17Recommended100% of travellers recommend this experience. This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher.Classic Car ToursfromC$399.00per group (up to 5)
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Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
How to get there
- Rosemont • 7 min walk
3,706 within 5 kms
0.4 km$$$$ • Contemporary • Vegetarian Friendly • Vegan Options
St-Viateur Bagel Shop
0.5 km$ • Bakeries • Canadian • Vegetarian Friendly
0.6 km$ • Dessert • Vegetarian Friendly
0.3 km$ • Cafe
Estiatorio Milos – Montreal
0.6 km$$$$ • Seafood • Mediterranean • Greek
0.7 km$ • Bakeries • Fast food • Canadian
La Panthere Verte
0.3 km$ • Quick Bites • Fast food • International
0.5 km$ • Bakeries • Kosher
Bishop and Bagg
0.2 km$$ - $$$ • Bar • British • Grill
B & M Restaurant
0.3 km$$ - $$$ • Canadian • Vegetarian Friendly
479 within 10 kms
Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony
0.2 kmChurches & Cathedrals
0.5 kmBallets • Neighbourhoods
0.4 kmArt Museums
Centre d'Art et de Diffusion Clark
0.4 kmArt Galleries
4.3 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
0.5 kmArt Galleries
Museum of Jewish Montreal
1.7 kmSpeciality Museums
4.4 kmPoints of Interest & Landmarks
1.5 kmFarmers Markets
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
WONDERFUL MARKET, a must see!!!!! Fruit, veggies and more! The pizza restaurants and especially the shops …, gelato just outside
Written July 23, 2022
Great food, wonderful market and lovely art galleries make it one of my favorite places in Montreal. I always hit up the Italian Market on St. Laurent to stock upon cheese and olive oil before coming back to the US.
Written December 10, 2019
Nice place to walk around. People are friendly. there is a food market and plenty of bakeries with Italian sweets. And, of course, there is always Pizza. An oddity is a church with a mural including Mussolini on its roof.
Written October 10, 2019
I came here because of the Italian Festival in August. I actually don’t come every year however maybe I should because it was very pleasant. Little Italy in Montreal is obviously known for its great café places as well as it fine dining Italy restaurants. The street was filled with vendors. They had a scopa card competition; they also had two stages with Italian music. It was a very nice experience and I highly recommend a visit especially when there are festivals because there are a lot of things happening in the area. I must add that parking is very difficult to find during festivals, you need to pay attention to the parking signs and restrictions.
Written August 24, 2019
Whether it's your first visit or the 100th, Little Italy never disappoints. Walk the streets and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and duck into one of many little cafés or authentic pizza restos. Jean-Talon market is also a must! See my reviews for Gema, Cafe San Simeon and Milanos grocery store. The best of Little Italy!
Written August 9, 2019
If you are visiting Montreal especially if you gave kitchen access the market here is a must see. Blocks if fresh everything at great prices and all kinds of prepared food to be eaten or taken home. There is a pasta maker that prepares plates of fresh made pasta that was a great surprise. If you enjoy food at any level this is something to see.
Written October 21, 2018
Had fun Walking around. Found a great bar with tennis in TV. Final game of Rogers Cup. We really enjoyed it. Don’t expect to eat good food. Not much to offer. Had fun eating cannoli. Then went to Chinatown for dinner. We saw a wonderful cooking demo. With a man singing Italian songs as he was making raviolis. What a treat to watch him. Finished our visit by sharing some gelato.
Written August 12, 2018
nice europian houses and neigborhood to troll around and enjoy the atmosphere, feel like you are actually in different country.
Written July 3, 2018
We stayed in Little Italy thinking it would harken back to our trip to Italy. There are Italian restaurants here but not worth the trip if you are staying closer to downtown Montreal. The neighborhood has so rougher areas.
Written May 25, 2018
Took two subway trains to get to little Italy to have some good Italian food. Guess what, don’t bother...we ended up by mistake at a Venezuela Italian restaurant and it was not very good. We hardly saw an Italian restaurant in the area. There were lots of other types of restaurants but not Italian...very, very overrated...stay away. Stay in the downtown core of Montreal...you will find a lot better places to eat.
Written May 15, 2018
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I’m looking for a place to rent for my husband and I, 3 times per year in this area of Montreal, or another area. We have a Shihpoo (guaranteed antiallergic tiny dog) and we are looking for a place that does not use strong scented cleaning products or detergents, or scented candles. We are allergic. Can anyone please help us locate our home away from home in Montreal??
How is the parking situation in this neighborhood. Is it safe?
I was visiting little Italy in Montreal and walked around feeling perfectly safe. Parking seemed on par with other neiborhoods and it is a city but this market is worth a visit
But about 20 reviews saying that Little Italy has very few Italian restaurants all pretty negative but your says lots and lots of them. What have you seen that is so different? I really want to go but these reviews are terrible and was hoping you could shed some light on this. Thanks
Ok...I don’t know why people are saying that there are not a lot of Italian restaurants in Ottawa’s Little Italy...I disagree. I went to Little Italy in Montreal and we ended up eating in some South American restaurant...I wasn’t impressed. As for Ottawa, here are a couple of recommendations. If you are out and about and just want a sandwich...you have to go to Di Rienzo Deli...don’t let the outside or inside fool you...the best sandwiches in Ottawa...I guarantee it...and all for 6 bucks taxes in!. My wife and I went to La Roma restaurant and very much enjoyed it. We also very much like La Favorita. You can’t go wrong with either place...don’t listen to those other reviews...they obviously didn’t look around.
How do I get How do I get there using public transportation?
There are three metro station around the neighbourhood's borders: if you're on the orange line, you can take Beaubien (closed for renovation during a big part of 2015 though) or Jean-Talon, if you're on the blue line, might as well exit at De Castelnau. Then there is also bus 55 that goes up St-Laurent Boulevard and down Clark Street.
Frequently Asked Questions about Little Italy
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