Little Italy

Little Italy, Montreal: Address, Phone Number, Little Italy Reviews: 4/5

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A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the city.
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The area
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
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mesamesa
3 contributions
I love this neighborhood!
Nov. 2019
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
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Don B
Sharon, PA106 contributions
Food and conversation
Sep. 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
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Traveller & Foodie
Montreal, Canada3,313 contributions
A must when in Montreal
Aug. 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
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Steve D
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada231 contributions
A must!
Jul. 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
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joekapp16
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey74 contributions
First visit
Oct. 2018 • Couples
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
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energizenj
Red Bank, NJ58 contributions
Had fun watching Rodgers Cup final in an open air bar
Aug. 2018 • Friends
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
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Yumi H
New York City, NY33 contributions
nice walk to look around the houses
Jul. 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
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hepope330
Lake Saint Louis, MO53 contributions
Tiny Italy
May 2018 • Couples
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
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Kevin B
Ottawa, Canada1,310 contributions
Where are all the Restaurants
May 2018 • Friends
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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5-star-traveller77
Sydney, Australia75 contributions
WORTH THE VISIT
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Visited the area in the afternoon, on the recommendation of the Concierge of the Hotel where we were staying. Interesting to stroll around the area and check out some of the original historic buildings and housing.

Dined at Lucca, reviewed separately.

Got a taxi cab to and from, watch out for some , as they take you around the world in getting there.
Written April 26, 2018
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