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“Old fashioned Italian”

Campari Centro Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 6,216 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Description: L Campari Centro is located on de la Montagne street in the heart of downtown Montreal, just two minutes walk from the Bell Centre. Il Campari Centro offers diners an elegant decor and delicious Northern Italian cuisine artistically prepared and presented. Il Campari Centro also boasts an extensive wine list. Specialty: veal scallop.
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a recent trip. I have to say I was expecting better. The menu is dated and quantity seems to have replaced quality. Strangely the wine list has virtually no Italian wines so you have to go for French!

More trattoria than ristorante - could do with the chefs spending a few months in Italy on a refresher course.

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Pietro E, Owner at Campari Centro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2016

Dear Client,

Thank you for your review, we would like to specify that our chef has been with us for the past 35 years and is specialized in Italian cuisine. He regularly goes to culinary school in order to perfect his style and to keep up to date with new trends. Regarding the wine list comment that you made, please be aware that we have a wide variety of Italian wines at your disposal, approximately 20 000 bottles available in our wine cellar at all times. The selection of French wines that we keep are only Premier Grand Cru which are priced anywhere between 550$-5000$ and are of the highest quality that exists.

It is of our opinion that perhaps your reviewed the wrong restaurant as it is impossible that you were served French wine without our Maitre D being aware.

We hope that you will come visit Il Campari Centro and enjoy a culinary experience.

Kindly,

Pietro

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Reviewed March 1, 2016

We visited Campari Centro because some of our party had tickets to a hockey game at the Bell Centre and it is extremely close by. With all of the great food in Montreal, this is not a restaurant I would hurry back to. Pros: great bread basket to start the meal (focaccia was outstanding); good, professional service; seafood was well cooked in my pasta; good proximity to the Bell Centre. Cons: overall mediocre value, food is nothing special, most wines are overpriced. This is the type of place you bring your grandmother to if you are looking for a nice, classic ambiance and really "safe" food.

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Reviewed February 20, 2016

Had dinner with friends on Friday night. The home made sausage appetizer was amazing!! The snails in a wonderful tomato sauce was scrumptious. The main courses were delicious. The waiter and all other staff made the dining experience a memorable occasion. Will definitely come back/

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Classic style restaurant. Went in for a late lunch early dinner. Had Table d'hote and a fantastic bottle of wine. Pleasant dinning experience on a cold and snowy Montreal day.

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

we where there with our family... we had our 8,6 3, and 5 month old with us. Granted I would not normally bring kids to establishment like this but the hotel made us reservations and I trusted them.... We walked in and I honestly was a little nervous with the kids. My biggest concern was bothering another diners experience. The kids where good the wait staff was incredible.. I honestly felt welcome there and the food was incredible. The owner introduced himself and welcomed us.. (with four kids you usually don't get that). I could see this place being very busy later in the night we had a 5:45 reservation. There was a habs player eating with his family too!.

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