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Little Italy

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Address: St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Description: A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the...
A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the city.
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Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy Including Jean Talon Market

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Gastronomic and cultural odyssey!

Montreal's Little Italy is unique in comparison to Ottawa (too small), Toronto (I have yet to meet an Italian ??), Boston (too commercial) and New York ( Italy or China??). You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2014
Nick M
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Montreal, Canada
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A great mix of ethnic stores and an entire street with solar panels for shelter. Should go to the big farmers market and bring bags ready to be filled with fresh produces and delicious pastries, cheese and meats.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved the Moilano grocery store. There were so many imported items from Italy that I pay double the price for back home. Cafe Italia had wonderful lattes (difficult to find place to sit, but good "to go"). Other than these two stores, we didn't see much of a reason to stop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I went there and, except for the markets, there is nothing to see. There are many of imigrants but not from Italy. If you want to go , go directly to the markets.

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Hemmingford, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Welcome to my neighborhood. Fantastic restaurants, from 5 stars to holes in the wall. Jean Talon Market. The best "sausigge" anywhere, great fruits and vegs in season. Pastries, etc etc. On Dante, Notre Dame de la Defense church. Lifesize painting of Mussolini ion a white horse. Renowed for maf.. Funerals. A great walking day. Spend the day exploring and dine... More 

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Washington DC
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164 reviews 164 reviews
57 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

There is a little Italy in almost every major city in America. This was by far the least attractive. A lot more can be done to make it more tourist friendly.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Montreal's Little Italy is unique in comparison to Ottawa (too small), Toronto (I have yet to meet an Italian ??), Boston (too commercial) and New York ( Italy or China??). You can appreciate Little Italy either by walking/ driving on Saint Laurent, from Beaubien to Jean Talon or head east on Dante, take a north bound street to Saint Zotique... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a coffee at the guide book recommendation. Disappointing. However, we found a bakery on an off street, while looking for a church, and what a great surprise! The BEST cannoles since we left Itally!

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a smaller part of town but still very quaint. Take the orange line subway north from downtown Old Montreal to get there quickly. Lots of dining options and a great safe area to walk around.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Little different from our "Little Italy/North End" in Boston. Lucky if it's 2 city blocks And, don't look for an Italian bakery or Cannoli..there aren't any.

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Skippack, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was city neighborhoods. Several nice restaurants but nothing fabulous. The Jean Talone market was the only thing worthwhile. Incredible vegetables and great prices. Wish we could have bought some back with us.

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy concentrated along the convivial bends of Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.