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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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A cultural,culinary and shopping experience

Little Italy comes to life in the summer, and nowhere more than in the few square blocks bordered by St-Laurent Boulevard on the west, St. Denis Street on the east, Dante Street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You definitely do not have to be Italian to enjoy this enclave on St Laurent north near St . Zotique. There are superb restaurants ( my favorite is Cafe International) , great foodie shops , shoe stores and festivals. Be there for the soccer and F1 street closures and try all the gelatins and local foods.when weather permits , eat... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Maybe because I went on a Monday (Montreal likes to close shop on Mondays) but I felt quite depressed walking round little Italy. The neighbourhood is nothing special and with rows and rows of gaudy, jersey shore inspired wedding dress shops and 100% polyester neon outfits it all felt cheap! The only thing that saved my visit was the Jean... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Little Italy comes to life in the summer, and nowhere more than in the few square blocks bordered by St-Laurent Boulevard on the west, St. Denis Street on the east, Dante Street on the south and Jean Talon Market and Jean Talon Boulevard on the north. The super Supermarket "Milano" at 6862 St-Laurent Blvd. is a must stop for every... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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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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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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14 reviews
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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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Address: St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

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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.