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Little Italy

Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Address: St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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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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A lovely Sunday afternoon

A great neighbourhood to spend a Sunday. Here's a suggested path to take through the nicest streets: Take metro blue line to Station De Castelnau Once outside, walk southwest down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this area seems to have lost its luster.the feel is just not here.the restaurants are getting on in years and many have closed.a few good shopping stores still hang on,but for how long

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great neighbourhood to spend a Sunday. Here's a suggested path to take through the nicest streets: Take metro blue line to Station De Castelnau Once outside, walk southwest down St. Laurent Walk five blocks, take a left on Rue Dante: have a cup at Caffe San Simeon, 39 Dante (marvellous coffee on an unpretentious terrace) Continue northeast on Dante,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A great place to eat oysters, buy apples, load up on Cheese, get great strawberries..there is even a bookstore about Food..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very nice and quiet. The place is worth the detour. You can find parks and restaurants. People are nice and friendly.

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Lewiston, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband and I took the sub-way from old Montreal to little Italy, it was nice way to get there, but be prepared to walk. Once we got there the market was huge and it was very nice to see. There were lots of variations of fruits, vegetables and food vendors etc...but once we were done walking the market that... More 

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Mount Hope, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived in Montreal around 8pm and by the time we checked into our rented apartment and unpacked the car it was closer to 9. We took a stroll through nearby Little Italy to grab some dinner. All of the shops were closed at that time and even some of the restaurants, but we did manage to find some delicious... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our friends knew they wanted to pick up lots of maple syrup at the Marche Jean-Talon farmers market/local produce/seafood/ desserts. Great places for collections of bottled beer or find a brewery in the neighborhood. Lots of eateries. Get there from downtown by Blvd. St. Laurent (one way, bus 55)... so check out the bus and metro routes by asking questions... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There is nothing left here! You only need 10 minutes and restaurants are nothing exceptional! Don't plan a day around this! Literally, 3 blocks of shops. Maybe if you want to buy some italian goods go to Milano! Caffe Italia will make you a great cappuccino, I swear! Bottega is a nice little pricey pizzeria down street!

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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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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.