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Little Italy

St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
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Ranked #57 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the city.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
57 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Should not be listed in the attractions list. Nothing really important to see. Only shops and restaurant. After all it depends of what you are expecting to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

THre are a few highlights of little italy, Of course you are only blocks from the jean Talon market and that is wonderful but MIlanos grocery is one of my go to places. great food and every level of balsamic vinagre and olive oil you could possibly wish. THere are many great little italian coffee places on this street and... More

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