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Da Emma

#384 of 4,641 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Ville-Marie
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777 Rue De La Commune Quest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-392-1568
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique setting

This restaurant is in a former women's prison so the setting is very different. It's on the pricey side, but not outrageous. If you're looking for a unique restaurant with good food, especially italian, give this place a try. This restaurant is very popular with celebrities and there is a wall of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
justbeaches
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Le Roy, New York
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Le Roy, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in a former women's prison so the setting is very different. It's on the pricey side, but not outrageous. If you're looking for a unique restaurant with good food, especially italian, give this place a try. This restaurant is very popular with celebrities and there is a wall of polaroids of just about every celebrity you can... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Da Emma is a very nice restaurant in the old town of Montreal.Nice ambience, ideal for romantic dinners or business dinners. Very big portions but very expensive. Wine list isn't great, not a lot of choice (only Italian wines) and the cheapest bottle is 50 cad and it's not even worth that money. Dishes are well prepared and the cooking... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very quaint place with a unique look with its solid steel entrance door, basement, dimmed lights, walls and ceilings you can see the once upon a time prison for women. On the entrance wall you'll see pictures of actors and singers who have met Emma! You should ask to meet her. She loves people coming to say hello. She's a... More 

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Nice restaurant mediocre food. Great atmosphere. Fine dining should never have a dish of Plastic butter cups on the table .Why act like MacDonalds I was scared to order coffee at the end .Thought I might see Plastic Creamers as well . Could not bare the thought

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Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Was there with a business group. Smoked salmon appetizer was good but bathed in oil. Main course of mushroom pasta was cold dry egg noodles, some oil at the bottom of the dish and about 1 mushroom chopped on top - mostly unable to eat, dessert was tiramasu - watery - obviously sitting for a long period of time -... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Delicious!!! Delicious!!! Delicious!!! Wonderful staff. Amazing history of the building also adds spice to the evening. Look it up...

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This is THE best Italian restaurant in Montreal Many are great but this on is best. What sets it apart ? The food, the food and ... The food You will find there all the typical Italian dishes (which go far beyond pasta and pizza) My personal favorite is the suckling pig it is a very generous portion of sucking... More 

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North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Movie stars are the only thing exciting about this place and we didn't even see any. The food is basic and overpriced. Will not go again.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I went to Da Emma when family came over to visit. I thought we were up to yet another basic Italian restaurant, with staff that don't know half the menu, kitsch Italian decor and dishes as basic as Emma Stone. To my surprise, the decor wasn't kitsch at all, being situated in an old women's prison, the stone walls and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Da Emma is a must go to if you are in Montreal and like Italian food. The setting is charming, the menu is extensive and the food is delicious! I have the roasted piglet and it was divine - though enough to feed a family of five! The menu is on a chalk board, in Italian. Having lived in Italy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 777 Rue De La Commune Quest, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
  • Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
  • Phone Number: 514-392-1568

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?