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Le Petit Italien

Bernard | 1265, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-278-0888
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Ranked #544 of 4,420 restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $19 - $28
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Champagneur
Transit: METRO: get off at Outremont station (blue line) BUS: take bus 80 on Parc avenue and get off at Bernard
Description: Le Petit Italien, in the heart of picturesque Outremont, serves dishes that only a city like Montreal could inspire. The menu is constantly evolving, reflecting the ideas of our chef Collin. Our dinner specials incorporate local flavors and traditional Italian cuisine. Open for more than 12 years, it has built an excellent reputation as a neighborhood restaurant with an extensive wine list representing all the regions of Italy. The 28 september, Le Petit Italien will also start wonderfull brunch for saterday et sunday.
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70% Recommend
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My sister in law choose this restaurant for a saturday night out with the kids. The chef is american and worked with Mario Batalli in New York City at Lupa restaurant. Apparently he fell in love and followed his heart to Montreal to open a restaurant here. It's a cute small restaurant. We started with a salmon tartar which was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Greatest Italian food ever! Okay never been to Italy but this was great. We shared the foie gras, I had the seafood linguini and my daughter had Salmon tartar. Just great

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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Was there last February with my girlfriend. I don't eat that much and I was disappointed of the portion I got when I took the Ossobuco, it was quite bland actually, service was average, the waiter didn't know much about wine, bad recommendation. My girlfriend took the fish, it was also bland and dry. Took the waiter about 15 mins... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Cute little bistro on a nice street in MTL. Visited on a night with a few friends in the city and had a nice meal. Good atmosphere and good wine. Had 3 courses - all were enjoyable, except the dessert was a bit dry. All in all enjoyed my experience and would go back.

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Montreal, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A very nice, summertime, sidewalk dinner experience. The service was very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and of good value. The only caveat was that the menu was limited in choices and the wine list also. The food was served hot and well presented, no hurry, the staff made it a point of asking if everything was satisfactory... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Every time I eat at Le petit italien I experience delicous and elegant new combinations of ingredients in their Italian-inspired hors d'oeuvres, pasta, lamb, risotto and desserts. The amiable and professional yet relaxed service gives this place a homey feel. We sometimes sit at the bar for supper which is fun. The terrasse allows for people-watching on Outremont's "main drag"... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I've been here 6 or 7 times and have always been very happy with the food. I usually take the tagliatelle with seafood in a tomato sauce (you can choose between white wine, tomato or rosee) and there's always a good amount of sauce. Some may argue too much, but I like to have some sauce with every bite. They... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I don't what the guys in the kitchen think they're doing but this is NOT Italian food. I've eaten all over Italy and this doesn't come close. It's egos on a plate. Just an awful experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

It's a lovely restaurant on a small strip with other restaurants with terraces. The atmosphere is simply wonderful. A great place to meet up with friends or simply for a romantic dinner. The plates are a bit small for what you pay but the cuisine is delicious.

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181 reviews 181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Excellent white-tablecloth bistro in trendy French neighbourhood. Good selection Italian wines at usual resto markup. Food properly cooked.We shared excellent paparadelle as primo plato. I had outstanding lamb osso buco (read menu carefully as it is not described as such) and friends were not disappointed with their choices. Apple tartlette desert lovely. Homemade tiramisu, if anything TOO rich. Saturday night... More

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