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Da Giovanni

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572 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 842-8851
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Smoked Meat Spaghetti..... Need I say more???

Da Giovanni is an institution, in my opinion, when it comes to Smoked Meat Spaghetti. It's super casual, Italian, served up 50's Family Cafe style! The only plating I focus on here is the steamy mound of pasta, topped with delicious smoked meat sauce perfectly dusted with fresh Parmesan! It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Da Giovanni is an institution, in my opinion, when it comes to Smoked Meat Spaghetti. It's super casual, Italian, served up 50's Family Cafe style! The only plating I focus on here is the steamy mound of pasta, topped with delicious smoked meat sauce perfectly dusted with fresh Parmesan! It's quick, it's piping hot, and it's tasty. Perfect for a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Da Giovanni has been around for a long time, at one point, with 3 restaurants, but is now back to one, which is its original location opposite the bus terminal on Berri St. Menu has become very limited: pasta (spaghetti) and pizza only. I had the Pizza-Cesar which was a small pizza (maybe 6") and a caesar salad, my friend... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We decided to stop by here since it was right next to our hotel. We both loved the Pizza Getti. The pizza was really good. We wanted to go another night to a different pizza place we liked in the past but found the price of the restaurant went up substantially in price so returned to Da Giovanni. We mentioned... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Nothing fancy, just good basic food at a reasonable price. The owners and staff have probably been there since the beginning and nothing has changed much in 40 years. Take note that most of the sauces taste the same... not a bad thing but don't expect the lasagna to taste substantially difference from the spaghetti dishes.

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Bay Roberts, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Loved this little spot... owner was so friendly to us. Pizza is delicious, but their coconut cream pie is the best! Located directly across from Hotel Gouveneur Depuis Place, so highly recommend as a place to eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Oh, I was hungry and didn't want to spend my cash so went into this restaurant and had a good plate of spaghetti with home made meat sauce and garlic bread.

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Eggerslack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hotel suggested this when we said that wqe wanted something close by and ideally french of at least french canadian... It was described as an Italian Restaurant but thats not the right description, at least for a European, its better desribed as a Spaghetti House.....very good value for straightforward food.....the special was beef bourgignon which came with excellent spaghetti and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

You should try the mix between pizza and spaghetti served at the same plate. The service is good as well.

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Temse, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We arrived late in Montreal. This Italian resto was closeby and served us with some good food. We had pizza and spaghetti carbonara. Was honest good food at good price/quality ratio. The chianti wine was cold but when at room temperature good average. Recommended place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family went there for a last minute dinner on a very busy downtown evening. They were able to accommodate 11 of us without a very long wait. Service was ok but we did not expect more... The spaghetti with meat sauce was good! My kids enjoyed the pizza.. One of our friends had penne with rose. I must say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 572 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: (514) 842-8851

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.