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Il Focolaio

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
514-879-1045
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 148
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  • 21
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza craving pays off with this delivery

We were visiting Montreal for the U2 concert but our ulterior motive was to eat as much great food as possible. One day we were too tired to leave the hotel for lunch so we found this place on tripadvisor. I called and the gentleman on the phone understood our serious craving so agreed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Montreal for the U2 concert but our ulterior motive was to eat as much great food as possible. One day we were too tired to leave the hotel for lunch so we found this place on tripadvisor. I called and the gentleman on the phone understood our serious craving so agreed to deliver to our downtown hotel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend we went on a Friday night, the place was really full, folk were waiting for seats outside, but inside they found us a table very quickly. Service was fast efficient and friendly. The staff move really fast. Food soon came, great Pizza & Dessert and reasonable house wine.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

we shared a pizza called the montreal. it was one of the best pizzas ever. thin crust.- ready in minutes after we ordered. If I get back to Montreal I would make it a point to go there again for pizza

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Verry good pizza great seating frindley people fast service fare price give it a try you wont be disappointed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We were close to this great and nice restaurant, The Pizza was made in a Brick Oven, fresh ingredients and great service from all the atendants, specially Fei who give us his best ideas to enjoy our dinner... Ate 8 of us, good on price and flavor... Recommended!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is THE spot for pizza. Something for everyone and I have never once left disappointed. I don't come to Montreal without going here at least once.

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Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We weren't looking for a big meal and our hotel suggested this restaurant. A short wait, noisy, busy staff, a bit crowded, like being part of a large Italian family! We had a great pizza and wine. A great first meal in Montreal.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a large group (15) people. This place is always busy but one of our group went early and they set aside room for us. The wait staff is excellent the food is excellent and the beer and wine are always excellent. We always have a great time here! We make it one of our must go to places... More 

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Ludvika
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The environment was normal in compare with the food. The Pizza was fantastic and delicious. I loved the type of bread used at the bottom and the herbs flavor in the one that I have ordered.

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The menu has 75 different brick oven made pizzas. The food was amazing and the service was quick and friendly. No matter how busy they are, you don't wait at all for your food. I was in and out in 30 minutes. If you are a pizza lover, don't miss this gem.

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Additional Information about Il Focolaio

Address: 1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-879-1045
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Average Prices: USD $15 to $30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 514-879-1045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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

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.