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il focolaio pizza

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Ville-Marie
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1223, rue du Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec h3b3e9, Canada
514-879-1045
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bustling, Noisy and Fun

Excellent pizza cooked in wood fire oven. We lived in Rome for a couple of years and it reminded us of a noisy pizzeria/trattoria in Trastevere. Unpretentious, inexpensive and clearly very popular. Great family atmosphere and very friendly staff. An excellent night:)

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Pearmans
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent pizza cooked in wood fire oven. We lived in Rome for a couple of years and it reminded us of a noisy pizzeria/trattoria in Trastevere. Unpretentious, inexpensive and clearly very popular. Great family atmosphere and very friendly staff. An excellent night:)

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Newport, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived late at our hotel next door and just wanted a decent, quick dinner. This was perfect! The menu has TOO many pizzas to choose from! It's difficult to decide. we each ordered a different pie and shared. They were all delicious!! Fresh ingredients and wood-fired to perfection. Decent beverage selection for a pizzeria. The waiter was helpful and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't go if you expect either a huge, greasy pizza with mountains of cheap toppings and thick crust that could double as a flotation device. What you get, instead, is a huge selection of thin-crust, delicious pizzas that actually let you taste the toppings you've chosen. Sauce and crust are simple, yet present and act as a complement to whatever... More 

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Calgary Alberta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I am a connoisseur of thin crust pizza. This bustling restaurant with a wood fired oven makes fantastic pizza. Go here. However, the quality is obviously recognized by the local clientele and the place is very busy and can get crowded during rush hours.

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Moncton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The pizza is amazing. So good and they have 75 different pizza you can order. If you visit Montreal, you need to try the pizza's. The Pizza place is close to The Bay. Fresh ingredient and authentic Italian taste.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Just checked the neighbourhood of my hotel, stayed at Hilton Garden In, and found this one on the map on the tripadvisor website. Just a short walk from my hotel, and when I arrived at about 8:30pm it was crowded, and I thought I'd have to wait for a while, but suddenly I got a small table. They had a... More 

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Stamford
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great pizza restaurant in Montreal with a very wide selection, good prices and a convenient location!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Every time we order pizzas for delivery from this restaurant it never disappoints. Fresh ingredients, crunchy crust, authentic Italian. You can never go wrong with il focolaio!

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Gurgaon, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a very non-pretentious restaurant, with average decor, attentive staff serving delicious pizzas. They have a very extensive menu over 70 different pizza choices and they allow you to add toppings as per your choice. So the options are unlimited. They use the freshest ingredients and the pizza is baked to perfection in a wood fired oven. Pure gastronomic... More 

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Laval, Quebec, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you like authentic Italian, thin crusted pizza cooked in a wood burning stove, this is the place to go! I've been going there for 20 years+ and have yet to find another to top it. I've tried many other establishments, but this place is consistent, and has a variety of toppings to choose from. Worth going out of your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1223, rue du Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec h3b3e9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
  • Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
  • Phone Number: 514-879-1045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?