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il focolaio pizza

1223, rue du Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec h3b3e9, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-879-1045
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Ranked #98 of 4,521 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Stopped in with my girlfriend for a meal. We were sitted quickly and attended to. The pizza was beautiful and reasonably priced. 2 pizzas, 2 canolis, a tea and a coffee gave me change from 50. Altogether enjoyable. Would recommend.

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Montreal
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We popped into this little place at the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. It was hopping on a Sunday night and most appeared to be locals which always says a lot about a place! Huge menu! Too many great pizzas to choose from, but we settled on one and was not disappointed. Excellent crust, just the right amount... More

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Montreal
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My friend and myself are at least once a month in this restaurant, atmosphere is nice, pizza is excellent and service was always fantastic until today. I will not let this single example ruin my opinion of this place, but I cannot say it made me happy. Waiter , new face to me, was extremely inpatient and in a hurry,... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I'm sorry but I am a pizza lover and I'm telling you this is not pizza. We were 3 people and I tried 3 different sorts. The pizza sauce not good, not enough cheese. But if you are hungry you will have your pizza ready in 5 min and they will hurry you to make place to somebody else. The... More

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Sergio G, Owner at il focolaio pizza, responded to this review

Hi Pisiloi, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Our dough and sauce has always been made fresh daily with quality ingredients and only by 3 people ( myself included) to maintain the consistency. We have worked out a perfect... More

Montreal, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
884 helpful votes 884 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was looking forward to having pizza at Il Focolaio, as it came with excellent recommendations by the locals. Perhaps I was expecting too much. Yes, the dining experience was good but I can't say it was great. Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon, just after the lunch crowd. Service was slow from bringing menus, to taking our orders, to... More

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Sergio G, Owner at il focolaio pizza, responded to this review

Hi CanadianMum, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. I am sad to hear that we did not live up to your expectations. We take our service very seriously and I am sorry that we failed to give you outstanding service that we strive for. I appreciate you writing us about these issues and... More

Syracuse, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Are you interested in great quality pizza at a value price? Look no further than il focolaio pizza. Don't misinterpret the casual, boisterous atmosphere. This establishment takes pizza seriously. The selection is immense, the quality is great, and the service is excellent. While great for families, it's also the perfect contrarian choice for a date meal, sidestepping the expensive 'concept'... More

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Sergio G, Owner at il focolaio pizza, responded to this review

Hi Barry144, Thank you very much for visiting us and taking the time to write your great review (loving the title). Happy to hear that you enjoyed the pizza and service. I hope to see you back next time you are in Montreal! More

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Pizza is very well prepared. Crisp crust. I still wish you could get them to split the toppings on each half, even if there was a surcharge. Food is hot and tasty.

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Sergio G, Owner at il focolaio pizza, responded to this review

Hi Peter S, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed the pizza, we prepare it with love and care! I will take your wish into consideration, we do make exceptions if you would like half of a pizza with a simple topping such as... More

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I have lived here in Montreal Many years of my life, and never until now discovered Il Focolaio Pizza. Yes they specialize in pizza and salad, fine wine or if you prefer order a beer. They have approx 80 or more choices to choose from. Went there on a Friday night and the place was hopping, so this tells a... More

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Sergio G, Owner at il focolaio pizza, responded to this review

Hi Robert J, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for visiting us. I am happy to hear that you have discovered us and we hope to see you back soon! More

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

After a delayed flight we walked here as it was recommended by our hotel. The pizza choices were amazing! My husband had his first salmon on pizza. I got the whole wheat vegetarian. Both were delicious. We arrived right at closing but still received excellent service. If you don't have time for pizza, stop in for their coffee and cannoli... More

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Sergio G, Owner at il focolaio pizza, responded to this review

Hi LJWHOG, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. The pizza with smoked coho salmon (#66-Salmone Fumato) is a great choice! I am glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you next time you are in Montreal. More

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was good, not the best I've ever had, but the staff made it an exceptional lunch. I enjoyed myself there! It's a comfortable restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere.

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Additional Information about il focolaio pizza

Address: 1223, rue du Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec h3b3e9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-879-1045
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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