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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 #85 of 4,413 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

This pizza place does only just that, just pizza, no appetisers, no frills. However, the pizza is very tasty, service is prompt if a little clinical, no friendly banter to be had. Wine list is poor so stick with the beer. We will go back.

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Torrance, California, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Il Focolaio is just down the street from my hotel. I noticed it is always crowded, so I thought I'd check this place out during an off hour. The quality of the pizza is excellent. Even their simple margherita pizza is spot on. I can see that the place gets noisy during the busy hours, but the service & ambience... More

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Ottawa, ON, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This very busy restaurant has the most delicious pizza we've ever tasted. We were visiting Montreal from Ottawa and returned 3 times for more!

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Budapest, Hungary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The pizza was very good. Wood oven that you can see in the back and the taste is very good. Off Phillips Square. I wasn't happy with the service from the server, but that can vary from person to person. Was very crowded around 6 pm, so that says something.

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Location: Square Phillips, not far from The Bay Pizza: Amazing! Wood oven, thin crust, and about 30 different varieties to choose from. You seriously can't go wrong no matter which option you choose at this place. They only have one size (small) so if you go in with half an appetite then you're definitely taking half your pizza home with... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Got to go here for the pizza! The atmosphere is loud and casual which was perfect for dinner with my 2 year old. you don't have to worry about disturbing other diners! The tables are very close together so don't go here expecting to have a quiet romantic dinner. The price is quite reasonable and the staff were friendly. Highly... More

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maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ate here , recommended by hotel (next door). Known for their pizzas. We all had our own pizza and they were delicious. Fast , friendly service and fun atmosphere.

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been there a couple of times already. They have a wide selection of pizzas but overall, I found them all to be too salty for my taste. Perhaps it is just the cheese they use, but it has always caused me to drink loads of water afterwards. Service is busy, and sometimes very slow especially (waiting time minimum 20-27... More

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Folsom, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We could keep coming back over and over again to try different variants of these pizzas. Regardless of your topping preferences rest-assured that it's what's underneath is what counts. The crust is crisp yet soft and really makes the pizza. My wife and I split a pizza and a salad and it was just right. If you like a little... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I stopped here after shopping on St. Catherine Street. He had been before (friend recommendation). The pizza was delicious! We each bought one so that we could share. One of the best pizzas I've ever had. Try to sit on the patio, lots to see while you eat. Very reasonable prices. Great sangria.

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