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“Little Italy” 5 of 5 stars
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Little Italy
St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
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Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy...
Ranked #60 of 202 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the city.
Montreal
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Little Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a must go place whenever you come to Montreal. Put aside a few hours and take the time to walk around the Jean-Talon Market. I've been going here at least once a week since I've been able to drive. This is the largest market in Montreal. Here you'll find a lot of fresh produce, and small specialty food stores. From fresh breads to local cheeses, you'll find it all. There are many caffes here, the best ones being Caffe San Simeon on Dante, and Caffe Italia on St-Laurent. Everything is within walking distance, so you can park your car for a small fee and stop where you like. Little Italy is much better in the spring or summer where you'll get a feel for the vibe of the city. Note that it does get busier the later you go. There are also a few pastry shops for those of you with a sweet tooth. Alati on Dante is a good one. Joe la Croute bread shop is some of the finest. Great freshly baked bread everyday. A small place right accross from the market, you'll find the locals going here instead of the chain Premier Moison (although they do have a good selection as well). Make sure to stop off, even if you're just on a layover.

Visited February 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“La vita e bella!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great neighborhood... go to Milano for your groceries, Marche Jean Talon for Fresh Produce and rare finds! Stop by Ducati Montreal to daydream!

Visited November 2012
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Charming ! Cheese, wine and salami.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Jean-Talon market is my favourite place to shop at low pace, fruit and veggies. Nice little restaurant, cafés.

Visited August 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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“Restaurants, cafés and a terrific public market”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Walk, talk, taste and enjoy. From oysters to fresh seasonal produce from nearby producers, to specialty cheeses, terrific butchers and the best choucroute in town, this neighborhood is worth exploring again and again.

Visited December 2012
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“Little Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Even though it's not a very large area, it's well served by a variety of restaurants. The Jean Talon Market is a a must visit attraction as well.

Visited August 2012
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