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“The best of Little italy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Italy

Little Italy
St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
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Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy...
Ranked #58 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, Canada
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“The best of Little italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

THre are a few highlights of little italy, Of course you are only blocks from the jean Talon market and that is wonderful but MIlanos grocery is one of my go to places. great food and every level of balsamic vinagre and olive oil you could possibly wish. THere are many great little italian coffee places on this street and throughout montreal but just down from Milanos is a great coffee roasteria cafe Lina, this is not a cafe in the sit down, order a sandwich,
sense of hte word, all they sell is coffee and coffee machines etc, but their espresso is great and a good on the go taste.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Good sampling of Italian products and restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

To not miss, espresso in the Faema store, shopping for groceries at Milano and of course Jean Talon market.

Visited July 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“Hidden Gems”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

While the Jean-Talon market area is fast being developed for wannabee gourmets, there are still some hidden gems to be savoured. The best place to eat traditional and home-made fare is La Motta Bakery. You can both purchased food prepared and sit at their modest tables and chairs. Another good value is over on Mozart Street called the Three Maria's. Both Cafe Italia and the well known Milano's grocery store on St. Laurant and Dante continue to be jammed packed. Yet another Italian grocery store which is just over the top on quality products is one in the market area itself called Capital. It too has been serving the finest of Italian products for years. Aside from food shopping and eating, there is the Church of the Defesa on Dante Street for some history of the neighbourhood. The Jean Talon Market area is home to French and Italian produce along with stalls from the Middle East. Without question, the market area, where Little Italy is located is a good activity for family and friends. No doubt it will be difficult to stay away from a gelato.

Visited August 2013
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“Don't believe the fuzz”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Little Italy is OK, but nothing special. There are two things worth seeing in Little Italy, which is the two markets called Marche Des Safeurs du Quebec and Marché Jean-Talon. Marche Des Safeurs is the local Quebec market where you can find local specialities like Maple Syrup and Icewine. In the Marché Jean-Talon you will find lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, with small "tasters" free for the taking. Don't miss walking around tasting the various fruit samplers - it is great! The cons are that Little Italy is far away from everything else in Montréal, and the markets is the only real attraction.

Visited July 2013
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“Sweet little Italy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Loved this place, had such a awesome atmosphere. Has lots of places to eat and see make sure to bring your camera, walking shoes and an empty belly!

Visited July 2013
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