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“More than meets the eye: Outstanding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Magpie Pizza

Magpie Pizza
16 Maguire Street, Montreal, Quebec QC H2T, Canada (Le Plateau Mont-Royal)
514-507-2900
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Ranked #442 of 4,416 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Description: Gourmet pizza at its best in trendy neighbourhood.
Montreal, Canada
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“More than meets the eye: Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

It should be said that at least 75% of restaurants in this part of town (Mile End) are terrific, so expectations were high for this '' ironic hole in the wall'' i.e. really trendy with cutting edge recipes and attractive staff /decor, but low key.

Excellent wine selection, with an ambiance best suited to the hip 20s-30s crowd, be it for a date night (kind of noisy) or with friends.

The food and service were excellent. Our delightful waitress Michelle was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive. We shared two starter plates, one being a flavorful dipping bread with intricate seasonings, and the other being a turnip salad with exotic and delicious ingredients. Both of these were excellent and modestly priced (8-10$ each)

Most importantly, the pizza was phenomenal. Large enough for two (we still couldn't finish it after our starters) and quite frankly very reminiscent of what's available in Rome or Naples. The kitchen seemed to have gone out of their way for their ingredients, which were fresh and well-matched. If you love crusts like I do, you'll be happy to know this was the most authentically Italian aspect of our delicious, thoughtfully crafted pizza. (16$ / big enough for 2)

I will definitely go back. If you're visiting or live in the area, you shouldn't miss it either. My only gripe is it's not open for lunch. Too bad.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hipster Pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Magpie is in in the center of the hipster district of Mile End. The decor is eclectic and has a New York Village vibe. The food is outstanding. The meatball pizza is not to be missed. Everything on the menu shows a real love of food at its best. Try the oysters, the presentation is lovely and the taste is even better. They are served with a home made pepper vinegar sauce that will have you craving it in the middle of the night. The chef is super friendly and will even share the recipe if you ask!! Love the collection of vintage bottles that are used for water at the tables. If you get a chance to have Vuk as a waiter grab it...he is a delight. The later you go, the more hopping it is.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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