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“Chow, bella” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Strega

La Strega
1477 Ste-Catherine E., Montreal, Quebec H2L 2H9, Canada (The Village (Gay Village))
(514) 523-6000
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Ranked #610 of 4,419 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $25 - $99
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: The Village (Gay Village)
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Chow, bella”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Pardon the lame attempt at a multilingual pun, but I'm very tired. What wasn't lame was our experience with La Strega. Recommended by the manager of our B&B as the place locals go for inexpensive but damn fine pasta we walked the 12 blocks in a light rain. I will gladly do that walk again. Fresh hot crusty rolls appeared immediately, followed by a complementary hot garlicky bruscetta. Everyone enjoyed their starters: eggplant lasagna and butterfly pasta with smoked salmon were faves. Four different mains were raved over: canneloni, chicken parmesan, a melon and proscuitto salad and one other I can't remember. Not at all fancy, but done so well, and clearly homemade. It has a limited wine list, but who cares. Go for the pasta!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
372 reviews 372 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
“great italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

every summer I'm in Montreal and stop by the Strega in the gay village on St catherines...frequented by gays and str8 alike......the food is good , reasonably priced and good service ..great for people watching in the front window ...who could ask for more..parking dificult on street.

  • Visited June 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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Wormtown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Always a nice plate of pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

It wouldn't be a trip to Montreal without a dinner at La Strega. We have been eating there for nearly 15 years. We remarked that it is hard to believe you can still get a wonderful pasta for $9.95. Service is fine and it's the perfect place on a quiet evening when there are only a few tables of guests. Food is consistently fresh and the wine list a nice selection.

Visited March 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great food in cozy setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Delicious food, friendly service & very reasonably priced even the wine. A must in the Village. Within walking distance from Beaudry Metro station and La Maison Radio Canada.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Hartford, US
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“excellent and bustling pasta place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

fixed menu was great and it was packed as there was a parade occurring outside. Great place to duck away and get some R&R and service was very good (especially as the place was PACKED!)

Visited August 2012
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