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“Lively, modern-looking Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Matto

Il Matto
71 Rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4A4, Canada
418-266-9444
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Ranked #25 of 1,227 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: For a successful evening out, Hôtel 71’s restaurant Il Matto presents its distinguished guests with the finest of authentic Italian cuisine, brimming with comfort foods. Its trendy decor and festive ambience are also sure to please. A Matto signature experience is always a resounding success. Give true meaning to your visit here in the Old Capital.
London, England, United Kingdom
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Lively, modern-looking Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

The fit-out here is great; smart and stylish. The restaurant is also very busy, so the overall feel is buzzy and hip. The staff were very helpful and friendly. By way of example the maitre'd found us a table even though we turned up way in advance of our reservation. The food is good but not great. Our pasta dishes were tasty, but a little heavy on the cream and not really al dente. Overall recommended.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“An excellent choice for an Italian Restuarant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I had a great dinner, excellent wine and service. Reasonably priced. We highly recommend it.
Small restaurant in the Lower city with a great atmosphere and vibe. Limited but creative menu. Very professional and accomodating service.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Vincent and staff at Matto made our 25th wedding annaversary truly memorable. Great food & outstanding service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We went here for an anniversary dinner. Everything was excellent. Perfectly prepared food, relaxed atmosphere and fabulous desserts. Go you'll Love it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I small sleek Italian restaurant in the lower part of the old city. There for lunch, not dinner. Good service -- very friendly and bi-lingual -- and nice mid-day food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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“PLeasant modern Italian restaurant in the lower Old Town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Bruschetta at 8 dollars was excellent - freshly chopped tomatoes on toast that had been lightly rubbed with garlic. Pasta with mushrooms was heavily sauced and rather stodgy, four cheese pizza was served with figs (actually fig conserve) and thinly sliced ham (described as prosciutto and it could have been, but buried in the pizza it was hard to tell). No chilli oil, but waitress offered us 'spicy oil', which was rather disappointing. Wines were not so good, barbera at only 8 dollars a glass was a little thin, and the chianti was stale and well past its best. Coffee, by contrast, was very good. Service was OK but nothing special.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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