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“Never a surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Centro

Il Centro
252 Ch Bord-Du-Lac, Pointe Claire, Quebec H9S 4K9, Canada
514.695.6222
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Ranked #29 of 81 Restaurants in Pointe Claire
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Never a surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We've been going to Il Centro for many years and it has been consistently very good. After spending a month in Italy and being generally disappointed in the food we returned to Il Centro to reacquaint ourselves with good Italian food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Not wonderful service for the price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

On the very edge of Pointe Claire Village, this beautiful old house should be welcoming just because of its vintage. However, we found the attitude of the staff had an air of superiority, and I cannot abide condescension. This is not the Ritz! That is also reflected in the food, which can just be described as good - no more.

The outside patio is lovely, but fails to compensate for the other shortcomings.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Beaconsfield, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great ambience, great food in Pointe Claire Village.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Four of us had dinner last night and it was our first visit to "il Centro". Our table was set beside the window so we could see all the street activity outside. We decided on the table d'hote menu, one had a salmon starter and the others the clam chowder all were first class. For mains we had three chicken scalopine and blue cheese sauce, very tasty,one had the veal also very tender. The vegetables however were underdone to our taste.
The wait service was excellent and must be complimented and were obviously well trained.
The dining area was very attractive in the Victorian style and very comfortable. Costs were reasonable in rhe mid $20 range.
We will definitely return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Overall very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We ate dinner there on Friday night using a coupon that we had purchased online ($50 for $25). We asked for the table in the corner in front of the window, but were told that it was reserved so we were given another table - the one we asked for was never occupied the entire time we were there. My husband ordered from the table d'hote - he has the warm rice balls as an appetizer, and the steak with poutine, I ordered the seafood linguini which was full of yummy seafood. We also shared an appetizer of grilled octopus which was delicious. For dessert we ordered a creme brule to share, but it was not good and we sent it back. The bill came to $100 with tax and tip (no drinks) but with the coupon, it only ended up costing us $75.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“very high quality local dininf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you are in the area, definitely worth a try. Nice for a romantic evening or small group of friends. Homemade lobster fazsoletti in a shrimp bisque sauce were excellent. Lamb shank was also delicious. Nice wine suggestion from the waiter. Ts is a quiet, old little historical home. Very nice overall.

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