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Little Italy

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Address: St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 5143251300

A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the...

A traditional Italian neighborhood located in the northern part of the city.

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Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy Including Jean Talon Market

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A try reflection of the beauty of Montreal's multiculturism

Little Italy is a must visit when you come to Montreal. Like the name says it is a genuine Italian section of the St. Laurent Blvd considered a nerve of Montreal and its downtown... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Old school. Feels like my great grandmother garden annex. Belongs to a true proud Italian Mr Salvatore. Best Espresso you can ever have.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Italy is a must visit when you come to Montreal. Like the name says it is a genuine Italian section of the St. Laurent Blvd considered a nerve of Montreal and its downtown. Little Italy is very well known for its restaurants and bars that are mainly of Italian style. So if you are looking at tasting some of... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a bike tour through little Italy. Cute parks and restaurants all through the area. It's a nice place to bike or hike.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This, in my opinion, is the best ethnic experience in Montreal. One can feel the "spirit" of Italy, just walking by many little cafés, shops and restaurants. The food in most of the restaurants is very good and reasonably priced. The district is clean and well cared for. People are friendly and if you speak some Italian you soon feel... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Little Italy based on the good reviews. What's the attraction? It's a neighborhood with French-speaking Italians living there. Maybe it is better at night? There are a few restaurants but it's mostly just european-style housing. We didn't even see a bakery. The streets were nearly deserted at mid-day. This is nothing like the Little Italy areas of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really good time walking around this neighborhood and we visited the produce market and that was really cool and then we went to a local restaurant and it was excellent. Honestly some of the best Italian food I've ever had

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area has changed immensely over the past 15 years or so. It used to be Little Italy but now it has turned into Little China or Little Vietnam. Some restaurants are left in the area with dishes that are authentically Italian but, all in all, many restaurants of past fame have closed down. Jean Talon market is not what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To eat like italians and to live like italians spend a week-end in Little Italy.You will be in the italian ambiance, music restaurant grocery shop where almost every thing is imported from italy.Stroll on the side-walk and hear the italian music

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The restaurants we visited were superb, with interesting Canadian twists on Italian cuisine. Great place for walking around, plenty of cafes to enjoy when you want a bit of dolci and a cappucino. Fun area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was one of our stops on the Mile End Montreal food tour. Montreal has the second largest Italian population in Canada after Toronto. Little Italy, which is still home base to Montréal’s sizable Italian community of nearly a quarter of a million people, and though families of Italian descent now live all over the greater Montréal area, many come... More 

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy concentrated along the convivial bends of Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.