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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 days ago NEW

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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Craving italian food? Great place to stroll around for a fabulous Italian meal...variety of places from mom and pop style to gourmet!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Many of the residents in Montreal if not most are Canadian what does that say about, us well as we all now Amerigo Vespucci discovered America a north american woman I have grown found of Little Italia for the tradition that goes a long way. And I am like most from European ancestors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

If you normally think that Montreal's Little Italy needs a moral boost, now is the time to come and experience the truly lively side of this city's sometimes forgotten gem. Bustling with Hot Rods parked all over the streets, all the cafés and restaurants are in the streets and even though the weather presently socks and people's moods are high... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the market, which we found disappointing, we wandered around this area, which has a few restaurants, but very little character. It was not worth the trip from Old Montreal.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I love this quartier. You can have a great meal at any restaurant you walk in. Simply grab a coffee and sit in the nearest parc and enjoy it with a cannoli and on the way back pass by an Italian grocery to buy some amazing hand made pasta and great biscotti.

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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.