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Little Italy

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Address: St-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-325-1300
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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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$69.32*
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Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
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Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy Including Jean Talon Market

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Great indoor market

I was impressed with the colors and selection of fruits and vegetables in November. Easy parking underneath.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rick F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the colors and selection of fruits and vegetables in November. Easy parking underneath.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I went to Little Italy specifically to locate a Salvadorean restaurant. Being from Southern California, I find that I often miss what was common back home... Specifically, pupusas, platano frito, yucca frita con chicharron and tamarindo. There are several restaurants in this area to choose from... and there are a couple of markets that cater to the clientele from Mexico,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was very informative.....just was not enough food stops! Also would have liked to have more time at the market...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We went here as a part of our going to the markets nearby.Areas like this add much to the modern Montreal

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Montreal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This area is the furthest one could imagine from the beauty of Italy. Add some statues, fountains and tear down many old, dumpy buildings and erect ones that are reminiscent of towns in Italy with low stone walls with flowering plants draped over them., more open areas, planters with flowers down the centre of streets. And that Jean Talon market...should... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Just visited Little Italy on the weekend. I was very disappointed, not much Italian at all. The one big grocery store was closed for renovation. Other than that I did not see any bakeries, only a few coffee shops and next to nothing for shopping. Was not worth the time at all. The street was actually very dirty and not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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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.
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