We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Little Italy

Certificate of Excellence
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Beyond the Market Food Tour in Montreal
More Info
and up
Food Tour of Montreal's Little Italy Including Jean Talon Market

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
  • 12
  • 0
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 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
Montreal, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 111: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Itiz-What-Itiz
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Beanie B
Maleny, Australia
Level Contributor
471 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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

1 Thank GEEOZ
Level Contributor
108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank BoppinRobin
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank shopper4
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Maria O
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
202 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank SagaLEB
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
1,387 reviews
427 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
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.

Thank Autumn M
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Shiraz01
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 

Thank George S

Travelers who viewed Little Italy also viewed

Montreal, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec

Been to Little Italy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Little Italy and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
North Vancouver, Canada

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Little Italy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood