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Il Focolaio

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
514-879-1045
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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South Lancaster, Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I took a day trip into Montteal. After attending an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art we decided to go for dinner. Based on the Trip Advisor rating, we ended up here. Well I have to say this is some of the best thin crust pizza in all of Montreal. There are about 75 different types... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadily Tripadvisor reviews showed this place as highly rated for pizza. We went there and while the pizzas looked good the toppings and sauces are poor. We split a salad and sadly it was the wrong one they delivered. I should have realized that any place that offers over 60 types of pizza is unlikely to be able to deliver... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dined here as a group of 6 on a Saturday night. We had 5 pizzas and 1 calzone. Everything from the service, to drinks, to the food was great. Some of the best thin crust I've ever had.

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Thank ktown_camper
Ontario
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we ate here when the restaurant was packed and busy with a lunchtime crowd, service was phenomenal. The team of servers works together and deserve a huge compliment for their cooperation with each other and friendliness to customers. Drinks arrived quickly and pizzas arrived shortly after. One of us had a gluten-friendly crust which was beyond excellent - really... More 

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Thank branchout09
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello branchout09, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and service! We do our best to have options for every taste bud, dietary restriction and preferences (as you can see by our extensive menu!). Between our lactose free cheese, gluten free crust, whole wheat dough,... More 

Toronto, Ontario
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Montreal with family and after checking into the hotel with the kids (and a 5 hour train ride), hotel recommended this place for take out pizza. Called in my order as I walked from the hotel and was pleasantly surprised it would be ready in 15 minutes. The place is lined up out the door for diners choosing to... More 

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Thank Iain F
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello Iain F, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! In case you didn't know, we also deliver 514-879-1045 Hope to serve you and you family again soon! Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On business travelling. The pizza here, while not the pinnacle of the craft, is made with care and full of flavour. The staff were exceptionally quick. Selection is fantastic. Price point is good.

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Thank Drekkan85
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello Drekkan85, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! Hope to see you back soon on your next visit!  Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

Stillwater, Minnesota
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A pretty popular place, but in my opinion O.K. compared to some of the places back home. Very crowded! Service was fine. But the menu was a bit overwhelming, and pizza O.K.

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Thank pvollmer
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello pvollmer, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The pizza there is really good and there is so many choices to choose from. Portions are large, you can share a pizza and a salad and it's plenty for 2 unless you are really hungry. we live about an hour from the restaurant but when we go to Montreal it is one of our favorites. staff is super nice... More 

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Thank daniellebreton63
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello daniellebreton63, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and service! We do our best to have options for every taste bud, dietary restriction and preferences (as you can see by our extensive menu!). Between our lactose free cheese, gluten free crust, whole wheat dough,... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great and really enjoyed the gluten free crust. Patio would be a nice spot for tourists. Thinking of going back tomorrow ;)

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Thank Clara B
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello Clara, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our gluten free crust, it has been very well received by our clients and I am glad to see you enjoyed it as well. We hope to serve you again soon! Have a wonderful day More 

Riverview, Canada
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu with every combination imaginable! Sangria was wonderful! The crust was so perfect and the ingredients were of superior quality...very simple but fresh! Now the quest to find something in my area that measures up!

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Thank bfamily589
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello bfamily589, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! We do our best to have options for every taste bud, dietary restriction and preferences (as you can see by our extensive menu!). Between our lactose free cheese, gluten free crust, whole wheat dough, vegan and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 514-879-1045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.