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Italian restaurant

Which italian restaurant woild you recommend around Crescent, family type and not too pricy .

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Germain

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1. Re: Italian restaurant

The only good Italian on crescent is cafe via. I personally find it inexpensive. If you are a student on a budget you may think otherwise.

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2. Re: Italian restaurant

~One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't Belong~:

Crescent, family, not pricey, italian

Ok joking aside, there are some budget restaurants not too far but italian is not that areas strong suit. Also, if you want family friendly and not too steep a price tag, veer off Crescent. You will have more choice on Sherbrooke, Maisonneuve or Sainte-Catherine, towards the WEST of Crecent.

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Ferrari's one block west on Bishop is probably what you're looking for... not as cheap as it used to be, but for downtown it's a very decent price for good and simple Italian food. The pasta is home-made with a diy rigged pasta maker (because the cook said the commercial pasta maker they bought didn't make as good pasta), and he's muslim so doesn't eat pork but manages to get everything right by smell -- now that's impressive. And their house wine is drinkable.

A couple of blocks east on Stanley is Santa Lucia, which is just about the same thing, perhaps slightly more a Canadian version of Italian food, but still good ingredients and simple and delicious.

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Wienstein & Gavino's is an option. It's exactly what you're asking for: right ON Crescent, decent food (nothing special), family-style...

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...if we include Wienstein & Gavino's (which has never impressed me, although admittedly I've only been 3 times so hardly tried the whole menu), then we should include l'Académie as well, which is about the same thing but has the advantage of being a BYOB -- and there's an SAQ, equivalent of the LCBO, where you should buy your wine (and NOT at the grocery stores), 3 blocks east or west on Sainte-Catherine.

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6. Re: Italian restaurant

Except that l'Academie is not Italian.

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Uh, a significant portion of their menu is. They're even pretentious enough to write it in Italian, just in case you didn't believe them: insalata italiana, prosciutto melone, scaloppine picata limone, linguini vongole...

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8. Re: Italian restaurant

Academie serves an predonminantly italian menu. Now whether it's authentic or you like it, that's a different matter.

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