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“Wish this outstanding, imaginative restaurant was in our neighborhood!”
Review of Pastaga

Pastaga
Ranked #150 of 5,778 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Berkeley, California
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wish this outstanding, imaginative restaurant was in our neighborhood!”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Although somewhat far from the city center, this place was well worth the trip! A vibrant, somewhat eclectic interior matched by an enthusiastic, attentive wait staff. But the real attraction is the food. Served in a tapas style with the suggestion of two plates per person, it was distinctive and delicious – so much so that we ordered almost everything on the menu once our party of four got its first taste. Soft, fresh cured salmon on a cedar plank; chiogga beet salad; reimagined nicoise salad; cannellini stuffed with foie gras (surprisingly light despite its name); etc.; etc. Their menu changes regularly, paying close attention to what’s fresh. This is a place we would have gone back to, but unfortunately couldn't get reservations for lunch on our last day. But Pastaga is on our “must go” list for our next visit to Montreal.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank JohnD21C3
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English first
Manila, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pastaga Aug 24 Dinner”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were a party of 13. Had a terrace table. Wonderful pica pica food.. Great presentation.. Great culinary experience.. Great wine and Genevieve was such a wonderful help!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank HKChing
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Brossard, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“You must try it !”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had Pastaga on our list of "must go there" for quite a while and we decided that today was THE day and we can only say "why did we wait so long"!
The staff is very friendly (we were served mostly by Kevin... a Frenchman with such a name! Very nice young man.) He suggested that we take two "entrees" each and that we split them up. This is exactly what we did and we just loved the experience.
I chose a red Burgundy from a long list of very nice wines, with all sorts of prices that can meet everybody's budget.
You must try the pork as it is their signature dish!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Pierre B
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Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Food: Incredible. One of the best meals I've ever had. I will make a point of going back each time I'm in Montreal. When they initially explained the concept of the smaller plates, I was skeptical - but it's actually an advantage, since I was essentially able to have 2 great meals instead of 1.
Service/Atmosphere: I think we had the benefit of making a late reservation (930pm). The restaurant itself is very nice but I can see it being quite noisy when busy. The menu is only available in French but the staff was very helpful/accomodating

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank D M
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Laval, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Light brunch”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Pros: friendly service; light and tasty fare. Cons: bad seating (high bar stools, tiny counter space; very noisy crowd in a cramped space.

It's a good place, but not for me.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank carolilas
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