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“Uneven quality, avoid lunch hour on weekdays” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Focolaio

Il Focolaio
Ranked #22 of 5,655 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Brossard, Canada
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Uneven quality, avoid lunch hour on weekdays”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We go to this place all the time for lunch. You must get there early as the place is very popular. The list of pizza is extensive but the quality is uneven. Most of the time it is good but not always. I remember ordering one with tomatoes and meat and the crust became soggie (dripping...) because the tomato slices were too thick and they skimped on the cheese so the water went through the pizza crust. Fail! It is out of the question to return it there as the place is too busy and the waitresses have no time for you.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pierre L
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Montreal, Canada
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best wood oven pizza downtown Montreal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

This restaurant is exactly like pizzerias you would find in Italy.
Impressive list of more than 70 choices.

Do not go there for to impress a date or clients.
Simply go there to enjoy excellent fresh pizza.
Espressos and deserts are not bad either.

Very friendly servie.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OBM97
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Kitchener
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We tried this restaurant based on the fact that it is rated here on Tripadvisor as the top restaurant for pizza in Montreal. We were not disappointed. The pizza is absolutely delicious! And we know pizza! Nothing else to say except you really ought to here there!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa_Thomas46
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toronto
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

in my humble opinion, the best pizza i've had in Canada. The selection is great, and the price is right, and the quality is best. You won't regret

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank roby16
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We Love Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Glad we chose this restaurant our entire group loved the food and the pizza was sooooo good. A place everyone must try you will be in love.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mic M
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