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“An Awesome find” 5 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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“An Awesome find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

While being a tourist in Montreal for a few days... As we said..eating our way through the city...we decided on pizza for our last evening after walking St Catherine's St. What an absolute wonderful experience.The service was exceptional and friendly. Sangria divine after the long walk. The pizza...well after pursuing the menu over many minutes...finally decided on the Montreale.... It Did not disappoint. Great price for an evening out with friends...may not be in the budget if bringing the family though. This is one more place I will recommend to friends when visiting Montreal.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The waiter was correct”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

When we entered the restaurant on our first night in Montreal the waiter said it had the reputation as 'the best pizza house in town'. He was correct. Massive choice of pizzas which were terrific. Place was jammed packed on a Thursday evening, always a good sign. Tables were close together but this just added to the ambience. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

Excellent wood oven pizza. You can really taste the difference. The crust is fantastic and thin. They have over 50 types of pizzas, but i like to stick to the basic and don't tend to venture off too often. My favs include the Portobello, Primavera, and Margherita. I've tried the Napoletana but found it to be way too salty, Due Mila was ok as it was too much vegetables and not enough cheese for a very thin pizza, the same with the A La Griglia.

My advice keep the toppings to a minimum as the pizza is very thin and piling on the toppings is just too much, at least for me.

Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Halton Hills, Canada
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Better choices in Montreal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

I should have known that offering 75 pizzas was not good. Too many options.Decent pizza but not authentic Neopolitan. Average at best. Way too many tables. Was sitting shoulder to shoulder with next table. There are better options within 10 minute walk in Old Montreal

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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“Very good Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice pizza for a reasonable price around $15. We had 3 different types of pizzsa and each was very good. The quality of the ingredients was excellent. We had the pizzas outdoors on a terrace along the sidewalk for lunch The service was excellent and the staff was friendly. The tables are a little close, so getting in and out is a little bit of a struggle. We will be back, for sure.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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