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“Old World Charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Pizzella Restaurant Italien

La Pizzella Restaurant Italien
Ranked #536 of 5,655 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Old World Charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you are looking for an Italian restaurant in the downtown area of Montreal that is reasonable on your wallet, one with quality food, and old world charm then the Pizzella is where to go. Their lunch specials are good value for the quality of the pastas and meat dishes served. Desserts are not their strong suit. Waiters very friendly. This is not a high-end chic place but a place where the atmosphere is on tradition and where quality has become their trade-mark. A hidden gem.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Food Good, Service Slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Excellent pasta! I also like the interior, and it was convenient to the convention center. The servers were great, friendly, greeted me with a smile, but the service was very slow. The food was slow in coming and it took forever to get the check. That said, I recommend the place, just don't be in a hurry!

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank DesnaDC
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Montreal, Canada
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Does everything right”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

This is an older restaurant owned and managed by a hands on ,very experienced ,cordial operator.We were 4 well traveled,seasoned businessmen so we all have eaten at many many restos.This restaurant had been frequently visited by the other 3 diners,in my party but for me it was a first experience.It is a 2 storey facility with most of the action being on the first floor but the second floor is very welcoming and accommodating.It is an older classic 80's 90's quality decor that is well kept and clean.Not the latest trendy euro chic place if that is what you are looking for.The food was good to very good Italian fair.Wood oven pizza is offered as a starter and was very good.Again food is nothing exceptional but steady,fresh ingredient no nonsense meals.Wine list is acceptable and reasonable.Service is very good,as you are served by professional middle aged waiters.Everything in the service was very very good.The owner lives this restaurant and spent a lot of time making sure everything was right.Restaurant was quite full but service easily kept up.You really cannot ask for too much more if you want a reliable experience..I would return and recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Italian restaurant!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I live just up the street and have passed by this resto for years. Finally checked it out after reading all the good reviews on trip advisor. And it lives up to them! Had a fantastic capellini pescatore with tons of mussels, clams, shrimp, scallop and calamari. My friend had a pizza that she wasn't crazy about. But I'll definitely be making return visits. The atmosphere is a little old school - white table cloths, older crowd - but thats part of the charm. Great to find good Italian in this part of town!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Hashana P
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No suprises”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Went on trip advisor recommendation. Found it to be an 'average' good italian restaurant. $60 for soup, pasta, two glasses of house wine and an espresso. Soup was fine. Pasta carbonara was a little disappointing in the sauce (thin, ham instead of pancetta cooked with the sauce). House wine was fine for price. Service was good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank mr_kuiper
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