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“Good food and plenty of it” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Matto

Il Matto
Ranked #20 of 1,427 Restaurants in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For a successful evening out, Hôtel 71’s restaurant Il Matto presents its distinguished guests with the finest of authentic Italian cuisine, brimming with comfort foods. Its trendy decor and festive ambience are also sure to please. A Matto signature experience is always a resounding success. Give true meaning to your visit here in the Old Capital.
Virginia
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good food and plenty of it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We found the meals excellent as well as the service. The menu is extensive with something good for just about any diner.The decor is modern and attractive.The noise level a little on the high side but not a problem. The prices are moderate compared to a number of other fine restaurants in the vicinity.

Visited September 2013
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Ireland
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Where's "the momma"?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This a modern ,fairly up-market version of the typical Italian restaurant.

There is a good buzzy atmosphere in a nice comfortable room; staff are friendly and informative; and the food is a notch above the average...... as are the prices!

On the downside, we were waiting for ages for our food to arrive. Also, both the menu and the servers went on and on about "the momma" and her recipes to the point where I was sick of hearing about her, and just wanted her, or one of her descendants to get on with the cooking. We felt that the restaurant was trying too hard to seem authentic "old Italy" while the décor screamed the opposite.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Catharines, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Crowded little pub with average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Make reservations if you go, it is always crowded even in the off-season. Service was friendly. Menu was mainly in french, so if you don't speak french it is difficult to understand.

Tables were way too close together, so much so that I was continually bumped by wait staff for the entire meal - it was very uncomfortable. Food was only average, we ate at much better places during our stay.

Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
“The place to eat in the old quebec !!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

It has been 2 years that once a month for business i come to quebec city. The first time i tried the adjacent hotel 71. I was amazed by the service and the space in the rooms. I had supper at Matto and was charmed right away by the service the quality of the staff as well as the great food!

Since then i always come back.
The staff know their wines and menu very well, they make you feel at home and in good hands.
I am always back!!!! You need to meet Jerome, Claudia, Maxime, Valerie and Marie Eve!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Bit Disappointing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at the adjacent Hotel 71 and made a reservation for dinner at Il Matto. We knew the decor was good having seen it at breakfast. I was expecting something special but it was all just so-so. The mushrooms in my entree were grainy and chewy. The bread was cold and tasteless. The servings way too large. Even the silverware was unsubstantial and not what I would expect at a fine restaurant. The service was good though.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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