Below is a list of the top and leading Italian restaurants in Montreal. To help you find the Italian restaurants located near you in Montreal, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Montreal’s Best Italian Restaurants:
The top-rated Italian restaurants in Montreal:
- Il Focolaio – treating their guests to a wood-burning oven pizza.
- Il Bazzali – use seasonal market ingredients where Chefs combine regional cuisines from France and Italy.
- Salumi Vino – offers dishes that are based on authentic Italian recipes.
- Lucca – a quaint, warm, and has earned a reputation as the quintessential restaurant.
- Moccione – festive and unpretentious, very Italian-Montreal restaurant.
Since 1984 Il Focolaio has been treating their guests to a wood-burning oven pizza that shares flavors of Italy and the influence of Montreal. Il Focolaio, meaning fireplace in Italian, depicts the maple wood-burning oven where each and every one of their delicious pizzas are cooked. Their “Focolaio”, as in the old country, not only brings forth the food but also becomes the gathering place for guests who are like family, always feel welcomed and right at home. Their recipe is simple, serving up pizza using ingredients made fresh daily that only a true pizzaiolo would use, such as extra virgin olive oil, top quality tomatoes and only the freshest ingredients, all prepared with passion and a love for cooking.
Pizza, Calzoni, Salads, Subs & Sausages, Frozen Pizzas, etc.
Address: 1223 Place Phillips, Montréal, Québec H3B 3E9
Phone: 514 879 1045
“This place never disappoints, it’s a great spot to get pizza! It’s one of the few places with the fire oven to make the pizza still and you can really taste the difference! Also there’s a massive menu with tons of different types of pizza so it never gets boring. They deliver right now if you’re near the area so it’s super convenient as well!” – Bryan
Second on the list is Il Bazzali. It is CuisineOpera’s Montreal restaurant. They use seasonal market ingredients where Chefs combine regional cuisine from France and Italy. Diners can choose from a selection of fresh home-made pastas, pizza, seafood, meat dishes and delectable desserts. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available. ‘CuisineOpera’ prides themselves on eco-friendly practices.
Handmade Pasta & Other Upscale Italian Dishes
Address: 285 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, Québec H2S 1R7
Phone: 514 439 4878
“Great taste and atmosphere. The chef occasionally sings which is unique. The food just taste right, good portions and the 5-course meal is a great deal.. will come back again for sure.” – Kelvin Wong
Salumi Vino is located in the heart of Old Montreal and within walking distance from most major hotels in the city. With the capacity to sit roughly 50 people, Salumi Vino is perfect for any occasion. Salumi Vino offers dishes that are based on authentic Italian recipes handed down from generation to generation. The kitchen is open 5 days a week until 10 in the evening and afterward, the evening continues with the wine bar as they also serve wine, salumi, and cheese till closing.
Address: 358 Notre-Dame St. East, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1C7
Phone: 514 759 0505
“We have eaten at Salumi many times and we loved our experience each time. The owner Mario and the chef are great and friendly. Food is authentic Italian with very nice portions. We went recently with a large group and everyone was amazed by the food and the service. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want great Italian food and a nice dining experience.” – Zack R
Opened in 1999 and located on the famous Dante Street of Montreal’s Little Italy district, Ristorante Lucca. It is quaint, warm, and has earned a reputation as the quintessential restaurant for enjoying an authentic, traditional Italian meal. The daily specials are concocted with fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients as well as ingredients imported from Italy, fresh market cuisine with the aromas of Italy.
From its daily specials that change with the seasons to its unforgettable house specialties, such as Linguine Frutti di Mare alla Marinara or Costata di Vitello con polenta, Ristorante Lucca is perfect for all palates. Lucca’s also has a remarkable wine list that will transport guests to all regions of Italy. From Piedmont to Puglia and from Venice to Tuscany, it contains the wine that will perfectly accompany your meal.
Salad, Rissotto, Linguine, Tiramsu, etc.
Address: 12 Rue Dante, Montréal, Québec H2S 1J6
Phone: 514 278 6502
“One of the best Italian restaurant in Little Italy. The food is delicious , plates are generous and beautifully presented. They also have a lunch “table d’hôte” that is a must to try . They also have an adorable little terasse if you want to eat outside.” – Zanna Raya
Moccione is a neighborhood restaurant in the middle of Villeray. Moccione is festive and unpretentious, very Italian-Montreal, inspired by childhood and travel. The menu, like the wine list, changes according to the seasons and according to the owners’ desires. Their homemade pasta-focused menu changes seasonally as it highlights the freshest ingredients available. At the head of the kitchen, Luca Cianciulli offers a very italo-montrealer menu based on the quality of ingredients, as does true Italian cuisine. The wine list, curated by Maxime Lavallée is constantly evolving along side the menu and leans toward natural selections.
Italian Restaurant and Grocery
Address: 380 Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1G9
Phone: 514 270 4441
“Moccione really managed to put together a high level delicious feast for takeout! A great feat during the pandemic! The pasta had depth, delicious sauces, and the fried chicken and Arancini were just delicious. Honestly there wasn’t a bite we didn’t enjoy, and we had excellent service on the phone and on site to boot. Took this out for my wife’s birthday and we both agreed it was perfect!” – David Roberts