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Little Italy neighbourhood guide

Montreal’s Little Italy is a major source of amazing things to do and see—don’t even get us started about the food!

Little Italy
Photograph: Eric Carriere / @arrondissementRPP

The easygoing nature of Italy and its effortless simplicity-meets-sumptuousness runs deep in Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood since it was first brought to the city by immgrants in the nineteenth century. As the second largest population of Italian-Canadians in the country, this is a major cultural hub that exhibits a lot of moxy through culture, and yes, many delicious Italian restaurants. But it’s not all mangia mangia here—well, it’s true many of the best pizza and best bakeries and best coffee can all be found here—but our guide to the hood will leave you with more than a full stomach. Check it out. 

How to get to Little Italy

Either take the Orange Line to Rosemont or Beaubien stations—this neighbourhood runs parallel to them—or take the Blue Line to Jean-Talon and start hoofing it from Marché Jean-Talon.

Things to do in Little Italy

The best things to do in Little Italy

The best things to do in Little Italy

There’s more to the best things to do in Little Italy than just mangia this and mangia that—but we got that covered too.

The best restaurants in Little Italy

The best restaurants in Little Italy

One of Montreal’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Little Italy’s restaurants are a combo of what’s classic and classy.

The best Little Italy bars

The best Little Italy bars

The neighbourhood may be small, but the bars in Little Italy got it all, ranging from dive bars to wine bars.

The essential Italian restaurants of Montreal

The essential Italian restaurants of Montreal

From pasta masters to pizza slice slingers, these are the best Italian restaurants in Montreal you’ve got to try.

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