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Gia Vin & Grill
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The minds behind Montreal's Nora Gray and Elena have opened Gia Vin & Grill, an Italian grill house

The folks behind the lauded Montreal institutions of Nora Gray and Elena have inaugurated a new restaurant where an Italian grill is in the spotlight.

JP Karwacki
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Tommy Dion
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JP Karwacki
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After years of standing out on the Montreal restaurant scene with the fresh pasta of Nora Gray and sourdough with Elena, the team behind two of Montreal's must-visit Italian restaurants have just launched a third project: Gia Vin & Grill.

Ryan Gray and Emma Cardarelli, along with five other team members—Marley Sniatowsky, chef Janice Tiefenbach, Lawrence Fiset and Julio Mendy—have set their sights on the art of grilling with an Italian style.

Located not far from Elena in a former garage near the historic RCA building in Saint-Henri, Gia will take advantage of its outdoor space (see: a massive terrasse) and the location a little removed from the main roads to practice charcoal grilling in  both summers and winters. Meat will be a dominant element on the menu, but true to the group's habits, there will be an omnipresence of grilled vegetables, as well as some authentic fresh pasta dishes from Tuscany.

Used to drinking natural as much as possible at Nora Gray as at Elena, Montrealers will be able to take advantage of Gia Vin & Grill's "classic" wine offerings with a little more body, all of which can be drunk perfectly with meat. That said, it will still be possible to drink naturals selected by the somms.

Gia can accommodate more than 70 people, including about 15 at the bar, as well as a private area for about 30 people inside the wine cellar, the latter without reservation.

Gia Vin & Grill is located at 1025 Lenoir Street and is open Wednesday through Saturday nights.

Gia Vin & Grill
Photograph: Gia Vin & Grill / Supplied

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