Among Italian cuisine’s most notable virtues, attention to quality reigns particularly supreme—it’s what turns something as simple as a meatball, a ladleful of sauce or a roasted vegetable into a bite that really sings, and the first-rate chefs of Le Club Chasse et Pêche have the skills to make that happen at Il Miglio. At this eatery, Italian cuisine’s calling cards of fresh pasta and seasonally based dishes of antipasti are delivered in wonderfully delicious ways. Buon appetito!
UPDATE, September 2020: As our inspections and investigations of the eating scene deepens, so too does our love of the best Italian restaurants in Montreal. Our updated list includes more outstanding newcomers, giving Montrealers more options to choose from—something that's especially important, since many of these places get booked up solid from week to week.
After the French and English, Italians represent the third largest ethnic group in Montreal, and with them (and the inspirations that follow) comes the best Italian restaurants in Montreal. With the city's noted reputation as the culinary capital of Canada and Italy’s world-renown food culture, it’s no coincidence that many of the Montreal’s best restaurants are Italian. Whether you’re after the best pizza, exceptional coffee, amazing cheap eats, great wine bars or the finest of fine dining in Montreal, there’s an Italian restaurant for you.
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