Bon Vivant is the kind of place where it’s all about the pleasure of eating well. Enjoy gourmet dishes that you can share with those who accompany you to the delight of everyone’s taste buds. The restaurant’s star pasta dish is undoubtedly the cavatelli: freshly prepared and served in a rich and tasty tomato sauce and garnished with a whole, yes whole, burrata!
This Italian restaurant is known to Italian cuisine fans for its finesse and authenticity. Emma, the charming lady who works her magic in the kitchen will give you a unique experience. Typical Italian dishes are offered in all their simplicity, so we can appreciate the taste of the essential ingredients. Enjoy their tasty fresh pasta without any guilt.
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This beautiful downtown restaurant is from the same group behind Square Dominion Tavern and Bar Henrietta, and just like these two establishments, the Balsam Inn spoils us with its decor and delicious food. This trattoria style restaurant serves an Italian-inspired cuisine offering decadent pasta dishes like the Alfredo tagliatelle, or the “chasseur sauce” pappardelle, overflowing with mushrooms, chicken, bacon and parmesan cheese.
CAFÉ VIA DANTE
Café Via Dante was born from a beautiful family history. This coffee shop, located in the heart of the Little Italy, promises a traditional experience that you'll remember. We strongly recommend Emiliana’s Lasagna, a perfectly made "mom" lasagna. Also, check out the changing board menu for other chef-inspired pasta dishes or seasonal products.
La Campagnola is a family run restaurant that aims to share its passion. They first opened as a small shop specializing in cold cuts in the 80s, then in the 90s they transformed into a sandwich shop, finally in early 2000 they become La Campagnola, a restaurant that continues to grow and offer only the best. You can enjoy a wide selection of classic fresh pasta such as Penne Arabiata or Spaghetti Carbonara.
A Matterello is "an instrument for rolling and stretching dough", so we can expect that at the Matterello we will be served fresh pasta that is carefully prepared and crafted according to the pure Italian tradition by their chef Pasqualino. They welcome you in comforting and unpretentious atmosphere to offer you more than a dozen choices of pasta. It is the restaurant par excellence for the freshest pasta.
The Moccione is a relatively new Italian restaurant that opened in the Villeray district, by owners who care about making their customers feel welcome in all circumstances. It is therefore a warm, unpretentious place, where you will have the chance to enjoy sausage and rapini cavatelli or mushroom and sage tagliatelle.
Luciano Trattoria will give you a memorable evening in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The food is rich in flavour and the portions are generous. Several pasta dishes are offered such as five-mushroom ravioli or the classic pomodoro spaghetti which pays tribute to a simple pasta dish with only tomato sauce and basil.
Located in the charming small town of Saint-Lambert, Primi Piatti is a favored restaurant in the area. Known for their grilled meat, their pizzas and of course their pastas; they offer fresh pasta made using only quality ingredients from suppliers with whom they have built excellent relationships over the years to offer you only the best.
The tasty market cuisine of the Oregon Bar à Vin will delight you with its creativity and great flavour. With a menu that changes with the seasons and depending on market arrivals, you can expect new creations at each visit. It is a friendly place, where the endearing staff will not fail to make sure you have a good time. Pasta wise, you can enjoy Nordic shrimp agnoletti or celeriac and Fleur des Monts cheese cavatelli for example.