Italian in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont


There's much buzz surrounding this polished Italian eatery – in no small part owing to the heavy-hitting foodies behind it: best-selling cookbook author Stefano Faita and celebrated chef Michele Forgione. Both have …
Turkish in Southwest & Outer Montréal


Chef Fisun Ercan takes her home-style but inventive Turkish cuisine beyond your expectations of kabobs and coffee. She prepares feather-light fried calamari, beef manti (dumplings) with garlic yogurt and spiced toma…
Spanish in Plateau Mont-Royal

La Sala Rosa

A festive, local and often Spanish-speaking crowd comes to this little Iberian gem. Sala Rosa is best known for its five tasty varieties of paella (including vegetarian) as well as numerous tapas dishes and a changi…
Italian in Old Montréal

Le Serpent

Industrial style dominates at this renovated factory next to the Fonderie Darling art space, which draws a creative tech-industry crowd. The menu features an interesting mix of risottos and pastas (such as bucatini …
Portuguese in Downtown

Ferreira Café

This warm and inviting restaurant serves some of Montréal’s best Portuguese fare. The cataplana (a bouillabaisse-style seafood stew) is magnificent; tender morsels of grilled fish come to the table cooked to perfect…
Mediterranean in Île d’Orléans

Le Moulin de St Laurent

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more agreeable place to dine than the terrace at the back of this early-19th-century flour mill, with tables inches from a waterfall. The well-prepared, diverse menu is continental wi…
Portuguese in Plateau Mont-Royal


Romados has many admirers for its delicious grilled chicken. Order it with fries and a few pasteis de nata (custard tarts). It's an informal place, with just a few tables. If the weather is nice, consider heading to…
Lebanese in Downtown


This friendly little Lebanese joint scores high in popularity on the city’s shwarma circuit because of its delicious toasted pita sandwiches. Its late hours make it a favorite with pub crawlers in need of sustenance…
Mediterranean in Ville de Mont-Tremblant

La Petite Cachée

In a charming chalet en route to the ski slopes, this place offers tasty choices such as seafood bucatini, pork stuffed with mushrooms and some pretty fantastic smoked ribs.
Italian in St Jean Port Joli

Pizzeria Porto Bellissimo

For homemade pizzas, sandwiches and decadent desserts in a bright and cheery atmosphere, this cafe in the center of town is a smart choice.