Pizzeria GEMA is one of them. As the restaurant is only few blocks away from the Jean Talon Market, the ingredients of their appetizers and pizzas use local products that are available at the market. There are two words to describe their food, fresh and home. Oh! If you are too full for pizza, their homemade ice cream is worth a detour too.
Tag: Italian Food
Le Serpent serves Italian-inspired contemporary cuisine. Situated at the border of Old Montreal and Griffintown, the restaurant doesn't have a flashy sign, a GPS is a necessity to get there. I was tempted to explore the menu for a while, but also attracted by the industrial design, and glad that I got to visit with my mother when she was in town!
Ristorante Beatrice, formerly known as Bice, is located in the Golden Square Miles where the museums are, as well as one of the areas populated with restaurants. It offers a variety of savoury Italian dishes that are prepared with seasonal fresh ingredients. During the summer and fall, they open up the garden-style dining space, which resembles a terrace, but better.
Wienstein & Gavino's offers the flavors and traditions of Italy. W&G has been around for 20 years in the food scene, but just like what they've stated on their site, they are constantly exploring new and creative dishes as trends evolve, which leads to the introduction of their gluten-free menu! As gluten-free is one of the trendiest diet,the restaurant created the menu for customers who prefer to follow a gluten free lifestyle. However, it is not designed for people who suffer from Celiac disease, therefore, there's a risk of cross-contamination or traces of gluten.
Flour + Water, locating in the Mission District, has been a popular spot ever since it opened its door in 2009. As its name, "flour" and "water" are the two basic ingredients (and eggs) for pasta making, hence it's an Italian restaurant. Chef Thomas McNaughton is definitely a pasta master. He had written a cookbook on the subject, which the signed copies are available for purchase in store. In this case, why not opt for a pasta tasting, featuring appetizer, 5 pastas, and a dessert, at the pasta master's restaurant?
Pesto Cheese Balls, we thought "why don't we make a pizza?" The dough that we used was pizza dough anyway, so it was perfect! The thought of making this pizza was definitely impromptus, but it turned out to be our favorite besides the Earl grey chocolate braid.
You can go wrong with finding a classic Italian restaurant within the Little Italy. Impasto, locating on Dante St., is known for serving one of the best pasta in town. Stefano Faita, a TV chef and cookbook author (who's family also owns the Quincaillerie Dante right across the restaurant), teamed up with Michele Forgione, who is the former executive chef at Osteria Venti. For the past few months before the holiday, I have heard my friends marvel about how amazing Impasto was. Therefore, I've been anticipated to give it a try.