I genuinely believe Italian food is something everyone needs in their lives. Pizza, pasta, tiramisu, and wine are all part of my balanced diet. Although we have an amazing pasta scene in Montreal, I thought it would be fun to check out Italian restaurants in Quebec City, since so many of us like to make the road trip there.

I can say with complete assurance that I have yet to meet someone who does not like Italian food. The simplicity, freshness and all-around taste are what I truly love most about the food given to us from the pasta gods.

When you think of Quebec city, you think of beautiful views and good food. And, what's more comforting then pigging out on carbs in a different city?

Throughout Quebec City, there are a ton of kickass Italian restaurants that will have you and your taste buds driving back for more.

From family-run joints (trattorias) to classic eateries with live music, this list has something for everyone. If you live in or around Quebec City or if you are searching for a good reason to leave Montreal for the day, then these eateries are for you.

Whenever someone says "that's amore" I think of a carb-filled Italian dish - because to me, that's love.

Michelangelo

Where: 3111 Chemin Saint-Louis

This Italian restaurant has been serving happy customers for over 40 years. The bright contemporary decor combined with the adorable patio gives guests a home-like vibe.

Known for its tasty pasta option, veal, and seafood, this restaurant is a favourite for many.

Check it out!

Portofino

Where: 54 Rue Couillard & 965 Rte de l'Église

 

If you're looking for decadent wood-fired pizzas in a cool environment, then this spot is for you.

Decorated with car racing memorabilia, this Italian restaurant serves up much more than just pizza.

With two locations in Quebec city, this eatery is sure to satisfy all your cravings.

You can take a peek at the menu here!

Sapristi 

Where: 24 Boulevard Champlain & 1001 Rue Saint-Jean

Every time I eat at Sapristi, I'm reminded of why I love it so much. The quality and tasty dishes are truly what carb-dreams are made of. And, everything I have ever tasted impressed not only myself but my incredibly picky husband!

My go-to dishes are the spaghetti and meatballs, the braised beef gnocchi, the Manzo pizza, and the beef tartar.

Find out more!

Restaurant Parmesan

Where: 38 Rue Saint Louis

 

There is something really special about this establishment.
From the rustic setting and Ferrari memorabilia to the 4,000 plus bottles throughout the restaurant, this spot is truly one of a kind. And, of course, the mouth-watering dishes enhance the experience.

Take a look at the menu ahead of time here!

Matto

Where: 71 Rue Saint-Pierre

This eatery prides itself on the quality, simplicity, and authenticity of its dishes.

The photo lined walls give patrons the illusion of dining in someone's home. And, the hardy dishes add to that belief. Some of my favourite menu items include eggplant parmesan, manicotti, penne arrabbiata, and of course, tiramisu.

Check out the website!

Casa Calzone

Where: 1298 Rue de la Pointe-aux-Lièvres

This cozy and casual eatery is known for its epic calzones, flavour-filled pizzas and filling pasta dishes. The heated terrace and bar give this establishment an extra edge!

If you are looking to find comfort in carbs and wine while visiting Quebec City, this restaurant is for you.

Read all about Casa Calzone here!

Bello

Where: 73 Rue Saint Louis

 

Bello is an upscale Italian eatery known for its handmade pasta and pizzas and mouth-watering risottos.

The beautiful terrace offers stunning views, which makes this a romantic option for whenever you and your boo are dining in Quebec City.

Find out more!

Conti Cafe

Where: 32 Rue Saint Louis


If you want a taste of Italy while in Quebec City, then this is a great option for you.

Conti Cafe is a fabulously chic venue stocked with exposed brick walls and comfortable decor. Not only is the ambiance amazing but the creativity behind the dishes is what keeps eaters coming back time and time again.

Check it out for yourself!

Ciccio Cafe

Where: 875 Rue de Claire-Fontaine

Ciccio Cafe pairs refined Italian dishes with decadent wines to create an experience like no other.

The white table cloths in contrast with the brick-walled space give a clean and airy ambiance that clients seem to love.

Take a look at the website!

Restaurant Trattoria La Scala & La Piccola

Where: 31 Boulevard René-Lévesque


If you are looking to escape to Italy for the evening Restaurant Trattoria La Scala & La Piccola is for you.

Not only does this establishment serve upscale Italian dishes with fine wines to match, but during the weekend there is a live piano player to serenade you while you eat.

Read all about it here!

Restaurant Battuto

Where: 527 Boulevard Langelier


Battuto is all about simple, fresh, homemade dishes. The small menu is equipped with crafted dishes, all of which are sure to blow your mind.

From their arancini and marinated olives to the agnolotti to the bison ragu, everything that comes out of the kitchen satisfies eaters.

You can find the menu here!

La Pizzaio

Where: 319 Rue Saint Paul

Known for the large array of unique pizza options, this eatery is a must for anyone seeking a carb-filled meal when in Quebec City.

The casual and affordable establishment offers something for everyone, especially for those who love comfort food!

Take a peek!

Nina Pizza Napolitaine

Where: 410 Rue Saint-Anselme

There are few things I enjoy more than noshing on thin-crust wood-fired pies, with a side of an entire charcuterie & cheese boards.

And, I must say, this establishment knows the way to my heart. The fresh and flavour-filled dishes will leave your mouth watering and taste buds begging for another bite.

Check it out!

Il Teatro

Where: 972 Rue Saint-Jean

Attached to the Hotel Le Capitole, this eatery spews elegance and class.

Serving up traditional and tasty Italian eats while offering scenic park views, Il Teatro is more than just an Italian restaurant.

For those looking to fall in love while eating carbs, this is the spot for you!

Take a look at the website for more info!

La Pizz Place Royale


Where: 3 Place Royale

This charming pizzeria serves refined pies and pasta dishes that will amaze even the biggest critic.

The chic yet rustic eatery will allow any guest to feel right at home. And, of course, will fill your stomach with comforting and decadent dishes.

Find out more!

Jaja

Where: 2828 boul. Laurier, 1225 Cours du Général de Montcalm & 5400 boul. des Galeries suite 110

With three locations in Quebec, Jaja is a must-try for anyone seeking awesome Italian dishes while in Quebec City.
Jaja prides itself on offering Italian inspired cuisine in a comfortable environment.

The menu was designed for sharing and each dish possesses innovative ingredients that will tantalize your taste buds.

You can find the menu here!

Spag & Tini

Where: 40 Rue du Marché-Champlain

This long-running family-owned restaurant is known for cooking up some of the most authentic and palatable pasta dishes in the area.

The expansive patio is ideal for romantic date nights and the amazing food adds to the allure.

Located 2 minutes away from Quartier Petit Champlain, this eatery is a must for anyone searching to indulge on a carb infused meal.

Take a peek!

Tuscanos Restaurant

Where: 1445 Avenue Jules-Verne

For those carb lovers who are looking for a casual venue with kickass food, this spot may be exactly what you've been searching for.

From pizzas and pasta to melt-in-your-mouth meat entrees, everything about this eatery is awesome.

Check out the restaurant's website!

Restaurant Le Manoir Du Spaghetti

Where: 3077 Chemin Saint-Louis

This Italian eatery is known for cooking up a variety of pasta dishes that will have you coming back time and time again.

But this establishment goes beyond pasta, it has a bunch of other options to pick from including jambalaya and duck risotto.

Find out all about it!

May all your meals be carb infused and full of tomatoes!

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