This St. Henri spot will totally make all your pizza dreams come true. A New York style pizzeria, their pizzas are always super fresh and super tasty; and you can pick them up by the (vey large) slice, or by the pie, if you're feeling like a few slices just won't cut it.
Honestly, a pizza from this Pointe-Claire spot is actual heaven in your mouth. The pizzas are doughy and delicious, piled high with your favourite toppings and soooo much cheese (AKA, sooo much awesome).
If you're a cheese lover, then you need to get yourself to Amelia's, ASAP. Their 5 cheese white pizza is piled with so much gooey, tasty cheese, it'll literally make all of your dreams come true forever.
This Plateau restaurant serves up thin crust, perfectly cooked, traditional pizza. They've got both red (with sauce) and white (without sauce) options; plus, for dessert, their Nutella pizza takes the cake. (There's a pun about pies here, I just know it).
Located in Montreal's Villeray, this pizzeria has a solid number of awesome pizzas to choose from. Most of them feature simple, fresh, high-quality ingredients, combined to make pretty much the tastiest pizzas you'll ever put in your mouth.
Although Bottega features pizzas with fresh and tasty toppings (and their tomato sauce will leave you crying real foodie tears), it's really the dough that's the star of the show. Cooked up in their wood-burning oven, the pizza dough is crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and the perfect dense-yet-airy combination.
A classic in Montreal, this Little Italy pizzeria has been around forever - and one bite of their thin, crisp, delicious pizzas will tell you exactly why. Bonus points for their super tasty, classic pasta dishes, too.
I have a confession to make though.. I tend to get my Pad Thai from Thai Express, which I know most Thai food lovers will judge me for but it's actually pretty good.
But everyone knows if you're looking for a good, authentic Pad Thai you should look to some of the hidden, family-run restaurants all over the city. So if you're craving some a flavourful Pad Thai dish like I definitely am, check out one of these restaurants near you!
Why you should go: This spot has a casual atmosphere where you'll be able to enjoy some of the most authentic Thai food in the city! Their amazing pad thai comes with chicken or shrimp and tons of eggs and nuts.
Why you should go: This amazing plateau spot serves up all the Asian noodles you could ever want! There's no bad dish in the house here, they're all amazing, but you should absolutely try the Pad Thai if you're here!
Why you should go: Not only do they have tons of Asian classics like General Tao, Pad Thai and peanut butter dumplings that are all sooo delicious, their space is beautiful! You can enjoy your amazing food in a gorgeous restaurant.
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Why you should go: This casual spot serves all your favourite Thai dishes including their amazing Pad Thai serves with the choice of chicken, veggies and tofu, chicken and shrimps, beef or just shrimps!
Why you should go: Obviously this spot serves up some amazing pho but their Pad Thai is equally delicious! They have endless options which can be overwhelming but you won't be disappointed with anything you choose.
Why you should go: This banquet-hall restaurant serves huge tables full of food for you and your massive group of friends, if you want to bring them! The food is all great, especially the classic Pad Thai dish.
I don't think I know a single person in this world that doesn't love pizza. I mean, it's got the best combos of all the most amazing foods rolled into one. You've got warm, dough-y crust topped with tangy tomato sauce and allll the cheesy goodness your heart desires!
But the delicious flavours don't stop there! You can basically add any toppings onto pizzas. Some of the crazy trends that are going around are pizzas topped with burgers, tacos, pasta and even mini pizzas!
How it works is you go around to all the amazing restaurants and then you vote on their website for your favourite!
They split it up into 10 categories: thin crust pizza, pan pizza, calzone, dessert pizza, best pizza sold by the slice, margherita pizza, 5 ingredients or all dressed, gluten free pizza, vegan pizza and most original pizza!
Montreal is home to hundreds of restaurants, maybe even thousands really but just a few of them really are the best in the city. There's some classic restaurants that you've probably seen pictures of their stunning decor, delicious foods, or amazing drinks and thought to yourself, I've got to go there soon.
There's restaurants for every kind of food here, from sushi to Indian to Portuguese to poutine and literally everything in between. This is your bucket list of every single Montreal restaurant that you must go to if you haven't already, because they're the best in the city!
This list outlines all of the restaurants you need to go to in your favourite Montreal boroughs!!
Definitely one of the best sushi restaurants in the entire city! They offer some of the most insane sushi you'll ever eat in your life. The rolls are huge, the ingredients are insanely fresh and each one is completely unique!
If you haven't been to this late night diner on Saint Laurent, you've got to go ASAP. They serve some of the best poutine, burgers, and breakfast foods! You absolutely won't regret one scrumptious bite of food from this spot.
This spot is known for it's massive plates of insane poutines! The plate will be bigger than your face and it's piled high with crispy fries topped with cheese curds and slathered in yummy gravy. From their they top it with the crazy toppings of your choice with anything from smoked meat to guacamole to chopped up pogos!
If you've lived in Montreal or even just visited Montreal for a weekend, I'm sure you've been to Shwartz's already. But if you haven't then you've got to go ASAP! This spot is basically a Montreal landmark at this point because of how insanely good their smoked meat is!
If you've never been to this Plateau brunch spot than you've got to go this weekend! Don't wait any longer, I promise that you'll thank me for this. They make the craziest breakfast foods like their super sweet and delicious pancakes, crazy eggs benedicts and so much more!
This classy old-style steakhouse takes fine dining to a whole other level. They make massive steaks served with classic Jewish sides like huge pickles, cole slaw, and the best creamy potatoes you'll ever eat. It's definitely an expensive joint but if you go after 9pm they have a special priced menu!
This classic Portuguese chicken restaurant has some seriously flavourful dishes to enjoy! You can go grab a a whole chicken for dinner, a chicken sandwich or a massive plate of poutine with allll the toppings!
Santos Tapas is the perfect mix between casual restaurant and fun bar. They serve a bunch of delicious tapas plates like their oysters, mix of cheese and meat plates, paella bites and much more! They also serve amazing sangria and have live DJ nights!
This adorable breakfast spot and bakery is one of the best places to go to in Old Montreal. You can choose to grab a spectacular pastry and a coffee from their counter stuffed with baked goods or you can choose to stay and enjoy a chia pudding, french toast, soup and sandwich and so much more!
If you're looking for insanely authentic Italian pizzas in Old Montreal, BEVO is the place to go. They cook their crispy dough in a wood fired oven making each pizza perfectly cooked! The restaurant has a cute outdoor terrasse or a fun indoor setting as well.
This adorable restaurant is located on Montreal's oldest street and is the perfect place for tourists to come for a good meal in a historic area of the city. But it's also great for Montrealer's who might not explore these areas much anymore. They serve amazing food and drinks and you definitely cant' go wrong with an Old Port terrasse.
Definitely the cutest rooftop terrasse you'll find in the city is Perche! It has stunning views of all of Old Montreal, including the giant ferris wheel. It's also decorated with live plants, all white couches and bright green chairs giving the place the perfect aesthetic! They serve drinks from their full bar and dishes like poke and more!
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This completely unique restaurant serves up some crazy dishes! They serves smoking plates in hollowed out books, giant cotton candy trees, desserts you crack open with your spoon and so much more. It's something you should definitely try once in your life.
If you haven't been to this new vegan/vegetarian restaurant yet, you've absolutely got to go. The decor is honestly stunning and they make such amazing food it won't even taste like you're eating vegan!
This adorable Italian restaurant serves up some seriously delicious dishes. Their pasta is incredibly fresh and the sauce is so flavourful you'll want to come back everyday. They also make delicious salads, stuffed zucchini flowers, and awesome cocktails!
This awesome diner/bar has some seriously cool things on the menu. Not only do they have massive cocktails in fish bowls, they also make huge salads, super juicy burgers and so much more! If you haven't been to this awesome spot yet, you've definitely got to go.
This Montreal restaurant was ranked the most beautiful restaurant in Montreal and for good reason. Their courtyard in the back is literally stunning, you'll be shrouded in bright green trees while you enjoy a perfectly cooked meal.
This Saint Henri staple serves up some awesome brunch and dinner eats! The decor is like a fancy diner but with insanely delicious food. Try their fried chicken and waffles, truffle spaghetti, french onion soup, and so much more! You won't regret visiting this amazing spot.
This cute restaurant serves some authentic Jewish fare that you absolutely can't pass up when you're in the area. They serve the fluffiest pancakes you'll ever eat, loaded toast, bagels and lox, and much more!
You probably know this spot as the meeting place of the two world leaders, Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama a couple months ago, but it also has tons to offer us regular folk! They make insanely good food and their back terrasse is covered in plants.
This awesome eatery serves up some delicious dishes. All their dishes are completely unique and doesn't conform to one type of fare. You won't regret coming here to treat yourself to a fancy dinner with your S/O or your best friends!
The name of this adorable restaurant really says it all, they serve meatballs! But not just any meatballs, these are fancy meatballs that are literally so delicious. They have all kinds of meatballs with different flavoured sauces.
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This super fancy West Island spot is the perfect place to bring a date if you want to impress them. They serve modern Italian restaurants that change weekly and they're all super delicious. They have a huge indoor fireplace and a massive outdoor terrasse!
This adorable restaurant serves up some awesome Southern dishes like jambalaya, gumbo and so much more! They have huge floor to ceiling windows and the space is so elegant you'll love your dining experience here.
If you're looking for an awesome authentic pizza joint in the West Island, this is definitely the spot to go. They top them with all kinds of crazy toppings like figs, arugula, spicy peppers, basil and so much more!
Montreal is known for their diverse range of restaurants and some of the best happen to be those that make the deep fried squid heaven known as calamari. Of course I am referring to those spectacular Mediterranean restaurants around the island, which happen to be some of my favorites!
Everyone should know where to get the best calamari in town whether it be an appetizer or a whole meal, especially the one closest to where you live or work. So, to help us all crush our fishy cravings, I suggest checking some of the restaurants below that have been divided by borough. Trust me, I had calamari every day in Italy and these restaurants are some of the best in town.
This Montreal seafood spot that also acts as a fish and chips restaurant! Either way, this is a great place for fried calamari. The squids are crispy, the decor is lovely, and the price is definitely right. They also have tons of dipping sauces if you don't want to just have tzatziki.
For only $8,95, you can get a delicious plate of calamari at Jano! They serve calamari Portuguese style which is grilled and not fried! This delicious and un-battered calamari are grilled and seasoned to mouth-melting perfection with a spicy-buttery sauce. By masterfully grilling the squid instead of over-frying it like some places, Jano's calamari is succulent, juicy, and easy to tear apart.
Philinos is a swanky and classically Montreal-Greek restaurant that specializes in an authentic lively atmosphere and dishes like fried octopus, Saganaki, freshly made Spanakopita, and rack of lamb. Philinos also lays claim to some of the best fried calamaris in the city for $17.
This upscale Greek restaurant serves magnificent renditions of favorites like roasted lamb, octopus, and deep fried eggplant and zucchini. Their Tzatziki and Saganaki are both fabulous and the Kopanisti is another standout. The calamari is fried and served in large portions w/ eggplant and zucchini chips!
This upscale Portuguese restaurant makes fantastic grilled calamari for $18. Ferreira Cafe has an extensive wine list, brilliant food, and grilled calamari just the way it should be done. Ferreira is a haven for properly prepared scallops, fish heads, clams, shrimp, and more beefy Portuguese dishes too!
I adore Wienstein & Gavino's not just because of their wine, but because of their AMAZING plates of calamari that only cost $16. You can head out downtown, enjoy the night life, all while you enjoy fabulous calamari.
Marathon's is honestly my favorite place to order calamari! For $14 you get HUGE plate of calamari that can definetly be served as a main plate. It is cooked just right and the sauce really spices it up!
This Vieux-Montreal favorite is known for classy French foods like Duck Confit, but it also harbors some dangerous calamari for $12. Perfectly fried, invitingly warm, these calamari melt in your mouth and are paired with delicious cilantro mayonnaise. These calamari are crispy, no gross rubbery stuff.
Chez Delmo is nestled in Montreal's Vieux-Port and is well-known for excellent seafood dishes like their salmon tartare. Chez Delmo is also home to great calamari, halibut, scallops, Arctic char, mussels, and fish & chips.