Top Italian pasta dishes in Montreal

When it comes to fresh pasta and fine Italian cuisine, Montreal restaurants do it right. In fact, we even have an area dubbed Little Italy, where you’ll find an array of authentic Italian restaurants. Here is where you’ll find the best Italian pasta dishes in Montreal.

Ristorante Primo & Secondo

7023, rue Saint-Dominique, Montréal, QC H2S 3B6

You can taste the freshness of the ingredients from the neighbouring Jean-Talon Market at Primo & Secondo. This small Italian bistro offers some of the finest Italian food in the city and has a wine cellar with over 2,000 wines. They have a changing menu, which is displayed on a chalkboard behind the bar. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you find items to your liking.

Ristorante Lucca

12, rue Dante, Montréal, QC H2S 1J5

The fine authentic Italian fare you’ll find at Ristorante Lucca will surely make your mouth water. The fresh ingredients from the close by Jean-Talon Market inspire and fill the daily menu with flavour. You will not soon forget your meal at Lucca, whether you choose from the daily menu or from one of their house specialties. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their extensive list.


48, rue Dante, Montréal, QC H2S 1J5

Since opening in 2013, Impasto is a welcome addition to the Italian dining scene in Little Italy. The open kitchen allows you to see the fresh ingredients and homemade pastas in all their glory. They offer a tantalizing menu, but definitely opt for the specials – it’s where you’ll find the fresh seasonal meals. Impasto makes even the most simple dishes look spectacular – a must-visit if you love fine Italian cuisine. Reservations are recommended.

Restaurant Da Emma

777, rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C 1Y1

The beauty is in the simplicity of the dishes at Da Emma in the Old Port. Mamma Emma will surely delight you with fresh primo pasta dishes and meat dishes to follow in the tavern-like setting of the basement restaurant that was once a women’s prison. It’s a trip to Rome without the cost of a plane ticket. Reservations are recommended.

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