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This site offers honest reviews of restaurants that can be found in the region of Montréal (and other places in the province of Québec). We're looking out for the lovers of good food by not only offering our sincere opinions but also by sometimes comparing various restaurants from the same chain and offering other practical information.

The list of establishments we have visited grows regularly. You can see the entire list by using one of the search tools offered at the top of this column.

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We are a couple who loves to spend some quality time at restaurants. We wouldn't call ourselves "gourmets", but we are always on the lookout for a quality culinary experience.

A Table For Two

A blog of critiques of restaurants around Montréal, Québec, and some other places.

2005-11-13 - 21:23:31

Le Piémontais

Unfortunately, this restaurant is now closed.

This restaurant is one of our favourites, but unfortunately not because of it's prices. On the other hand, if you like Italian cuisine (and you have a pretty good budget), you absolutely have to visit this restaurant.

The first thing you notice when you arrive is how tightly things are set-up. Some people may even feel cramped. To me, the ceiling seems pretty darn low. The service is excellent though I sometimes find that the waiters have a bit too much "professional distance". Sandra and I were also impressed by the number of "post plastic surgery with too much collagen" hags that could be seen, though I don't believe they are part of the decor since they were eating with their husbands.

The menu offers many interesting choices. There's also a table d'hôte and a "dégustation" menu for those that want to sample as many tastes as possible. During our last visit, Sandra had the pleasure of tasting the following dishes: gnocchi piémontaise (they tasted a bit like "a la gigi" pasta), caesar salad (possibly the best that she's ever had) and a very tender filet mignon filled with asparagus and cheese. For my part, I tried the suppli al telefono and a veal stuffed with cheese and mushrooms. Everything was perfectly prepared. The deserts, such as creme caramel, cassata and chocolate mousse cake, are good but no terribly decadent.

Such a meal is unfortunately not free, but the cost was in line with the quality of the dishes (about $120 for two). Please note that this restaurant is so popular that the first thing they ask you when you arrive is "What name is your reservation under?". So don't forget to call ahead.


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