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372, rue St-Paul Ouest (Rue St-Pierre) Send to Phone
A casual eatery in picturesque Old Montreal that takes classic Italian cuisine seriously.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Venti Restaurant Review

: Set in Old Montreal on historic rue Saint-Paul, Venti boasts wooden beams and stone walls that play in fun contrast to the hip, friendly staff clad in black Parisian aprons and Converse running shoes. If you have an Italian mama (lucky you) this is the sort of fare you probably dream of: plump meatballs in fresh tomato sauce, fluffy ricotta gnocchi, in-house cured meats and homemade sausages. All the pastas are available as appetizers or mains. Follow with a protein: salmon, pork, veal, or splurge on a whole oven-roasted lobster. Chef Michele Forgione has worked in a handful of kitchens in Montreal, and now fulfills his childhood dream at Venti. If you’re up on your Italian, you’ll know “venti” means “20,” referring to the 20 regions of Italy from which Forgione finds inspiration. Food is prepared fresh daily, so if you come at night don’t be surprised if they’re all out of gnocchi --- yes, the dish is worth mentioning twice. Specials of the day are chalked on small blackboards, as are the wines and desserts. Speaking of desserts: try the Nutella ice cream and chocolate almond tarte. Venti also has a tiramisu that is one of the best in the city.

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