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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.

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

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Venti Restaurant Review

: If you’re up on your Italian, you know “venti” means “20,” which refers to the 20 regions of Italy from which chef Michele Forgione finds inspiration. Food is prepared fresh daily, so if you come at night don’t be surprised if the kitchen is all out of gnocchi, though it would be a shame to miss out on the light pasta in tomato sauce with a wisp of fresh chili pepper. One may also encounter roasted duck and wild mushroom fettuccine with Marsala and sage butter; tortelloni with fennel and orange; and spaghetti with figs, nutmeg, pistachios and Gorgonzola. All the pastas are available as appetizers or mains. Follow with chicken, veal or local Gaspor pork. 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 tart. Venti’s tiramisu is one of the best in the city. Set in Old Montreal on historic rue St-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.


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