Da Emma

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Ville-Marie, Montréal
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  • Claudia C.
    "Best Italian restaurant in Montreal!"(2 Tips)
    Ronald B.
    "Great Italian cuisine accompanied by superb service."(4 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Mushroom pasta, lasagna, lamb, everything is always so good!"(2 Tips)
    Jorge J.
    "For dessert, the excellent Tiramisu."(2 Tips)
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  • Bianca S.
    Bianca SpighettiJune 3, 2014
    I personally know Emma, what a wonderful lady. Best Italian food in Montreal I highly recommend this restaurant. It used to be one of the first women prisons. Very romantic, nice waiters fresh food!
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff ThibeaultSeptember 11, 2014
    This place was amazing & the entire staff were so personable! They treated me like royalty including taking me back to the kitchen afterwards to meet the chef. Authentic Italian at its best!
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SAugust 3, 2011
    BEST ITALIAN RESTO. Better than your Nonna's :P The tomato sauce, the olive oil with the bruschetta app, the lamb.. all amazing!! Make sure to check out all the celeb pics in the front - pretty fun!
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  • Eater
    EaterOctober 7, 2013
    Two decades on and the grand dame of Roman cuisine still plays it gratifyingly straightforward, from spaghetti alla vongole to tiramisu. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Brad M.
    The lamb was excellent. The scratch made mushroom pasta was a hit with our group. And you can't go wrong with the meatball as an appetizer.
  • Bn G.
    Bn GNovember 26, 2011
    Veal scallopini, funghi tagliatelle, insalata di buffala make for an excellent evening when in the Old Port -of Montreal. Definitely a must when celebrating a milestone.
  • Jorge J.
    Jorge JrMay 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fetticine à la funghi is a must! As well as the gigantic meatballs, the suckling pig and lamb. For dessert, the excellent Tiramisu.
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 7, 2010
    If you are looking for the best italian food in town, you can't miss this restaurant. Mamma Emma, the chef, takes with her all the tradition and taste of the genuine italian culinary art.
  • Felix
    FelixOctober 14, 2012
    The food is greaaat ad delicious, but I really got upset and disappointed by the poor service from Fernado (the waiter). He totally neglected our table! But I'll come back for sure! So tasty!
  • Alan F.
    Alan FregtmanJanuary 5
    Want some amazing soup? Ask a bartender for a soup to go. It's only $5 cash and always delicious!! Includes some bread, too.
  • Barbara R.
    Barbara RogersDecember 7, 2015
    An amazing place, both in terms of location (a former women's prison) and the wonderful chef Emma!
  • S P.
    S PAugust 4
    Traditional "heavy" Italian cuisine, using quality fresh ingredients. Nice setting and professional service.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PJune 10, 2016
    Mushroom pasta, lasagna, lamb, everything is always so good!
  • Wal
    WalOctober 11, 2012
    Great italian comfort food! The service is very disappointing! The waiter was not nice at all and did not provide a good service. Good thing that the food was great
  • Ronald B.
    Ronald BerlerMay 13, 2016
    Excellent food and wine. Great Italian cuisine accompanied by superb service.
  • Jodi H.
    Jodi HunterAugust 3, 2016
    A gorgeous space. Food and service spectacular.
  • Laurence M.
    Laurence MakanoApril 10, 2014
    The lamb is delicious! Nice and cozy
  • Peter R.
    Peter RevieNovember 17, 2013
    Try sharing the dishes - very large portions but oh so good.
  • Tim Y.
    Tim YackleFebruary 24
    Hit or miss service was great but food was either very good or average besteca al fiorentina was disappointing same with pasta al fungi
  • Chris
    ChrisAugust 31, 2012
    Just go!! Food amazing and eat dessert!! Best spot!!
  • @ambarsurastri
    @ambarsurastriSeptember 1, 2011
    Hey you! Go for the antipasti and da Emma's fetuccini Porcini! @ambarsurastri
  • Martin R.
    Martin RouleauAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Simply the best place in town!
  • Na'eem A.
    Na'eem AdamOctober 30, 2011
    Ask the valet parker to switch your keys - I almost got 50 Cent's Bentley.
  • Maurizio A.
    Maurizio AnichiniSeptember 13, 2013
    Traditional tastes confirm this as a real thing. Buon appetito
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CojalJanuary 6
    Best Italian restaurant in Montreal!
  • Nellie B.
    Nellie BJune 20, 2013
    Best fettucine ai funghi EVER!!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CotugnoMay 26, 2012
    Try the maialino - it's to die for.
  • Martin R.
    Martin RouleauSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Comfort family food an a rainy night!
  • Visit Montreal
    Visit MontrealNovember 5, 2010
    The restaurant is located on the site of Montréal’s first prison for women.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DayFebruary 22, 2010
    Just get the lamb; you'll feel like fred flinstone if you are lucky to get a drumstick.
  • Montreal State Of Mind
    Montreal State Of MindSeptember 23, 2011
    Best Italian Restaurant in Montreal
  • Jean-Luc D.
    Jean-Luc DavidNovember 21, 2010
    Leonardo Di Caprio's favorite restaurant in Montreal.
  • Tim Y.
    Tim YackleFebruary 24
    Eggplant parmigiana,
  • Jose L.
    Jose LFebruary 15, 2010
    Best Terroir Italian Cuisine
  • Best of Montreal
    Best of MontrealMay 4, 2010
    BEST ITALIAN Read more
  • ALT Hotels
    ALT HotelsApril 7, 2014
    Un classique italien avec une ambiance feutrée. // A classic Italian experience in a cozy atmosphere.
  • Cristina H.
    Cristina HenriquesJuly 30, 2012
    Daniel, rends-toi à l'endroit où je t'ai amené la fois où tu as failli faire exploser la voiture. Nous y sommes retourné avec nos patins. c.xx
  • Marie-Eve C.
    Marie-Eve CarignanAugust 22, 2013
    Excellent antipasti maison et figues fraîches, je recommande ce choix!
  • Olivier D.
    Olivier DebregeasJuly 3, 2013
    Très bonne expérience culinaire. Cadre original.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LabrieApril 21, 2012
    Par exemple : essaye la glace à la vanille au sel de mer. On ne trouve pas de meilleur dessert en ville !
  • AML
    AMLDecember 14, 2011
    Vous êtes ici ! :)
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