BIS Ristorante
BIS Ristorante

BIS Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bisristorante.com/
  • Phone: (514) 866-3234
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 3:30 pm - 11:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Eduardo Carvalho / Aldo Mazzaferro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saint Catherine
  • Public Transit: Peel Street Metro, Windsor train station, Lucien Lallier Metro station
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is free parking after 3 pm on the street and there is 2 huge parking lots beside the restaurant
A word from BIS Ristorante
Want to eat where the Hollywood stars go to enjoy a meal in Montreal? Then make your reservation at Ristorante Bis! With our diverse and exciting menu and our wide selection of fine wines from every region in Italy, we’re a popular destination for the most discerning palettes! Give yourself the red carpet treatment and enjoy an evening with us. Looking for a calorie conscious meal? Ask your server about our under 475 calorie menu!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
BIS Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (29)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (17)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (8)late-night find (6)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Fine food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    One of our best Italian restaurants. We are Montrealers and we return again and again. We are never disappointed. Fine food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great dining experience with great food and service. Location is excellent. They consistently amaze me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BIS in Canada
    sodbuster
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    superb in all respects. Extraordinary cuisine and stellar staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm welcoming & delicious
    Diningduo
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We recently ate at Bis one of our favourite Montreal restaurants The food is always great, the service was excellent & our friends who were there for the first time loved it as well Thanks for another great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Be Romantic
    GastroPierre
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bring your date here. Tables are not too close together, the window provides a nice view. Service is impeccable and makes the evening memorable. Dishes are lovingly prepared and our request to share the main dish was received with pleasure. Pasta dishes are perfectly cooked. Our appetizer pasta dish with shaved truffles was really to die for. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall Very Good
    AliSyyed
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Only thing that I would change is minimizing the price of the food since it does not completely reflects it's quality. Thanks, Ali
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Cram45
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very good food. Our waitress Katherine certainly was in character all evening with her hospitality and keenness. Very charming place with lots if photos to look at on your why up to the wc. Also, only place I've ever encountered where they have a dental floss dispenser in the washrooms. That was a wow for us!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    Andre
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Bis...you must go soon...the Veal scalopine and veal shop outstanding...the service can not be better ..the Owner check on the customers all time. We at Bis to celebrate our 53iem anniversaire....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great from soup up to nuts
    Papillonfan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was great. Staff friendly. Served complimentary meatballs to begin. Ended with complimentary walnuts! Enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this is service?
    realworld
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    we ordered a wine,the waiter came back with a different wine,said they were out of the first wine,and suggested we take the new wine because "it is 29.00 cheaper".we asked for the wine list and they found original wine.said he would bring water oil and bread.did not happen. asked another waiter for these items and received them.did not see him again as the food was brought by others. finished our meal and waited 30 minutes for desert menus. asked another waitperson and got menus.after 20 minutes of no one coming by i asked for a check.original waiter showed up and said he was "giving us time to finish our wine".how does that equate to no service after we ask for dessert menus?
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  • BIS
    Quilt
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, excellent overall experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Fine Italian Food
    Syla
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    BIS is always my first choice of restaurant when I am downtown for dinner, I know the food is always good and tasty, and the wine list is impressive, the waiter suggested a wine that was exactly to our liking. We were I was going to see a show at the Bell center and we were served in time to make the show,,, not rushed. Everyone is very nice, smiling and they make sure we enjoy we are enjoying our dinner. I love that place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were in Montreal for work and wanted to have a nice lunch before we left. The food and service were perfect and the best we had in Montreal. Being from chicago, I have very high standards for restaurants and this was a great find. The servers and manager were friendly and helpful. Many others in the restaurant were in suits for business lunches and we were business casual but were welcomed and did not feel out of place. Great restaurant for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Eddie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything was great,people were so attentive and the food was excellent. Setting is really great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely terrific!
    RIRed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ate here a week or so ago during a vacation in Montreal and I can't recommend it highly enough. You are made to feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. Warm, inviting interior and attentive service. Our food was excellent. I had the spaghetti carbonara and my husband had a shrimp and scallop risotto. I wouldn't hesitate to come back here again. And if they were located in Rhode Island, I would eat here all the time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    Chef99
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Booked reservation last minute and had a great table window side. Was in town from Toronto for a wedding, and Saturday night was our our only free night together. Service was good, food options and quality were also good. Had the owner Marcello personally assist with service which found very pleasant. Being a chef myself and in the restaurant business, it's nice to dine out and be treated well without the establishment knowing my food and beverage background. Would definitely recommend for a quite dinner out. Ciao Marcello, will see you when I return to Montreal hopefully sooner than later.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toseta
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The décor and service was good. Bu I really expected more from the cuisine. Absolutely nothing special. Just regular Italian, although the menu is very appealing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food & very accommodating
    KevinS
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Overheard someone mention the restaurant and decided to try it. Wife had pasta primavera and I had veal scaloppine. Asked them to modify the scaloppine a little and they did. Also asked for a Amal pasta with some vegetables and they were very accommodating. Service was excellent from Marcel and the owner stopped by the table a few times. Shared a dessert - chocolate mousse cake and it was excellent. Decent wine list. Not inexpensive but reasonable for the quality and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal and evening.
    Mtldiners
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Romantic ambiance, attentive waiters, delicious food. It was a perfect evening of excellent food, drink and attentive staff. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bluesy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    After eating pasta carbonara in Rome, I was looking forward to having this at Bis Restaurant. Unfortunately, the Bis version bore no relation to the classic dish. We make it better at home. Our dining experience was very average.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Really good food, but the pasta needs to be requested 'for two', as too rich for a main. Wonderful wine - an Antinori, ask the maître. Good ambience, couldn't gave asked for a better meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Tiggs
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    After several visits to Bis each time it seems like the food gets even better than the last! Risotto is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Italian in Montreal
    LouisvilleGil
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A very good yet a little expensive dinner for two. Don't expect an extensive choice of pastas, but do expect well prepared northern Italian dishes. The desserts were a plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 78 reviews are from the BIS Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Nice Italian Restaurant
    JimV
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were looking for something close to our hotel and found this little gem right down the street. We had a great meal in a nice quiet atmosphere - just what we were looking for after a day full of walking around Montreal. The food and service were great. We highly recommend Bis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Beachnut
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Bis Restaurant is our favorite Italian restaurant in the city of Montreal- bar none! The ambiance is warm and relaxng, the service is impeccable and the hospitality- well, you can't do any better than this! The menu is large enough to offer enough variety but small enough that you know that the food is home-grown and home-cooked, just as if you were in Mama's kitchen. The servers are well versed in their wines and the selection is lovely. Although this is an expensive experience in dining, it is authentic and memorable- one that you will not forget. I would rather have one great meal worth every cent in food quality, ambience and hospitality than two meals that were average. Choose The Best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic Italian
    FoodieNB60VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The lamb ragu was lovely. Our waiter helped with our wine pairing. Shared the lentil salad which was quite delicious & tasty. Servings are generous. Desserts looked much too big for an upscale restaurant so we skipped we opted for the cheese plate & port which was delightful.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal was OK.
    ByrdVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food was fine, but nothing great considering the price. The portions were small. The service was very slow and inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous, a must!
    Tiggs
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Highly recommend, food and service are outstanding, come prepared to be wowed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIS you should miss!
    Live4food
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    In a city so wonderful filled with parks, museums, shopping, patisseries, cafés, Resturants and beautiful helpful French Canadian people that appreciate the finer things in life you have a horrible place called BIS I guess it like going into Time Square in NYC and getting trapped at one of those tourist establiments. I feel like we paid $180 for 2 of us to eat a bowl of pasta. that my child could of prepared, two plates of arugula ,one so so veal entree and two shots of house wine. The food was just not good and the service was even worse!! The owner who tried to "help" made the experance miserable . We should have known when we walked thru the door. My advice ... run from this so called Resturant !
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  • Excellent food/service/ambience
    Nhdiners
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Bis is a hidden gem.. The Bis experience is special from the moment you enter. You are greeted warmly by Marcello, one of the co-owners, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The food(veal) phenomenal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eccellente!
    dglambeth
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Took partner here on his birthday. As visitors to the city, we relied upon online reviews and were very happy with BIS; very good service and great food. I can still remember that excellent osso buco, several days later.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its been there a long time....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    There is always a good reason why some restaurants last a long time ... and BIS is one of them. Delicious Italian food with a great wine list. From my perspective perfect for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rave Reviews for Bis
    CoconnorVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I have been eating at Bis for 20 + years. We found it on one of our first trips to Montreal and fell in love with the food, the staff - the entire experience. We visit on one of the busiest weekends of the year (Grand Prix) and it is something that we look forward to on every trip. Regardless of how busy they are, the wait staff are attentive, kind, efficient and patient. The food is amazing (ask for the stuff veal chop - may not be on the menu but their chef will prepare it for you. You won't be disappointed.) Their pasta never disappoints. It is not an inexpensive evening but it is worth the money. We have recommended Bis to every person we know who is visiting Montreal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    Rikka
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Good food cooked in an authentic Italian way by real Italians .... Agree with the other good reviews and would pick this restaurant again if in Montreal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Ambiance and service was excellant, 2 of us had the fish and it was done to perfection, Veal liver was sent back because it was not warm enough however when it was returned client really enjoyed it. If attention to the plate would have done by the kitchen then I would have to say it was a perfect lunch.
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  • Definitely 5 star dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    BIS was recommended to me by another who said it was one of the best in Montreal. I was visiting Montreal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This restaurant was fabulous! Food was great, the staff very knowledgeable and fun. Easy to get a cab to and from. \had a very nice wine list with options that were not too pricey. We were 6 at a nice round table. I can hardly wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Cuisine in Downtown
    happycamper
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I had the Tagliolini with a Lamb Sauce. The meal was good and the service attentive. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Risto Bis
    Luv2dineitalian
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The closest thing to fine dining in Italy. The pasta and sauce are prepared with exquisite Italian style.the salads are prepared with fine extra virgin oil and fine balsam vinegar.you have the option of adding these ingredients to your salad.You are then given chestnuts and the coffee is of the real Italian espresso.I will definitely return to this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal at BIS!
    WineBarbarianVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We visited BIS twice when visiting Montreal in 2012 and had wonderful food and service Italian style. We came back to Montreal this week and had another great meal - so we are going again tonight! Attentive staff - dealt quickly and efficiently to move us to another table when a problem occurred - and made good wine list recommendations from their excellent Italian selection. Superb pasta and often a wild game option on the daily menu. Molto bene! Grazie mille!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.