Great Italian in the Old Port
Venti is a great traditional Italian restaurant located in the historic old port. The tuscan chicken liver pate is outstanding. We also enjoyed the octopus endive salad. Was not wild about the homemade cheese bread with artichoke dip. I loved the gnocci gorgonzola and found the homemade raviolis of ricotta and spinach very light and tasty. and the rigatoni oxtail stew was delicious. My only complaint is that the music is too loud and of a rock variety that i don't understand why they feel is necessary. Would definitely go back for a treat!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vibe is great at the restaurant,
Vibe is great at the restaurant, food is always top quality and service with a smile. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great Old Montreal dinner experience.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
great choices, had trouble
great choices, had trouble deciding
taste was outstanding
staff friendly, knowledgeable and efficient
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing. Eggplant
The food was amazing. Eggplant parmesan was the best I've ever had. Even the broccoli was the best!! The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. We went back the next night!!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter David was amazing
Our waiter David was amazing really funny and energetic
He made us laugh all night. The ambience was really nice. A but loud at times but you could still hold
A conversation very well . The octopus was fantastic!!!
My main coarse was not as good as the waiter said it was going to be. My friend and i both had the special which was suckling pig. It was dry and a but tough. We explained this to the waiter and he gave the table free deserts. All in all we had a great time and would go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the Octopus salad. It
Try the Octopus salad. It was awesome! The gnocchi was also relish!! Would go back in a heartbeat.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Wine suggestions from
Good Wine suggestions from waiter.Nice friendly personal service
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Watching
Great food and service. Watching the chefs at work was a total bonus! A pleasure!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
First visit for lunch
The staff were very warm and welcoming. Service was attentive throughout the meal. It was our first time at Venti and we all enjoyed the food.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten there for lunches and dinners and Venti is always terrific. Their lunchtime table d'hôte is great value.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second visit to Venti.
What I feel Italian food should be : simple yet made with attention to details and with high quality fresh ingredients. Great dining experience. Staff is knowledgeable, relaxed, attentive. Nice win list. Most if not all privately imported. Only down side : noisy !!!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time there,
It was our first time there, and we thought it was great, will surley be back!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the mixed salumis to start with their green salad and it was wonderful, served with a portion of small mixed breads and excellent olive oil it made a very tasty starter dish. For dinner we had the sea bass which was served over a tomatoe, olive and caper broth, and chose the kale and mushroom side-dish to go with it. Both of these were excellent, the fish was cooked to perfection and the broth was full of flavour but did not overpower the fish.
We arrived at 6 for a pre-theatre dinner and it was quiet, but by an hour later between the other diners and the music I noticed the noise level got to the point that it was difficult to have and hear conversation.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten at Venti a few times now and I am never disappointed. Started with the asparagus soup with fresh ricotta and lemon. It was wonderfully tasty and fresh!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific evening out
Made a last minute reservation on the recommendation of a colleague, and we couldn't have been happier. Terrific, energetic ambiance ... and great food, to boot.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food ,expertly prepared!
Welcoming, friendly restaurant with delicious food prepared by expert chefs in an open kitchen. Loved sitting at counter watching epert chefs preparing delicious stunning meals for all. Very comfortable seating Enjoyed appetizers of sardines on arugula salad with cherry tomatoes,grilled marinated squid on shaved fennel & capers, great Salumi with homemade bead & bruschetta. Succulent tender perfectly cooked pork chops with asparagus and encrusted with porcini mushrooms. Sipped delicious Barbera D`Alba wine . Finished with superb tiramisu .and espresso . Lovely evening. A real treat. recommend this restaurant for all1
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Italian food!
If you would like to find a restaurant in Montreal that serves an authentic Italian experience, I strongly suggest this restaurant! Fantastic food along with a great selection of wines! Thank you!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too loud to enjoy creative cuisine
Modern Italian preparation, served in a hip space, but the noise level was truly deafening and made a nice night out impossible. Maybe try seating at the bar, away from the main room. Low ceiling, hard surfaces everywhere!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best tiramisu
My husband and I are spending two weeks in Montreal as for business and holidays. As French people practicing La joie de vivre, we are very demanding on quality of food and level of service in restaurants. Venti is for sure one of the Italian restaurants that we recommand. Our favorite: their black spaghetti as main course and their tiramisu as dessert. The wine also is very good. Enjoy !
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time at Osteria Venti restaurant. And I was very pleased with their menu as well as choice of wines and service.
Osteria Venti offers a true North - Italian (not Italo-Canadian) cuisine. Most of the cold cuts and cheeses are imported from Italy. Quality of food is excellent with some sophisticated touch. Everything what we had - platter of Italian appetizers, raw fish salad, black ink pasta and jumbo scallops + semifreddo di nutella was fantastic! Excellent wine menu! True Italian cocktails such as bellini and fragola (fragolino +prosecco). Limoncello as digestive at the end of our meal. I had an impression that I was dining somewhere in Italy.
Highly recommended to Italian food lovers.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice classic Italian cuisine in the nicest part of the old city (not the part with all the tourist shops and restaurants). Cosy room and attentive service.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed the restaurant and the service. It was fun, energetic, great, tasty food and a decent wine list Highly recommended for those who like Northern Italian and great service
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I definitely enjoyed this restaurant. The only comment I have is I didn't enjoy my seat. The chair itself was very uncomfortable. I know if I was more comfortable I would have enjoyed staying longer and probably ordering another drink or two. The waitress we had was great. She explained the menu in details. The food itself was different and bursting with flavour. I will definately be returning to this restaurant and make sure to sit on the cushioned bench side.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nicely prepared food
Very nicely prepared food and thoughtful menu. Noise was insufferably loud and could not hear the diner next to me.
The restaurant needs to consider some modificiations!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found the food and the service to be very good, but the restaurant noise level was extremely loud. There were several large groups at the restaurant the evening we dined there.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place! Very good service.
Great place! Very good service. Authentic Italian dishes. Lots of cold meats are imported from Italy! Everything was veryyyy tasty.
Good wines and cocktails. Definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, loved the ambiance. Service was very friendly, although I felt a tiny bit rushed when it came time to order dessert. Would definitely go back.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
TOTALLY WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Very friendly staff and so far best foods in town! I'm so happy that I spent my anniversary with my girlfriend at such a nice restaurant.
I loved the Nutella jellato so much btw!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice experience. Good authentic
Nice experience. Good authentic Italian food. Excellent and knowledgeable waitress. Noisy but did not interfere with conversation.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great Italian restaurant
Venti is a great Italian restaurant where you eat extremely well prepared Italian gastronomic food. The service is very good. A little bit noisy but this place is worth it. I love the fact that they change the lunch menu every week, it is thus always a discovery.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect italian restaurant
it was a super diner place we loved it! we will return
cétait incroyable! nous avons ete enchantée
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and top notch service provided a very nice evening at Venti. I would highly recommend if someone is looking for a nice italian meal
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to beat for the price...
This is THE most affordable high end restaurant in the old Mtl, the food is very very high quality. I've eaten the best fish (Marlin) I've ever had in my life. Pastas are delicious... And the prices are ridiculous, bellow 25$ for a lunch with apetizer and desert.
Ambience is very luxuous with stone walls from the very old buiding.
Overall a great experience !!!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
For real italian foodies
A gem of a restaurant in Old Montreal tucked away on a side street from busy McGill street. The menu offers an array of choices from various italian regions with everything freshly prepared - you can watch the brigade at work on the bar side while sipping one of the signature "aperos". Service is attentive if a little pressed. Gnocchis and fish are wonderful with a nice selection of wine. Can be noisy when full.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good enough to go back agan!
Had a really nice experience. The $39 4 course meal menu was better than expected. The food was really great and would totally go back again and again. Really professional service all the way. Super clean, super welcoming. All my friends gave a thumbs up for the dinner.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have dined here 3 times. Consistently great food and service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoy the tasting special.
Really enjoy the tasting special. Never a disappointment
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellent time at
We had an excellent time at Venti. I had been there for lunch and decided this would be a great place for my boyfriend's birthday. We had the Tasting Menu and it was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was great as well as everyone who served us.
The only downfall, the noise. However, as we left, one of our waiters did mention they were changing the floors very soon and that this will help with the noise level. It will be even better the next time we come!! Thanks for the amazing food !
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM