It was a nice restaurant.
It was a nice restaurant. Not crowded when I went, but the food was good. The pasta I did not taste like it was made in the restaurant but the sauce and lamb was quite good. I enjoyed my meal here.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Their consistent excellent
Their consistent excellent food & service merits a visit. Also their prices are reasonable & offer good value
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a lovely, conveniently
This is a lovely, conveniently located restaurant (for the visitor staying downtown) that serves very good Italian food. The menu offers a good range of options, including many different pizzas. The service was good, but not as attentive as it might have been. Perhaps this is typical of Montreal. We would certainly return to try it again.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food & service is consistently
The food & service is consistently excellent. Have been there many times with friends & they too agree with return visits. They earned our loyalty!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food we had was simple but delicious and I like it that way. The "lounge" touch of the decoration makes it stylish too. On top of that it is close from Faculté Desautels (McGill) and from the 2020 University as well. Many parking options ease my Life too!
A place to discover again and again!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fresh, tasty and kept one wanting more. The portions were not over- whelming as is often the case in some places.
There were four of us and the waitress suggested we could share dishes since we couldn't choose what to have. We followed her advice and were happy we did because, being our first time there, were able to sample more of the dishes. We enjoyed them all. Good salads, pizza and pasta!
The service was attentive and friendly.
We wanted an easy-going, comfortable place to get together and that's what we got.
The waitress picked up on the fact that we were celebrating a birthday and put a sparkler on a dessert. Nice touch.
Prices are decent. Will definitely return!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, it was a pleasure
As always, it was a pleasure to return to Vinizza Downtown.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, thin crust pizzas and grilled, marinated vegetables reminded me of our last trip to Italy. This restaurant is a downtown gem that has not yet been discovered by many. The service was very friendly and professional. Vinizza is a family favorite for us, and we return often.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent/inviting service and even better food and wine list. Extensive use of fresh and quality ingredients really makes a difference!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the frendly and attentive
Love the frendly and attentive service and their Arugula and Pamesan salad. I've had it many times, one occasion I mentionned to the young lady serving us that it was too vinegary, they removed it from my bill! Everyone I take there , really likes it.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cool and classy
Great food and ambiance. The decor is well suited for the more modern business lunch or a drink after work(i did not look at the wine card or their drink menu).
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Intéressant Resto lounge
Beau décor, personnel attentif, très bonne nourriture. À améliorer: Liste des vins
Stationnements nombreux tout près, un atout :-)
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and ambiance downtown Montreal
Very enjoyable nouveau italian. We had the fennel and orange salad and antipasto with meats and cheese as starters. This was a great combo. The goat cheese, sun dried tomato and walnut pizza had a nice thin crust. The orechiette with sausage, tomato and rapini was very flavourful. Good wines by the glass. I always enjoy it when you can start with a sparkling Prosecco! Within walking distance of all of the good downtown hotels. Service was attentive and well paced. Ambiance is cool with red accents including a red Vespa behind the bar.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having spent a couple of days in Montreal at hotel nearby McGill, where I was attending a conference, I was growing despondent over the poor food in the neighborhood. So, with not much hope, I tried Vinizza and was thrilled that I did. Delightful service, lovely atrmosphere, and the food was stunning. They had Tunisian grilled octopus as an appetizer special and it was one of the greatest octopus dishes I have ever eaten. The paperdelle with butternut squash was nearly as fine as the octopus. Great wine choices, sublime bread, and a really fine gelato made for a near perfect meal.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had been to this restaurant a few times for business lunches and dinner, but have since stopped going to Montreal on business. We happened to be in Montreal with another couple on vacation staying downtown, so I thought we would do dinner here for a nice change. We were treated like royalty - like being at a chef's private table, while sitting watching the city go past - it was amazing, and our friends were very very pleased.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had lunch here, it was above my expectations. The service was very friendly and attentive. I had the lunch special, an artichoke salad (not always on the menu) and a pizza. The salad was excellent and well dressed. The pizza was very good, the only slight flaw was the tomato sauce which I found under-seasoned. But the mozzarella was great and the pizza was well cooked. The dining areas are nicely decorated, though it can get noisy. A good find.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service.
The fennel salad was tasty with just the right acidic touch and the grilled octopus appetizer was tender, prepared with marinated grilled peppers and cherry. The pasta in a lamb ragout was nicely seasoned with a mild lamb flavour. The sea bream was generous in size and served over grilled red and yellow peppers and rapini.Nice combination. We were too full to have dessert. Service was attentive yet non intrusive. We will be back to try some of the dishes that we saw come out of the kitchen; thin crust pizzas, a large veal chop, meatball appetizer. And now we know that there is parking adjacent to the restaurant so we won't have to look for street parking. Apparently the cost of the validated parking is only $5.00.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall but cold
The prices were reasonable, the food and service excellent, and the decor and ambiance a gem, but I was very cold.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed and enjoyable
We chose this restaurant based on other Open Table reviews. We received a friendly greeting and our hostess told us the history of the art. The music helped create a modern atmosphere as well. Fresh ingredients were the key to each of our servings. The portions were adequate and certainly but certainly not large. However this allowed us to enjoy a number of menu items. The opening salad had just the right touch of dressing. The sausage with Polenta was great. The use of Fiore du latte on the pizza instead of mozerella was a real treat. My wife's gnocchi was cooked just right. My 16 year old daughter reported that it was possibly the best pizza she has ever had.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service was tops
I will definitely go back. Pizza dough was excellent...very light and dressing was just right. Our waitress was tops...very attentive.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is really a neighborhood gem and does not disappoint! We only had room for a main each and went for the pizza's! Both were done so well and true Italian style. We were convinced, after being comfortably full, to have a piece of the Tiramisu, which was such a FAB decision. Home-made Tiramisu and it was perfect. This place is gorgeous too from the wall art to the red Vespa at the bar. Stunning!!!!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great! Made with fresh and simple ingredients, this is authentic italian food! People who have been in Italy won't be disappointed with the pizzas you find here. I don't usually have a sweet tooth either but had a taste of their Ice cream and it was amazing!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and fine wines
The Maître-De, Samuel, is extremely friendly and welcoming. He is very knowledgeable of his wine list and is able to discuss his various selections.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food & service were excellent and would return again!
Well done to the staff :o)
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice at this price point
Lovely decor. Handy location. Attentive staff. Smallish menu but well executed. Wine markup about 100% which is very reasonable
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM