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Venti Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriaventi.com
  • Phone: (514) 284-0445
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday-Wednesday from 5:30pm-10:00pm / Thursday-Saturday from 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it's a corporate function, private family event, birthday party, or anniversary, Venti can make your event unique and special.
  • Private Party Contact: Jonathan (514) 284-0445

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McGill
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Several parking lots are situated on St-Paul street and on McGill street within proximity of the restaurant
A word from Venti
Venti brings Italian regional cuisine to trendy old montreal serving familiar favourites with a twist for lunch, dinner and late night, creating a friendly neighbourhood vibe.

With its innovative twist on Italian regional cuisine, friendly vibe, and modern yet inviting design, Venti is sure to become a welcome addition to old montreal’s vibrant financial district.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "So many restaurants in Montreal, but the last visit was so good that we had to come back for on our follow on trip. Great food, good environment, and excellent location in Old Montreal."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Venti is a great place to go with friends for a memorable evening. Get the tasting menu and be prepared to be wowed. Great service and knowledgable staff"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "So I read other reviews and must have missed the ITS LOUD part. Seriously I've been at many restaurants but to have my wife text me because I couldn't hear her? This was not enjoyable! Food was adequate."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Nice little place, with amazing food….not sure if the word amazing is even enough. I have ate the breaded veal, was one of the best I had in my life, tender tasty great presentation serve with a great salad. Also tried ham and cheese plate, I felt like I was in Italy….fresh and refine. The Staff is casual, but knowledgeable, friendly, making you feel at home….the decor is very unique, Stone wall, wood table….warm atmosphere. Definitely a jewel."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service was great..food is not up to speed with pricing. Execution on food is not good. Grilled octopus was overcooked.. rubber like."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Overall nice dinner, but very pricey. Food was well prepared but not exceptional."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great home made pastas, delicious antipasti, entrees and desert. The torta di melanzane, agnolotti and cornish hen were very good as was the sea bream (special). Very friendly and efficient staff."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I reserved a table for 6 for dinner on a Saturday night…. I knew it would be busy…. but I didn't think it would be so loud! There is nothing in the room to absorb any of the noise form the other tables. At multiple times I couldn't even hear my friend directly across the table from me, let alone any of the others seated with me. I realize Saturday night is a busy night but They really should invest in a few sound absorbing elements in the dining room… 3 of my party left with dull headaches. An trust me…. WE TOO know how to have a good time!! On a positive note…. the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Loved the food and the service, however there were some rather loud Americans in big groups that significantly raised the noise level. Very yummy Italian. The dishes were simple, just like Italian should be. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Venti offers an excellent Italian alternative to the steakhouses and tourist traps in Old Montreal. We go to Venti regularly for specific dishes. Their octopus starter is well-known by locals. Ate their fiddlehead appetizer last night and it was delicious. Their best mains are the cod, Arctic char and Cornish hen. Surprisingly, their pastas are average. So too are their cheese and charcouterie plates. Wash down the local favourites with a fun wine list and enjoy the excellent service. Can get noisy when large groups are dining, but it is Old Montreal!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was very disappointing and we ask what was happening .... We have been many times to that restaurant. Answer: they have a new chef :("
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I was in Montreal to attend the opera. Venti is one of the few restaurants that takes early seatings. We told our waiter that we had to be out by 7 and he made sure that we were not late. The seasonal specials made with local produce were excellent. Highly recommended dining experience "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was great overall, from the fresh breads to the delicious pasta. Stand out favorite was the braised octopus salad, don't miss out!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Always a pleasure ! Very good service and great ambience."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Good food, but not outstanding. Absolutely overpriced and terribly noisy."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was very good. Took a little long to order. Reasonably priced wine list. Had a nice porchetta and a nice nutella semi-freddofor for dessert. Limited menu choices. No table d hote or specials."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Très bonne bouffe mais le service laisse à désirer."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We are definitely 'foodies' always looking for an interesting and delicious dinning experience. Unfortunately we did not find it here. Although food was very good, it was far from outstanding, and most definitely overpriced. Our waiter seemed rather distracted, and kept spilling water all over our table every time he filled our glasses, perhaps after the third or fourth time, he could have picked up the glass to fill it?"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The octopus salad is a classic with a fresh and energetic taste that opens up the meal for everything else that follows. The Eggplant is wonderful if you like something a bit more traditional. I was with an old university friend and we let the restaurant know that we were going to take our time. The pace of the meal was perfect and the ambiance is not too loud allowing for good conversation. My wife and I usually love Venti in the winter months, but a visit in the spring was most enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was a first time visit. Had read some reviews that the service was poor so was a little concerned when we arrived and the place was full with some large parties. We were given a run down of the special and the menu right away. It did take a while for the first dish (octopus salad) to arrive. the filled up our wine glasses gratis while we waited. The wait was worth it. Great flavours and tender octopus. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The lunch menu at Venti has yet to disappoint. Extremely affordable and delicious all around, not to mention a constant originality as they change their menu weekly. Will definitely return, however the noise level is slightly high if one is looking for a business lunch. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Excellent meal and service. We had a great time & would highly recommend. Try the gnocchi - simply outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food is excellent. The decor is relax and warm. The service was very professional. I will return to try other dishes. Perfect for business diners. Excellent advice on the wine."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Les plats sont succulents et très bien présentés. Le service n'est pas en reste, avec un accueil chaleureux et une prestation professionnelle et très attentive. Maxime et son équipe en salle créent un expérience client fort agréable."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A sure bet for a business meeting. Welcoming, accommodating (the host recharged my lunch companion's phone for her!), great menu, efficient service. Beautifully prepared 3-course meal. I reserved my table online. Glad I did because the house was packed - and we were still in and out in about an hour. Loved it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience are outstanding. The pastas are all made in house and it makes a difference. The service was excellent, they helped make recommendations from the food and wine menus. A gem in old montreal!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Absolutely delightful and delicious dining in the heart of the Old City. Don't know how many times we've walked by without noticing Venti - won't happen any longer!! All food made on premises, unfailingly kind staff and very reasonable prices combine to produce an exceptional experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My fifth lunch there; great Italian regional food, good (private imports) wine selection, but reds could be served cooler. Smart, knowledgable staff. Perfect size portions (not humungus), good easy pricing, very good espresso; what's not to like ? Noise. Acustics of a pretty room with all surfaces hard make the sound bounce off all of them. This time it was actually decent; they said they were working on it. When they fix it the very good restaurant will become great."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Had a half portion of the gnocchi, it was delicious and quite enough. Had the squid salad to start which was fresh, lots of shaved fennel and lots of grilled squid. Unfortunately it was quite rubbery. Nice glass of wine, good service. Nothing spectacular though."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Expérience qui a comblée nos attentes. Service attentionné. Bouffe A1. Nous allons y retourner!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Love this restaurant!! It's always a pleasure!! The food is always outstanding and the staff very friendly!! Can't wait to go back!! Very romantic spot!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great value ....and great food!!!!! original italian only wine list. attentive service. ideal for lunch."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Venti has been a favourite of mine for a little while now. When I want to treat myself to something nice, I know I won't be disappointed here. Strike up a conversation with the server to find out exactly what is happening with the menu that night. They will gladly accommodate and suggest something that you are sure to like. The charcuterie and cheeses are always an enjoyable way for me to start my evening."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I made reservations based on a friend's recommendation. Glad I did. The apps set the tone. The Tuscan chicken liver crostini was the best! Creamy and flavorful. All members of my party were very impressed with their meal choices. Fresh ingredients and prepared with great detail. Portions are perfect. Not your classic 55 gallon drum of pasta if that is what you are looking for. Service was top notch. Our server offered insight and was patient. Brought drinks quickly and no one sat with an empty cocktail for long. Eating space was very comfortable. Plenty of room at our table and you are not on top of other guests. Great modern décor in Old Montreal."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "It was not my first visit at Venti. The service was a disaster, 30 min to get appetizers plus 30 more for main course that arrived cold for most at the table. However, the food at the right temperature was very good. To continue on the nightmare, the 2 bottles of wine ordered were out of stock. They offer us a more expensive alternative and did not offer to match the price with the one originally ordered. A first for me. To finish, we realized that the bad service was cause by the fact that all the staff was taking care of a group of CFL football players. They had great service and dishes served promptly. After 370 $ for a lunch for 7, no apologize or any form of compensation, I have decided that it was my last visit so as my guests."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed the quiet ambiance - the food and service were excellent. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "It was my 10th time that I go to that restaurant, but this time with a winning person in my "free lottery". She really like her experience and for me it was great as usual. They've change again their menu and some of the things that I was taking (are not there anymore). Still the menu has not over 25 choices or more...you gonna have something that you will like for sure."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "A festive atmosphere with hats, feathers and horns along with welcoming staff greeted us - the food was a fitting feast for saying goodbye to the old year and wringing in the new with the 4 course prix fixe and wonderful wine pairings - service was generous and spirited"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Celebrated my wife's birthday with family and everyone was impressed with their meal. Simple yet really great tasting food always with a twist. Food is fresh, service is friendly and wine list is very good too. Great place to dine in Old Montreal for lunch or dinner in a cozy restaurant. Highly recommend this place. Buon appetito."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food was very authentic Italian. We had the antipasto for 2 but it easy could have fed 4. The rigatoni was handmade and delicious, the veal succulent (and enormous) and the olive oil served for dipping was very flavorful. I would definitely recommend. The only drawback was the cement flooring which was wet due to melting snow, but this did not affect our dining experience."
    Dined on 12/26/2013