Vinizza - Downtown
Vinizza - Downtown
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Vinizza - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vinizzaosteria.com/
  • Phone: 5148492044
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sherbrooke
  • Public Transit: Nous sommes accessibles via métro, ligne verte, station Peel sortie Maisonneuve et Metcalfe ou par autobus 107, 515, 15.
    We are accessible by subway Green line, Peel station, exit Maisonneuve and Metcalfe
    Bus 107, 515, 15
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nous vous offrons le stationnement a 5$ au Parking 1010 Sherbrooke dont l'entree est adjacente a celle du restaurant (sur Metcalfe). Votre coupons doit porter l'estampe du Vinizza. Vous pourrez egalement trouvez du stationnement dans la rue (parcomètre). We are providing a parking for 5$ at 1010 Sherbrooke west,(Private lot), entrance next to the restaurant on Metcalfe. Your parking coupon must have the Vinizza stamp. Parking is also available on the street.
A word from Vinizza - Downtown
Le goût de l'Italie est unique en soi et se doit d'être savouré à son meilleur. Vinizza vous amène les vraies saveurs du pays directement à votre table avec des recettes provenant de la Toscane et Naples et des produits frais du marché. Notre vaste sélection de vins s'harmonise avec chacun des plats authentiques que nous vous présentons. De nos pâtes maison en passant par nos pizza cuites au four à bois traditionnel, vous aurez l'impression d'y être! The taste of Italy is so unique; it must be savored to the fullest. Vinizza brings this flavor to your table with recipes from Tuscany and Naples using fresh ingredients. Our vast selection of wines can complement any one of our authentic dishes. From our hand-made pastas to our pizzas baked in our unique gas/wood oven, the taste of Italy is yours to discover...
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Vinizza - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Extremely authentic and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    If you are looking for Italian food in downtown Montreal, this is hands down the best. Extremely nice staff, delicious food, and a spacious and comfortable dining experience. I can't recommend it enough. It is reasonably priced, and a great place for a date (especially convenient for McGill students as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian dinner on a cold nite
    joeqc
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a very good Italian dinner on a cold Montreal nite. Very friendly staff with excellent wine suggestions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I used to go to Hostaria Romana several years ago. The place had deteriorated over time and closed. Vinizzo was a welcome discovery, just around the corner from my office.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    First the waiters told us she does not like to work on Mondays and would prefer to stay with her kid. Then the entrée came in fast and an hour letter the main course. How can a pizza take an hour to be cooked? Really?...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value for money
    JAMS
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    This is a great spot for a business lunch. The food is simple yet tasty, the prices are reasonable and the décor is vibrant and hip. The only downside is slow service, which can be a big problem if you are on a tight timetable (if you are in a rush, reserve 15 minutes before "prime time" lunch hour).
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and Vibe
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Nicely decorated with vintage Italian. Great service. Small but tasty portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice at this price point
    HungryDoc
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Lovely decor. Handy location. Attentive staff. Smallish menu but well executed. Wine markup about 100% which is very reasonable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    The food & service were excellent and would return again! Well done to the staff :o)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La clientèle est jeune car
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    La clientèle est jeune car il y a un bon menu abordable. Le menu est très restreint. .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and fine wines
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much too noisy
    mbm1951
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The food was decent, the service OK, but the music was inappropriate for a restaurant charging these prices and was playing much too loud. It spoiled the evening for our party of four. Not a place I would ever return to.
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  • Very good
    Amelie
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful!
    sylvrgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service was tops
    Bella
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I will definitely go back. Pizza dough was excellent...very light and dressing was just right. Our waitress was tops...very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed and enjoyable
    tollandfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vous aviez une formule gagnante
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Vous aviez une formule gagnante avec votre ancien menu, maintenant votre menu du dîner est trop restreint. Vous avez retiré du menu les mets pour lesquels les gens fréquentaient votre restaurant ( Pizza, Pâtes, Rizotto etc..) Pourquoi ??? Jai remarqué égalemenbt qu'il y avait très peu de clients.donc peu d,Ambiance ..pour un vendredi c''est assez rare.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great overall but cold
    Jules
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    The prices were reasonable, the food and service excellent, and the decor and ambiance a gem, but I was very cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice art
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Very cool art, but lacks the ambience and character of the Vinizza at Jean Talon market. The pizza is really great there. I had the fish, which was fine. Should have tried the pizza.
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  • Good food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Square mile lunch spot
    foodguy
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Lunch at Vinizza on Metcalfe Street was a good value overall. My two companions enjoyed their antipasto plates, followed by a mushroom risotto and linguini with salmon. My fennel-and-orange salad was flavorful, but slightly over-dressed. The calamari were among the best I've ever had—cooked just to the ultra-tender stage. We passed on dessert, since the list was short and not very inspired. Vinizza's location—about halfway between the McCord Museum and the Musée des Beaux-Arts—makes it a perfect stop for those experiencing the Square Mile.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef's Table
    Paggett
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely find
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and ambiance downtown Montreal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ripped off!
    toronto
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The waiter who was a bit annoying mislead us into over ordering an expensive "family style" appetizer and very expensive, not worth the cost, wine. Very annoying all round.
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  • Intéressant Resto lounge
    GM2013
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Beau décor, personnel attentif, très bonne nourriture. À améliorer: Liste des vins Stationnements nombreux tout près, un atout :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool and classy
    Kareny
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    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). Lovely!! Brava
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the frendly and attentive
    Michou
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh/Quality Ingredients!
    ForzaFerrari
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Excellent/inviting service and even better food and wine list. Extensive use of fresh and quality ingredients really makes a difference!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    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.
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    fussyfoodie
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, it was a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    As always, it was a pleasure to return to Vinizza Downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy restaurant
    GInetteM
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    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!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food & service is consistently
    foodaficionad0VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    The food & service is consistently excellent. Have been there many times with friends & they too agree with return visits. They earned our loyalty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a lovely, conveniently
    HeidiJ
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was during lunch time,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    It was during lunch time, they forgot about our food even though we asked them twice where the food was and why it was taking so long. Lunch time ended and still no food, so we had to take the food to go. We both had pizza... Not exacly a complicated dish to make
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  • Their consistent excellent
    foodaficionad0VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Their consistent excellent food & service merits a visit. Also their prices are reasonable & offer good value
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I would love to review but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    I would love to review but when we got there the restaurant was closed! It was Easter Monday...but we would have appreciated knowing in advance.
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  • It was a nice restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good , good price, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Very good , good price, good wine , excellent service, they were speaking french AND english , 1 things , plate of pasta was a little SMALL , for a normal diner...
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet