Ossiano

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137 reviews
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Mediterranean
Discover Ossiano, a Mediterranean restaurant located in the West Island of Montreal.
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Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

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LL
Montreal
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for mother's day. Overall, it was a very good experience. Wine recommendation was A+ :)

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R
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good but a bit expensive. The ambiance was not nice because it was almost empty at 8:30pm. Maybe it was late...

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a
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We had reservations but didn't need them. The place was empty.
Beautiful atmosphere and the food was amazing. However extremely over-priced and the waiter that was serving us was sarcastic and rude to his colleagues which made us very uncomfortable. He might have been the owner. A friend later who dined at the same restaurant mentioned they had a similar experience and would not go back. Maybe that is why the place was so empty on a Saturday night.

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous avons été reçu avec une belle attention, sourire, service, nourriture tout été parfait sauf la musique qui ne concordait pas du tout avec le style du restaurant

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s
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I would not recommend this Ossiano. Prices are very high for quality and portion size. There are much better restaurants out there. Don't waste your money.

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DL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

When we arrived, we were taken to the second floor as an event was being held in the main area. WE ordered drinks and then food arrived. 4 -U6 shrimp came at a cost of $50. Way overpriced and the quality was not fresh. The recommended sirloin steak was OK but it was half fat. The Lamb chops were extra rare and had no flavor. Staff seem to be preoccupied with what was happening downstairs and were hard to reach. Should have paid attention to the reviews I read and not the recommendations of a friend. Will not return.

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FA
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the oysters and octopus as a main - perfectly executed

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Too expensive, limited menue, poor service. I waved at the waiter at least 8 times and he walked by us like we were invisible. I looked at an other waiteresse and she helped us. Unaceptable in a restaurent of that class.

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JG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for their Valentines day supper however we weren't aware it was a fixed menu. Nothing was noted on their website which was a little disappointing as we were looking forward to eating something on the actual menu. We had to stay since everywhere else was fully booked. Our waiter was great as he was very patient. Food was good but service was slow in between courses even with a fixed menu. One can only imagine during regular service. Overall we still enjoyed the meals.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food, very nice presentation, nice ambiance and good service!! It's been my third time when I went and I recommend this restaurant, it's worth to try it!!

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, filet mignon, salmon and oysters were very good but way overpriced. Presentation lacked finishing touches. We most likely won’t return.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cette fois était la Nème où j'organise des lunch d'affaires et des lunchs d'équipe à Ossiano, c'est le meilleur restaurant du Oest Island ever.

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BP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience however due to size of restaurant it was a bit on the cold side.

Waiters food was excellent. Gorgeous kitchen

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PS
Montreal
258 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place, service & food !!!

The lunch menu comes with soup ( today it was lentil) or a green salade. On occasion they offer a third choice but not this week.

The filet mignon brochette beautifully presented on a sword like skewer, season and cooked perfectly. The whole fish dish was also cooked and seasoned so well served with sautéed spinach with a hint of garlic. I felt I was eating seaside at a spa. We also had a pan seared Bassa on a bed of ratatouille, it was light tasty and delicious. Our gracious server brought us the house cheesecake bite with a coulis and a flavoured meringue puff, along with coffees.

Ossiano is the west islands best kept secret lunch spot !
We’ll be back...

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S
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went on a Thursday night. It was almost empty. Had about 3 tables with customers. They had a private party upstairs though. Still food took very long to come. Very overpriced for the value. Paella is $40/person which we had. Really not worth $80 for 2. Asked for a dry grey goose martini - it tasted as if it was made from orange vodka. Wasn't too bad so did not complaint.

May go for lunch but dinner is not worth it. Too bad because it can be a pretty nice place but it looks as if this location is jinxed. Nothing lasts.

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PS
Montreal
258 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & decor ! We had a cream of carrot soup & green salad to start then a whole grilled fish with spinach & a casserole of mussels, chicken & sausage in a tomato based sauce. They were both great! The dessert this week was a pumpkin roll with a sweet cream cheese filling.
We also recently made a special request for roast prime rib & it was among the best we’ve had. They prepared garlic mashed potatoes, grilled mushrooms & sautés spinach . A fantastic treat!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was expecting way too much I guess from a "Mediterranean " restaurant. Oysters were good... but then again there is no cooking involved. Fish was bland, meat was chewy, drinks were not very good either. Overpriced for the quality of food delivered. They should definitely warn about having large parties during dinner hours... maybe they should concentrate on one or the other...food for thought.

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K
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and loved the open kitchen - beautiful restaurant so I was very disappointed by the quality of the food coming out if the kitchen. Overpriced for level of quality. Octopus was tiny and burned to a char - had to return and dish we ordered was mediocre and meh.. I would only go back a wick drink maybe an app to enjoy beauty of the place. Sorry but must say was very disappointed.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent except if they have a function such as a wedding they should advise when making a reservation because the noise level is extremely high with the music playing at full blast and you are dining and cannot have a normal conversation without having to compete with the noise. Very unpleasant to have to yell to converse

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FR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great dinner and ambiance. Service was a bit slow but this was due in our view that there were two weddings at the same time.

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t
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed in the quality of the food given the price point. Excellent service and nice ambiance but poor value. The octopus was tough and the paella mediocre. Presentation was nice but overall, not worth the money.

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TW
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This is very expensive restaurant so everything has to be just right. Seafood was tasty but slightly overcooked. Filet Mignon was excellent, on a bed of mashed potatoes with pepper sauce but nothing else on the plate like a vegetable. Oysters were great and so was lemon tart for dessert. Ambiance is not great but that is a personal opinion. Dimming the lights as it gets dark should be an automatic. Lastly techno music is not that appealing especially for the Friday night crowd that was mostly over 50.

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b
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, beautiful decor and excellent food.
From the oysters and shrimp cocktail to the fresh fish and beautiful steak all was amazing.

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PS
Montreal
258 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ossiano is easily one of the BEST restaurants not only in the West Island but the entire city. Under estimated, under used and under appreciated. Plenty of parking, beautiful decor, friendly service and above all GREAT food. Admittedly I take advantage of their fantastic lunch menu. 3 courses starting at $19, I mean it’s a NO BRAINER for lunch.
Beef or Tuna burgers, tartars, whole grilled fish, cassoulets, steak, shish kebab, lamb chops, leg of lamb, shell fish, pastas etc...omg !
Choice of at least 2 appetizers, dessert and tea or coffee. 🤷‍♂️

I have made a few special requests in the past
I love Rib steak, so they found and prepared gigantic tomahawk steaks we have for the whole family. Carved table side a “real treat”!
They have also prepared prime rib roast, I must say it is even better that the grilled tomahawk ( not on the menu at all but worth asking for in advance!) all the sides you can imagine or want they will prepare and do it right.

Their bar is also one of the nicest you’ll ever see.
It’s like a night club !

Can’t wait to go back next week...

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OT
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had to return my steak that was not cook properly my wife had a pais and for the price it was very ordinary !

Will not go back

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SJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was very good but the food is too expensive for what we got. We ate better food for less money. Won't go back.

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C
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

C’était très bien!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

We were excited to sit on the patio and try their “cocktails” only to find out they didn’t have any special cocktails. Oh okay. We sat out anyways on the big patio and had a drink then moved in for dinner. The food presentation was lovely and the taste of everything truly delicious. Our waitress on the other hand was scattered and didn’t fit the elegant surroundings.
The attentive busboy would have been a better server.
They also had run out of fish of the day which was weird since the restaurant was almost empty. But we enjoyed what we ate. We also think they might try a larger serving of wine for the price they charge. We would go back again.

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FE
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Salad dressing was bland. The main course did not have much flavor. Wine by the glass was mediocre. It is typical banquet bland food not worth the premium price. The dessert was the best part.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and restaurant was excellent. Only thing that really bothered me was getting a half eaten roll in the basket which means they recycle breads. :s. Mentioned it to the waitor but didn't make a fuss as it was for a special occasion and didn’t want to ruin the night.

This was enough for me not to recommend it which is sad as everything else was amazing.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Hammish was amazing! The food was delicious & the restaurants decor is beautiful. We did have an issue with one of our meals and it was taken care in a timely fashion. Beinggeomthe states I looked for a restaurant online to bring my mom to for mother’s day. So glad to have found this place. Was the firsts of many dinners to come.Cantwaitto go back!!!

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MA
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. We shall return.

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PS
Montreal
258 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST place to have a business/power lunch!!!
Excellent menu, staff & choices for all three services...
A MUST TRY, You will return!

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MT
Montreal
84 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my best friend to celebrate a special occasion and we were both impressed with our dining experience at this lovely restaurant. The service was top rate! The Tuna salad lunch special was to die for and don't forget to leave room for dessert! We had their special pear ice-cream dessert and it was delicious. Highly recommend and we shall be back :)

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PS
Montreal
258 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from being a beautiful restaurant with professional and fun servers, I had the best filet mignon brochette ever ! When the dish arrived with the stainless steel skewer it is impressively presented. Then our server Sean professionally and skillfully removed the cooked filet mignon from the skewer to make the meal easier to consume. Perfectly spiced and cooked with a great dipping sauce and delicious sides of grilled veggies along with baby roasted potatoes.
I highly recommend this dish when it is on the menu !

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K
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The service was excellent, waiter was very approachable and helpful, not rushed. Overall loud, business seminar was being held and was close and after it finished people stood and got louder

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MA
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, but not the last. We were very pleased in all respects.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I had an excellent lunch. My tuna dish was delicious & my wife had a delicious steak
The service was outstanding!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch with a friend.
The decor is sumptuous!
The appetizer was different and tasty: rice ball with meat covered of pomodoro sauce.
The fish was fresh and delicious.
The desert was great: pear tart with meringue icing.
All of that for 23$!

Will go back!

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