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Il Pagliaccio

4.2
27 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (30)

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Il Pagliaccio is located the Outrement neighborhood of Montreal and serves Italian Cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(514) 276-6999
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Il Pagliacci
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
3.8
ambience
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vipAC769 (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2015

The restaurant was perfect for a business meeting. We were seated in a quiet area near the window. For lunch, there was a table d'Hote option. The chilled cucumber soup was wonderful. Even the pappardelle with Zucchini flowers was tasty. The tiramisu was just the aright serving and was delicious. Even though I am not a big fan. Always like a restaurant with vegetarian options. The ambiance is colourful, relaxed and comfortable.

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Redcar49 (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on May 15, 2015

Italian nonna style meal !!!! Pasta very well cooked, good service, friendly Bravo!

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CharlieZ (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

Small and cozy place, good quality food, good place for a quiet meal, enjoyable experience overall

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Koula (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2015

I had the pleasure to eat at Pagliaccio twice for lunch, the food is amazing and the service is very friendly and very efficient, great wine list and very reasonable prices. I loved it and i would go there again and again.

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vipEmkayay (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

The whole experience was perfect.
They need to keep doing what they are doing.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2014

Great service, Great Food makes for an excellent evening. I recommend!

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carmie (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2013

This was our first time to eat at Pagliaccio and we were very happy with our experience. We were a group of four all who travel extensively and so have eaten in many restaurants.

Montreal can compete with the best restaurants anywhere and this restaurant was no exception. The ambiance was warm and friendly, white table cloth, friendly professional service and freshness of the ingredients. Price quality of the food cannot be beat. We also liked the selection on the menu.

We will be returning no question!

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Reviewer (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2013

This was my second time at Il Pagliaccio. Manuel the Maitre d'/waiter remembered me as soon as I walked in the door - even though I was last there in 10 months ago. The menu is simple, but innovative and delicious. My wife ordered a dish that wasn't on the menu and it was delicious too. I was recommended an excellent wine at a reasonable price. I would not hesitate to visit again and have recommended this restaurant to my friends.

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ntremblay (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on November 1, 2013

and exceptional service. Simple but perfect.

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MATJ (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on September 28, 2013

Service was very good and in general the food was good. The menu is short but covers a wide variety of dishes

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Foodie (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2013

Walked past many times and finally went. Very personal service. Everything was imported from Italy and very fresh. Reasonably priced, romantic, and delicious. Will definitely go back.

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Italyfan (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2013

Truly innovative and varied menu - very well prepared. Consistently excellent! Friendly service.

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Italyfan (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2013

Excellent food - varied menu - creative yet uncomplicated. Friendly yet discreet service. Reasonable prices, especially for the quality.

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TKaprowy (London)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2013

My husband and I had passed by this restaurant several times, until we finally made it inside this past Saturday. We were greeted warmly and soon decided to put ourselves in the hands of the attentive owner and have him decide our menu. He quickly formulated a plan: tomato salad with luscious burrata, grilled artichokes, handmade gnocchi in a gentle tomato sauce, and grilled pork chops accompanied with greens. Each course was served with great attention and thoughtfulness. The food was as Italian food should be: simple and showcasing quality ingredients. From our table beside the window, we sat watching the upscale bustle on rue Laurier, enjoying our wine from the Piedmont valley and feeling very lucky. We will definitely be back.

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vipDezzo (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2013

visiting Montreal, all the new rave restaurants were booked on saturday night so we went to Open Table, found a list of who could take us and read reviews. This one sounded good. from the moment we walked in, they made us feel at home. Did not rush us, made a wine recommendation (which was spot on) and ran thru the menu with us. Food was good, staff friendly, and not noisy like the trendy places.

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squrman (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on June 1, 2013

Food is very good to excellent. Sampled pasta, fish, scallops all were fresh and expertly prepared. the price is quite moderate for the quality. nice atmosphere. Among the best gelato's I've had this side of Florence. I will be back.

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4Me2 (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on May 3, 2013

The food is excellent, and considering the quality, it is moderately priced, the personnel is warm and friendly, and the room is not too noisy. Well located on Laurier St.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on April 19, 2013

La nourriture est molto deliciosa. Le patron Manuel nous fait connaître ses bons vins et ses spécialités du moment. Le service est avenant. Que de bonnes choses à dire !

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on February 19, 2013

les gnochis étaient merveilleux.

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vipPierre (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2013

Cuisine excellente traditionnelle italienne. Tous les plats étaient excellents.

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Reviewer (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2012

Went with my wife and 4 friends last saturday. Had an unbelievable meal and great wine. The menu is simple, but the dishes are wonderful. The owner was hospitable and helpful and even offered us 2 panetones to take home. I'll definitely be going back.

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vipEmkayay (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2012

We had one of the best Italian meals in Montreal!
We will go back and so will the couple we dined with.

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Val18 (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2012

After this restaurant was highly recommended, I was very disappointed, however the croque-en- bouche was delicious, different and appreciated. The salads were very good, I had the beetroot salad and my husband had the artichokes (which was my favorite dish of the night) but I found the pasta was way overcooked and bland and the vitello al limone was too salty.
Very disappointing service - we had to wait quite a while for our orders to be taken and the water wasn't refilled often enough. The rose wine we wanted was unavailable.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on July 26, 2012

A quiet, lovely little restaurant which never fails to deliver. The pasta with squash flowers and the polenta with wild mushrooms were fabulous. This is a chef who respects his ingredients, and uses only the best.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on May 25, 2012

Great food. Always great and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
3.0  Dined on October 8, 2011

Food was very good but the wine selection is quite pricey.
We were taken aback to see that we were charged $8.00 for 2 mini Crostini appetizers served to us without us asking for it. You would think that would have been on the house or don't serve it at all!

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0  Dined on September 21, 2011

This small restaurant certainly did surprise. The food was outstanding as was the relaxed but utterly efficient service. The menu was not extensive but i believe that this chef would be willing to create any dish that would please. Wine list was limited however the staff were quite liberal with the single glass pours. This is definitely a must-try restaurant in order to see for yourself!

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