Joiea Sociale

4.1
78 reviews
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Italian
Joiea Sociale is an authentic urban Italian eatery in Old Montreal with a young and vibrant sense of home. The Joiea Sociale menu is Italian street-wise with a wide selection of the best authentic stone oven pizzas, contemporary pasta dishes and a great collection of cross-Italian classics and innovative authentic dishes to tempt the pallet. Try out the Joiea Sociale Cooking School to learn all the tips and tricks from our kitchen to yours. Enjoy brunch classics and new Italian favourites every Sunday from 10:30am-4:00pm

Authentique restaurant italien urbain, Joiea Sociale se démarque par son atmosphère vibrante et dynamique, mais surtout pour son sens de la communauté. Joiea Sociale est là pour vous servir de l’authenticité sur l’heure du diner et du souper!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great if you love good Italian food, their products are really authentic and the service is great. Went there with a friend and it was perfect. The decoration is also super warm and cozy. Will definitely come back!

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

Had an amazing time ! Outstanding service, delicious food. Great ambiance

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H
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Go for the calamari, cocktails & ambience. Then go elsewhere for dinner.

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GE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was quite good. Nous étions 7 et tout le monde a apprécié leurs plats. Éclairage inapproprié... la soupe avait une couleur radioactive. Serveur attentioné, courtois, souriant et qui connaissait bien la carte des vins. Préposé au vestiaire super gentil. Servce très lent pour un samedi soir, il n'y avait que 6 tables de clients... ambiance neutre, joli décor, sans plus.

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BB
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, worth the price. Our waiter Richard was outstanding

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch here this past weekend and absolutely loved it. One of the highlights of our weekend for sure. Really cute, rustic vibe. Great music with a really friendly DJ who gave us great recommendations on what to do in Montreal and our server was so sweet and amazing. Food was great too! Merci :)

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience here was absolutely perfect. We sat at the bar and the bartender - Jacob was our server. He was a gem. Very knowledgeable and suggested the best choices on the menu. The meatballs appetizer was to die for. Exactly how Jacob described it “ like a cloud in your mouth”! The ambiance and service was outstanding! Jacobs espresso martinis were the greatest! We will definitely be recommending this restaurant to everyone and will be coming back!

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GC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I booked Joiea Sociale to try the LeChop menu, however when I arrived there this menu was sold out.
As I booked through LeChop website I was expecting to try that menu.
Fortunately I ordered a delicious pizza and a pasta . I recommend this restaurant.

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

A nice discovery: one block off a main drag where other restaurants were packed. Excellent service, great flavours and food combinations

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely and pleasurable experience at Joia Sociale. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We were celebrating my mother and sister's birthdays and their desserts were complimentary - on the house. This gesture was much appreciated. I will definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to friends and family.

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K
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal with a great service! Couldn’t ask for more...

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E
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening with friends.

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

En général bien. Resto tres bruillant. Service trop long pour diner d affaire, je suis aller a deux reprises la semaine du 28 janvier 2019 environ 1h30 de l arrivé a la facrure.

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C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Repas excellent, service efficace et agréable ! Ambiance et cadre chaleureux. Très bien pour repas entre amis. Table d'hôte intéressante.

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AS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

De belles et bonnes pizza !
Les plats aussi sont bons.
Légèrement déçu par les desserts (sauf la crème brûlée !) qui ne sont pas à la hauteur du reste, même s'ils restent plaisants à manger.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Ambience was nice. Pizza is good. The pasta needs a bit of work. One friend ordered the sorrentino pasta and the plate was swimming in olive oil. Don’t get me wrong I’m Italian and we love our olive oil but this was not normal. The gnocchi was ok but the sauce was not good.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I know this place, and every time everything is good! I ate a risotto that was very delicious! The other plate, porchetta and pizza were very good too!

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OT
Montreal
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Delicious!!

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m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place is nice, service is good. However, I cannot give it more than 3 stars. I wanted to order the bagel and smoked salmon, and I was told they were out of both bagels and salmon. I then asked for jam (for my toast), and I was told they were out of JAM! I wanted to try out this new place but was quite disappointed that they were out of these things.

The food I ended up ordering was good. But I wouldn’t go there for brunch again.

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CI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a big deception!!!!
Insuffisant food
Different dessrt between tables
No choice for dessert

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dans l'ensemble le repas du Nouvel An était bien et bon. Par contre, nous nous attendions à un dessert sur le menu et on nous a donné autre chose. On a fait la remarque et on nous a fait savoir qu'en cuisine il n'était pas trop réceptif....bref, fallait pas se plaindre. Curieuse façon de satisfaire un client qui a raison....on a payé pour avoir ce menu!!!
Nous n'avons pas aimé la réaction face à nos remarques JUSTIFIÉES.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Big mistake coming here for New Year’s eve.
We thought that if we got there on the early side (6!) our children could get pizza, but were told that they were only offering the prix fixed menu. We then saw people eating pizza. My husbands whiskey sour had no evidence of any “sour”. But the food was the low point-burned bruschetta, overly salty chicken, and an uninspired dessert of a slice of toasted panettone (not “carmelized”, as described).
The bill was astronomical for what we had: $350 for 2 adults and two children.

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GB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Marin to be your server! We had a great experience.

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C
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very cozy neighborhood restaurant. Cocktails are inventive and pizza dough was crisp with good ingredients. Would definitely return

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience! The mature d’hui made our night!

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome staff, food is so good! Good vibe too!

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DO
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious and the service was great!

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PN
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food not tasty disapointed 300$$$ it was not as good as last time, felt I was in a hospital cafeteria

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live this place. Been many times with friends and family for dinner and happy hours so was very happy to hear that they started Sunday Brunch. The food is just as fabulous for brunch. The brunch cocktail menu is also well thought out. Ingrid is a delight as our waitress and Robert welcomes you as part of the family. We’ve been twice since they started and will definitely come back. Well done!

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PN
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent and personalized service, 2 corners from home you cannot really ask ofr a better quality/price value, excellent food too!

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EV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Délicieux et très agréable souper ! Notre serveur était excellent et nous expliquait très bien le menu, mais les autres suiteurs semblaient moins habitués (d'où le 4 étoiles pour service au lieu de 5). L'endroit est magnifique également !

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D
Montreal
76 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The decor was great. Beautiful space and fittings.
We were disappointed with the food however. The romaine caesar salad was very poor. The bacon was diced and raw and the dressing watery.
The halibut though generous portion was very bland and hardly crusted as described. The lamb shank was also large but missed the mark and the black cod was also not exceptionally well seasoned. The pork belly and peach cobbler were the best of the bunch. The mushroom soup was also very good.
Overall a big disappointment as we were excited by the menu descriptions and decor.
Too bad. Service was good .

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CE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The appetizers and desserts were amazing! Beautiful ambiance.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Highly recommend for a Saturday night out.

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, great food....excellent value. I would definitely recommend this to friends

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant in every sense of the way. Food is arguably one of the best in Montreal in terms of value. Had a ten minute conversation with the chef Luigi Greco who travelled all over the world. The management has a lovely lounge area which will attract not only local DJs but international DJs as well. I’ve been to many restaurants and I’ll recommend this place to people of all ages. I would not be surprised if it becomes one of Montreal’s new “must visit” places.

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nous sommes allés un vendredi soir en famille et tout le monde, même les ados, ont adoré.
Nous y allons également en amoureux, entre amis et pour les affaires. Nous adorons ce resto sympathique et trendy. La pizza est savoureuse et les options végétariennes sont nombreuses et délicieuses; choux-fleur grillés et burrata sublime!!

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KP
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my second time at Joia Sociale. It was pizza week and they had their special menu with a apple, smoked paprika bacon and caramelized onions that was absolutely amazing!

The grilled cauliflower appetizer was good (however I remembered it to be better the first time I had it as the cauliflower was more charred and gave it a smokier taste).

The service and ambiance were great for a dinner out with friends.

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great menu selection! Great for small or large gathering.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We started our dinner early, so we had no wait times on food. Unfortunately they dont have a kids friendly menu, so the chef was able to make a simple small portion of rigatoni with butter, but still felt the need to charge us $16 for it!?!
The food was good. Service was good as well.

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