Matterello – The Best Italian Restaurant in Montreal.
Two weeks ago the best thing happened to me – I found the best Italian restaurant in Montreal. Fun fact: Manchester has the best Italian food EVER and ever since I left Manchester there has been a pasta shaped hole in my life. Italian food is undoubtedly my favourite cuisine and after living in Montreal for 3 years now, I’ve never found Italian food that I truly loved. Everything I tried was decidedly average. Until I found Restaurant Matterello, the best Italian Restaurant in Montreal. I know that’s a pretty big title to live up to, but I’m not worried. Try it, you’ll agree with me.
There are so many things that make Matterello the best Italian restaurant in Montreal. It really has the whole package. The food and drinks are incredible, the staff and service are amazing and you get it all a pretty great price.
I cannot put into words how good the food is, but I feel like the fact that this is the best Italian restaurant in Montreal really says it all. I’ve been here 3 times in the past two weeks, I’ve had something different each time and everything has been beyond incredible. All of their pasta is made in house and they have the best selection of pasta sauce combinations – everything you could want. Also their appetizers and desserts and to die for. I honestly do not think you can find better Italian food in Montreal.
View the Matterello Menu here.
The Polpette or the Gamberoni Al Panko as appetizers are to die for.
The Tortellini, Bolognese, Carbonara and Gnocchi are all incredible.
Family is such an important aspect of Italian culture and one thing that I love about Matterello is that it has that family feeling from the second you walk in. The owners are an Italian (at least partially) husband and wife who are so kind, so welcoming and really look after you. Every time I’ve been there it feels like I’m going over to a relatives house for an amazing Italian dinner. Service is such an important part of the restaurant experience to me and I couldn’t give Matterello the title of the best Italian restaurant in Montreal without it’s amazing service.
I don’t mind paying a lot of money for amazing food, but the best thing about Matterello is that you don’t have to. All of their food is extremely affordable. Their main course sizes of pasta are all $20 or under and their appetizers are all around $10 or less. Additionally, they have glasses of Prosecco for only $7 or cocktails for $8. Literally, what could be better? Two people could eat a 3 course meal and drink at Matterello for under $100, easily and for food of such great quality, that’s pretty amazing.
I can honestly say, hand on my heart that Matterello is the best Italian restaurant in Montreal and trust me, I have enough experience eating Italian food to know. If you’re looking for amazing Italian food in Montreal, it’s definitely worth the trip up to Little Italy to check Matterello out. If there’s any other Montreal recommendations you’d like me to cover, or any of the other cities that I’m familiar with, feel free to let me know.