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Aqua E Farina - Monkland, Montréal, QC

Aqua E Farina - Monkland

4.6
4.6
70 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Italian restaurant with fresh pasta and sauces made daily. Great choice of salads and light entrées to choose from. A selection of private import Italian wines, cocktails and beer. Casual and welcoming environment with friendly faces.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (438) 380-7787
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Monkland Village
  • Cross Street
    Between ave Oxford and ave Harvard
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Montreal

    Neighbourhood gem

70 Reviews
  1. Beat

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lunch menu has great options at a low price You can’t beat homemade pasta Best Canolis in town

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating my brothers birthday. The food was very good. The pasta portions are huge and the pasta is delicious! A little background music and real tea lights in the tables would help the ambiance.

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  3. MontrealerM

    Montreal

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighbourhood Gem. We were four. Appetizers: 2 shared ceasar salad. 2 shared crostone. Mains: 2 veal Marsala, 1 gemelli pomodoro and 1 gnocchi with truffle. All delicious. 2 reasonable glasses of Sangiovese. Portions are good. Prices are good. All delicious. Friendly helpful and efficient service. Have been before and will for sure return again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great simple homemade food. Relaxed casual atmosphere. We enjoyed it.

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  5. DJvW

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice cozy bistro space on Monkland - felt very 'homey' and welcoming. The food was good though not outstanding - seemed to lack that extra something to take it to the next level (herbing? seasoning?). Nicely cooked pasta, though, and the eggplant caponata was delicious. Also a good selection of wines by the glass.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff management seemed more interested to hangout and chichat with their patrons friends who all showed up like it was a hanging spot. Food took forever to be served.

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  7. LaurenceB

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Coming from an Italian family, I am always nervous about eating in Italian restaurants. But Acqua & Farina impressed even my Italian mother. The mixed antipasto platter was a very generous platter for 4 people to share ...main course pastas were all excellent -- including hard-to-get-right gnocchi. Delicious cocktails . Limited and not exactly cheap wine selection, but overall, the restaurant provides excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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  8. GiannaD

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing pasta dishes, we tried the mushroom, bolognese and lamb pasta dishes and they were to die for. Very small intimate restaurant. Felt that you were in someone’s home. Would definitely go again.

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  9. MontrealerM

    Montreal

    73 reviews

    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Emmanuelle was helpful and friendly. The Crostini appetizer was absolutely delicious. The gnocchi was very tasty & a nice portion. The fettucine with shredded braised lamb ragu was also very good; and big enough to take home leftovers. Wines by the glass, one Chianti and one Sangiovese, reasonably priced. We were too full for dessert. We were offered a small Tiramisu to share. Their lunch specials and weekend brunch are very good. This is a lovely local neighborhood restaurant. We highly recommend it.

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  10. claudiaM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! The service was excellent. The server was actually amazing!

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  11. ThomasL

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta ail e olio was excellent. Good selection of wine. Good price for lunch. I already have recommended it.

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  12. CynthiaG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming restaurant with great service and delicious, fresh, homemade Italian food. Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Aqua e Farina is our new favorite restaurant.

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  13. PierreZ

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a gem!! The food and service were fantastic. Now on my list of NDG faves!!

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  14. JamesS

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful experience. Food and service were spot on. Would definitely go back

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  15. Sandy

    Montreal

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had lunch with friends. Many choices from their lunch menu. $20. Service was excellent. Very attentive and professional young man. Food was amazing. You would think you were in Tuscany eating lunch. Pasta with pesto was outstanding. Will definitely return. Wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. 

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    premiere fois que je mange a aqua farina... les plats etaient super bons, tres delicieux et le service etait impeccable... j'y retournerais avec grand plaisir...

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  17. YYAH

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was attentive and the food was delicious. I would have given five stars except for the fact that our very simple straightforward orders of pasta with sauce took an hour to arrive. Also, the sausage addition to one of the dishes was very dry. When we got there, the restaurant was mostly empty but filled up quickly. I suspect that their kitchen was understaffed but given their popularity, there should have been a backup plan. We would have left earlier, allowing others at the door to be seated rather than being turned away. I would certainly dine there again since the food was delicious and ample portions so I took the rest home to finish the next day. It was just unfortunate that their kitchen staff could not keep up with demand on that day.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was prompt and friendly. This is not the first time we order Carbonara and they just can't seem to get it done without making it inedibly salty, which is disappointing from a restaurant specializing in Italian pasta. Also, it was cold and drafty inside. At leadt they offered us complimentary dessert.

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  19. RoseP

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing!! Exceptional presentation and taste!! Generous portions and great value overall. A definite repeat!!

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  20. Beat

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pinot noir was excellent in taste and cost. The oil and garlic pasta was scrumptious. I had a very productive business lunch. The pricing was from the 90's so all good. Family-friendly atmosphere

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  21. DavidD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Antipasto board was delicious aside from menu items a good selection of pastas and sauces to build your own bowl how you like.Our second visit did not disappoint. Our server Kayla is absolutely delightful

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  22. simnay

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time there and will definitely be returning in the near future!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and wonderful food! Thank you!!

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  24. VeraG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this little jewel on Monkland. The food is always excellent quality. The outdoors is very enjoyable.

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  25. Kim007

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They make delicious pasta dishes. And you can tell they are made fresh, they melt in your mouth. Good portions too at an affordable price. 100% recommend 👌

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  26. Marilo

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were incredible, there’s a wide selection of entrée and salads that makes it hard to choose, but for sure will go back to try something new. The pasta was fresh and perfectly cooked, I loved the fact that they make half portions for kids, my son’s pasta was so good that he could have eaten a whole portion. My only downside was that the spicy items are not marked as spicy on the menu, if you are not familiar with the italian food you’ll be surprised. The seafood tagliatelle was very spicy, to the point that my husband ate less than half of the bowl. We’ll go back for sure, and will make sure to ask all the questions beforehand.

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  27. EstherM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful wait and busting staff! Spectacular starters and mains (arugula salad, rapini, crostone with ricotta, mushroom risotto, tagliatelle with arrabiata, lasagna), nice wine, good desserts. Definitely going back... what a treat!

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  28. Anna

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food, the place has a great vibe! Rebecca our server was amazing, she took care of us from start to finish always with a smile :) Definitely will go back & highly recommend it!

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  29. HenryR

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service are always very good. The noise level was a bit louder than usual but there were two tables with big parties of 6 people and more.

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  30. Ralph

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charmante adresse au cœur de la rue Monkland. Les pates sont délicieuses et notre serveuse était très aimable et efficace. À refaire.

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  31. AlexaS

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dishes were sort of simple but still tasty. Prices seemed pretty expensive for the value of the food.

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  32. DPrig

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our evening at Aqua E Farina! Excellent food and professional service.

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  33. JosephH

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around. Food is exceptional, accommodating to young children.

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  34. Ruben

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great ! Food was mediocre, and overpriced.

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  35. Cleo

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The portions of pasta are generous and the half portion is enough for an adult. Unfortunately though the salads are only only sold as a full portion. The special bread is expensive and rather bland. No air conditioning the hot evening we were there and the TV was playing loudly which contributed to a lot of background noise. Server pleasant

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  36. LMW2233

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Do not understand the TVs in the restaurant. Confused if this was a Coffee Bar or a dining Restaurant. Our waiter was AMAZING … very attentive. The food was excellent & delicious!! Very good menu. Thank you!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    While the terrasse area was nice, the food was actually quite bad; the polpette’s tomato sauce was very acidic, the ravioli were very much undercooked and I suspect frozen, not fresh, with another pasta dish having the pasta very over cooked. Service was extremely slow (1.5 hours) in which the waiter never came back around to even ask if we wanted water refills.

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  38. MontrealerM

    Montreal

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with a friend for lunch. There is a lunch special(uncommon these days) We had the crostini with a creamy ricotta, honey and truffle. Yummy and very pretty. We both had Lumarche(a pasta) with a pesto sauce. It could have been a teeny bit hotter but delicious. A canoli for dessert. Service was friendly and professional. There's a cocktail menu and a wine list. Outside seating but no shade and it was a hot day. Inside seating perfectly fine. Go and try it!

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  39. HelenW

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The whipped ricotta with truffle and honey crostini was delicious. The cacio e pepe was very tasty and the pasta is so fresh.

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  40. DaveR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The young lady who served us was fabulous. The food was awesome as well. We will definitely be back next year when F1 comes to town again.

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You can order delivery directly from Aqua E Farina - Monkland using the Order Online button. Aqua E Farina - Monkland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (438) 380-7787.

Aqua E Farina - Monkland is rated 4.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aqua E Farina - Monkland

5674 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E4

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between ave Oxford and ave Harvard
  • Neighbourhood
    Monkland Village
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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