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Da Emma, Montréal, QC

Da Emma

4.4
4.4
181 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Da Emma is a hidden Italian gem located right in downtown Montreal. Since the restaurant itself is located below street level, many people pass by this little trattoria every day without realizing it. The only sign for it is painted on a nearby brick wall in black and white and consists entirely of a downward pointing arrow and the word "Emma". It is because it is a little hard to find that diners feel like they are in on a secret not everyone knows about.Inside, Da Emma goes with a sleek and modern style complete with dark wood tones and white tablecloths. The menu consists of both classic and modern Italian plates. Some of the intricate plates that the kitchen puts out include fettucini with porcini mushroom and truffle, veal breast in rosemary sauce, four cheese tortellini in alfredo sauce and house made meatballs in marinara.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 392-1568
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal

    Romantic

181 Reviews
  1. AlexaB

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This used to be my favourite restaurant in the city. Unfortunately, Emma left and it shows. The portions are way too small for the price… but amazing service as always!

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  2. Catherine

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been in a while and was pleasantly surprised. Great food and good service. Branzino was delicious!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Serge was an amazing waiter last night. Very attentive and respectful. We normally have Alex as our favourite server but Serge is equally amazing. Food delicious as always. Our favourite restaurant with our favourite waiters. 5 Star all around!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cuisine authentique italienne et service exceptionnel

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  5. PinWei

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Nourriture succulente. Bonne sélection de vins italiens 😊

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  6. MalindaA

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing drinks,food and service. Always a great time at Da Emma

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Le type à l’accueil ne devrait pas travailler là. Son air bête et son manque d’empathie est le premier contact que nous recevons en tant que client. Pas de mot de bienvenue, il nous dirige négligemment à notre table et s’en va sans nous offrir de prendre nos manteaux. Je voulais partir sur le champs, mais on est finalement resté. À la sortie, il ne nous regarde pas, pas de merci, rien! Décevant comme ambiance. Heureusement, la nourriture était bien, plutôt classique italien conventionnel, le vin exquis, et le serveur était compétent. Bref, pas très envie d’y retourner , il y a d’autres restaurants italiens plus actuels à MTL qui offrent une meilleure expérience pour le même prix…

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  8. Dnkvl

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tout de A à Z a été parfait!! Ma famille et moi avions été accueilli par des gens chaleureux depuis le début jusqu’à la fin. On planifie déjà un retour :D!!

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  9. DanielM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service and food the parking attendant was a super nice guy

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  10. CharlieL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don't remember the name of our server but he was delightful, we had a great night, they didn't forget in my reservation I had asked for dessert and a candle for my boyfriend's birthday. Food was amazing as expected, I work at a restaurant in the old port and I always recommend this place to people looking for the best Italian restaurant. Will definitely be coming back!

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  11. FrancoisG

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4e fois et une valeur sûre! Excellent sur toute la ligne

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  12. TassoK

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from start to finish and amazing food as always .

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  13. lomtl

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely not like it used to be, probably will not be going back

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome, from start to end

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Hostess at the freating was terrible she letted us wait for 20 mins because people were still sitting on our table and she did not even offer us to sit at the bar while waiting. Food was overall not so good we tasted alll the raviolis and only the blue cheese one was good. Waiters were very cold and in a rush. Location is beautiful but service and food are not really good

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  16. ArineN

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Da Emma, consistently delicious food and wonderfully attentive staff

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  17. Masis1188

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I hadn't been to Da Emma in over 7 years and I was generous in my scores and more disappointed. The setting was nice at best. The service was acceptable and what faulted most was the food it lacked in overall taste a real fail. You folks need to step up in terms of food flavor and taste and overall service and ambiance.

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  18. AnthonyD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location,free parking. Service was warm and inviting. Food presentation and quality were both excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  19. MichelB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nous avons passé un excellent moment au restaurant Da Emma, où nous avons dégusté de savoureux plats italiens dans une ambiance chaleureuse et conviviale. Le service était impeccable, le personnel souriant et attentionné. Les pâtes fraîches, les sauces maison, les desserts gourmands... tout était délicieux et généreux. Nous recommandons vivement ce restaurant à tous les amateurs de cuisine italienne authentique et raffinée. Da Emma, c'est une adresse à ne pas manquer !

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  20. SylvieB

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent rapport qualité-prix, liste des vins variée, excellente nourriture, nous sentons que les plats sont préparés comme si les chefs étaient à la maison. C'est chaleureux et enveloppant!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Le restaurant était fermé, malgré une réservation faites. Nous étions plusieurs dans cette situation.

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  22. Laliej

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Le saumon fumé et les crevettes au vin blanc sont des must! N’y allez pas sans les avoirs essayé!

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  23. FadelS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best authentic Italian restaurants in Montreal!

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  24. GinetteM

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Nous nous sommes rendus au restaurant pour découvrir que le restaurant était fermé pour cause de panne d’électricité. Personne ne nous avait contacté pour nous aviser. Je considère qu’il s’agit d’un piètre service et d’un manque de respect total pour ses clients.

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  25. SamuelT

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’m very upset- an hour before the time somebody call me to cancel my reservation ! And didn’t offer any possible new date or benefit !

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  26. LisaB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    There are so many better things laces to go. We figured we would try once and we won’t go back.

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  27. MarissaR

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and authentic with friendly service Would definitely recommend

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  28. JuanR

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a unique Italian dinner experience with friends!

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  29. ChantalR

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    J’avais vraiment hâte d’aller souper chez Da Emma, mais j’ai été tellement déçu de la bouffe, du service , de l’accueil en plus ma copine a trouver un cheveux dans ses pâtes … trop $$$$ pour ce que j’ai manger vraiment pas à la hauteur, c’est très décevant pour une facture de plus de $300 dollars pour deux ! Pour sûre que je ne mettrais plus les pieds à ce resto.

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  30. ElysaA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hadn't been in a few years and was worried the quality wasn't what it once was. I was pleasantly surprised...food is as good as ever as well as the impeccable service.

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  31. LorraineD

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Délicieux, mais le porcelet était beaucoup trop salé.

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  32. KikiF

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A++++ lovely and tasteful decor, nice waiters, delicious food and decent wine list! Would go back in a heartbeat. Bonus - valet parking!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    L'endroit est magnifique, bâtiment bâtit en 1842, atmosphère décontractée, service neutre mais adéquat. Mais malheureusement la qualité des plats n'étaient vraiment pas à la hauteur de nos attentes et de mes souvenirs de ma dernière visite chez Da Emma en Dec 2010. - Présentation des assiettes inexistantes, rien dans l'assiette à par l'item commandé. - Trop d'huile dans les plats - Le filet de saumon était sec, trop cuit. L'ajout d'huile d'olive était superflu et désagréable au goût. - Le cochon de lait était trop gras avec peu de viande - Les pâtes en accompagnement étaient sans grand goût - Le broccoli était à point mais l'ajout d'huile olive en quantité en a ruiné le goût - Le pain ne semblait pas frais, sec - La carte de vin était simple, je n'aurait attendu a plusieurs bouteilles d'importation privé et non majoritairement des produits de la SAQ Bref très déçu de notre expérience qui marquait à ma conjointe et moi notre 10e anniversaire d'union.

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  34. RowenaZ

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was so pleased with the service I received at Da Emma. My husband comes here very often for business dinner. Our server, Marcel went above and beyond. I was impressed especially when he puts out his Italian accent. Although, he said he is a Québécois . However, I ordered a steak and i asked for medium bien. It was a little bloody. Overall, it was perfect. PS, the girl that works to sits you down, need some PR and smile a bit. That’s all.

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  35. JasonM

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    je me suis fais direnque depuis qu’elle a iuvert son retaurant a miami. Celui de mintreal est négligé et je trouves vraiment que c’est vrai.

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  36. ShivamP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atmosphere, good food, relaxed vibes. Would go again!

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  37. Anitae

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beau restaurant avec bon choix de vin et menu varié. Le service nous a déçu. Trop de temps entre les services et pas trop d’intérêt de la part du serveur pour décrire les assiettes.

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  38. Stana

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from out of province, but make this a stop as often as possible. Dining at Da Emma is consistently a memorable experience. High quality authentic Italian food, with attentive professional service. We can’t wait to return.

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  39. Lucm

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Dès l’arrivée nous étions dans les premiers clients et nous nous sommes fait offrir une table au fond complètement sous un gros tuyau de ventilation qui nous touchait presque la tête. Un premier serveur super sympa est venu nous voir et un suivant est ensuite venu s’occuper de nous du nom de Marco. Mauvais service, pas attentionné du tout! Après avoir pris la commande, il n’est jamais venu nous offrir plus de vin et suivant la première bouteille il n’a jamais demandé si on voulait autre chose. Nous avons attendu 25 minutes entre le plat principal avant un retour de sa part pour se faire offrir un dessert. Nous avions avisé que c’était l’anniversaire d’une des 4 personne à la table en plus … aucune attention à ce sujet. Tout ça pour une facture de 600$!!!

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  40. FrancescaC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Horrible experience. We came from Toronto to have an amazing experience for my 13 year old birthday and it was disappointing The snarky server who couldn’t even tell us his name didn’t remember to send even a happy birthday tartufo which was told to him from the get go saying we were there for a special occasion. The manger knew because he text me back confirming the occasion. Food was ok. Tasty and good portions. But lacked the warmth in the server. Didn’t quality check after our mains. Forgot about my coffee. Manager took care of a few things on the bill from my disappointment. But still expected more quality of Service from the restaurant. Especially watching him having shots with the table next to us and cigarettes at the front door.

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Da Emma is rated 4.4 stars by 181 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 16 times today
Google Map for Da Emma

777 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H3C 1Y1

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Old Montreal
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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