Elefanté

4.4
61 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
A coastal Italian restaurant inspired by the colourful and diverse cuisine of Italy’s scenic seaside regions. From Campania through Amalfi and Puglia to Southern Sicily, flavours vary along the coast. A menu representing these cooking traditions is proudly served in a lofty dining room, accented with nautical design and details reminiscent of a sunny maritime holiday in Italy.
With the Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Adriatic seas kissing its shores, Italy’s coastal regions have long been influenced by foreign food cultures. Our selection of crudos, salads, pastas and grilled mains reflect this diversity with bright, refreshing flavours and the use of seasonal produce.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 61 People Are Saying
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Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small portions, great food. Fish was a touch overcooked, but tasty. Burrata gnocci was incredible. We were placed upstairs near the payment terminal so felt a bit secluded, but great ambiance at the restaurant overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impeccable, nourriture délicieuse, portions généreuses!
La musique (DJ sur place) est forte mais excellente, belle ambiance et on a pris un verre après le souper au bar. Nous allons retourner c’est certain!!

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StacyK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and ambiance were 💯 the octopus was out of this world delicious. But what made our experience over the top awesome was our waiter Sam. He was friendly, knowledgeable, funny and professional. Give this man a raise he's worth every $!

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bxso
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Ambiance and location was great! Food was disappointing. Over salted and over priced

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Music was a little aggressive and loud for Sunday evening

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just finished our diner at Elefante and it was amazing. Great food, excellent service from our server Alain and this place was very nice. A hidden gem. Worth trying and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversaire

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vipTerriB
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! Best food, service and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The food was tasted bland in general. The service was not too bad, very friendly and nice staff but a bit slow. For the price we paid, the food was very disappointing.

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AnnaW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EVERYTHING ON THE MENU IS EXCELLENT!
The food is delicious no matter what you take, drinks are well made. Live DJ playing the best songs. Service is great.
Cant ask for better!!
One of the best spots in Montreal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We checked out Elefante and the food was outstanding, especially the gnocchi and the burrata. Marco our server was super friendly and knowledgeable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing time at Elefante. Thank you for the amazing service from the whole team, our waiter Samuel was outstanding and food was great. I strongly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing! Would return. Great food and service

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MDIM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious and the vibe was definitely upbeat and vibrant. Staff was great!

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Nat68
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Service, good ambiance & food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The vibe and service here is amazing! But some of the food isn’t worth the price and kind of disappointing. Although the food arrived really quickly it unfortunately was lukewarm. The Pizza Burrata, Filet Mignon Carpaccio, and Spicy Rigatoni Vodka were amazing, but the gnocchi was extremely disappointing to say the least - super bland and the tiny serving size is definitely a good reason to pass on spending almost $40

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ChristineM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

Open table had an old menu! Things were a lot less on the new menu , so we were really disappointed.
The restaurant ambience wasn’t great…noisy and we got seated upstairs The service was stellar. Our server was amazing! Our entrees were also good

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Bill
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Thought we booked inside, but we were herded outside. Both our plates came out COLD. Not warm, but darn cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had a reservation for 9:30pm and we were only sat at 10:30. We weren't even sat at a table, we were sat at the bar, which was very crammed and very unpleasant. When making a reservation at a restaurant, without specifying you want the bar, it should automatically be a table that you're given. We were extremely disappointed as we were told at 9:45pm that our table was "being cleaned" and again at 10:15pm that our table "was being cleaned" which was both not true. It is ridiculous to have a reservation at 9:30pm and to only be sat at 10:30pm and not even be given a table! Instead the crammed bar! We only got a table at 11:00pm. We were starving and kept being told that the people sitting at our table wouldn't leave. Don't overbook your restaurant!!!! What's the point of having a reservation?! The staff was accommodating however and provided us with free drinks which was nice but management has to be improved along with the overbooking. Food was alright, decent italian.

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JulzK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Dined here last night and I am still trying to understand the hype on this restaurant. The seating arrangement is crammed (very strange layout) and especially in Covid times this restaurant does not seem to be taking any precautions. No distancing whatsoever between different parties. The bar area was crammed with people. I have been dining at other restaurants since Covid and have not had this issue. In addition, staff is not wearing masks at all times, serving dishes without masks, etc.. The food was very mediocre and expensive for was it was. We had the spicy rigatoni and the burrata pizza (very ok-nothing special in my opinion). The music was way too loud making it impossible to have any conversation without yelling. Overall, I did not enjoy my experience at this restaurant and truly believe it is one of those restaurant's that is overrated. Save your money and go elsewhere, there are plenty of better restaurants in MTL :)

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Probably the worst dining experience possible in Montreal. We had two octopus dishes, one was charred and tasted disgusting - the chef, in his opinion, apparently thought it was fine!! 😂 We then had 3 pasta dishes and a pizza. Three dishes came out cold, lukewarm for one dish. The mac and cheese actually had the same sauce as the tomato rigatoni - something is off there! Our server was good but wasn’t able to speak to his management or try to accommodate us. The only thing that was good was our wine, which was basically because the restaurant couldn’t ruin that!
Don’t waste time or money in this place, the food is of poor quality and the service in general is highly disappointing.

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Leopsi
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. The food was delicious, however we were quite disappointed by their pizza. We had the truffle pizza, it lacked of taste and the bottom was extremely soggy. The truffle Mac and cheese however, is a must: absolutely phenomenal.

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Elena
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, I forget the name of our server, but he was very tall with dark hair. He was very charismatic making sure we were taken care of the whole night despite having a large section to take care of.
The music and ambience were also amazing. There was a large party nearby so was a little loud, but that is understandable and does not take away from the review.
The food was very good, however, slightly expensive. Would come back for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Excellent service ! Je recommande les pâtes au homard.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Bon mais service trop rapide / expéditif et très bruyant

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JohnG
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal

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MelissaM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was very professional and kind! I would highly recommend!

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Laura
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impeccable, menu qui a l’air délicieux, nous avions envi de tout essayer. Nous reviendrons définitivement pour essayer les pizzas qui avaient l’air succulente. Les boulettes de nonna et les pâtes caccio and Pepe a l’huile de truffe étaient délicieuses. La pieuvre était en partie un peu trop brûlée, mais la présentation était parfaite et le reste de l’assiette était très bonne.

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ClaudiaS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

tellement salé pololoooooo

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Ag99
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The ambiance of the restaurant was very cool and trendy. Although the salmon appetizer was very good our meal was mediocre for the price.
I had higher expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambodia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent! We shared the spicy rigatoni and the truffle pizza. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

They changed the menu, very limited, I ordered spicy rigatoni it wasn’t spicy at all and there was some type of vegetable wasn’t sure what it was since it wasn’t written on the menu. they sat us on the second floor ,no ambience it felt like I was sitting in a closet near a washroom while the downstairs was happening and had music. It’s like we where secluded from the restaurant. This was my first time and last time. I was definitely not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Nourriture et service étaient bons mais la musique trop forte ma compagne et moi n’avons pas pu avoir une conversation pendant plus de 2 heures .. le temps du repas… Dommage .. très dommage..?pas sûr que nous retournerons ETK en fin de semaine

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SylliaA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG the food are so good, I have to come back to eat all the menu. 🤩

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JonathanB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Un bel accueil, de la nourriture de qualité. Une belle découverte.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The food was not fresh and

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LizaneP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impressed with the food. I had the filet mignon and it was delicious. My friend is vegan and they made her a vegan pasta that was off the menu that she really enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service

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Elefanté is rated 4.4 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.