Elefanté

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21 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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.
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
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56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

The poor waitress upstairs had The entire section to herself and could not handle it all the tables were getting really poor service the waitress was super sweet but completely overwhelmed.. it just didn’t make sense for a Saturday night to have one waitress upstairs.

it had been 20 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order, we ordered drinks & our food and got our food before our drinks, ordered our 2nd round of drinks as we got our food since it took so long and they never even came :( not a great experience over all, food was good though.

I normally don’t write these but I got a text message asking me how our experience was so I thought I would share

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Michael
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

I had a reservation at 7:30 on Friday. The seating was right next to the washroom where many people pass by and my girlfriend is at high risk If they catch Covid so to avoid hygiene issues I politely requested to the manager I believe (woman with short curly hair) if we can change seat. She sarcastically and extremely rudely laughed in our face as if it was an inexcusable request despite there being two available tables nearby and then had us move. This was very insulting and the night was already off to a bad start. Then we ordered two elefante special bloody cesars which were not drinkable. We told the manager again that we didn’t like them and she again was extremely rude about it and said she was open to feedback about the special drink and charged us for both of them. The Pasta dishes (double truffle pasta and mac and cheese) was also very cold When they arrived to our plate. I was very disappointed with my experience. The only positive was the male waiter who was actually very polite and pleasant. I would have preferred to not deal with who I think was the manager as she really ruined the experience. Our table spent close to $400 and it was a terrible night. I do not recommend this place to anyone after this night.

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Florence
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tout était parfait! La nourriture était excellente, l’endroit est super joli et les employés étaient très gentils. C’est certain que j’y retourne!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

Not sure what all the hype is about. Food was below average - pizza was terrible, octopus was fishy, the truffle pasta was fine .. the ambiance is wtv - definitely nothing to rave about. Not sure how this place shares owners with Fish Bone right next door which is 1000 times better in every aspect.

Best i can say about this place was the service. we had a stellar waiter who recognized all too well our disappointment that evening. He remained friendly, professional and even had them credit the 2 octopus dishes after asking us for our honest opinion on the dish (having seen we both left it practically untouched).

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Mariab
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

J'ai fait une reservation au bar pour 3 personnes pour 19h30. Nous ne voulions pas manger tout de suite, avons seulement pris une bouteille de vin, mais avons bien communiqué à la barmaid nos intentions de commander des plats un peu plus tard. Le restau était vide (seulement deux groupes au bar, dont le mien). 45 min après nous être assis elle nous a pressés à commander des plats (soit disant qu'une autre groupe allait arriver). C'était légèrement insultant et mal communiqué. Nous avons commandé (nous en avions l'intention dès le début) mais évidemment aucun autre groupe n'est arrivé et le restau est resté vide toute la soirée...... Je comprends son intention de faire de l'argent mais c'est un peu insultât de se faire presser comme ça alors que nous étions au bar, ça faisait meme pas une heure qu'on était sur place, le restau était vide, et nous lui avons bien dit que nous souhaitons manger.

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vipJads
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service
Respectful distancing and attention to Covid
Food presentation A+
Wonderful taste

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JoMike
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bouffe excellente et service 5 étoiles au bar🙌

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the drinks to the entrees to the dessert, everything was incredible and fresh.
Service was impeccable.

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ChristineL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent! Great service at the bar, very attentive.
Grilled octopus on labneh, filet mignon carpaccio w/truffles, linguine vongole (true taste of the Mediterranean) and the Branzino - all to die for!
After thanking the chef for a wonderful meal, we received the best cannoli I have ever had. Wonderful evening, we will be back 😊

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JosselinF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

We saw things you don’t want to see.
The server swapped our drinks with another table.
We couldn't choose the dessert we wanted.
Dessert was served but it was not the flavor advertised on the menu.
Well, everything was wrong that night !

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BriannaP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was fantastic! It is a very nice looking restaurant and the service is very fast. They treat you very well.
Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

We were very excited to try it out. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The restaurant is well decorated and the vibe is great with good music. Luckily, we were placed on the 2nd floor, it wasn’t as loud as the first floor.
Food was overpriced for what it was. Waitress was very nice, however the food took forever to come out.

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JCMtl
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Menu in restaurant claimed pasta was made in-house. It is not (saw boxes of Barilla on the counter). Not only that, ordered the double truffle which is like Cacio e Pepe with truffle: never in my life have I seen a restaurant pre-cook their spaghetti. Spaghetti (from Barilla) takes 7 minutes to cook! Why do you need to pre-cook? It was way beyond al dente (but I knew this as I saw them bring out the already cooked spaghetti in a large stainless steel kitchen food pan). Beyond shocked. Chef is great and trying his best. Thank god for him - he did save the meal and had it not been for him I would have written a worse review. However, for an Italian restaurant (with some italian speaking staff) they should know better! I'm still in shock that I was served pre-cooked pasta. Even in non-Italian restaurants they cook it on the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Délicieux!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The hostess was extremely rude and completely unhelpful.
Although the food was delicious, the hostess sat us at the bar when all the tables were completely empty and I had made my reservation a week in advance. This is the second time this has happened.
When I asked why we couldn’t be seated at a table, the hostess said it was reserved because someone called and asked for a table specifically. I then asked how I could assure I would be seated at a table in the future, she went on to explain that there is no guarantee and no possible way to do that. Which completely contradicts her previous statement about someone calling to reserve a table.
She was extremely rude and made no sense in how she explained herself. If we were the first people to get there we should be seated at a table instead of the bar.
At any other restaurant, being seated at the bar is the last option when there are no tables left.
This is unacceptable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!
Beautiful ambiance , I’ll definitely be back!
Ordered the Double Truffle pasta, grilled octopus, best scallops in the city!! And the truffle fontina pizza, wow !!!
My wife had the squid ink lobster pasta, she loved!
One of my top Italian restaurants in the City!
Staff was very nice. And we loved the Mediterranean touch to the dishes.

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Sandm
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Wow before going I read the review and decided to ignore the red flags. Went yesterday night with friends, food was good, prices are ridiculous and service was poor. Here's what happened: My friends and I weren't done that the server asked us for the table. Usually if you need the table at a certain time, you advise the guest at the beginning of the night. Instead he literally took our wine glasses and moved them to the bar. We were 3, so the bar wasn't the perfect place to chat. Since there is a second floor that was empty last night, I asked to be moved there (at least we could have a table to finish our wine). The waiter apologize and said that the second floor was full. Which was a total lie because the bathroom is there and I was just coming back and saw how empty it was up there. So he lied to me in my face because when I told him so, he then said it was okay if we wanted to move up. Then he left us there. So we end up paying the ridiculously high price and we left.Oh and the crowd is full of show-off with sunglasses at 9pm lol.
Save your money and go somewhere else, the old port is full of nice places!

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Jade
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I hated the food
Very very heavy

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SteveC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambience, excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend

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MichelA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

New restaurant. Food is good, service not at the level to be expected for this area or price range.
So many better places close by.
Good luck!

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Elefanté is rated 4.1 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

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