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Elefanté, Montreal, QC

Elefanté

4.1
4.1
155 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.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 842-4242
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Old Montreal
  • Cross Street
    McGill
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Square Victoria
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

155 Reviews
  1. Audidiee

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    J'ai réservé au restaurant jeudi soir pour 17h30, journée de tempête au froid glacial. Mon amie et moi sommes arrivé aux alentours de 17h20, l'entrée n'était pas visible et aucune porte ne semblait être ouverte. J'ai téléphoné au restaurant et c'est alors qu'on m'a dit qu'il fermait pour la journée car le chef était malade. Je ne comprends donc pas pour quelle raison je n'avais pas été informé. Je me suis fait répondre qu'on m'avait téléphoné plus tôt par contre étant au travail à l'heure de l'appel je n'ai pu répondre. Le jeune homme m'a donc informé qu'il n'a pas laissé de message car la plupart des personnes ne les écoutes pas .. Je travaille dans le service à la clientèle et pour moi c'est inacceptable comme service. De plus, ayant réservé sur la plateforme open table, le restaurateur aurait dû annuler notre réservation, de ce fait un courriel nous aurait avisé! Nous nous sommes déplacé dans des conditions pas très idéale, avons payé le parcomètre pour ne pas manger. Je ne recommande pas !

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  2. Freg

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This place is rough around the edges. Could be really nice with a bit of a face lift. They need a new dishwasher O.o The food and cocktails were very nice

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  3. YagoA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Although we went on a holiday and the manager expressed being understaffed, this was the worst experience I have ever had dinning. Some minimal service practices would have made me overlook the 1 hour wait between appetizers and mains. We ended up leaving before receiving them because a table that arrived after we had finished our appetizers received the same items (pizza and pasta) that we had ordered, before us. wrong drinks being brought, no bread brought after requested, water not hit the table until 30 min in. Manager gave two rounds of shot 2 hours into the service, which was appreciated but not replaced having the food on the table. I hate writing a bad review and I hope this was caused solely due to the short staffing but in my opinion their staff should be retrained to better approach situation like these.

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  4. Yara

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is amazing they're so welcoming and nice and you genuinely feel like they're happy to be there. It was a simple nye dinner but it couldn't have gone any better. Super impressed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! We loved it

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  6. Jeajoon

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Hella noisy and slow service I went twice before it was better I was not squeezed in a small table.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious and great service! We got the boar taglitelle and the rose pasta and both were exceptional. We also split a pizza to start which we would highly recommend!

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  8. ToygunO

    New York City

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went for our reservation and the restaurant was closed. We had to look for another restaurant on Christmas eve. It would have been good the restaurant didn’t accept reservations on Christmas eve if they were not going to be open.

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  9. MichaelY

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible restaurant run by incompetent people.

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  10. MelissaB

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good! Good food and great place for dinner with friends

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  11. Sarah

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really upsetting experience. The dishes were disgustingly and visibly dirty. The food was good although the service was horrible. Management was extremely rude to us, and tables around us. Saddened about this experience, and will not be returning.

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  12. ArianeS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merci! Tout était absolument délicieux! Les pâtes maison étaient fantastiques! À essayer absolument.

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  13. Mom72

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience, the service was excellent. The food was good, but we are told the menu will change. Thank you to Ayman for your attention to our group.

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  14. Miamifan

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extremely slow. We had to wait an hour and a half to get two drinks from the bar. The food was delivered without cutlery. By the time they provided the cutlery 15 minutes later the food was cold. Overall very disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very very bad service even when the restaurant wasn’t full

    1 person found this helpful

  16. PatC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly, it wasn't anything special. My friends liked the pasta but the 2 pizzas we ordered, 5 fromaggi and truffle pizza, werent fantastic for the price you pay. The cheese pizza was extremely salty and the truffle tasted like nothing. Very bland. Wouldn't recommend it. It's too bad. Also, the place is kinda filthy. Spider webs all over the ceiling and corners. The bathrooms were not in great shape. Can't imagine the kitchen? Who knows...

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  17. Mariam

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food, we had pizzas and they were amazing, service is really good and table setting is nice

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  18. JeanL

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was really long our server was at the bar at the same time so we wait all night for him!

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  19. Laura

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks was very good and service was great. Would definitely go again!

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  20. AmyB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very slow service. Took forever to get food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mushroom, truffle pizza was so good. We also added rapini side dish. Perfect and more than enough for three of us to share.

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  22. MitchR

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food. The inslata mista, pizza and, in particular, truffle pasta were standouts. Attentive, professional service. My only criticism is that it is quite loud and hard to hear your table mates (and we were seated at the back below a speaker), but that may be a feature for some.

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  23. Napoleon1er

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Elefante used to be one of my favorite restaurants, however this last visit was really bad, I don't know what happened but it's sad to see such a good restaurant failing. The food was not good, (swordfish carpaccio,truffles gnocchi, gnocchi a la burrata ) all 3 dishes were tasteless, the presentation was also sloppy. They kept the AC on even though it was colder outside, everybody had their jacket on and absolutely nobody was taking pictures of their plates. The restaurant was almost empty on a Saturday night, it was a total let down. Hopefully our waitress was understanding and very professional otherwise it would have been a complete nightmare. I hope they will get better because I had nothing but good things to say about this place prior to that visit.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly service

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  25. kali

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    we were sat under the stereo and it was super hard to here everyone. the hostess sat us at our table without menus so when our waitress came by to ask for our orders 10-15 minutes later, we had to tell her we didn’t even get them. to make up for it our waitress gave us free shots

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  26. zelle

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was for a birthday celebration and we didn’t get any special addition to the dessert we had ordered. The restaurants we’ve been to usually does that! We had specified in on the OpenTable reservation.

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  27. MikeJM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, although different than described. Spicy tomato pasta was no spicy at all. And, brushetta was not brushetta, but more like hush puppies (fried without sugar on the dough balls) with oil and vinaigrette for dipping. They were tasty, but not what was expected, brushetta. Row tables were okay, but a little close to the neighboring guests; I could easily hear their conversation. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Appetizer, filst mignon carpaccio, was very good. The total price for our meal without alcohol was just over $100. A nice restaurant overall.

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  28. David

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and OUTSTANDING food. Will be back again soon.

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  29. DougM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizzas and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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  30. andreb

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu limit choice mission exploitation. Writing and italien

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  31. KevinD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Really good food. Service was bad because it was a new server. Don’t count this.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was decent but didn't blow me away. Cocktails were expensive for the quality and pasta was store bought with 5 star prices. Service was great though and the vibe was very cute.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was terrible. We ordered 4 meals and they came out 30 minutes apart. Food was mediocre at best. Won’t be returning.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was 10/10!!! Mani the waiter was amazing! We didn’t really enjoy the first drink we got so ask to replace it and he did it with ease. He was also very helpful with the food choices. We took spaghetti gamberini with a 5 cheese pizza to share. Everything was delicious. Definitely a restaurant to recommend! We ate outside and we definitely enjoyed being outside because the music inside was very loud! Great ambiance but we preferred the outside placement. This is a restaurant I would recommend to anyone who loves a good italian restaurant not overpriced.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and fabulous service from Marco!

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  36. OliviaF

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Drinks were quite strong and very dimmed lights. The music was great and service was mediocre.

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  37. BarrettJ

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paint the door other than that, amazing, waiter was top notch.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cocktails were great. Loved our salads. The entrees were delicious. We were having a great time and then the owner showed up. The tone of the staff seemed to change as they had to turn their attention to him and his guests.

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  39. Jazzzzzy

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food I had in all of Montreal. The dinner to dessert to drinks were all super .

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Miserable host and was dead inside

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Elefanté is rated 4.1 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for Elefanté

420 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC H2Y 1V3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    McGill
  • Neighbourhood
    Old Montreal
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Square Victoria
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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