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Elefanté, Montreal, QC

Elefanté

3.7
3.7
154 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. YA

    YagoA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    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.
  2. Y

    Yara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We loved it
  4. J

    Jeajoon

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Hella noisy and slow service I went twice before it was better I was not squeezed in a small table.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  6. TO

    ToygunO

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  7. MY

    MichaelY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible restaurant run by incompetent people.
  8. MB

    MelissaB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good! Good food and great place for dinner with friends
  9. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    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.
  10. AS

    ArianeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merci! Tout était absolument délicieux! Les pâtes maison étaient fantastiques! À essayer absolument.
  11. M

    Mom72

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.
  12. M

    Miamifan

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Very very bad service even when the restaurant wasn’t full
  14. PC

    PatC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    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...
  15. M

    Mariam

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food, we had pizzas and they were amazing, service is really good and table setting is nice
  16. JL

    JeanL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The service was really long our server was at the bar at the same time so we wait all night for him!
  17. L

    Laura

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks was very good and service was great. Would definitely go again!
  18. AB

    AmyB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very slow service. Took forever to get food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Mushroom, truffle pizza was so good. We also added rapini side dish. Perfect and more than enough for three of us to share.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    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.
  21. N

    Napoleon1er

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly service
  23. k

    kali

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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
  24. z

    zelle

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  25. MJ

    MikeJM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    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.
  26. D

    David

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and OUTSTANDING food. Will be back again soon.
  27. DM

    DougM

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pizzas and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.
  28. a

    andreb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Menu limit choice mission exploitation. Writing and italien
  29. KD

    KevinD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Really good food. Service was bad because it was a new server. Don’t count this.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. We ordered 4 meals and they came out 30 minutes apart. Food was mediocre at best. Won’t be returning.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and fabulous service from Marco!
  34. OF

    OliviaF

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food. Drinks were quite strong and very dimmed lights. The music was great and service was mediocre.
  35. BJ

    BarrettJ

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paint the door other than that, amazing, waiter was top notch.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.
  37. J

    Jazzzzzy

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food I had in all of Montreal. The dinner to dessert to drinks were all super .
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Miserable host and was dead inside
  39. M

    Mehak

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The place looks nice but besides that there’s no point in going there. The food was overpriced and not good. The service was not good at all, it took us 15 mins to get the attention of the waiter (the restaurant was not busy).
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    J’avais choisi ce restaurant en fonction des photos que je voyais sur Instagram ou sur leur site internet. Donc j’ai été déçu à mon arrivée. Le repas était bon mais aucun effet wow. Nous avons demandé du pain. La serveuse très gentille nous a demandé si du pain foccacia serait bon pour nous et comme foccacia c’est des mini beignets qu’il sert comme pain. Donc confort food mais décevant pour un samedi soir

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 3.7 stars by 154 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 5 times today
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

  • 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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