Elefanté

4.3
43 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 43 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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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
1 review
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
7 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
17 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
1 review
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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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
2 reviews
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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Elefanté is rated 4.3 stars by 43 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.