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Elefanté, Montreal, QC

Elefanté

4.1
4.1
126 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 24 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 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Montreal

    Hot Spot

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  1. KD

    KevinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Really good food. Service was bad because it was a new server. Don’t count this.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    OliviaF

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Miserable host and was dead inside
  11. 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).
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 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
  13. M

    Mari

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was amazing, but we waiting over an hour for it and the restaurant wasn’t even busy. Service was poor. Water glasses were mostly empty and they forgot to give us menus. We had to ask to bring us cheese for our pasta, no one came to see if everything was fine.
  14. g

    galv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best spot in Montreal!!! Everything was excellent. The service was great.❤️❤️❤️
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food absolutely amazing. Drinks could have been quicker. Understand they were short staffed. Kudos to the chef. Service will come when they can hire.
  16. AM

    AlexM

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    Service was horrible - some people complained for over two hrs about their delayed meals and then eventually someone came over to say the kitchen was closed
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pasta and service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, extremely quick service
  19. PG

    PiccoloG

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were sat up against a wall Which is ok ,but the restaurant should make sure the wall is clean Wall we were sitting up against was dirty and hadn’t been cleaned in quite awhile
  20. WF

    WeatherFrank

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Very cool vibe. Highly recommend!
  21. AB

    AidaB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le service était vraiment parfait, la serveuse a été très aimable
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Pricer than the average restaurant but great experience!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alivia our waitress was absolutely fabulous!!! She was a joy and dinner was a pleasure!! The food was fantastic and the drinks were excellent. We will definitely return!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a beautiful place with a crazy nice ambiance! The servers were incredibly nice & helped picked out what to eat! Staff was incredibly friendly, would go again with my girlies
  25. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian food. The gnocchi burrata is a must try! Bartender was knowledgeable with the wine list and made some great suggestions to pair with our food and waitress, Alivia, was super friendly, made us want to come back. Overall, a great experience!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I had reservations and was looking forward to my visit but the poor service forced me to leave and find somewhere else for dinner. The restaurant was pretty dead with no energy, then they tried to sit us upstairs all alone which seemed boring. We moved downstairs to the bar where we sat for 5-10 minutes without being acknowledged. Wouldn’t recommend.
  27. N

    Ninailic

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fantastic thoughtful service. Highly recommend!
  28. TC

    ToughCanadian

    Richmond

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Food was good and the service excellent however the noise level was high (do not use for a business meeting) due to the owners young children running around the restaurant and yelling. That was a poor decision for a restaurant of this type, we will not go back because of this.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ✅La nourriture était bonne. ✅ L’ambiance était au rendez-vous ✅Nous avons passé un agréable moment avec les serveuses, elles étaient vraiment sympathique et professionnelles!
  30. k

    kirstink

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere - cute decor. Good wine list. Excellent food and service. Our waiter had a lot of insight on menu items and held friendly conversation.
  31. EB

    ElisabethB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was disappointing. Very average. Not worth the price at all. My cod was pricey and bland. No taste. Waitress was very sweet and attentive but couldn’t tell us what were in the dishes. Atmosphere was cool hip vibe and DJ Is nice addition. Upstairs seating too isolated and dark. Restaurant a little too dark altogether.
  32. SM

    ShaniaML

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, good service and a nice atmosphere for a date night!
  33. M

    Maria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Unfortunately the service was horrendous. Really made our experience a bad one.
  34. KP

    KristynP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Really bad service. Waiter barely tended to us, we waited so long just for water and menus. Food was great but it was very crowded and and not great ambiance. Every time the door opened I was freezing. Mentioned it was for my birthday and nothing was done or said we felt very ignored. Waiter said all of 10 words to us
  35. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    It took them a long time to take our order but once they did service was good. But the food had no taste unseasoned and the cocktail tasted like juice watered down!
  36. PY

    PaulYUL

    Montreal

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The best part of the evening was the spicy Paloma cocktails mixed with love at the bar. The atmosphere and apps (beat salad and beef carpaccio with truffle sauce) were good as was the burrata pizza. The mains weren’t great though however they did just reopen so we will return to give them another chance. The spaghetti vongole was way too salty with a small portion of pasta. The veal chop was too sauced up. The Rigatoni Romanoff was good though.
  37. SL

    SimonL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Do not order pizza the crust has a bad taste and gave me heartburn.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Nice vibes but food can be improved
  39. ST

    STEVEN

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    cold $17 meatballs 👎$25 pizza $159 ! Wasted $$👎
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was good food and service. I tried pappardelle and it was delicious.

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 126 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 24 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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