Graziella Restaurant

4.6
524 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Graziella Restaurant is located in Old Montreal and serves Italian Cuisine.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday to Friday: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM; Prix fixe menu at 29$
Dinner: Monday to Saturday: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(514) 876-0116
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Graziella Battista
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Private Party Facilities
3 private rooms - Reservation Needed - Up to 80 people !
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Cross Street
William St.
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Parking Details
Street parking, Paying lot on corner William St./Queen St.
Also on St-Maurice Street
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Public Transit
Metro Square-Victoria
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 524 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Music was inappropriate. The techno/club music detracted from the experience. We had burrata as a first course. It was very close to starting to ‘sour’ and go off. The veal chop for our main was over-salted and to be honest, a bit gross. Maybe we made poor choices but we probably won’t be back

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G
Montreal
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Unfortunately this second visit was not up to our expectations. The service between the primi, secondi and on to the main meal was very long. We later found out that they were catering to a very large group. The food was at best lukewarm and in fact portions of the vegetables were served cold. The Tuna steak dish was not eatable. Too bad, I liked this place. Time to move on.

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M
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is as excellent. Service very good. The entre took a while to arrive but was otherwise very good

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A mon avis, Graziella est le meilleur restaurant de Montréal offrant une cuisine italienne authentique; service courtois, discret et efficace; confort et chaleur; et bien sûr une addition qui reflète tout cela!

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Très belle soirée,présentation raffinée,nourriture de grande qualité,sauce remarquable,portions légèrement petites,une valeur sûre.

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We sat at the bar and the service was pleasant, but uneven, much like the food. The carpaccio app was excellent and the Tuna crude special was just average. The gnocchi was ok and the lobster pasta ok to better than ok. A minor point, the bread/bread sticks were stale at best.

The service was efficient and the ambiance was nice. Unfortunately it just wasn’t a great overall dining experience. Perhaps an off night.

I want to recommend going as we heard multiple great reviews and there were some really nice moments. I think there may be better Italian options in Montreal, but again this may have been an off night and worth a try as the people and service are definitely trying to make it a good experience. It just didn’t work out tonight. I hope/think this was the exception.

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JF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance, waitstaff! Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

L’entrée était excellente (9/10), fleur de courge farcie au ricotta. Le premier plat pâte à la courge sauce aux truffes (10/10). Le serveur nous a suggéré de partager ces 2 plats, excellente idée. La suite veau de lait beaucoup trop dur. Mon épouse a pris la pintade. Elle était bonne mais pas au niveau d’un restaurant comme ça. Nous avons donc laissé faire le dessert. La prochaine fois, seulement des pâtes.

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VK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graziella made fantastic pasta. The pesto pasta was superb. The beef carpaccio was very tasty as was the avocado salad. The lamb special and the veal chop had wonderful flavor. The restaurant was beautiful and quiet. We could hear ourselves talk. We were too full to have dessert.

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OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Un restaurant haut de gamme, qui vaut amplement un détour supplémentaire dans le portefeuille...

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I went to Graziella for a late night dinner around 9:30pm on a weekday. Despite not being a set option, we asked our server if a tasting menu would be possible and he happily complied with our request. If it were a busier night, perhaps this would not be possible, but we were so grateful for the experience! Every dish served was beautifully presented and each bite was better than the next. We had scallops, octopus, pasta, lamb and cornish hen. For dessert, we were serve mini panacotta and a hazelnut chocolate dessert which were both sublime. To drink, we enjoyed the Nord as well as their signature ‘Graziella cafe’ and both were spectacular. Overall, this was an amazing experience and a restaurant we would highly recommend.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dining at Graziella was an unforgettable experience. The waiter was knowledgeable about the extensive wine menu choices, and recommended something other than what we had originally chosen, and we were appreciative of his suggestion. The food was fresh, beautiful, and exquisitely prepared. Again, our waiter made suggestions that we happily agreed to, and we were pleasantly surprised. My husband of 31 years and I have dined all around the world, and this restaurant, on the edge of "Old Montreal", is now one of our top ten favorites. We are planning another trip to Montreal and this will be one of the highlights of trip!!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great from the minute we walked in the door. The space is light and airy, with very talk ceilings. It just feels elegant. The food itself could not be beat. Both my wife and I had the special appetizer (fried squash blossoms) and I could have just eaten plate after plate of those. Then we each had pasta and dessert, with a nice dry Sicilian white wine. A very special and delicious meal.

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R
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant,bel accueil.bon service.cuisine raffinée.

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LL
Montreal
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couples night out.

We had an amazing experience with amazing wine suggestions from Gérard (in particular the Marsala with cheese after dinner - a discovery for us). The menu is structured around a 3 course Italian meal. I recommend that you stick to 2 courses unless you have a serious appetite. The service was first rate, attentive, professional, discrete, and unhurried. The dinner came with a hefty price tag but this is one occasion where the experience was definitely worth it.

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MB
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing restaurant! Everything was perfect. The food is absolutely delicious and very creative. The ambiance is also well thought of with just the right amount of lighting soothing to the eye.

Extensive wine list and the staff was very well versed on the choices and recommendations. Pedro, our server was perfect.

We highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back. The only draw back is finding parking. Please make sure to give you a bit of head time and expect to walk a little.

Thank you

Mario Barbieri

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C
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place amazing chef and team !
Food is just too delicious, fresh and créative

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

What a disappointment. We had heard great things about Graziella but that wasn't meant to be in our case. The service was absolutely terrible with numerous mistakes and our main dishes arriving 20 minutes apart. Supposedly there was an issue with my lamb dish and I was only notified after my girlfriend's dish was served. I was asked to pick something else, which I did, only to be told 15 minutes later that my original dish was on it's way.

By that point any other restaurant would have apologized. That didn't happen as we were pointedly ignored for the rest of the dinner.

The food was passable in terms of Italian fare but far too expensive for it's quality and presentation. This feels like more of a tourist trap than an authentic "Montreal" restaurant.

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s
London
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Our dining experience at Graziella was horrendous - beyond disappointing.

Even though we were dressed extremely well and speak fluent French, we were seated in an extremely cramped and unappealing area of the restaurant, sandwiched between American tourists. Noticing that there were empty tables in the more attractive dining room area, we requested to move - especially because it was hot where they stuck us - right across from the kitchen (the restaurant is not air-conditioned). We were told that the tables were "not available." The tables remained empty the entire time we were there.

We ordered and waited more than 45 minutes for the appetizer - a squash blossom with cheese. After waiting for such a long time, we were shocked to receive a portion that was so tiny - two bites at the most. It was a joke. We then asked how long the delay would be for the entree - and our server indicated that it probably would not be as long but he did not know for sure. It was at this point that we decided to leave.
The manager was very distressed that we were leaving, and he offered to move us to another table. We told him (extremely politely) that the service was unacceptable, where they stuck us was inexplicable, and that another extreme delay for the entree would be unacceptable. Instead of being appropriately apologetic and acknowledging the issues we raised (I am not at all exaggerating) he was defensive and unpleasant. I might also add that we were not even comped the water we paid for.

We travel a lot and dine all over the world. We are polite and appropriate. We are accustomed to dining at upscale restaurants when we travel because we live in San Francisco and New York and are spoiled and used to eating great food. We intentionally choose select restaurants but we are not impossible to please and we are always respectful. This restaurant was a huge rip-off, with horrible service and a portion size that they should be ashamed of given the price of their food.

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T
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

A little noisy. Tables small and close, no tablecloths in the modern style. Creative cuisine not too bad. Service good. Nice cheese offering at the end.

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing, explained things so well but efficiently as well. really great recommendations for food and portion.

restaurant setting is made so the noise level is amazing. the scallops, octopus and gnocchi were to die for.

Only small little disappointment: the truffle pasta.. didn't taste like truffles at all! truffle usually has a very strong taste and smell and I couldn't feel it at all. I'm sure they would've replaced it if I had asked since the service was outstanding.

I would go back anytime!

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JB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Exceptional dining. Service was impeccable. So was the food.

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G
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dinner out we have had in Montreal is 10 years in old town area.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nous avons aimé le service courtois, l’ambiance, le décor et la nourriture. Comme entrée, j’ai opté pour les pétoncles qui étaient succulentes tout comme les gnocchis comme plat principal. Un resto italien qui est parmi les meilleurs en ville!

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s
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Quality of food outstanding. Quiet conversations very appreciated. Large list of wines.

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OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing gastronomic and service experience in Montreal. Outstanding sommelier, finely tuned culinary and wine pairings, and warm attention to visitors experience make this place a rare gem. Wow!

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RS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Repas exceptionnel, service professionnel, ambiance haute gamme

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j
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Très bel accueil tout au long de l'aventure! Repas absolument délicieux...

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pure cuisine italienne comme à Firenze one of the best Italiano resto in MTL la viande est juste parfaite là-bas et l endroit est chic

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CB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The osso bucco was one of the best dishes I have ever had. The gnocchi was superb. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. We had a wonderful evening.

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j
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Small menu and high prices, the relation price/quality is not adequate....

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AS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional food served by exquisite servers. Fantastic wine list and knowledgable staff guarantee an amazing meal.

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RD
New England
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best lunch menus in the city. The veal stuffed pasta in a Veal and pea sauce was so good I have gone back 3 times. That should always be on the menu. Cheers

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SD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurent !! Ordered the special ‘pasta with lobster’ it was divine and worth every cent of $44.00 😇😇 , Will be going back for sure, Merci ! Sylvie

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DL
Chicago
240 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic pro attentive friendly service with amazingly delicious food.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

service de classe, menu créatif et toujours excellent qui honore nos papilles gustatives, décor relaxant qui dégage une énergie positive...... Bravo à la chef Graziella et son équipe qui maintient la qualité de ce restaurant hors pair

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l
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

La qualité des aliments se démarque. Cuisine dans la tradition italienne, mais revisitée. Nous y retournerons.

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VH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was impeccable. Food was incredible. I had asked for a nice quiet table for an important dinner meeting and they did not disappoint. They were attentive throughout the whole dining experience. Will definitely go back. Thank you so much.

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Y
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service et excellente nourriture dans un décor sublime. On s'y sent bien et on y mange bien.

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