Trattoria Gio

4.2
55 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian

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Trattoria Gio is an Italian restaurant in the heart of old Montreal, on the Place Jacques Cartier. We are a family restaurant specializing in pizzas and pastas made from scratch using authentic family recipes. We offer a romantic atmosphere and elegant setting. Our terrace offers a great view of Montreal's majestic Hotel de Ville, and comes to life in the evening to the music of the city's talented street performers.
We accept reservations and recommend them for large groups, anniversaries and corporate events. Benvenuto!
What 55 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeborahC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! Great location, service was excellent. Would definitely recommend for a date night.

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Facundo
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

J'ai déjà mangé des linguines aux fruits de mer chez Gio mais cette fois-ci les fruits de mer étaient en trop petit nombre contrairement à ce qu'annonçait le menu ... j'en ai fait la remarque au serveur qui s'est contenté de déclarer que c'était la cuisine qui était responsable !!! Gio m'a perdu comme client.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

La nourriture était bonne et consistante! La musique était bien ! La seule chose qu’on a aimé moins c’est le temps d’attente pour avoir sa commande !

Mais belle expérience en général

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JaniceW
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Not a cosy atmosphere. Maybe because it was so empty.

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JLColin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Très mauvaise expérience chez Trattoria Gio pour le souper du 31 décembre. Service incroyablement lent et peu professionnel. Nourriture médiocre. Je regrette avoir choisi ce restaurant pour notre souper de Nouvel Année.

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vipPamelaD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

New Year’s Eve celebration

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vipAnnetteM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Restaurant was very welcoming. The staff was great and attentive. They did not rush us at all even though it was New Year’s Eve. The restaurant is in a great location. It’s good for a large crowd too. The prices were reasonable. And portions huge. The food was tasty. Everyone in my party enjoyed what they had. But it’s wasn’t outstanding. I would go back if we were visiting Montreal again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Only two waiters for multiple tables. Barely received drinks; multiple dirty tables surrounding us and no one cleaning up. Food was barely warm, staff kept apologizing for poor service. Complete bust.

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sergevarin
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Overpriced type of tourist restaurant , calamari undercooked , pasta bathe in oil.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful meal!

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Santrman
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Un peu cher pour la nourriture servies et la sangrillia a 36 le pichet

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

La nourriture n'était pas mauvaise, mais pour le prix, on se serait attendu à mieux.
Une personne à notre table n'avait pas commandé d'entrée. Lorsque nous avons reçu notre entrée, on a amené à cette personne son repas principal! Qu'est-ce qu'elle aurait fait pendant qu'on mangeait notre repas principal? Mangé son dessert?
Aussi, le dessert qui accompagnait la table d'hôte était supposé être un "sponge cake" au citron. Je crois que le gâteau avait été préparé plusieurs jours avant, il très dur et pas vraiment bon. Heureusement, un serveur (et non notre serveuse attitrée) a eu la gentillesse de faire un suivi avec nous et lorsque nous lui avons fait part de nos commentaires, il nous a offert un autre dessert pour remplacer.
En somme, ce n'était pas un désastre, mais comme nous avons déboursé un bon montant, et que le restaurant est quand même situé sur la Place Jacques-Cartier, nous espérions mieux!

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Nalia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, ma destination resto par excellence au Vieux port.

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CharlesM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was great! Service was a bit slow with regards to filling water glasses and second round of drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Bathrooms were dirty and not kept up well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Nice decor but took over an hour to receive the food. Very nice but very inexperienced server had no ongoing training or back up- so on top of the long wait to get food- there was a long 30 - 40 min wait to get check. When we asked we were told they had a “rush”-although restaurant was half empty. If you want to linger for a long time and have nothing else to do and aren’t hungry its probably fine. Otherwise go to Modavida or something else even if theres a wait to get in- will still come out ahead!

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Sorry for the delay, this unfortunately happens time to time but extremely rare for the amount of customers we serve.. We are always working to keep the wait times to a minimum. Again our apologies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick and helpful service! We were visiting from the US and our French was a little rusty. The staff quickly switched to English without hesitation. Any restaurant we can get our picky eaters to go to, especially in a foreign country, 5 stars!

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Clare
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I was looking for a place that could accommodate big groups. The food and drinks came out hot and in a timely way and were delicious. My only complaint is about the wait staff. It was hard to flag our server down near the end when we had to get going. The server also got two of our orders wrong and she had written everything we said down. Added to that, the bus boys came out very confused about where to put plates, which you think the server would have noted.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Sorry for the inconvenience Your comments are well noted Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente nourriture service courtois très beau restaurant.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. A great night out with family and friends

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for your review

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Sophie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emma was awesome... really enjoyed the experience. This is great place for anyone visiting.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Glad you enjoyed Thank you

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vipYANB
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good but service was a bit slow.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for you input

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ClaudioT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time and excellent service!
We will be back again for sure next time in Montreal.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you!

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DianeV
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C’est un bon choix de restaurant. La nourriture est très bonne et les portions sont généreuses. Le service est attentionné et bon.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci infiniment!

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Redlady62
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family gathering to celebrate a wedding anniversary. They were able to accommodate our large group (12) very easily. There was plenty of variety on the menu to accommodate everyone’s taste. Bread was nice and warm, served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar or butter if you prefer. Portions we generous. Food was delicious.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you !

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ChristianF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience5

Very long wait time took 45 min just to get apps. We didn’t even order diner it took so long there were only
Ten people in this place on a Saturday night at 7-8 o’clock that should tell you something. What we were able to get for food was good though so
There is potential but seems some of the bad yelp reviews I read were true. I wanted to make my own opinion and I never complain.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Sorry for the wait time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Un service impeccable!!! un repas fantastique merci pour la belle soirée.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci! A bientot

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LuisB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Try their spaghetti dish!! One of the best I ever had!! The service is excellent!

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you

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TracieB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Not impressed - very very expensive for very average food .

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made a reservation on open table and upon arrival was told the restaurant was closed. They said to try the cafe next door oh and sorry. Ps, the restaurants were all crazy busy which is why I made reservations. Poor management.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

It was an error from open table

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FrancescB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked a table for 4 people for Christmas eve dinner with Open Tables. The day before, I was requested to confirm my booking, which I did.
My surprise was when I got there and found that the restaurant WAS CLOSED!
There was not any message on the door about any unexpected closure or anything similar.
Open Table did not contact me to tell me that it was closed. Open Table probably did not even know that the restaurant was closed. That means that Open Table does not contact the restaurant to request the bookings or confirm the status or timings of the restaurants it works with.

I am upset with the restaurant for probably not updating their open schedule to OpenTables. And I am very upset with Open Tables to let me do a booking with a closed restaurant and even request booking confirmation on Christmas Eve, which is a special night.

I don't think Open Tables is taking its users seriously or feeling any respect for them. I am not using this platform anymore.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

sorry for the glitch

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LouiseL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent !!
Au-dessus de mes attentes.
L’entrée, les pâtes et le dessert étaient parfaits

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was quite. Serivice they offerred was very excellent. I am satisfied with the place and food. I like the soup there, which was very tasteful.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you

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AxelT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Assiettes très copieuses et service rapide, ambiance dîner aux chandelles, serveur agréable et aux petits soins

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci !

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ColetteY
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner with great service. A nice ambience for an evening meal.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous sommes allez un groupe de 6 personnes pour un repas d’affaire sur l’heure du diner et nous avons eu un excellent service. Les employés était tous très professionnels. Je recommande fortement ce restaurant à tous et je n’hésiterai pas à y retourner. Merci beaucoup à toute l’équipe pour votre travail formidable.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Belle ambiance, bon service, j’ai adoré mon expérience

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super expérience, pizza et pâtes un vrai délice, le service était impeccable nous avions peu de temps pour diner et le serveur nous a pris en charge dans nos délais! Je recommande fortement ce restaurant!

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Merci beaucoup!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Was not impressed by the food. I won't go back. Issa no.

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

We are Sorry you feeling this way

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iloveitalianfoodbytopchef
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

La cuisine était Horrible et inadmissible, pas du tout au niveau qu'on attendrait dans un restaurant!
Je connais très bien la cuisine italienne. La soupe à la courgette était amère et je me demande si le chef en avait gouté avant de servir ou non. Le poulet grillé avec des légumes: OH MON DIEU! Le poulet brulé à l'extérieur et cru rose à l'intérieur avec un gout du brulure sur le Grill, et trop sec pour manger, servi sans aucune sauce. Les patates déjà faits, vieux et réchauffés pour servir! J'ai demandé à la serveuse si je pouvais avoir une sauce comme Salmoriglio pour le poulet, elle est devenue aggressive et m'a dit : ''Donc, vous n'aimez pas le poulet et voulez le changer?'' J'ai expliqué de nouveau ma demande pour une sauce et elle m'a amené de la sauce tomate pour la pizza margarita! Bref, le tiramisu était couvert par une sauce de chocolat industriel trop sucrée. J'ai demandé un Expresso et la serveuse m'a amené un grand Americano. Lorsque je lui ai demandé de le changer, elle m'a dit c'est ce que je lui avait demandé!!! Communication épouvantable avec le cadre de restaurant pour un simple service! Le Trattoria Gio est le restaurant ou je ne vais plus jamais retourner pour manger!

Trattoria Gio
Responded on July 19, 2019

Qui dire?? Desole

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FAQs

Trattoria Gio does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Trattoria Gio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 508-5659.

Trattoria Gio is rated 4.2 stars by 55 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.