Vago

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171 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Established in Westmount in 2001, Vago Italian restaurant is now a destination of choice for the locals of Greene Avenue as well as Montrealers looking for both creative and traditional Italian dishes. Prepared with fresh quality ingredients and served in the relaxing atmosphere of our sleek dining rooms, our chef’s dishes will delight you.

Our ever-changing menu features both traditional Italian dishes and Chef Angelo’s creations. Everything is prepared with fresh quality ingredients and is certain to please.
What 171 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ML
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exhaustive list of Italian classics that are very good

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

My friend and I had planned on dining at Vago on a Sunday evening for a nice final dinner at the end of our trip to Montreal. We made our reservation for 9:30pm on open table, and upon walking in and telling the man behind the host desk (who we later discovered was the GM) our name, he exaggeratedly looked at his watch and said “yeah... for 9 o’clock” and took us to our table. After double checking my confirmation email and the open table app, I apologized for being late (we walked in at 9:34) but reemphasized that our reservation was for 9:30. The GM rolled his eyes and walked away. We then attempted to order a bottle of wine with our server (who was incredibly nice and understanding) but it was out of stock, as was the next bottle we requested, and any he said he would usually recommend. The GM came over and told us “The kitchen is closing in 15 minutes. If you want to order something, you should do it now” in an incredibly snarky tone after we had been seated for maybe 3 minutes. I work in a restaurant. I understand that everyone working in the kitchen wants to go clean up and go home when the restaurant closes. What I don’t understand is why they would take a 9:30 reservation if the kitchen closes at 9:45, or why the GM had to be so rude about it. I decided just to stick with a glass of wine, but my friend ordered the pasta primavera and asked to add shrimp. The food was ehh, but the bill came and her meal (a bowl of spaghetti with marinara sauce and three shrimp as well as a glass of wine) was $65. She asked the GM how it added up to so much. He responded “3 shrimp? $20.” I have never felt so unwelcome and been treated so rudely in a restaurant. After a wonderful trip in Montreal where we ate at tons of fantastic restaurants, this place was pretty awful. Would not recommend to anyone.

M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Nous n'étions pas encore assis qu'on se fait demander quel genre d'eau nous voulons. J'ai mangé des pâtes c'était très bon. Mes soeurs on pris des escalopes de veau. Bonnes mes très minces
C'est pas la bouffe le problème mais le fait qu'on a l'impression qu'ils ont hâte de se débarrasser des clients. Même pas offert des cafés.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent cuisine. Very generous linguine pescatore, but delicious. Helpful waitress. Atmosphere a bit too chilly for my taste, but my wife liked it

MM
Montreal
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had our usual items and they were consistently good. The chop salad, the eggplant parmesan and the veal limone were all satisfying as was the polished and efficient service. This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Spent our New Year’s Eve there with friends and everything exceeded our expectations. The Food was amazing, so flavourful. Thank you to Tommaso and the whole staff for the lovely hospitality!

JD
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't believe I haven't heard of this place as it has been open for 18 years! Delightful service and great ambiance. The food was exceptional specifically the lamb which was outstanding.
Look forward to going again!

JA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vago is consistently great food/service/ambiance! I try to go as often as possible

F
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Le service en français un peu difficile aujourd'hui

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Potato and leak soup as a starter - very good. My wife had the tomatoe/mozza; quebecois mozza was very good, quite a surprise! For the main, had à Milanese “escalope” which well crafted. Crème brûle for dessert, outstanding. My wife had the chocolate profiteroles, which were underwhelming. Had an inexperienced waiter (didn’t ask if we wanted wine, took dishes away too soon) who was more than compensated by the head waiter’s professionalism. Reasonable bill for 2 drinks + 2 starters + 2 mains + 2 desserts + 2 coffees (158$ + tip)

e
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hadn't been to Vago for years.. it is updated and quite a cool space now. Service was good, food was well prepared, but a bit heavy on the garlic everywhere. What is missing is some attention from the maitre d' who was immersed in his phone all night.. not on the floor checking that all is up-to-snuff.

N
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality and flavour of food is amazing highly recommend

MM
Montreal
50 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hadn't been to Vago in many years but very pleased overall. The Vago salad, the veal limone and the eggplant parmesan were all excellent and wine prices by the glass were reasonable. The only negative was the noise level. Conversations around us were loud and the music added to the noise. If we had been with another couple, conversation would have been difficult.

l
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Some of the worst service we have ever experienced. The bottle of wine we ordered, was sold out, so the manager brought out a cheap suggestion. We asked to see one of the other wines, which he proceeded to say "It's a lot more money", almost implying we could not afford it. We ended up choosing the expensive one which was opened left on the table, to air! Not even decanter! The manager never can back, we were not poured a sampler or even a glass of it. We had to pour it for ourselves the entire meal. The server had no idea about the meals. She could not even tell me what type of pasta was in the meals, and did not even attempt to go to the kitchen and find out. We poured our own water, and they kept trying to rush us the entire meal. It is supposed to be a traditional Italian restaurant but again the server or manager did not know what grappa with espresso was. When we had finished our desert, they had all disappeared. From rushing to ignoring.
We never worry about spending over $300 on a meal, but we do expect at least some service!
We will never go back!

r
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vago is an exceptional restaurant; parking was easy; ambiance was great and the food was exceptional; I had the seafood Pasta; mom had the Veal Limonde and Donna had the suggestion du Cheff which was a pasta; we also had the soup which was delicious; some Reisling and some Pinot Grigio........ Big thanks for the awesome service on my mom's birthday !

RICHARD LABERGE, cpa, cma

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The service was very slow for some reason

DP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious as usual! We ate outside - so noise level was moderate. It was a great lunch!

OT
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Service HORRIBLE. NOISE LEVWL IMPOSSIBLE

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BG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tasty Italian food that we all enjoyed. Service prompt and attentive. Would recommend and return.

LW
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The wait staff was so nice and considerate. Thank you

M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service, la nourriture était à la hauteur de nos attentes.
Le seul point négatif, les lumières sont trop forte, ça gâche l'ambiance.

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AH
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

All went as planned..food, service, atmosphere.
As expected

G
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant has it all--great food (authentic Italian), nice ambience and terrific service. I have seldom encountered a more attentive and truly interested server than Chris. The veal parm was wonderful, not heavy, perfectly crisp. The flourless chocolate cake was perfect. My wife loved the oysters and the eggplant parmesan. Definitely try this one!

JM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visit Montreal semi-regularly. Love to entertain friends and family at Vago who enjoy the excellent ambience, service and of course the delicious food.

F
Montreal
71 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service were very good. I highly recommend this restaurant- Vago.

c
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday cake was a nice treat!
Thanks

SJ
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere and wonderful service !

b
Montreal
47 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Ordered fish of the day. No flavor at all accompanied with a few vegetables which were greasy. Service was very poor waiter difficult to find in this fairly small restaurant. Would not return. Many better choices in a city filled with great Italian restaurants.

J
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

One complaint I don’t like garlic asked waiter if my veal had garlic and he said no. Sure enough full of garlic so neither my husband nor I really enjoyed our meal

j
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Great meal.

F
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Et toujours le service super attentionné de Nicolai!!

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F
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food service , great neighbourhood restaurant.

PH
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and attentive service, wine is fairly priced. Overall an enjoyable experience.

AC
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I LOVE this place! It is going to be my new favourite in the Westmount area. We decided to be seated at the bar and were taken care of by the owner/manager who was entertaining, attentive and funny! We started with the Truffle Garlic Bread that sent me to heaven! So melted in my mouth. This tasty appetizer was followed up by Butternut Squash Soup that was creamy and rich. We couldn't resist another order of the Garlic Bread. The bar keep surprised me by ordering my entree! I love how he took initiative, listened to my likes in passing and was confident in the restaurant's offerings. He was right on the money with my Eggplant Parmesan. It was really good, and am usually not a fan, but I am changing my opinion! Lastly, the Dirty Martini was just perfect! You have to visit this establishment for the service (amazing) and the ambiance (low lights and chic) but the food is the true STAR

FC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Always good, friendly staff.
The portions are big. Quiet restaurant that allows for good conversation.

RP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

First waiter was very rushed and rude. Set tone for entire multi hundred dollar evening. Will never return.

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambience. Was seated near the kitchen which wasn’t the best. Service was impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was fantastic. Great atmosphere. We’ll be back.

JA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vago is outstanding! Food and Service both get a 10 on 10 every time!

OT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointing, food always on point!!