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“Very good food, great service and value.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Cavaliere

Il Cavaliere
Ranked #3,320 of 5,657 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Virginia Beach
Level Contributor
86 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very good food, great service and value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

My wife and I had been in Quebec (City and Montreal) for almost two weeks and we've eaten at many, many restaurants ranging from the most upscale to local holes-in-the-wall. We decided to try Il Cavaliere based on Trip Advisor recommendations and the fact that this restaurant was right around the corner from our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised! The service was fantastic, the food was above average, and the wine reasonably priced. We started with the Bruschetta for two. The tomatoes were fresh and the bread crispy but not overly hard. We’ve had more, shall we say “exotic” versions of Bruschetta but this was just fine. For dinner my wife had the Gnocchi Gorgonzola. The sauce was excellent; very tasty but not too overpowering and the Gnocchi was clearly homemade; melt-in-your-mouth and delicious, not chewy like the store bought varieties. I had the Campagnola (sausage and peppers) with linguini. Once again, the pasta was excellent and the ingredients perfectly balanced. We went with a liter of the house red wine ($28). It was a standard relatively light bodied Italian red that was really quite flavorful and complemented the meals just fine. We finished the meal with a lemon sorbet (very refreshing), Tiramisu (fair) and two glasses of Sandeman 20 year port. All-in-all we had a terrific meal at a great price and the service was excellent.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank UnpretentiousFoodie
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  • English first
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English first
New York, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hotel restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2011

Breakfast is the best meal in this restaurant. At dinner I would stay with the more simple dishes.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank starrpiano
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, a real gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

We were a group that ate there during the formula one week-end. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic! A great place to relax with great ambiance!!
Cheers!!

  • Visited June 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank venturecapitalist
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Kingman, Arizona
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mmmm Mmmm... Great!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2009

This is a cute little place on the ground floor of the Lord Berri Hotel which was right down the street from Hotel Champ De Mars where we were staying. We saw the one review on here before we went and my husband joked that it was probably the owner throwing the place a bone lol. But believe us it is really true this is a diamond. We love it and highly recommend it if you are in the Old Montreal area. My husband had lasagna and i had pizza and i have to say it was better than you can even hope for so definitely give it a try.

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1 Thank klove_21
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Montreal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Diamond in the rough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2008

Fantastic Food, great service, a real diamond in the rough!!

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1 Thank picasso09
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