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Il Focolaio

1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
+1 514-879-1045
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (572 reviews)
“salad” (100 reviews)
“tartufo” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing to find a true pizza place that caters to lactose intolerant folk like myself. I haven’t had real pizza at a restaurant in a very long time so this was like winning the lottery while on vacation in Montreal. Number 53 was amazing. The...More

Thank jseaborn
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Restaurant is always packed. We went twice on our trip to Montreal, once for lunch and then Dinner another day. Best Woodfired Pizzas ever. Don't go here for a romantic meal as it so loud and you sit very close to your fellow guests....More

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here November 14th (visiting from Niagara) for dinner. Read all the positive reviews online and thought it would be worth a try. Wow. Vito and Rachid were AMAZING. Excellent service, very charming, and the perfect pizzas made our night. Can’t say enough about...More

Thank Irishimp37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a supreme and tartufo pizzas with Caesar salad. All was superb. I would defiantly return. It was very busy. We did not have reservations but got a table for 2 right away. I just noticed on the bill the salad says “rush rush”...More

Thank Jimmy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there Friday night after movie night downtown Montreal with the family. Conveniently located in Phillips Square in front of the Bay, we decided to try it since it was within walking distance of the theater. I am glad we did. Make no mistake, this...More

Thank Daneli_0315
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Daneli, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! Hope to see you back soon, it would be a pleasure to serve you and your family :) Be well and as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic, Roman Pizza - packed full of flavors and stone oven cooked. Say no more - it’s busy because it’s great.

Thank Flyby0161
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Flyby0161, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! love the title of your review!!! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is bustling at lunch. Great pizza and service. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. My friend and I both had the pizza, and the crust was perfectly cooked, cheese wasn’t lacking and ingredients seemed fresh.

Thank Pete S
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Pete, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a late dinner during our trip. The place was packed! Both the patio and the dining room were crammed with people...that had to say something about the place! When we sat down and asked for English menus we were a bit...More

Thank PBandJamminJourneys
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello PBandJamminJourneys, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food, service and wine! We do our best to have a bit of everything on our wine list, which includes some delicious private...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Montreal for the weekend and this was an unexpected treat. Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommended!!!!!

Thank AOrozco
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello AOrozco, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and service :)! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the prosciutto pizza and the Margarita w/a pitcher of bière. Nothing fancy, but very fresh and delicious. Our water Costa was awesome and extremely personable as well. He was a wealth of information for cool sites to see around the city too. Definitely...More

Thank nick f
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Nick, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and Costa's service! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito !

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Wisconsinite01
22 August 2017|
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Response from Sergio G | Property representative |
We do actually have Vegan options and are working on providing a Vegan friendly cheese in the near future. We can offer any pizza you would like as long as the ingredients are vegan and you ask to remove the cheese which... More
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cbernard239
18 April 2017|
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Response from Sergio G | Property representative |
Hello cbernard239! Thank you for your message and enquiry. Yes, we do accept reservations for Sunday's. Would you like me to help you with reserving a table? Thank you, Sergio
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Willie5
5 August 2016|
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Response from Sergio G | Property representative |
Hello Willie5, Thank you for your question! We do offer a Gluten-free crust although like many others mentioned it is cooked in our wood-burning oven with the rest of our pizzas and there will be cross-contamination on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-879-1045
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