Mayssam Samaha is a Montreal foodie who dreams food, lives food, works food. Mayssam is an excellent resource and you can follow her on her food blog, Will Travel for Food. Therefore, I am delighted that she accepted to make a city guide about a neighborhood that she knows pretty well, Montreal’s Little Italy.
Montreal’s Little Italy is one of the most colourful neighbourhouds in the city. The Italians, who are the largest ethnic group in Montreal, established La Piccola Italia at the end of the 19th century. It is a vibrant neighbourhood filled with cafés, trattorias, Italian specialty stores, Jarry Park and of course, the Jean Talon Market. The air is permeated with the smells of wood-baked pizzas, long-simmering pasta sauces and the strong aroma of the best espressos and cappuccinos in town. Wander around this red, green and white neighbourhood and don’t be surprised if you’re greeted with a ciao or a buon appetito!