| October 16, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Our Lady of the Defense church

Our Lady of the Defense church in montreal

When you’re done, visit Our Lady of the Defense church across the street. The interior frescoes are quite impressive and you can have fun trying to find the painting of Mussolini on horseback! If you’re lucky, you might even find yourself in the middle of an elaborate Italian wedding ceremony! When you come out of [...]

| October 16, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Pasticceria Alati Caserta

Pasticceria Alati Caserta

Leave some room for dessert but don’t have any at the restaurant! Walk down Dante Street to the end of the block and go to Pasticceria Alati Caserta where you will find the best cannolis this side of Sicily. The pastry shop has been opened since 1968 and is filled with various Italian delicacies like [...]

| October 16, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Cafe Via Dante

cafe via dante in montreal

A few blocks further on Dante is Cafe Via Dante, a small unpretentious looking place with authentic food from Northern Italy. The rustic, simple décor is accentuated by the dark wood bar and chalkboards on the wall displaying the menu. Give the burrata cheese appetizer a try and the fresh luscious Italian cheese filled with [...]

| October 16, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Quincaillerie Dante

Quincaillerie dante

When you walk out of Milano, turn right and walk to the first light (Dante street) then cross St Laurent and walk one block down Dante Street to Quincaillerie Dante. This is one of my favourite places in the city, a tiny little store filled to the brim with kitchenware (and hunting gear!). Opened since [...]

October 16, 2010 | by Kim

Milano

milano supermarket

A bit further up the street (past caffe italia) is Milano supermarket, the Italian go-to market in the city. Filled with such [...]

October 16, 2010 | by Kim

Caffè Italia

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Start your day by having one of the best coffees in town at Caffè Italia. Walking into Caffè Italia is like being [...]