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Dec 28, 2007 01:28 PM

La Gioconda (Decarie)

There is a fine Italian restaurant near us called La Gioconda ( on Decarie. I'm not as interested in their "fine" Italian cuisine as I am in their pizzas. Judging by the pictures the pizza looks very similiar to what we are looking for in a crust. (Thick and chewy) Now, I'm wondering about the sauce. Has anyone tried the pizza there recently?? I would be interested in any reviews.

Thanks! :)

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  1. We have taken out pizza from La Gioconda and eaten there as well. Their pizzas are great but i still have difficulty paying over $60 to feed my family pizza (3 teenage boys and husband) . It is really old school pizza, chewy crust, very fresh and generous ingredients, not greasy. Their veal dishes are also excellent. Service is attentive. i just find that given the location of the restaurant although the prices do compare to other restaurants of the same caliber every dish seems to be priced $2 too high. For the price we pay for a meal there I rather be somewhere else. All said, it is certainly worth a try. There is a parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.

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    1. re: rooibus

      Thanks for letting me know. I wondered about parking and the pizza. It must be old school pizza I love because that's the first pizza I've seen that comes close to what I've been looking for since I moved to Montreal (almost a year ago). I was starting to think that good pizza in Montreal didn't exist. I wil go try La Gio the first chance I get and let you know if it was all I expected and more!

    2. I was just told that La Gioconda on Decarie has changed owners in the past few weeks and qhuality has plumeted as well. Friends were there over christmas and had to leave without eating due to poor service and lack of control. too bad it was a great resto.

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      1. re: montrealbelle

        Oh, I didn't even get a chance to get there! What a shame.

        1. re: montrealbelle

          I will miss their eggplant and Anchovy pizza. Damn that was awesome.