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Great Italian Dinner

illusion Nov 24, 2008 04:48 PM

Well, here is my challengethat i have not been able to replicate,

a few years ago, ive tried out a restaurant called "la botte" down in santa monica , california, it has been basicaly my best meal ever, great contemporary italian food. for example:

Gorgonzolla stuffed artichoke,
4 cheese ravioli, (with shaved black truffle)
a ricotta cheese cake to die for, (basicaly like eating a cloud from heaven)...

... Well, since then ive been trying to replicate the experience in montreal, While i have to admit ive did not try every single italian restaurant available, ive tried a few of the culprit one without much luck:

Buenna notte, Stromboli, Tenuta, otto, primavera, Grazziella, ill martini, la diva, novelo ect ect...

ive read other things about many of the other known restaurant in town : Da emma, Bice, Bis, le lattini, il mulino, but in all honesty none have really inspired me..

well, in my last hope, i am here to ask for your help for suggestion for the dinner of a life time, be it in a trendy or classic atmosphere, the only thing that really do matter to me is a divine sofisticated meal i can remember for years to come.

thanks for your help

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    eattotoeat Nov 25, 2008 09:23 AM

    try Bronte on sherbrooke and st mathieu. i just had a pasta duo with shaved white truffle that almost made me cry it was so good! the food, presentation service were all superb!

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    1. re: eattotoeat
      illusion Nov 27, 2008 05:32 PM

      ive looked at their menu on the web, seems more french than italian...

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      Jonquilles Nov 28, 2008 06:02 AM

      You could try Il Piatto Della Nonna (5171 St Laurent)... great little Italian place with very good homemade food.

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      1. re: Jonquilles
        SnackHappy Nov 28, 2008 06:55 AM

        While Il Piatto can serve up some fine tasting rustic red sauce Italian, it would be really pushing it to say that the OP could find the "divine sofisticated meal i can remember for years to come." they are looking for there.

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