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May 5, 2009 05:15 AM

Walking distance to the Bell Centre

Who has some ideas of a decent restaurant (not too expensive... $15-25 for mains) within 5-10 minutes walking distance to the Bell Centre? I would like to avoid Baton Rouge and the Keg if possible. My limit would be Crescent to the west and René-Levesque to the East, and up to Maisonneuve to the North.
... if I remember correctly, there is this small Italian (Santa Lucia?) restaurant on Stanley or Drummond, south of Ste-Catherine... has anyone been there?
Oh! and this is for tonight! I am looking forward to your suggestions!

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  1. 1. Brasserie Brunoise on Mountain right across the street from the Bell Centre (bistro type food)
    2. Arlequino at 1218 Drummond near St. Catherine (new casual Italian place that has been getting good reviews)
    Both are quite decent and well within your price range.

    1. Decca77 has a great 3 course prix fixe menau set at $35 and is located about 30 seconds from Bell Center.

      1. Yup, Santa Lucia is at 1264 Stanley. They specialize in wood-oven pizza. I haven't been, but I've heard good things. Should find something if you search the board. They don't seem to have a website.

        6 Replies
        1. re: Shattered

          Terrible "italian" food. Probably rivals the best Italian restaurant in Trois-Rivieres. Run by South-East asians. How authentic...Pizza is maybe a cut above Domino's

          1. re: berbatov

            Well, as I said, I had never been, only heard good things. Now I've heard the other side.

            Although I think anyone can make a decent pizza regardless of ethnicity; heck, even the most complicated cuisine can be mastered by anyone who puts enough discipline and heart into it. George Harrison played a pretty great sitar.

            1. re: berbatov

              > Run by South-East asians.

              Can we not get into this line of argument, please?

              1. re: berbatov

                I'M also not too fond of implying that food necessarily has to be dismal when outside of Montreal.

                1. re: Campofiorin

                  Agreed. I'm saddened by some of the comments here lately, really. Disappointing.

                  1. re: kpzoo

                    One of the best regional italian restaurants I know in Modena is owned and run by a chinese family.

                    So what does ethnicity have to do with being good?