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Pizzeria Napoletana HELP

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vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 08:07 AM

Well, me and my friends we were thinking of going out to that restaurant for a birthday this saturday. Is it good? how's the service? Is it worth it? Can we sit there for 1h30 without getting kick out by the waiters? Help would be greatly appreciated! thank you guys in advance=)

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Pizzeria Napoletana
189 Rue Dante, Montreal, QC H2S1K1, CA

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    Basilqueen RE: vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 08:12 AM

    I very much like the place - the pizza is great. It is a fast pace busy place, but not in a negative way. I would say that in general they will not mind if you sit for an 1h30, but how big is your group? I am not even sure if they take reservations.
    Enjoy.

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      vanierstudent RE: Basilqueen Nov 16, 2009 08:20 AM

      Thank you for your help! We would probably be 15. So no reservation would be a pain=.=' Can you guys suggest another place if possible? Any type of cuisine is ok. but I think my friends have their preference for a cheap and good meal.

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        kpzoo RE: vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 08:34 AM

        If you still want great thin-crust pizza, I highly recommend Prato - they have a private room in the back that you could reserve, too.

        3891 St-Laurent (near Napoléon)
        514-285-1616

        review: http://www.montrealmirror.com/ARCHIVE...

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          TheLibrarian RE: vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 11:17 AM

          I called them a few weeks ago to ask about reservations and was told that they DO take reservations for groups of 8 and more. So I think that as long as you don't call the night before, you can probably get a table.

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            cupcake22 RE: vanierstudent Nov 17, 2009 01:51 PM

            If your set on Italian Piatto Pieno on St Zotique is pretty good too. Bottega is VERY overpriced and the pizza I had there was mediocre at best...the crust was great but the rest of the pizza was SOGGY...almost like they had either undercooked or over-sauced it.

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            Bottega
            65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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              Campofiorin RE: cupcake22 Nov 18, 2009 05:57 AM

              Overpriced? Come on, the prices are pretty much the same as Napoletana.

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          Campofiorin RE: vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 08:47 AM

          I don't think they take reservations, especially on a sat. night when it's really busy. If it's a cheap BYOW you're after, I'd recommend checking the indian places on Jean-Talon between l'Acadie and Parc. Most are BYOW and very cheap.

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            sockhead RE: vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 11:08 AM

            I didn't like it. Thought it was vastly overpriced. Bottega isn't much more expensive ($3-4/pizza), but a lot better.

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            Bottega
            65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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              TheLibrarian RE: sockhead Nov 16, 2009 11:21 AM

              I've been to Bottega twice and didn't sense a difference in quality with Napoletana; it seemed the extra paid for decor and attitude, which I frankly don't care for. I took my boyfriend and his parents to Napoletana this weekend and a great meal was had by all. That said, Napoletana is not dirt cheap--it's around $15 per pizza/per person--but it is a BYOW, which Bottega is not.

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              Bottega
              65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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                Campofiorin RE: TheLibrarian Nov 16, 2009 12:56 PM

                I do like both of them but the crust at Bottega is miles ahead of Napoletana...

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                Bottega
                65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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                  sockhead RE: TheLibrarian Nov 16, 2009 01:04 PM

                  Actually, looking back... a pizza at Bottega isn't any more expensive than Napoletana. The last few times I've gone to Napoletana, my pizzas have come out burnt. Both are pricey for what they are (it's pizza), but if I'm going to drop some money I might as well sit somewhere nice.

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                    lagatta RE: sockhead Nov 16, 2009 02:32 PM

                    They aren't in the same price category, in particular if people want wine - Bottega pushes expensive bottles - do they even have a house wine? and Napoletana is a byow.

                    No question but that Bottega pizzas are better - we bought one to takeaway once - but we really didn't want to spend so much money on Neapolitan street food. Not everyone wants to spend so much on a casual meal among friends.

                    Campofiorin, of course the South Asian (Indian, Pakistani etc) places on Jean-Talon are a good cheap byow option and close by the original choice, but the people involved would have to like that type of food.

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                    Bottega
                    65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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                      chefjeannine RE: sockhead Nov 16, 2009 04:00 PM

                      Funny, when I went to Bottega my pizza was burnt. The crust was almost inedible.

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                      Bottega
                      65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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                        UnConundrum RE: chefjeannine Nov 16, 2009 04:06 PM

                        I agree with you. Bottega wasn't worth the time the night we were there. I make my own Neapolitan pizzas in a WFO at 800F - 900F/1450 - 1650C, and enjoy proper leoparding of the crust, but that's not what we got at Bottega.

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                        Bottega
                        65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

                         
                         
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                          vanierstudent RE: UnConundrum Nov 16, 2009 05:56 PM

                          I think that Bottega is kinda to costy for most of our group(college student are dirt poor, our budget would be around 15-20 $, I do prefer BYOW, but decently priced alcohol is ok too) Thanks for the sugestion guys, Going to ask them if they are ok with delicious south asian food.^.^

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                          Bottega
                          65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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                            kpzoo RE: vanierstudent Nov 16, 2009 06:02 PM

                            If they're still set on pizza, Prato is within your budget. Can't remember the alcohol prices, though.

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                            Prato Pizzeria Cafe
                            3891 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W1X9, CA

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                              Campofiorin RE: vanierstudent Nov 17, 2009 08:47 AM

                              One option could Les Deux Fours on Bélanger near De Lorimier. It's a BYOW, not very expensive and you have to choice of pizza, pastas or wood fired chicken. The food is quite good for the price. Haven't tried the pizza but the chicken is really good and the sauces are also nice and spicy. Plus, they'll take reservations. The place is lively and fun. I you're using the Métro, it's a 10 mins walk from d'Iberville station on the blue line.

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                              Les Deux Fours Restaurant
                              2379 Rue Belanger, Montreal, QC H2G1E4, CA

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                    cupcake22 RE: vanierstudent Nov 17, 2009 01:49 PM

                    It's a family-style place....atmosphere is pretty casual..no frills. The pizza is tasty...more north american style than italian.

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