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Il Focolaio

1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
+1 514-879-1045
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (558 reviews)
“salad” (97 reviews)
“tartufo” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 737 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure to make reservation for big party. Always packed after 6pm. Too crowded and noisy for my senior family members. Variety of pizza to choose.

Thank MickyMouseTour
Reviewed 5 days ago

read the reviews and it didn't disappoint! Monday night, packed to the rafters....but still delivered a high quality meal at a reasonable price. Good portions....had Volcano Calzone that came full of meat. Had a view of the pizza oven...those men are turing out pizzas like...More

Thank Janis O
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Janis, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and our very special #44 Volcano! Hope to see you back soon :) Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is busy and there is often a line up but it is worth the wait if you like wood fired pizza. They have 77 on their menu and they are so yummy. The servers were good and the wine selection was good. I...More

Thank Brooklintraveler_12
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Brooklintraveler, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! Hope to see you back soon on your next visit to MTL :) Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 6 days ago

Was looking for a quick bite after a long journey to Montreal and pizza always fit the bill. Busy restaurant serving excellent thin crust pizza. Great atmosphere in a central downtown location. Good service and value for money.

Thank Edward T
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Edward, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and atmosphere! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was close to our hotel so we ended up here a couple times during our holiday and it was always so good! Pizzas had thin crust and fresh toppings and there are more selections than I have ever seen. My favourite was the Danisi!...More

Thank Janesse
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Janesse, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and #32 Danisi, what a tasty choice! Hope to see you back soon on your next visit to Montreal Be well and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was just looking for a pizza place near my hotel but not a fast food place so this was the place i saw on my walkabout. Ordered the Gambaretti prawn pizza and wow it was really good not too thick and it was not...More

Thank Arnoldogeorgio
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Arnold, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and ambience! Hope to see you back soon  Be well and as always, buon appetito !

Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew this was insanely popular judging by the line ups. My husband and I decided to try it for our last dinner in Montreal. Although there was a line up when we arrived...around 6:30pm, we only had to wait about 15 minutes for a...More

Thank SerenityNow_10
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello SerenityNow_10, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our pizza and salad! Hope to see you back soon on your next visit to Montreal, it would be our pleasure to serve you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family and friends went to Il Focolaio based on a recommendation from an old friend in Montreal. Needless to say we were not disappointed! There’s a huge selection of pizzas and the most difficult task was trying to decide which one to choose. The...More

Thank Gingrasr
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Gingrasr, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and service! Hope to see you back soon on your next visit to MTL :) Be well and as always, buon appetito...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This lively, always-crowded pizzeria with indoor and (in summer) outdoor seating was just a few doors from our hotel in centre-villa Montreal. We went there our first evening because we were tired and it was right outside our door there. Then we went twice more...More

Thank sharonannie22
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello sharonannie22, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and service! Thank you for your repeat business and enthusiasm! Hope to see you back soon on your next visit to MTL!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was and still the one and only place to have the best Italian pizza in Northern America. Take my word for it; As i reminisce I can’t help but remember when I used to eat there back in the 90’s I was university...More

Thank Yvkgerome
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Yvkgermone, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you have been enjoying our food for decades, thank you for your commitment to Il Focolaio! We actually did to a powder room renovation this winter!!...More

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Wisconsinite01
21 August 2017|
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Response from Sergio G | Property representative |
We do actually have Vegan options and are working on providing a Vegan friendly cheese in the near future. We can offer any pizza you would like as long as the ingredients are vegan and you ask to remove the cheese which... More
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cbernard239
18 April 2017|
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Response from Sergio G | Property representative |
Hello cbernard239! Thank you for your message and enquiry. Yes, we do accept reservations for Sunday's. Would you like me to help you with reserving a table? Thank you, Sergio
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Willie5
4 August 2016|
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Response from Sergio G | Property representative |
Hello Willie5, Thank you for your question! We do offer a Gluten-free crust although like many others mentioned it is cooked in our wood-burning oven with the rest of our pizzas and there will be cross-contamination on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-879-1045
  • E-mail
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