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Il Focolaio

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1223 Square-Phillips, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3E9, Canada
+1 514-879-1045
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant serves one of the best pizza in Montreal. The choice of topping is almost endless and it's always fresh. You can eat it there, order as a take out and in the summer, there is a nice terrace.

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Thank 2015Mash
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello 2015Mash, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food and option list! We do our very best to offer top quality to our clients, at a fair price. Hope to see you back soon :) Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

Georgetown, Ontario
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best pizza in Montreal. this place is always busy but don't be put off by the line as it moves quickly. Inside the place is busy noisy and crowded but worth it for the pizza. there are over 70 choices of pizza and they are made in a wood fire oven. Service is fast. Don't come here for the ambiance,... More 

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Thank GSouth
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello GSouth, 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, it would be a pleasure to serve you! Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat here on our recent visit to Montreal after seeing it at the top of many "best pizza in Montreal" lists. We arrived just as the lunch hour was winding down and were seated right away. The menu is huge! Many varieties of pizza, as well as subs, salads and calzoni. We were there for pizza though,... More 

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Thank Brenda D
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello Brenda, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! Next time you're in town, it would be a pleasure to serve you again. Please do not feel shy to let your server know your personal preference being more sauce and less cheese, our mission is to... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza are really good, but Gluten Free is not sure at all despite what is written here. I don't blame them, probably something Trip Advisor should correct

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Thank Vincent R
Beaumont
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my husband, for a quick dinner. It was very busy yet we were able to get a table quickly. Good service, lots of options for delicious pizza on their menus.

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Thank BeaumontFamilyTravel
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello BeaumontFamilyTravel, 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  Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my friend's birthday there, the pizzas are delicious, lots of different kinds and options. People working there super friendly, nice atmosphere. Please try the cannoli, the best I have ever had in Montreal, so yummy. I would go again. Thank you for everybody working there!

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Thank Greg K
Sergio G, Owner at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello Greg! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! We do our best to have options for every taste bud, dietary restriction and preferences (as you can see by our extensive menu!). Between our lactose free cheese, gluten free crust, whole wheat dough, vegan and vegetarian... More 

North Creek, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have over fifty different types of pizzas at this place and it comes within minutes of placing your order. It is drafty by the window so don't sit there during colder months, but I would gladly go back for more delicious pizza and salads.

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Thank LodgeGore
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello LodgeGore, WOW! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I am so glad to see you enjoyed our food! We do our best to have options for every taste bud, dietary restriction and preferences (as you can see by our extensive menu!). Between our lactose free cheese, gluten free crust, whole wheat dough, vegan and... More 

Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended by our hotel concierge and didn't disappoint. If only our local quick fired pizza joints could be this good. Would have gone back if not for all the wonderful options in Montreal.

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Thank psavila1
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello psavila1, 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 Montreal :D Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been enjoying focolaio pizza for years now and absolutely love it! Great family restaurant, with an insane amount of options for everyone!

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Thank Anjelica S
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

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

Gig Harbor, Washington
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy and noisy place, but the service and food were good. The menu is HUGE! We ordered what they call 1/2 and 1/2: a pizza and salad split for two. Excellent choice for 2 women for dinner. Great location just off Ste. Catherine near the Bay.

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Thank 741lolo
Sergio G, Manager at Il Focolaio, responded to this review

Hello 74lolo, 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  Be well and as always, buon appetito ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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