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Da Emma

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Da Emma Review

The cellar of what used to be Montréal's first women's prison hardly sounds like the ideal setting for an Italian restaurant, but Grandma Emma's cooking is satisfying enough to drive out any bad vibes from those days. The stone walls and heavy beams make an ideal, catacomblike setting for tasting such Roman specialties as roasted lamb with grilled vegetables, fettuccini with porcini mushrooms, stuffed breast of veal, pasta al vongole, and tripe in tomato sauce. Da Emma attracts celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Frida Pinto, and Johnny Depp when they're in town—repeat customers who enjoy the semi-privacy of the covered terrace and private garden. Reservations are recommended.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 777 rue de la Commune Ouest, Old Montréal, Montréal, QC H3C 1Y1 | Map It
  • Phone: 514/392–1568
  • Metro Square-Victoria.
  • Location: Old Montréal (Vieux-Montréal)

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.
Updated: 08-12-2013

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    A restaurant like no other...Meat Lovers UNITE

    I thought the service was excellent. Extremely busy night but the food was AMAZING!!! Our waiter Paulo made the wait worthwhile, making us laugh while he was explaining the extensive menu and checking on us often during the evening. Make sure to get the fettucini with porcini mushrooms and the lamb....it doesn't get any better than this. Simple, but DELICIOUS. Be ready to take your time, this isn't McDonald's. There is a reason why it's so busy:)

    by MTLFoodie, 11/25/07
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    FANTASTIC PLACE TO DINE AND HAVE FUN

    I love Da Emma, we go there each time we visit Montreal and have had fantastic service, food and atmosphere. I do not understand the poor ratings in here. I have gone there at least 10 times and each and every time a perfect evening well worth the trip !!!!!!!

    by miketaf, 4/18/07

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