Fodor's Expert Review Da Emma

$$$$ Lachine Italian

The cellar of what used to be Montréal's first women's prison hardly sounds like the ideal setting for an Italian eatery, but grandma Emma's cooking hushes any bad vibes from the 1800s. Stone walls and heavy beams serve as backdrop for Roman dishes like roasted lamb, fettuccine con funghi porcini and pasta al vongole, which have all foregone fussy presentation to focus on superior fixings. Repeat customers, including Hollywood A-listers, enjoy the privacy of the secluded garden.  Reservations recommended Thursday through Saturday.

Italian Historical Romantic Intimate Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

777 rue de la Commune Ouest
Montréal, Québec  H3C 1Y1, Canada


Known For:
  • 300-year-old stone walls
  • Friendly ambience
  • Rustic, authentic Roman dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch

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