There is a new Italian restaurant downtown and it will probably be your next hang out place for the season

I love a good restaurant opening, especially when there’s been a lot of attention paid to the decor. The first time you go through Vicolo’s door, you almost believe you just ended up in a typical rustic Italian eatery with a vintage vibe. This is until you taste the food and you stop giving attention to anything else. And by food I mean burata mixed with tapenade served on country bread and roasted butternut squash soup combined with mascarpone and orange. I obviously have to mention their formaggi e salumi table, which was a 360 degrees of mouth-watering treats involving cheese, olives, nuts, garlic bread and honey.

Regarding the sweet department, the dessert station was filled with rich and decadent brownies and homemade tiramisu in a cute mason jar to take home. If we were thirsty, there was a special cocktail made for the occasion which sadly I didn’t like. The taste was very close to those sour patch candies we ate as kids and the maraschino cherry was way too sweet mixed with the alcool. That little detail aside, the night was a complete success. I can’t wait to return there to try their primavera pasta and roasted eggplant! If Montreal already has a lot of Italian restaurants, Vicolo offers a refreshing option that will charm the whole family.

Take a look at the pictures from the opening night: