At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Montréal's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Italian food in Montréal, we head to Cafe Via Dante - a reader favorite - or we count on Wienstein & Gavino's's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Italian cuisine. Face it. There's more to Italian food than pizza and pasta - not that we don't offer good suggestions for these popular standards as well. Here you'll find our tips for choosing the best contemporary Italian food as well as restaurants focusing on seafood and other staples as part of their Italian dishes. A testament to the diverse population of Montreal, Little Italy is a thriving community in the north end of the city - though many of our suggested restaurants can be found throughout Montreal including downtown, Old Montreal and the trendy Mile End neighborhoods. The Montreal restaurant scene is constantly changing so we strive to keep our entries up to date but let us know if you discover a new favorite.