Historically many Italians migrated to Montréal and because of this migration; Montréal is blessed with a Little Italy where you can go and feel, see, hear and taste some true Italian culture. I discovered the restaurant called Inferno two years ago while participating in an Amarone vertical tasting. I am not quite sure if it was because of the seasonal menu, the Chef’s amazingness, the 80s music or the combination of it all that made me fall in love with this restaurant.
I like to go to Inferno on many different occasions. At five o’clock for a Spritzer, at seven for a little bite or at nine for dinner. They recently renovated and increased the number of places at the bar. They also have a patio for the summer but I must say that it is sitting at the bar that I find the most entertaining. The kitchen is open and you can see some of the preparation going on. Talking of which, the menu changes about every two weeks and is seasonal. Some dishes are classic and remain on the menu like their Antipasto Inferno or their Trippa della nonna.
Wine wise, they only served privately imported wine, which gives you the opportunity to discover some interesting products. This place is great as they often have group reservations and regular clients who will turn the bar areas into a dance celebration. It is a great place to stop by for a drink on your way out.