You might choose Il Matto because you’re simply craving Italian or perhaps you want a change-up from Québécois bistro fare. Or maybe you want to sip cocktails among the fresh-faced after work crowd. The menu features Italian comfort food (Caesar salad, minestrone soup, pizza, spaghetti) in a high-energy, trendy atmosphere. (On a recent visit the house was jammed, midweek, early evening.) The young owner, Rocco Cortina, is gaining a following, with the resultant TV appearances and now, a second location in Sainte-Foy (west of Vieux-Québec).
Quebec City› Restaurant
71 rue St-Pierre (near rue St-Antoine)
Our Rating Neighborhood Basse-Ville (Lower Town) Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–2pm and 5:30–11pm; Sat–Sun 5:30–11pm or later. Reservations strongly recommended on weekends. Phone 418/266-9444 Prices Main courses lunch C$13–C$15; main courses dinner C$19–C$30 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Il Matto
Map71 rue St-Pierre Quebec City
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