Venti Osteria is a fine Italian restaurant located in Old Montreal. It serves up delicious and slightly pricy food. But the overall atmosphere is warm and welcome. And the food is amazing! I’ve always been skeptical about expensive Italian food because I don’t think they are that much different from each other. But Venti Osteria truly blew my mind!
We went during Montreal a Table event and tried their $39 table d’hôte menu.
Venti Osteria – Bread
The tuna is super delicious! All the ingredients added to the flavor of the tuna and the acidity of the olives is perfect with the fish. This is probably my favorite dish of the night.
Venti Osteria – Crostone di tonno
Olive oil poached tuna, olives, celery, onions and parsley
Veal tail is a bit exotic for me. I feel it’s lacking a little bit of flavor. But the tail is cooked very well and melt in the mouth.
Venti Osteria – Coda alla vacinara
Braised veal tail, soft polenta, marjoram
This is surprisingly spicy. But very good.
Venti Osteria – Fusiloni al pommodoro piccante e basilico
Spicy tomato and basil fusiloni
All of the main dishes are well prepared and very flavorful (and filling!) My favorite would be the shrimp on the trout!
Venti Osteria – Trotta allacqua pazza
Poached trout with a fish broth, tomatoes, garlic, shrimps
Venti Osteria – Ossobuco con fregula alla milanese
Ossobuco alla milanese with fregula
Venti Osteria – Fettucine ai funghi
Fettucine with wild mushrooms ragu and roasted duck
At this stage we were already so full that we thought we couldn’t eat another bite. But the tiramisu was light, moist and fluffy, we finished it all… Such piglets we are…
Venti Osteria – Tiramisu al Frangelico e Galliano
Tiramisu with Frangelico Galliano
Overall, this is a great spot to try some delicious Italian food! Not another tourist trap in old Montreal. 🙂
372 St-Paul Ouest
Montreal, QC H2Y2A6