May 23, 2019

Montreal, Canada: Un Po’ Di Piu + Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue; restaurant review + things to do


Un Po’ Di Piu  3 rue de la Commune St., Old Montreal, (514) 861-8686.  L-D daily.

couple seated at bar in Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada
couple seated at bar in Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada


Located across from the St. Lawrence River, this is one of the newest restaurants in Old Montreal.  The best way to begin a meal here is with a classic Negroni, or maybe a bubbly and colorful Aperol spritz.  For a non-alcoholic winner, order up the strawberry-balsamic-basil drink.  The cozy decor is actually brand new, but the menu is Old Italian with contemporary presentations.

drinks arrive at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada
drinks arrive at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada


I dined here with a group and we were presented with samplings of the menu.  Indeed, the menu is mostly small and medium plates meant to be shared.  Everything was delicious, but favorites included focaccias, a rather bizarre-but-tasty gnocchi with crispy chicken skin and squash, an apertivo tower, a burrata plate with roasted vegetables, and giant meatballs.

apertivo tower at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada
apertivo tower at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada


gnocchi with crispy chicken skin at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada
gnocchi with crispy chicken skin at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada


giant meatballs at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada
giant meatballs at Un Po’ Di Piu in Montreal, Canada

After dessert, enjoy another after-dinner treat--a ride on the nearby Montreal Observation Wheel.


Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue  362 rue de la Commune E, Old Port of Montreal, 514-325-7888, lgrdm.com.  Daily 10am-11pm.

Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows purple
Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows purple

Stretching 197 feet/60 meters high, this is the highest observation Ferris wheel in Canada.  The 41 enclosed compartments are heated, and each holds 8 passengers.  It lights up in a rainbow of colors, and views include the St. Lawrence River, Old Montreal, downtown, and the mountains.

Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows white
Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows white


Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows white
Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows white




Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows red
Montreal Observation Wheel/La Grande Roue glows red




More things to do in Montreal.

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images ©2019 Carole Terwilliger Meyers



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