48 Rue Dante, Montréal, QC H2S 1J5, Canada
ImpastoThe brainchild of local celebrity foodie Stefano Faita, Impasto is a newer dining option in the area, and already classed as one of the best. If it’s on the menu when you visit, try the braised octopus appetizer (tender, sweet, unctuous) and the lobster busiate as a primo, a lovely corkscrew pasta that captures the sauce like a boss. The ossobuco is made with Quebec-raised veal and serveds with saffron spaetzle. Or, if you’re lucky, you might be able to order the bistecca fiorentina for two – a giant sharing steak prepared with a simplicity of means but a power punch of flavor.