6862 St Laurent, Montreal, QC, H2S 3C7
In operation since 1954, Milano Fruiterie is a Little Italy trademark delighting its clients with meats, baked goods, pastas and condiments reminiscent of the Old Country.
|Store Type |||Food/Drink|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||West Island|
|Getting There |||Jean Talon Metro|
|Cross Street |||Belanger|
|Mon-Wed: 8AM to 6PM; Thurs-Fri: 8AM to 9PM; Sat-Sun: 8AM to 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: August 09, 2007
This family-run establishment has expanded dramatically since its founding as a tiny fruit store. Now, it is additionally stocked with grade A meats, cold cuts, pizza, coffees, pasta, bulk dried products, and sweet and savoury baked goods. The store attracts people from the local Italian community and beyond, including several out-of-towners yearning for hard-to-find delicacies.
Milano boasts an array of imported balsamic vinegars—including a 20-year aged type that's over $1,000. There's also myriad extra-virgin olive oils at all prices so you can get what you need for everyday cooking or for drizzling over tomatoes and bread. Equally impressive is the selection of about 200 different cheeses such as feta, mascarpone, gruyère, Danish fontina, cheddar, gorgonzola, asiago, buffalo mozzarella, and, of course, parmigiano-reggiano. The butcher counter has a variety of French cut meats for roasting, braising or grilling. You will also find numerous frozen and dried mushrooms, including truffles.
Get all the ingredients or ready-made items for a complete Italian menu under one roof: prosciutto with melon, bruschetta, tiramisu, lasagna, Tuscan bean soup, etc. Made on the premises, the store's fresh pasta pairs well with its homemade pesto, rosé, arrabiata, gigi, bolognese and other sauces. Milano's imported espresso, imported biscuits and assorted pannetone make for a simple dessert.