October 23, 2012 ─ For centuries, Montréal’s Old Montréal served as one of the main hubs of European civilization in North America. Major attractions like the Notre Dame Basilica, the Marché Bonsecours and the Pointe-à-Callière Museum testify to its place at the centre of the city’s commercial, spiritual and cultural life. But this must-see Montréal neighbourhood offers more than just cultural and historical hot spots.
It also offers a taste of authentic Montréal life, and that means great food and great music in an interesting setting. Just steps from some of the post popular attractions in all of Montréal, restaurants like Bevo Bar + Pizzeria feel well off the beaten path. Located in a 19th century building that maintains its original stone walls, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria serves fine Italian cooking and original cocktails.
Seven days a week, Chef Giovanni Vella cooks up traditional flavours with a few signature twists. The menu features Italian staples, a few creative interpretations, and an extensive wine list. Among the house specialties are fresh deli meats and authentic Southern-Italian-style pizzas, served hot from the wood-fire oven that adds to the restaurant’s overall warmth.
With pleasant lighting, a long-bar design, and a rustic staircase, Bevo Bar + Pizzeria has the same inviting ambiance as a small urban pub. Thursday to Saturday, the atmosphere is enhanced with live DJs who keep the music going until 2 a.m. During the summer, the restaurant’s covered patio, which looks out on Saint-Vincent, a pedestrian street, is great place to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city. Bevo Bar + Pizzeria is able to accommodate groups, both large and small.