August 26, 2009
I used to write restaurant reviews for Midnight Poutine, an awesome site with a talented group of writers that contribute articles about all things Montreal…the music scene, the arts scene, and day-to-day life in this great city. I did this for over a year and then stopped, for a variety of reasons. Anyway, Montcarte was originally created to document the food we make here at home as well as the great food Montreal restaurants have to offer.
So, every week, I’m going to post a review that I did for Midnight Poutine here.
This week, I present you with Euro-Deli (originally posted here):
A Little Taste of Euro-Deli
It’s no hidden gem, but I get the feeling that people may be passing Euro-Deli by out of fear that it’s your average, if not sub-par, cheap pizza slice place. If you are one of those, this one’s for you! Euro-Deli is no 4-star resto, but offers up some of the best cheap grub I’ve come across in a long time.
First of all, the pizza! It is leaps and bounds above the quality of pizza slices offered in the same price bracket; consistently fresh, with a thin crust and a perfect amount of cheese to make it just oily enough to still be considered junk food. Most of the time, our order consists of the cheese slice, but when they have other toppings available, they look very promising. In the mood for something a little different last time, we got the slice smothered in pesto, which added a real kick to an already fine slice of pizza.
Another fav is their “calzone.” While I prefer the spinach one, packed with spinach and cheese, pressed between soft, slightly salty focaccia-like bread, the ham and cheese is also quite tasty. A thick layer of ham sits below gooey, melted Swiss cheese and soft mounds of creamy ricotta. The size of the serving is quite big, perfect if you’re very hungry, but mostly, it’s ideal to share it.
Especially if you combine it with one of Euro-Deli’s vegetarian antipasto platters. Several types of olives, marinated eggplant, sundried tomatoes, all drizzled with a healthy does of olive oil and surrounded by toasted bread. It’s light and zingy, and a great complement to the ham and cheese calzone.
It’s an easy-going, relaxed place, and an ideal spot for people-watching, with its big open windows and sitting-stoop outside. Extremely affordable, simple, fantastic food – Euro-Deli is a welcome sight on St-Lo.
3619 boulevard Saint-Laurent