Considered an institution in Montreal’s culinary world, Da Emma has been serving delicious Italian dishes to satisfied customers since 1993. Located on the western edge of swanky Old Montreal, Da Emma was started by Lorenzo Aureli and his wife, Emma Risa, who the restaurant is named after. Housed in the basement of a beautiful 19th-century building which once acted as Montreal’s first women’s prison, Da Emma serves classic Italian favourites that fresh, simple, and most importantly, authentic.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.