The Morena specialty grocery store and restaurant is a must-visit in the Montcalm district of Québec City. Opened in 2006 by a couple of foodies of Italian origin, Vito Natrella from Puglia and Sabrina Morales, who is of Sicilian descent.

Proud of their roots and attached to the culinary traditions of their country of origin, the owners of Morena specialize in Italian food. You can find a wide selection of olive oils, privately imported wines, tomato sauces and typical Italian desserts sold by the piece and not to mention their fine choice of local products.

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.