Jean Talon Market


One of Montréal’s best known landmarks, Jean Talon Market is the perfect spot to pick up every ingredient to make a delicious Italian meal.

Jean Talon Market

Inaugurated in May 1933 and located in Montréal’s Little Italy, this open-air outdoor market is popular among locals and tourists. Open year round, the market offers a variety of fruits and vegetables and is surrounded by sellers of a variety of Italian imported goods, including cheese, meats, oils, and spices, making Jean Talon Market a one stop shop for all of your Italian cuisine essentials.

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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.