273, rue St Paul Est (East)
If you are in Old Montreal, if you want to eat, I personally have a preference for the Usine à Spaghetti where I tend to go yearly. It is a simple family accessible historical restaurant.
I rarely comment on restaurants since I believe it is subjective and can be influenced by multiple factors. However, I will make an exception on this one. The Italian cuisine offers variant options that can please anyone (including vegetarians) and the salad bar is convenient. What makes the experience is the warmth of this notable place: the stone walls, the bookcase, the lighting creates a calm, very rich décor, it is known to have been a place where Charles Dickens wrote part of “A Tale of Two Cities”. I’ve been there in summer and in winter, just writing these lines makes me want to go again.