The 12 greatest panettones in Montreal

The appeal of panettone – let alone where to get the best – can be a divisive topic among family and friends. There are those who insist they “just don’t get it” while others start to stock up as soon as the sweet Christmas bread hits shelves in mid-fall. Others still claim they have no qualms about wrapping an Italian dessert in a box of cellophane, but they would much rather prefer a slice of Pandoro, the star-shaped, powdered sugar cousin of the panettone. Even if you think you’ve found the right person to share your panettone passion, chances are there’s another tricky conversation going on: dried fruit or not?

In this guide we introduce Montreal restaurants, cafes, counters and bakeries that either have a handpicked selection of imported panettoni (the plural form in Italian) or their own creations. There are other eateries, like Fruiterie Milano and Berchicci in St-Leonard, that have elaborate displays of colorful packaging, but picking one out of the many that line their shelves can feel like a shot in the dark for anyone without a connoisseur of towing . The establishments on this list did the bidding for you.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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