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24-Hour Italian Staple Café Milano Will Expand to Laval This Fall

And it’ll bring its cannoli and meaty sandwiches along for the ride.

A steak-capicollo sandwich with lettuce and tomato on a long bun.
A steak-capicollo sandwich
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St-Léonard icon Café Milano is going to be upsizing soon, with a new location coming to Laval this fall.

It’s the first expansion for the Jarry Street coffee shop and eatery after nearly 50 years in business (it opened in 1971, to be precise).

Marco Paranzino, the son of founder Matteo Paranzino, is spearheading the expansion with three partners — Frank Barreca, Donato Ladogana, and Chris Guerrera. It’ll take up residence at 3352 St-Martin West, close to Chomedey Boulevard and just west of Centropolis.

Taking the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach, Paranzino tells Eater that Café Milano Laval will be “pretty much the same thing”, serving the same menu of sandwiches, desserts, salads, and Italian-style espresso. So — expect steak, capicollo, meatball, and sausage sandwiches, and sweets such as filled cannoli, biscotti, and lobster tails.

It will be similar in size to the original, with room for 110 inside and 20 on a terrasse with awning.

The Laval location won’t be open 24 hours like the original, but it won’t be far off — hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight, and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Paranzino says that future expansions could be an option for Milano, but nothing is planned yet (he’s going to see how things go in Laval).

If all goes well, expect it to open in November this year.

Café Milano

5196 Rue Jarry E, Saint-Léonard, QC H1R 1Y4 (514) 852-9452 Visit Website