Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
We'll be back!Service was excellent!
The food was very good and the presentation of each dish added to the wonderful experience.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMolto Bene!The food is classic Italian food with excellent Italian singer for entertainment.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerStopped by for our anniversary, Tony the strolling musician charms the crowd, and takes requests for popular songs, and old favorites. Intimate atmosphere, like dining with friends. Food and service are fantastic as always, we'll be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily wineI've tried the "Family wine" that the waiters push on 2 visits. First time I went for the high end wine since it was a special occasion. It was excellent, but I'd expect that for $90 a bottle, and didn't expect that high of a price that the waiters don't bring up.
They offer several different "Family wines", so next time in I went for what was described as a table wine. It was nice, but nothing to write home about. . I was shocked though, at the $70 dollar price, which once again the waiter doesn't bring up. It was GROSSLY over priced.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire dinner, from appetizer,The entire dinner, from appetizer, first course, second course through dessert was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. We'll definitely be back.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad heard wonderful thingsHad heard wonderful things about this place and we agree. At the end of our meal the owner brought us out Tiramisu, so yummy!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is truly a gem and if myIt is truly a gem and if my eighteen year old thinks so too...then it truly is!!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTake It From A Top ChefThe food here is top quality. You could defiantly see and taste the freshness of high quality ingredients. I’m a celebrity foodie who has been in the food/ restaurant biz most of my life working in the area on a show and dined here with pleasure on four occasions per my visit to the Seattle area. I hope everyone will appreciate the quality and authentic method in which they prepare dishes. It may be lost to some people for standards here are about being authentic with quality and I’m writing this review only because I felt I must say what a wonderful job this restaurant is doing day in and day out.Pleasure meeting owner Fernando Nardone who defiantly knows how to run a restaurant and also cannot say enough good for all the his staff4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great. TheThe service was great. The food was good, but I've had better. Noise level was almost too high: this is a very small place and as it fills up the noise level goes up exponentially.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI never write reviews, butI never write reviews, but this place deserves an exception. Wonderful service, food, and atmosphere. By far the best Italian on the Eastside.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall intimate Italian restaurantSmall intimate Italian restaurant in downtown Issaquah. Food was very good, albeit I felt more expensive than warranted. Service was very cordial and attentive. Live solo singer the night we were there to add to the ambiance. We had a very nice dinner before going to the theater.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI finally found a great authenticI finally found a great authentic Italian restaurant. It is small place but the food is excellent.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful small intimate restaurantWonderful small intimate restaurant. Food was delicious. A real find in issaquah. We look forward to going back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMontalcino's is definatelyMontalcino's is definately the best Italian restaurant in Issaquah and may be the best restaurant overall. There is a wide-ranging menu with something for everyone. The wine list is great with some very affordable offerings.
I had the veal and a caprese salad. Both were fantastic.
It's hard to get a reservation on the weekends because it's so small, but it is worth the effort. we went on a weekday and every table was full. Topping off the experience was a singer with a guitar playing old Italian favorites. Absolutely wonderful evening!
Fabulous4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing restaurant all around!Montalcino has quickly become my and my husband's favorite restaurant in Issaquah. The only problem we have is that we didn't discover it sooner! It is a quaint little restaurant where you feel like family from the moment you walk in the door to the moment that you are leaving. The staff is so attentive to their patrons and treat each one as though they are special. The food is absolutely out of this world. The last time I went, there were four of us and every person raved about their dish that night and for several night afterwards. I would highly recommend their homemade gnocchi, lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs for entrees and their starter bruschetta is the best I've ever had anywhere.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite spot to eat!As always, the food was excellent! We appreciate the fresh organic produce and meats. Everything is cooked when ordered. The staff is fabulous, kind, efficient! Just the BEST!
The tiramisu is off the charts delicious!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and itThe food was great and it was a fantastic atmosphere as always.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian food ever...Best Italian food ever... And I come from an Italian family and grew up on my moms and grandmas Italian food.... Now even though they are gone I can still enjoy excellent authentic Italian food... We love Montalcinos and will go there as much as we can. Absolutely the best ever.....3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming restaurant, wonderfulCharming restaurant, wonderful staff and the food was amazing, we will definitely be back. The ambiance makes you feel right at home while feeling pampered at the same time.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMConstantly ImpressiveAnother great meal , this restaurant is what a great restaurant is all about, constantly impressive. Every time we dine here it never disappoints, in fact it there is always something new that is amazing. Our table had Sea Bass, Veal Shank, Homemade Pasta, Tortellini, Lobster Ravioli, Chicken and everyone commented to each other it was the best they ever had even the side organic vegetables were great. Together with top service and atmosphere this place is six stars.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMontalcino Ristorante is simplyMontalcino Ristorante is simply wonderful!! The ambiance is old world Italian; small, intimate, friendly. The dinner selections are interesting, authentic, and delicious. Everything is fresh! Each presentation is beautiful! The service is excellent; the wait staff personal are professional & helpful. One of the owners greets you at the door! You feel like you matter~not like you are just a customer. This is our favorite dining spot in Washington!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was well timed andDinner was well timed and delicious. We ordered the anti-pasta platter and the lobster cakes to start, which all were amazing, very fresh and perfectly cooked. For dinner, I had the gnocchi, which was delicious. It came in a meat sauce and the dumplings were perfectly moist and cooked. My man orderd the lobster ravioli, which I ate most of. The sauce was decadent and rich and you receive a large lobster tail right on top.
It's a small restaurant,so there is not a lot of privacy, but they had a musician, so for those who are uncomfortable in initimate spaces, the music gave a nice vail of privacy.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to visit. GreatGreat place to visit. Great food, music, service, and spirits!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I love comingMy husband and I love coming here. The food, service, and music are amazing, you'll feel like you're in Italy!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply the best restaurantThis restaurant is simply the best restaurant I ever had the pleasure of dining. Consistently great five star dishes and I have tried many including their daily specials. I’m in the food business and was recommended to me for the first time by a big player in the food industry and he was 100% correct, We have been back several times. The owner Fernando certainly knows food, wine and how to treat people and likes people to respect the restaurant, he can get a little crazy (so don’t be late for your reservation) which just adds to the great experience. His parents are also great characters along with a Italian singer they have who is quite good.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Wow! Start to finish. Staff, food, ambiance... everything! We were promptly seated at the time of our reservation and the wait staff immediately began to serve us. The owner stopped by and welcomed us as well. This is a true family operation! Tony provided the beautiful table side music and mama made the most amazing food in the kitchen. We totally enjoyed the evening and rate it in our Top 5 ever!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM