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Montebello Ristorante Italiano
Montebello Ristorante Italiano

Montebello Ristorante Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.montebellonyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 753-1447
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 3:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Lexington and Park
  • Public Transit: M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: After 7:00pm street parking available
A word from Montebello Ristorante Italiano
Located in the heart of Midtown East, Montebello serve a classic Northern Italian cuisine with a special flair for a business lunch or a romantic dinner. Emphasis is placed on simple, fresh ingredients and proven cooking methods. The service is warm and attentive, the decor is artistic and moving and the award winning food is sublime. In addition to our ala carte menu, Montebello offers a prix fixe lunch for $25 per person and $35 for dinner.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Montebello has excellent food and isn't terribly noisy even when it fills up. Had eggplant parmigiana appetizer and scallopini for main course. The portions were big. Service was fast, attentive, friendly, and outstanding. Based on reactions of my dining companions, I would say stick to the classic Italian fare and you can't go wrong. They aren't too stingy with the wine, either. Recommended!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This remains one of the sweet spots for Italian in midtown."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very good, traditional Italian food served in a calm, civilized setting with very good service. Quiet enough for a conversation. Prices are a bit high, but the price fixed menu is a good deal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "a nice old fashioned italian mid town restaurant, but not deserving of high prices unless they have to pay astonomical rent which is probalby why a lunch arugula salad cost $28!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We dined with 22 family members on the evening of our wedding, and the restaurant was kind enough to put us in a private dining room. The prix fixe menu offered delicious options, and we received multiple compliments on our choice of restaurant. All of our wedding planning was done from another state based on online reviews, and we are so pleased that we found Montebello!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food was very good, the only downfall to the ambiance was that we were seated by the bar and the tv was on...the noise of the tv overpowered the beautiful music playing."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Attractive, relaxing atmosphere and decor, wonderful service, delicious food, and a nice surprise -- was able to see a celebrity! Would definitely dine here again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A warm and quiet setting, perfect to gather with beloved friends and family. The food is delicious, the service attentive, and the location is extremely well-situated."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "as always you did not disappoint me everything was great I have sent many friends and customers they all say the same thing"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I have returned to Montebello for dinner several times and a recent lunch. Friendly, reliable service. Delicious traditional food. Romantic, tablecloth atmosphere yet unpretentious and comfortable. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Staff are friendly and efficient. We didn't have to wait for the table. Food was brought on time. Pear salad was fresh and good and the special pasta made with spinach and grilled chicken was very tasty."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Was focused on solid food/service, with quiet ambience for good conversation. Perfect place. Service was spot on - not overly intrusive, but attentive."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "My husband had the chicken which was very tasty. My Salmon was ok. The wait staff seemed not interested in serving us and we had to ask for things several time. This was a first for us in New York where the wait staff is usually excellent. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "There were four of us in our party and we had to different fish dinners and a pasta dish. The pasta with seafood was good. The fillet of sole was poor and the Branzino was okay. Overall we were disappointed."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "First time dining at Montebello, we were treated like family, the food, service, and ambiance were outstanding ! It made for a very special evening ! Definitely will be back !"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Was her for dinner during last weekend, staff is not friendly and try to sell there specials instead of normal menu. Food was ok, but average quality and portion for the bucks you pay. Pasta of 25$ should taste better. First time and last time, moving on"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for a while and it is always a steady find, one where the food is consistent."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Montebello is hidden away on East 56th Street between 3rd and Lex. This unobtrusive but welcoming Italian restaurant is a reliable and well placed destination when you have a vague yen for Italian food, but aren't sure where to go. It's a bit of a throwback, but in many ways, that's a plus."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We came due to an inclusion in Restaurant Week. In a neighborhood full of over-priced gimics, this is great food and service. We will return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a quiet lunch here with friends. Good service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food at this location was just okay. My cesear salad and merlot was the best part of the entire meal."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It was an excellent experience and no rushing us as we 4 ate late. Good menu."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This was a good evening with good food m, service and ambiance. Portions are large but we will definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Love the chef, love the food, love the servers. Not one complaint and thankful that they moved our table in to the main dining area. Cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "First time dining in this restaurant. While we had walked by multiple times, never had considered a visit until found it on restaurant week listing. Upon entering, found a pleasant ambience with friendly staff. The quality of the meals exceeded our expectations, delicious food, nice presentation, ample portions. Recommended."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great seafood bisque, not too creamy. Loved the branzino."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Took my coworker out for her retirement as always this place is the best good food good service wouldn't think of going anywhere else."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Disappointing: Wine-by-the-Glass should be listed in the Wine List, not have to be recited by the waiter. The background music was dreadful -- one classy appropriate piece followed by a raucous, IN-appropriate selection. Whoever is in charge of selecting the music knows NOTHING about Great Restaurant Background Music! $24 is outrageous for a Classic Caesar Salad for Two, when the total was little more than a portion for ONE."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Very quiet took some good friends and they loved the menu choices, wait staff were very attentive and friendly and meals were very generous would definitely come back here again local good quality food and wine at reasonable prices"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This was some of the best Italian food I've ever had, and my dad was born in Italy"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's Day dinner and the prix fixe menu was great--all of the food was tasty, brought out at reasonable intervals, and reasonably priced. Decor inside the restaurant gives it a luxurious, old-world Italian feel. Most outstanding was the service--everyone was extremely polite, attentive, and accommodating. Would definitely go here again for another special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for the first time with my girlfriend on Valentine's day. Neither one of us took a liking to the limited selections on the menu. There was a choice of 3 different appetizers (1) fresh mozarella, 2) a mix of scallops, shrimp and salmon and I can't remember the last choice). We did not like any of these choices but tried the salmon (minus the scallops and shrimp) anyway. The salmon was too salty so we didn't enjoy it. My girlfriend enjoyed the salad and entree. I didn't enjoy the entree (I had the chicken but it had a cream sauce that I didn't like). We both had the chocolate mousse cake that we once again did not like. I believe we would have enjoyed it if we didn't go on Valentine's day with the limited menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It is a wonderful fine dining italian restaurant. The food is good and the service is quick."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant based on location and prior reviews. I was not disappointed. The food was good (although a bit pricey), and the wait staff attentive."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I had a business dinner with colleagues and the food was outstanding, based on everyone's feedback. I had the special of a Chilean sea bass and it was superb. The spaghetti bolognese was the best I've had, even though I had to have a penne gluten free pasta. Everyone enjoyed their meal. It has a warm and cozy feel to it, without a lot of formality. The food was the best I had while in NY for three nights."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Quiet ambience and friendly service. Enjoyed our meal, especially rack of lamb. Surprised that there was no selection of wines by glass aside from a red and a white table wine."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Have been here many times and have always enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "This place truly is a neighborhood gem. Everyone at our table enjoyed the food. Tasty and beautifully presented. Veal roast and scallopini were standouts. Service was attentive. The room has well-spaced tables, soft music, and is conducive to conversation."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The service was warm and efficient. Considering this was Christmas Eve, we were not sure how enthusiastic the staff would be working that evening. A very pleasant surprise. All of our dishes were perfect the first time. The wine recommendation was also very good. I'll return on my next New York trip to see if I was not just wishing things to be perfect for the holiday.a"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The prix fixe lunch was a very good deal. The service is a bit brusque, a la a common Italian-American style. Perhaps when the service realized that a big spender was not eating lunch, "move it along" seemed to be in the theme. Yet the food in the three course meal, + wine, was very good and the price good. Would I recommend this place, probably, but only to people who were not overly sensitive to the service ambience."
    Dined on 12/17/2013