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Monte's Trattoria
Monte's Trattoria

Monte's Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montestrattorianyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 228-9194
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pietro Mosconi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Monte's Trattoria is geared to cater any event. Please call (212)228-9194 or email us info@montestrattorianyc.com
  • Private Party Facilities: At Monte's Trattoria you have the option to host your gathering in our intimate private dining room located on the 2nd level This warm and private setting is perfect for all of life's special occasions - family celebrations, corporate events, weddings, etc...

    A pianist and 2 violinists are also available upon request.
    Our award-winning Chef Pietro Mosconi will plan with you to create a unique menu catered to fit your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Pietro Mosconi (212) 228-9194
  • Entertainment: Live musicians and guitarists on occasion.
  • Special Events & Promotions: A Chef Tasting Menu has been launched at Montes Trattoria and consists of various appetizers, assorted homemade pastas, entrees and desserts.
    Chef Pietro Mosconi offers this menu @ $45 per person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets
  • Public Transit: A,B,C,D,E,F,& V trains to West 4th Street/Washington Square Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: : There is also discounted parking at 2 Washington Square - NYU Village off of Bleeker St and Laguardia Place. Park up to 4 hours for $10.00. Parking ticket MUST be validated.
    Central Parking System
    Central Parking System
A word from Monte's Trattoria
Monte's Trattoria is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Greenwich Village on MacDougal Street between West 3rd and Bleecker. This vintage Italian restaurant has existed since 1918 and the Mosconi family has continued its rich tradition. Chef Pietro Mosconi delivers authentic Northern Italian dishes from his region of Emilia-Romagna and is often seen in the dining room conversing with patrons.
You'll find a friendly cozy atmosphere. The waiters and bartenders, whom you'll know by name, are always affable and ready to please. Dine as a couple for a romantic dinner, a small private party or as a large group while you take in the sites, sounds and tastes of Greenwich Village. Come to Monte's Trattoria Restaurant where you'll be treated like family!
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Diner Reviews
  • "We booked Monte's after reading reviews and were not disappointed. The service was good and discrete and the food was excellent. Had we not already got other restaurants booked for the length of our stay we would certainly have gone back again"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My GF and I were in NY and decided to try Montes. It was one of the best dining experiences EVER! The service provided by Tony was prompt and courteous. He suggested without being pushy and he was very personable. The food was portioned just right with just the right amount of seasoning. I had chicken parm and my gf had chicken marsala. Both delicious. The asparagus appetizer was perfect. Both romantic and homey, make this restaurant a priority stop."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Excellent, simply excellent..great owner, professional and nice staff, you can feel Italian atmosphere and mostly, good Italian food and wine!! We hope to have the chance to go to Monte's because it's the best in NYC..milanista italiano honeymoon vacation, july 28th 2014"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The food certainly lived up to the restauarant's reputation. It was wonderful. However, our waiter seemed distracted and overwhelmed, leaving us with empty glasses and long waits between visits."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great dining experience. Took my daughter there during her internship in NYC and what a find. We were greeted promptly by Peter who was the host and the bartender. After a couple of great Sangra's, we sat down to have a wonderful meal from the delicious gnocchi to the veal entree. For dessert we had a classic and wonderful Tiramisu! Being of Italian descent, I'm very picky with "Italian" food and this was excellent. Dining room was full of classic decor and humming with conversations. Great touch by the Chef/Owner to come out and share samples he cooked with us. I will go back and recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Decided to try Monte's after reading the outstanding reviews and we were not disappointed! The food was outstanding, the service was prompt and attentive and the place was quaint. Both the chef/owner(?) and the manager came over to chat and make sure we were happy. Will definitely go back and would recommend to anyone in the village looking for a great Italian meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a favorite of my husband and I for over 20 years. Always reliable. My favorite dish is the veal bolognese, which is prosciutto and melted mozarella in a wine sauce, NOT meat sauce. I get this dish every time. No one does it better and I have tried many times.. Also, my husband is a huge fan of shrimp ala Monte. We always share the stuffed artichoke which is delectable. Sometimes if we are not completed stuffed ourselves, we get zabaglione. Montes is a village staple and it has old time charm and intimacy. Not fancy but also very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Growing up in Greenwich Village and watching the loss of most of our classics over the last 40 years, I'm praying Monte's can continue to live on for years to come. We've lost Rocco's, Pizza Box, gosh, even The Back Fence bit the dust but Montes in all it's old neighborhood glory seems to have weathered the storm. Go for the price, go for the blue collar bar, go for the old school waiters but mostly go for the food - classic and hearty, just like mom used to make. Montes will surprise you with its perfect red sauce and surprisingly large menu - is it food critic perfection - Probably, not. But, who really wants fluff and pomp for supper when you can feast on cannelloni and amazing lasagna instead?"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "our dinner here was great. the homemade pasta melts in your mouth. the buffalo mozarrela was straight from Italy. the caesar salad was mediocre but not a deal breaker. we weill definetly go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Back in the day, my husband and I had our first date at Monty's. I decided to take my closest friends to dinner there last weekend for no special reason except it held nice memories for me. The restaurant was very crowded but we were taken up to the second floor where we were treated to a "private" dinner with the world cup on a video screen. We had a great dinner. The food is solid Italian and the wine selection was decent. This restaurant is a great place for an easy dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure going to Monte's, whether for a "regular" dinner or a special occasion. Everyone always has a good time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I always hesitate to recommend a restaurant to friends when visiting the city but this place is the exception. The food, service and atmosphere is always top notch. We make this a stop every time we come to NYC."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Montes is a wonderful place that is family run. They make homemade pasta to die for and the ambiance is relaxing and welcoming. The staff is fantastic. I can't say enough about this wonderful place. If you come to NYC, don't miss it."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "What a fabulous restaurant. The fresh pastas are delicate and the sauces are delicious. During dinner we were greatest by the owner, who made us like we are regulars."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I love this restaurant! It is a must stop every time I get to NYC. IHave dined at Montie's numerous times. Last night, the food was excellent as always, but the service was disappointing. Our waiter had a bad attitude. He did the minimum possible and acted like it was an imposition on his valuable time to help us. The ultimate was when he slapped the check on the table, and walked off. His rudeness really was shocking, as service in the past has always been excellent. The great food could not trump the bad service. I was disappointed in Montie's for the first time."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We were very excited to return to Monte's. It had been a year since out last visit to NY and our last dinner at the restaurant. We were greeted by Peter who was so friendly and welcoming. We arrived early so he sat us at the bar during out short wait for our table. We were able to score the single outdoor table on the front veranda and it was a gorgeous night. We started with wine and a hot seafood app with mixed shell fish and eggplant stuffed with ricotta. We also had the soft shell crap app. AMAZING. So good we couldn't wait for our entrees. Hubby had the veal osso bucco. It was so tender and cooked to perfection. I had gnocchi bolognese. It was the best homemade potato gnocchi I have ever eaten. Can't wait to go back again! Yum"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Discovered this spot during the Foods of NY food tour and enjoyed the bolognese so much that we decided to come back for dinner. Food was excellent. Glad we came back. Staff was so accomodating of us with our 8-month old. We'll definitely be back next time we're in the Village and highly reccommend the place!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Traveling from Georgia for a week long trip to the city, our family enjoyed a fabulous Itsluan meal here. My Husband's favorite movie is the Godfather and he felt like we were in a scene out of the movie! The food was spot on perfection! Dessert a Must!! Tiramisu is the best ie ever had!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were hoping to like this place to use for a large event in the future, but the food was mediocre throughout, particularly the vegetables, bread, and chicken piccata and chicken parm. The best things were the marinara sauce and the tri color salad, which were both good, not great."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food and service as usual, the chicken with prosciutto and mozzarella was superb"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was very good -- recommend the baby artichokes --- never had them done this way -- they were excellent --- homemade Pasta and Chicken Picatta were very good. The pasta and capers were fresh and flavorful. Stopped in for late lunch so we had the whole place to ourselves. Would have to try again in the evening to really rate the service. Prices for NYC excellent. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a restaurant we found on Open Table when we were looking for a small neighborhood place to have a nice quiet Italian lunch. After reading the reviews, we decided to give it a try. Wow!! What a find! Everything that can be made from scratch is made there in the kitchen. I had the Veal Marcela which was to die for! Very tender, which isn't always the case with veal. My wife had Veal Tortellini which she was crazy about. The wine selection was good American and Italian selections and all very reasonably priced! Not the typical NY prices you find in must of the bigger restaurants. Our server was very charming and if we didn't see what we wanted on the menu to just ask and the Chef would try to accommodate. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Loved the warm welcome from the waiter. And the classic American-Italian cuisine. A comforting spot with some good food, and unusually good cheesecake to cap off the meal. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had reservations for 19 on a Saturday night. Group had great fun. Peter worked with me to provide a fixed menu, yet had enough variety to satisfy all. Prices reasonable, food excellent and Franco as our host/waiter handled our group efficiently and effectively. He treated us like family and was attentive to all of our needs along with just plain being fun... Thumbs up. I would visit again."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Consensus was the food was good but we could have used some vegetables. May be tgat we are unfamiliar with the custom but a plate of pasta on its own is not a balanced meal and we did not feel like coughing up another 8 bucks per person for some veggies. Maybe if we could have added a salad to our pasta entree for a couple if bucks it might have felt better. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I first went to Monte's 30 years ago on my first visit to NYC with my husband. Still have the husband and am still going back to Monte's whenever I can. Because it doesn't change. And in a time and city where things come and go with the whims of the Time's Food section, this neighborhood place remains timeless. Good reliable (unfancy) Italian "family" food at great prices, locals at the bar who don't even mind that I'm a Miami Heat fan, and charming old school waiters. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Greenwich Village used to have lots of these old-time Italian joints where you could get a decent meal without going bankrupt. They're all gone, giving way to yuppie, loud, over-priced places. Monte's is old time, for sure. The entrees are generous, good and very reasonable, and you can have a conversation without having to shout at your dining companions. There's wine by the bottle, or the house wine in a full or half carafe that is quite good. I definitely will make it my neighborhood place."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I went with a group of 6 and I had the chicken parmigiana which might be the best I've ever had. It was fantastic and the pasta in marinara sauce that went with it was equally delicious. My husband had the chicken francese and was extremely happy with that. In fact everyone was very happy with their order except the person who got the chicken rollatini. We all tasted it and agreed it was subpar. But her sister shared her francese with her so she still left happy. :-) Good atmosphere, easy for visiting with a group, and the service was very good."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This place has been around for years and you feel every minute of it. The menu doesn't look as though it's changed since the fifties. The bread was tasty, but I'm sure it's not house made. The antipasti platters were OK, but it's hard to mess those up. Everything that the ktichen cooked was just OK. The choice of red sauce or white cream sauce pretty much applied to all of the pastas. The calamari in white wine sauce was tasteless. And the waiter didn't seem to know much about the menu, other options or really care."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Terrific buzz, friendly service, excellent food - a bit noisy."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was a special night for us. We had anticipated a nice celebration in NYC after a day touring a college. My daughter had eaten here before and had the pasta carbonara and loved it. We both ordered it and sent them back! If I had been served the dish and been asked to guess what it was, I would not have guessed carbonara. They brought our dishes back - no explanation or apology - and the food was more palatable, but cabonara? I still would not have guessed it. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We were visiting NY and went here for Easter dinner. Service was great - the waiters very friendly and knowledgeable, the owner very inviting. I would recommend to any of my friends."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Excellent food! Great service! Very attentive waite staff The filet mignon was excellent The pasta and meatballs was delicious The pasta sauce is perfect!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were looking for a "quintessential village Italian spot" and this place seemed to fit the bill. It was one of the first warm spring evenings and we were lucky enough to score the one outside table. Very romantic and fun to watch Greenwich village go by as we started with a couple glasses of wine. The ambience was great. Service provided by older Italian gentlemen (right out of central casting) was personable and attentive. I'm sorry to report that the food (at least that night) was mediocre at best. The bread was stale. The fried calimari tasteless and pesto pasta just OK. We had a nice evening but definitely more about the atmosphere and not the food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our waiter, Franco, was terrific. The food arrived promptly, leaving us time to relax and enjoy our meal before leaving for the theater. The food was excrllent, delicious and beautifully prepared. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is the real deal. If you want great Italian food, head here instead of Little Italy."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Montes' has been around for more than 90 years and there's a reason; it's great! the food is excellent, good variety, traditional Italian food, but with modern touches (gluten free pasta!), carafe's of wine as well as bottles. Very experienced waiters, they know how to pace the meal; nothing too rushed or too long a wait. A very good value, especially in Manhattan!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Monte's has been around for many years and has the feel of a family run restaurant. The food is traditional comfort food, good and reasonably priced, which is rare in this neighborhood. On weekends, the restaurant can be very noisy and tables are close together. Service is good but not particularly attentive. Overall, a good fallback and a fine place for a nostalgic meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A group of us went to dinner on Saturdsy. The bread was not the best, the appetizers were OK. None of our main courses were great. From fish to pasta, there was nothing to write home about. Would never go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Visited Monte's for a friends birthday whilst in New York. The service was fantastic (Franco really made the night), the food was outstanding and the whole experience was well worth getting off the beaten track to find. Franco really made the night special by choosing our food for us (there is a menu if you prefer, but be brave, you won't be disappointed). He made us feel extra special and made our friends birthday a night to remember. Not too pricey - we paid a lot more for a lot less elsewhere during our stay. If you are in New York definitely look this place up."
    Dined on 3/28/2014