Monte's Trattoria
Monte's Trattoria

Monte's Trattoria

  • 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 2122289194x
  • Entertainment: Live musicians and guitarists on occasion.
  • Special Events: 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.
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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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Monte's Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (25)good for groups (25)great for lunch (15)romantic (11)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food and wonderful waiter
    WTLovesMusclesVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It has been a long time since I've been to a true Italian restaurant (since going to Italy in February). The food was outstanding, and our waiter TONY, made our experience so enjoyable. Not only was the food good, but the portions were huge. I wish we had saved room for dessert. Reservations are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary and Bob
    Pascale625VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Thank you for many years of great food!!!!! Always service with a smile,Shrimp Montes is the best!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SueWFVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My husband and I have been coming here for years and always liked it a lot. T the point that we brought 3 friends this time. I would always get the veal bolognese because it was exceptional. Unfortunately, this time it was a huge disappointment. I got the same dish and could tell it was NOT the same. Swimming in the sauce and completely off. BAD! The antipasto was bad as well. The waiter was attentive and we could linger which was great. Ambiance was fine. My husaband's dish was a zucchini entree which was bad as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Authentic Italian food. Great ambience!
    RayOber
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We love coming to this wonder restaurant. Always a great time and excellent food. Good wine list. Grat ambience. Wonderful staff and owner Peter is always there and very friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner @ Monte's
    Tomeatsout
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is fantastic, made perfectly. The variety of food to choose from is also a big plus when you have fussy people with you. I love the small, cozy and energetic feel of the restaurant as well. The only issue was that the service early on was rushed. We had a table appetizer and then individual appetizers and they were placed on our small table all together and the entree followed almost immediately. We made up for it by lingering over delicious desert and after dinner drinks. Overall, a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old World Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    So glad to have found this neighborhood gem. There are not enough of these intimate, authentic, italian neighborhood restaurants around...especially in the West Village. No need to go to Little Italy for some great food at reasonable prices with a staff that's been there for years. Always a lively group at the little bar as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent value
    maportsVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The menu is traditional and extensive, with everything offered at very reasonable prices. The ambiance and service both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dinner
    Binny123VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food is always good. The service is friendly Enjoyable walk thru Washington Square Park and straight to Montes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Traditional Italian
    paulwacca
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Visited Montes on a weekend break with my wife to New York. This was our favourite restaurant. Great personable service, great traditional Italian food. The Owner / Chef came out to check everything was good. Very old school and nice to see.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This place is outstanding! The menu has every Italian item you could hope for! Great food in a beautiful neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Il Miluno instead - really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Bland food - bland service - bland drinks. Very disappointing based upon such exceptional reviews from Open Table reviewers. I rely on reviews when i'm coming from out of town and I'm bummed about this. No comparison to so many other amazing NY establishments. Sorry I can't give a positive on this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So impressed with this restaurant.
    grod
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I don't usually write reviews, but I was so impressed by this restaurant's food and service, I have to say something. My daughter and I went to a play up the block and we were looking for a local dinner spot. Monte's trattoria was just up the block, so the location was perfect. The restaurant was crowded so I was happy I made reservations. We were seated immediately. They have upstairs seating which was cozy and quieter. Our server Peter was amazing. From suggestions for wine, appetizer, entrees and dessert, Peter was on point. He was so friendly and helpful yet he gave us plenty of time to talk and enjoy great conversation. The food was amazing! I cannot wait to go back. No wonder people have been coming here for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 6 years later and still memorable
    Fireguy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderfuls staff, fabulous food, great presentation. This spot does not dissappoint. A gem in the villiage
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oldie But Goodie
    VillageFoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Monte's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant in the Village on MacDougal Street. It has been there since 1918. The food is consistently very good, the service efficient and friendly and the dining room warm and inviting. The menu is large and features all of the great Italian dishes that we have had and loved over the years. Chef and owner Pietro is always there overseeing the great kitchen and saying hello to visitors. His son Peter who manages the restaurant is also always there greeting friends and overseeing dining room. Everyone who dines at Monte's leaves with a smile on there face and a promise to return. The restaurant is always busy so reservation are necessary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I've been going to Monte's for 48 years and have never been disappointed. It's a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this restaurant!
    dcarl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went on recommendation of a friend and were thoroughly pleased. Food was excellent, service impeccable but friendly. Our waiter, Tony, offered suggestions without being pushy. We really felt he had our best interests at heart. All of our entrees were wonderful with fresh made pasta that made each dish a cut way above the normal Italian restaurant. The Canneloni was superb - excellent taste, light yet nourishing with excellent sauce, The Seafood special with lobster, scallops, oysters, mussels, shrimp over a bed of taglierini with white wine/garlic sauce was also wonderful. Even the Spinach Fettuccini with Bolognese sauce was delicious. Wine was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Greenwich Gem
    Debalkris
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Monte's is a wonderful restaurant and I would highly recommend it to others. Prices aren't too bad and the staff and owner are excellent. Probably the most tender veal I have ever eaten. You can't go wrong here. A+++++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, friendly, great service
    Gail
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We are so glad to have chosen Monte's when some Canadian friends came to NYC. Service and food were great. Waiter even suggested that we not order a third appetizer to share. "You have enough-if you want more, then order". Fresh vegetables were available with our dinners in place of pasta too! The house wines are delicious. Our visitors were very pleased and left with an even more positive impression of our city. One of our group even requested separate checks (not my style) and this was accommodated easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IrongoatVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent food and terrfiic service. Try the pastas and the snapper special. Very reasonably priced and the portion sizes are huge. We will be back with our friends. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lucky find!
    lisadebaVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Picked Monte's from Open Table and Yelp and it was a most enjoyable meal. We were a group of 7 sitting in the main dining room. We had delicious hot and cold antipasti and everyones's entrees were delicious and arrived at the same time!! The menu had something for everyone and the specials were enticing. The wine selection was wonderful and the bartender was so nice to let me sample a most delicious Italian wine (the name escapes me). The food, the service and the ambiance was great. I highly recommend Monte's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian fare in the neighbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Friendly staff and good food! Always can count on Monte's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pascale625VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What a great combiniation great food and wonderful service!!! Shrimp Monte is the best also eggplant rolantine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great for a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went with a group of 12 and unfortunately no one was impressed by the service or the food. I thought the food was going to be really great classic Italian but it was pretty standard, bland fare. Also our waiter was rushed and almost downright mean. Every single person in our party commented on how nasty he was to everyone and it seemed as if he was angry that he had to wait on us. Our drink guy on the other hand was charming and pleasant and I wish he had been our waiter.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Villagehopper
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A more traditional style restaurant and very busy, even on a Sunday night. Good food, good atmosphere and very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Pasta
    Next
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Enjoyable traditional italian food. White table cloths, solid italian menu with mix of traditional pastas, fish, veal, chicken. Potions are plenty but allow to enjoy dessert. Reasonably priced wine list. Pace of service is just right. You are not rushed through your meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mary and Bob
    Pascale625VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Thank You for many great Meals. Food is outstanding and the service is the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely food and people
    VisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've been coming to Monte's nearly 30 years. The good is always good -- well-prepared, fresh ingredients. The service kind, knowledgeable, efficient. Not the fanciest place, but better food than a lot of restaurants that are slicker but don't do as good a job.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old school vibe and cuisine
    NomnomVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Can't top this neighborhood gem. Baked Artichoke is to die for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    Dgal
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This place is amazing. The shrimp montes is to die for. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgable and efficicient. Atmosphere is charming. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Pasta
    NYfans
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Taste of Italy
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 486 reviews are from the Monte's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • ..excellent!!
    honeymoon
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food But Block Some Time
    BowNError
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JetsonVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Village Gem
    LocalGuy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old and great standby
    SueWFVIP
    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.
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  • Last of the originals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great italian food
    mmsaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I took my bffs for dinner
    Barbara
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good treat!
    DMSNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It is always a pleasure going to Monte's, whether for a "regular" dinner or a special occasion. Everyone always has a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet