Monte's Trattoria
Monte's Trattoria

Monte's Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montestrattorianyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122289194x
  • 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
47 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (21)special occasion (20)great for lunch (12)romantic (10)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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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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    • 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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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
  • ..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
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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
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meeing Great Expectations.
    BobP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montes is fantastic
    Lovenycfood
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed for the first time!
    wyomingcowboy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monte's exceeded our expectations
    Hfiedler
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant in the Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 470 reviews are from the Monte's Trattoria reviews archive.
  • Old Italian Fabulous!
    drella212
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ZakSVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Stevemacfla
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food and service as usual, the chicken with prosciutto and mozzarella was superb
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the visit
    outoftowner2
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best find in NY!
    KempVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for groups
    GaryL
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but needed something.
    MeatLover
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Montee
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old time Neighborhood Restaurant
    LindaFVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing chicken parmigiana
    neighbor
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tired, tired, tired
    PanamaniacsVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    JayBee
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Terrific buzz, friendly service, excellent food - a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Disappointed
    MermanH
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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.
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  • Easter at Monte's
    2dineinNY
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • skigolf
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent food! Great service! Very attentive waite staff The filet mignon was excellent The pasta and meatballs was delicious The pasta sauce is perfect!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic