Monti's Rotisserie & Bar
Monti's Rotisserie & Bar

Monti's Rotisserie & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.montisroti.net/
  • Phone: 7075684404
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mark Stark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by proposal. Please call Jenny Gipson for details. (707) 576-9610
  • Private Party Facilities: Monti's Rotisserie & Bar offers semi-private accommodations. Please call the restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brandi Carter (707)568-4404
  • Entertainment: There is live music throughout the summer in Village Court.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Farmers Ln.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking.
A word from Monti's Rotisserie & Bar
Located in the Montgomery Village Shopping Center, Monti’s welcomes you with its rustic Mediterranean ambiance. In addition to different nightly specials from the large wood-fired rotisserie, including CK Leg of Lamb and Liberty Farms Lavender Roasted Duck, Monti’s menu offers both small and big plates that feature fresh local meats and seasonal produce. Also available are pizzas, pastas, salads and a selection of items from the raw bar. The well stocked wine cellar offers an extensive selection of wines, all available by the glass and there is a full bar. It’s no surprise that this warm and inviting restaurant has become a neighborhood favorite since it opened in the summer of 2004. Patio dining is available.
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Monti's Rotisserie & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (60)neighborhood gem (51)fit for foodies (46)great for lunch (43)special occasion (27)great for brunch (21)good for groups (13)notable wine list (12)romantic (12)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 08/14/14
    Friends
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Made a OpenTable lunch reservation over a week in advance requesting nice table. Upon arriving there were really nice location tables with reserved signs but I was given a run of the mill table that had no reserved sign on it. Why make a reservation?
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining for foodie @ heart
    MaitePlusXaq
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Monti's was a stellar find. It represents both classic Italian and contemporary American cuisine. We recommend the butcher's board for to begin with which will leave any meat lover pleased. Suprisingly the farro salad with the salmon main was not the obmination you normally expect when someone makes a farro salad, in fact, it was a stellar representation of the grain's capabilities. The raviollini was a pasta dish should be the sauce could easily stands alone and in fact did. Leave room for dessert: refreshing sorbet for the lactards and a truly unique lemon tart for the rest. Great food, great service, great find in Sonoma!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Locavore Food
    dparkinsonVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sonoma County has such great availability to great produce and protein, it's great when a restaurant makes good use of what's available. We had a very nice dinner on the patio. The veal chop from the rotisserie was delicious with sort of tarragon gremolata on top and the incredibly decadent and yummy cheesy mushroom potatoes. But be careful to ask how large the serving is. We both ordered the same thing but it was so large we could have split it and been comfortably full. The chop, however, was tender and flavorful. I highly recommend a visit to Monti's when you're in Santa Rosa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Monti's
    Williams700
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We (3) had a wonderful lunch at Monti's last Friday. So good, great service from our wait person. We couldn't have asked for anything more. A very enjoyable afternoon with 2 friends. I had the grilled pulled lamb with humus sandwich. It came with a small green salad. ($14.00) I highly recommend it. We decide to eat inside, but they have a very nice outside area, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great GF Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The gluten free food here is great. Love the seperate me u and the GF brew and hamburger buns. The server replaced the ice cream in the peach sundae with coconut sorbet for my son and he loved it! They served the cookie on a seperate plate for his brother
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    Flash
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Neighborhood Gem that is Consistently Good. Menu never changes except for one chef special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We live in the neighborhood and go to Monti's at least once a month or more. Food is always good, I had the Lamb special from the rotisserie and it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding small plates
    TapasLover3
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The flat bread with hummus was the best I have ever eaten. The olives and feta just rally set it off. The Calamari also was spectacular. The lemon aoli was delicious and was surprised. Normally I make aoli with more garlic, but this was just as good as my own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot in Santa Rosa
    Spartycal
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Another great meal on Friday night at Monti's. Great, fast service, helpful staff, and great wine selections by the glass. And as always, each of our food selections was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good but Nothing New
    Flash
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Monti's is always good, but they are sitting on their past and I am getting bored of the food. They need to breathe some new life in the kitchen. What they prepare is very good and consistent, but I have not seen anything new on this menu for a long, long time. They also own willie's wine bar and they should move the chefs around to bring something new to the menu. God only knows that they have the best ingredients in the world to choose from and the farmers markets are in Santa Rosa offer a cornucopia of great ingredients, but this kitchen is running on automatic and is using only some of them. Wake up kitchen, wake up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    KTdines
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I used to come here and get consistently good food. My last few visits have been less than stellar. This time the salmon was not cooked properly. It was completely coated in chili powder (not a great flavor) and appeared to be grilled over a flame that was way too high, making it charred on the outside and rare on the inside. The chicken was a bit overcooked as well. The side veggie dish with sweet corn and squash was delicious and the best part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The BEST
    MzDazee
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have found Monte's has the BEST calomari in town!!! Looking forward to trying the skillet shrimp next time... Looked delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mac and cheese not authentic, salty
    OntheFence
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've eaten at the sister restaurants, Willis Raw Seafood Bar in Healdsburg and Willis Wine Bar in Santa Rosa. Willis in Healdsburg seemed to decline in their quality over the years. I was anxious to see how Monti's sized up. I didn't go all out on the food. Ordered the mac and cheese, something I never eat but do like. And their baby greens salad with candied walnuts. The salad leaves weren't that fresh, the candied walnuts tasted as though they'd been made some time ago and the mac and cheese was very salty. They use white cheddar, I prefer the orange cheddar. The menu said bacon, it was ham that was very fatty. It was seasoned with nutmeg, overkill. It was my 1st time and I'd consider giving it another try. Outdoor seating was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Neighborhood Gem
    EricVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This neighborhood gem of a restaurant serves great food with excellent service. There is one consistent daily special for each day of the week; Wednesday is roast leg of lamb and is an excellent value as well as being delicious. Outdoor dining (with heaters) is generally quiet while indoors the scene tends to be livelier. Good wine list, but not extensive selection. It's a go-to place for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TimSherry
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This experience was a bit of a disappointment. My "Monti Cristo" was burned, but the kitchen still sent it out. My wife was disappointed with her biscuits and gravy. We both felt let down because, based on recommendations, we had expected something much better. Our server, however, was extremely nice, helpful, and prompt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fun and Food
    GFMargaret
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My friends and I reserved an outside table for lunch to watch the music event on the outdoor stage. The music was loud, but that was to be expected from a rock band. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, the service was outstanding. There is a gluten-free menu if you ask for it. It is a full menu with numerous options. I had the spinach salad that was so flavorful and filling. The server did not rush us through the meal and we sat for two hours enjoying the music, food, and iced tea. I frequently go to Monti's for dinner because of the extensive gluten-free menu, and I was equally impressed with this lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable food and service!
    Lindylou
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The needs of our party of six ranged all over the menu, and nothing disappointed! From the succulent raw oysters, to broiled veal chops and wood-fired pizza, to the decadent dessert-- we enjoyed all of the dishes! Our waitress was so well-acquainted with the menu, and her descriptions so detailed, we had a great time ordering and discovering the unique preparations the chef was able to create.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfectly prepared delicious food
    Janknitz
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I had the coffee braised lamb dish and it was spectacular! The meat was fall off the bone tender, and the cheesey corn fritter was So good! Crispy and flavorful on the outside, oozing with sot cheese. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not up to par for amount paid
    Hotty
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wait service could have been much better. Waiter was not as attentive to requests as I would have liked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The full Monti
    JoeCasual
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Internet reservations were honored flawlessly. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive. Lunch menu had something for everyone (3 generations). Appetizers were eclectic, from wings to flat bread with hummus, shrimp platter and calamari to roasted beets. Presentation was artistic, portions were generous and service was very attentive from bussers to servers. We'll be back….
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good experience
    David
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is usually done well, tasty. Service is good. A bit noisy for my taste but the food and service make up for that.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monti's in Santa Rosa
    SFBayAreaKnows
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This hidden gem is not far from the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The staff is very friendly and accomodating; the bartender made great cocktails, and our server was excellent. The menu has a great selection of meat, fish, poultry, and veg choices. We ordered Dungeness crabcakes for our appetizer--the best I've ever had! The beef shortrib rigatoni was rich and scrumptious. For me, it was enough for three meals! Reminiscing about the Monte Cristo sandwich at The Elegant Farmer (1960s-70s Jack London Square, Oakland), my friend ordered their Monti Cristo. Although it didn't measure up to The Elegant Farmer's sandwich, it was tasty nonetheless. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood dinner place
    Robin
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were having dinner with our don and his girlfriend. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the lamb burger which was outstanding! I highly recommend it. The butterscotch dessert was also wonderful. I gave 4 stars because even though the dinner and ambience were very nice our waitress was clearly just going through the steps.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Consistently good food in a comfortable environment. We have had better meals here than at restaurants like Michael Mina's, Cotogna and the late Cyrus.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We went for dinner and I was so impressed by the food. It was some of the best tasting, beautifully presented, hot, plentiful food I have had in a long time. We are frequent diners of all kinds of fine restaurants all over the bay area. Monti's in Santa Rosa was outstanding. Great cocktails too! Outstanding desserts, service could have been a little more energetic but the food and drink more than made up for it. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Happy Grad
    Staci
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went to montis for my college graduation with family and friends. The waiter was so nice and happy for my achievement didn't mind that one of our guests was late or that we added to our reservation. We had a fantastic meal although would of wanted more French fries with my steak. But the steak and apps and everything else, including the free graduation dessert (warm chocolate cake) were delicious. It was a great way to celebrate such a rewarding day. Def going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    It's in a small high end shopping area and very popular. We go frequently for Sun brunch or lunch. Monti's is part of the Stark group of restaurants which includes Stark's Steak House and Bravas, a tapas restaurant in Healdsburg. All good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for dinner or lunch
    PatR
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dined outside for dinner this time Spit special was crispy duck cooked to perfection. The pan roasted pork shoulder was juicy and tender We'll be back for sure as we come here often
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good, could be better
    CleanyourplateVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I've been to Monti's many times -- it's very good, but always seems to come up short when compared to the Starks' other restaurants. Why? It's little things. For example, a glass of pinot noir was not served in the proper glass, which detracted from the wine. Fingerling potatoes under the leg of lamb got soggy and were less interesting than they might have been. Yes, these are picky points. Overall, the place is good and I'm sure I'll return, but without a lot of effort it could be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the goat!
    Stephiweffi
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Mondays have become my favorite day of the week. The special is goat! It's awesome. For the adventurous type, it's must try!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great brunch
    TandS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed Mother's Day brunch at Monte's. Excellent service and good omelet and scramble.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Moms brunch
    Moni
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is an awesome place to relax and enjoy brunch for Mother's Day! Second year in a row and it was beautiful to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor dining on a nice evening
    EricVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The interior of the restaurant is always noisy, but the covered patio (with space heaters) is great for dining out on a nice evening. We started with a glass of bubbly and some oysters, followed by salads and the main course. The Daily Specials are all good, and being a Wednesday evening, it was rotisserie roasted leg of lamb - perfectly cooked and flavorful and nicely paired with a pinot noir. The service was friendly, attentive and timely without being obtrusive. The food was delicious. Overall an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch on the patio
    FoodFan
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I recently took clients to lunch at Monti's and it was the first time for both of them dining in Montgomery Village. They were thrilled to discover an excellent restaurant with wonderful service. The lamb burgers and daily quiche special were delicious. They both will be back with plans to order the freshly squeezed lemonade again, and are making shopping plans as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rain or Shine
    Beehive5
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I love Monti's. I had a large group that had anticipated Spring weather, only to have our evening be one of the few this year that we were fortunate to get rain - a lot of rain. Monti's graciously moved our group inside to the large community table and our get together went off without at hitch. Great service, plenty of time to linger, excellent drinks and food. We'll look forward to another time when we can sit out on the lovely patio.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monti's Birthday dinner
    consieone
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great food and excellent waitress, Heather. We went for my fiancee's birthday and really enjoyed our first visit to Monti's.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Was disappointed with the spinach salad as it was flavorless. The crab balls had bits of shell in them. Hanger steak was good. Oysters were good. Commend the service. It was attentive and warm.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Lyricguy
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Monti's place is a gem that's buried inside a shopping center. From small to large plates, each menu item is well worth a try so you'll return many, many times to cover all the bases.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 479 reviews are from the Monti's Rotisserie & Bar reviews archive.
  • Favorite brunch spot
    flyingchanges33
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Love the Sun brunch. So many wonderful dishes to choose from. Staff is always friendly and attentive. Guy on the piano makes it perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    Claremontdiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went to Monti's for Easter Brunch and it was great as always. Delicious specials. Only warning is that their Bloody Mary's are too hot & that's with their normal Vodka. Can't order that again. Their cheesy biscuits are great & quiche was great!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.