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Great meal at Monte's. Some things never change because they don't need to. Great food, wonderful menu, solid service, Monte's never disappoints.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in New York for a very short time and we did not want to eat "tourist food." I found reviews for "where the locals eat" and we were not disappointed. Making a reservation was super easy and I am glad I made it because the restaurant was very crowded. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Monte's food was excellent. The staff were as attentive as they should have been. Very reasonably priced as well.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian food the way it was
Italian food the way it was meant to be, simple and delicious.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner in NYC
Loved our meal here! GREAT food all around! Recommended by a friend who lived in the city. Would definitely go back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful unpretentious Italian
We have been eating at Montes for years and love it. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is old world and unpretentious. they also have an upstairs rooms for parties.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gnocci to die for!
Every time we go to monte's, we have an amazing meal. I am from a big italian family of great cooks, and Pietro knows what he is doing in the kitchen! The gnocchi are homemade and the lightest I have ever had. The stuffed artichoke us just like my grandmother makes. You cannot go wrong at Monte's!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having visited Monte's on a food tour two years ago, I knew it was a place I wanted to have a full meal at. Loved the cozy feel of the place and the service we got was outstanding. The food we had was delicious!!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, took to long to arrive
Food was great and staff was nice, but we waited well over 1/2 hour for our dishes, which took away from the experience
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of 12 for a special occasion.....had to change reservation three times due to weather and other complications.....no problem and courteous reception. Our waiter "Angelo" was the best.....attentive, cooperative, and available when we needed something. Food was very good.....no complaints from 12 diverse "foodies".....but only positive comments.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've passed by Monte's hundreds of times, never went in. Then, because it was near where I was heading, I made the Open Table rez and what a pleasant surprise! I had thought Monte's was either a tourist trap or a shlock joint. It's neither; it's a real neighborhood old-school Italian restaurant, with a big dose of old-world charm. Starter of sauteed artichoke hearts let me know immediately that they take food seriously. That was followed by fresh pasta with three kinds of funghi -- excellent. My friend had pork osso bucco which was also very good. Only slight negative is that, as with many local places, everyone gets the same "mixed vegetables" on the side.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the visit!
We just had to visit this popular restaurant in Central Park! The food was a bit fancy for my taste (I really like good old fashioned comfort foods), but it was very good and the service was excellent! Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, so we weren't able to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor seating.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last time n NYC, we tried an Italian restaurant in Little Italy, BIG mistake. This time I did my homework and found the best Italian restaurants are in Greenwich Village. My research leads me to Monte's Trattoria. If you enjoy true Italian cuisine, this is the place. Chef Pietro, makes your visit a most memorable one. Order from the menu, or even better, choose one of Chef Pietro’s signature “specials of the evening”. Dress is casual and the service is superior. Be sure to meet Pietro. He likes to hear about what you have to say about his restaurant and your stay in the Big Apple. Monte's will be a regular stop us whenever we visit NYC.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sauces were not overly seasoned and handled expertly. The artchokes were outstanding as was the red snapper. The tiramsu was light and delicious. The entire staff were very attentive but not overbearing.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I
This is the second time I have returned to Monte's and will return again! It is one of my favorites in NYC because the homemade pasta is great and the owner makes the dining experience special. He has a stuffed veal chop on the menu which is excellent!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice change to our usual stops. We were looking for some new places to try on our annual visit to NYC so Monte's was a good choice. Nice restaurant in a vibrant area....but nothing spectacular that we couldn't find at home. Maybe if we hadn't gone to OTTO's on Sunday night my reference wouldn't be as demanding, but OTTO's is the standard for Italian dining and Monte's is quite as good.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Italian made with love
We had a really nice dinner here, complete with appetizers, pasta and dessert, along with a bottle of wine for just over $100 for two. Thought it was amazing value for the quality of food. Very old-school, "mom and pop" style Italian food, with waiters well beyond retirement age. But they serve with respect and love--and the food was outta this world. Handy location, right in the heart of the village. Will definitely go back! Gracie!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
a little new york history
Monte's is a true taste of nyc history. The restaurant opened almost 100 years ago and is still run by the same family! The food is authentic Italian. The portions are large; a great value for New York City. This comfortable unassuming bistro is right in the heart of the West Village just a short cab ride from anywhere in Manhattan. I am so glad I decided to try it on my recent visit to New York.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great small restaurant with
Great small restaurant with a very authinic italian feel. No tourist. Food was wonderful and authinic! Will be on my list to go back when I go to New York again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monte's is a gem!
We found Monte's on Trip Advisor when we attended the Five Boroughs Bike Tour. There were five of us and we all loved the food and the service was outstanding. This recent trip was with my two sisters and our three daughters. Everyone loved their food. What was especially nice was that one of the girls is younger and they suggested half sized salad and entree without us even asking. They are very accommodating to give their diners what they want. The homemade pasta is excellent. The bolognese sauce is outstanding. I had it on homemade fettucine, and my neice had it on chicken. You must try the homemade connoli or tiramisu. The owner is right there making sure everything is going well and that his diners are happy. Bon appetit!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
We wanted to dine in Greenwich Village before seeing a Broadway musical. Monte's is a small, comfortable restaurant with a cozy feel. They offered a classic Italian menu, which was exactly what we were looking for. The service was fast and the food was delicious!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here based on a friend's recommendation. The food was delicious. Wait staff very attentive.
Would recommend to others.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice easy and enjoyable dinner
This is our second time at Monte's tratorria and it was as good as the first time. From the monet you walk in you are met and greeted like a long lost relative, and the experience does not wane. The waiter was friendly yet not overbearing, attentive to detail, prompt with his service and polite throughout our dinner. The restaurant is moderate sized and although it was crowded there was plenty of room. I could plainly hear my own conversation without having to strain yet I saw everyone else having their own good time as they ate and drank the night away. The food was good although the stuffed ravioli was a bit small in portion.
Overall, a very good dinner at a good price. We will be returning our next time into Manhattan.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Go-To Authentic Italian Fave
My husband and I moved to the city from South Florida in December of 2012.We went out exploring the Village neighborhood. We were craving Italian and were lucky enough to stumble upon Monte's.
You walk in and immediately feel transported back to a simpler place and time. The standards playing lightly, the low-lighting providing a romantic ambience, and the authenticity of the staff that makes you feel as though you could be in Old New York.
We went this Saturday to celebrate my birthday and were lucky enough to get the same waiter as the first time we visited- Nichola.
I got spaghetti and meatballs- so good I soaked up the remaining sauce with bread. My husband got chicken francese- he said that Monte's made the best he has EVER had!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Step down from the sidewalk into a perfect little neighbourhood Italian restaurant, complete with white tableclothes, romantic lighting, "seasoned" waiters. The food was excellent - my husband declared the scallops, the best he ever had! Worth a visit if your in Greenwich Village :)
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great night. With a group of 8 it was nice they seated as some of arrived ahead of the others. I also loved that they did not rush us in and out, we were there for three hours. We were able to hear ourselves converse. Would def return. Bill was reasonable also, we all had appetizers, main course and dessert and it was about $40 per person. The fresh pasta was amazingand portions were not skimpy.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this doing a little research on the internet and it had a very good rating. We had a great time. The food and service will bring us back again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a homey gem. The atmosphere and the food were great and delicious. The chef came out with some treats and had a nice interaction for us.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food , Horrible waiter
Great food and location when down in the Village but waiter was horrible. He could hardly speak English and was more concerned about showing family photos from his wallet to the table next to us then serving our food.. Otherwise the place is EXCELLENT !
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very good family dinner at Monte's. Service and ambience very friendly and warm.
Quiet, with authentic home-made Italian food which was excellent.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Montee's has exceptional food
Montee's has exceptional food and service and makes its guests feel like they are at home. Also, the prices for the food and beverages are very reasonable. We first learned of Montee's through a food tour and, were treated so well by the owner and staff, that we had to go back. Based upon our overall experience, we will go back again
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been coming here with my family since I was born. My grandparents lived around the corner and ate here every Sunday. Montes is a true gem and they are a group of people who take Italian food so seriously and take care to make everything from scratch and authentic. This is so rare to find these days. I highly recommend this restaurant, as well as their other restaurant, Villa Mosconi. Truly delicious and you get amazing, attentive service.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything at professional level
Having ordered salad, pasta and chicken entree for my friend and myself, we both felt that the food was excellent, not salty or greasy but perfectly seasoned and Chiante red was good at reasonable price. Staff was professionally courteous and informative. It was quiet enough with soft music in the back and I was able to have a business dinner without shouting to each other. The only regret I have is when we left the restaurant, no one said good bye although I left 20 percent tip. They need to appreciate the customers more. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One in a million
The food is amazing. The homemade pastas are unique and wonderful. Don't pass up an opportunity to dine here!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian Food
We had 8pm reservations did not sit down until 8:30 pm. The food was good and portions were a very good size.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as always. A must
Outstanding as always. A must visit when we go to NYC
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love every minute!
My and I spent a great lunch eating and talking with Chef Pietro. It was a great experience and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! The gnocchi was fantastic and we would go back in an instant.!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the eggplant Parmesan . It was delicious and a cannoli. I'm sure everything on menu is good. Great atmospher and authentic Italian
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family owned and friendly
The food was excellent. The portions were a little smaller than what I'm used to, but they were priced accordingly. The restaurant had a family-owned feel to it, and our server Thomas treated us like we were part of that family. We will definitely visit Monte's again next time we're in the neighborhood.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it. We were there early
Loved it. We were there early on a Friday night so it was not crowded. We had warm, friendly service. The place has an authentic family feel. Food yummy. Homemade pasta outstanding. Prices good. Glad we found it. WiIl definitely return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian in GV
In heart of bustling MacDougal, this is an old school Italian restaurant that is pleasant with good food and reasonable prices (along with reasonably priced wines). Have been here twice; this time with a large party (11) celebrating a birthday. Service is always good and the staff made it work for our large party, despite the limitations of a relatively small space. The ambiance is loud and vibrant---this is not a place for a Romantic dinner--but this was a busy Saturday night with lots of Halloween celebrations in the Village, so it might be quieter on weekdays. Either way, we enjoyed our dinner and because it is reasonably priced with good food, we would return again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very satisfying and relaxing
The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was fine, and we were eating before a performance, so that really mattered. The bartender made a great negroni.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service despite
Great food & service despite the very busy pre NYC Marathon crowd. The cannelloni was delicate and delicious. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs which were very flavorful . Franco and other staff were very attentive in making sure we were taken care of with drinks and water refills as well as updates on when our food was to arrive. Franco apologized for it being so crazy busy, but the service was impeccable throughout our dinner experience. A nice small ,cozy ,and warm restaurant where everyone feels welcome.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been coming here for 25 years and it's the same as it has ever been. Great classic Italian food in a fun atmosphere with waiters who know what they are doing.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been going to Monte's for about 5 years on our trips to NYC. Food is great, service impeccable and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as usual
This restaurant never disappoints. Food is always outstanding and they always make you feel welcomed.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Waiter Ever
Franco took amazing care of the three of us and every dish he brought us was perfection. The food was delicious and authentic, but the personality of the people in the restaurant made the experience. Cost was also very reasonable.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A longtime favorite
Too many Greenwich Village restaurants tend to come and go. My husband and I have relied on Monte's since before we were married and hope it continues to flourish for many more years to come.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't ask for more . Everything
Couldn't ask for more . Everything was as good as it gets . Such a friendly , professional group . Great food and service .
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and very reasonable prices including food and drinks. Lots of charm and warmth although our Italian waiterwasnt very talkative.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM