We should have stopped at
We should have stopped at the pecan ciminnamon roll and coffee. A meal in itself. We did have brunch and everything was excellent.
We got lost on the way and the manager, Jackie, stayed on the phone with us until we were pointed in the right direction. Our waitress was cheerful and attentive. We will return.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and wonderful, friendly
Good food and wonderful, friendly service. My husband wanted a glass of wine with the first course but I wanted mine with the entree and they remembered. We are used to having to remind waitstaff about the wine if we want it served with the entree. Sit outside if possible as the noise level inside inhibits conversation.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Energetic is an understatement.
When the inside tables are full, "energetic" is an understatement for the noise level. Deafening would be more appropriate. If you want a quiet dinner opt to eat on the patio.
While the food is very good, most times your server has trouble hearing you unless you shout above the din.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Suprise treat in a "mall" setting
We arrived 90 minutes before our reservation time and were still welcomed warmly and seated promptly. Extra bonus was a special Gluten Free menu for GF guests. Not advertised, so ask for it. The food was very nice and decently priced and our server had excellent knowledge of the wine list and pairing recommendations. Flavorful and fresh cuisine. Would recommend if you are looking for a healthy, yet satisfying meal.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tried and True
I can't believe I haven't rated Monti's before. We've dined there countless times! It's our go-to restaurant when we have guests, or when we just feel like going out and having a great meal. Their salads are great. The pasta with short-rib ragout is killer, the pork chop is my daughter's favorite - also one of mine, the hanger steak with truffle fries is awesome and the lamb shanks are perfect. The seafood dishes are excellent and guaranteed not to disappoint! But, my favorite part of every dinner there is oysters on the half-shell with one of their magnificent cocktails. Don't miss dessert - the peanut butter gelato cookie is to die for. Sit at the raw bar and watch the action!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good California cuisine -
Good California cuisine - tuna tartare is very good as was the calamari. The veal chop special was very nice and so was the ravioli....a good neighborhood place with solid food. We had to wait 20 min for our table but they comped us appetizers, which was very nice.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites.
One of our favorites. Can't decide? Let's go to Monti's.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as always!
One of our favorites! Always comes through with a great experience for a special occasion. In this case, my wife's birthday. I was able to drop off flowers in the morning and have them show up on the table that night. Very friendly and professional staff. The food is always a delight, we plan to attend on Saturdays usually, for the duck.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice food, well trained
Very nice food, well trained wait staff - friendly but not chatty. Fireplace lends a nice ambience. I love that you can actually have a conversation in this restaurant. The only bad thing is that their tap water tastes very strange. We told the wait staff about this, and they said to tell the resturant management.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite resturant. They
My favorite resturant. They have a unqiue selection of items, everything has a little gormet-like twist on normal foods, and every selection I've gotten has been delish. I had the chance to have breakfast there once and the same applies to breakfast, it was different and delish.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We live within walking distance, and consider ourselves so fortunate to be close to this restaurant. My wife is gluten intolerant, and Monti's has a separate menu for gluten free items. The gluten free menu is nearly the same as the regular menu. There are so many choices from which to choose. The staff is always pleasant and mindful. The food is outstanding. I just tried a new menu item (halibut), and I'll have it again when I return. Interesting flavors with a combination of chilies and forbidden rice. The fish was cooked perfectly, and just about melted in my mouth! We went there this time to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. It is a special place!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great evening. Good, interesting
A great evening. Good, interesting food, service,terrific wine list and a variety of wine choice by the glass. We will return.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good, reliable spot
Always a good, reliable spot in Santa Rosa for business lunches and meeting up with friends for wine/appetizers or dinner. Just wish they'd mix it up a bit with their menu -- especially the appetizer/small bites offering. Their standard offerings are reliably good, but it would be nice to see some seasonal offerings to bring some excitement to their menu.
Also would like to see a more extensive wine by the glass offering.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are consistantly wonderful. Servers are well informed about specials, daily menue and the wine list. If they have questions they will happily find the answers. Best patio dining in Santa Rosa and convenient parking.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have now been here for brunch, lunch and dinner and, I have to say, the food is fantastic any time of day. I had the smoked corned beef hash this time and it was simply amazing!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Party Dinner
We enjoyed a great dinner for 13 people. Each person ordered a different plate and we shared. The grilled pork chop and halibut dishes were the top rated. The special, lamb shank, was cooked perfectly. they feature a lot of local wines, which were enjoyed. For dessert, we shared the creme burlee and cheesecake - the crowd loved the creme burlee but the crustless cheesecake was a little to yogurty for the crowd. Service was okay - they didn't know where and how to serve the plates and they didn't check out table often enough to keep the momentum of the wine flowing.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance, great food, and great service. A wonderful find. Would highly recommend the hangar steak!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall the experience was
Overall the experience was very good. The two people who had the chicken dish thought it was skimpy. The description of 1/2 chicken appeared much smaller. The fresh peas and carrots with the chicken were very good though.
The only service complaint was we asked for additional bread for the salami platter and it never came. We had asked the person who delivered the food, which was probably the problem. She apparently didn't follow through because when we brought it to the attention of our wait person she had to place the order, and it came late.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day enjoyment
Had a very nice lunch at Monti's (wish there was a fish dish on the menu), nice wine and perfectly delightful setting as my daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful dining experience together.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gourmet food with exciting flavors!
I have enjoyed this restaurant three time now. The Chocolate Pot de Crem is crazy good!!!! The salads are all great. The hummus is delish!
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order the Dungeoness crab
Order the Dungeoness crab briks. Amazing. More like an egg roll stuff with just seasoned crab and topped with the best chutney.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was excellent, food was good and very relaxing meal.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoughtful and Patient Wait Staff
My lunch guest was delayed by 30 minutes and while I was waiting the staff came by frequently to see if I needed anything until the other party arrived. I know this took up some needed space at prime lunch hour, but they were so patient and understanding. Then I enjoyed the quiche of the day which was excellent - a great lunch experience.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a great
This restaurant is a great place to go with a small group of friends. Their patio seating is perfect. The kids menu was so cute, and kept my toddler busy while we were waiting on our order. All of the food and wine is really good, it's hard to decide what to order!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian pizza
There's no need to head to Healdsburg for a culinary experience when Monti's can fit the bill. We started with crab-stuffed deviled eggs and calamari; which I highly recommend, then enjoyed an authentic Italian style pizza with Mission fig, Procuitto, goat cheese and argula; for a moment I thought I was in northern Italy again!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why does my account show a dining date with no points assigned to my account?
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to local restaurant
Mont's is a great place for lunch or to meet friends for dinner. The food is fantastic and the service always friendly and knowledgeable. the Stark's own three restaurants in Santa rosa, monti's, Stark's and willi's wine bar, plus two in Healdsburg, bravas and Willi's seafood. They're all favorites!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rotisserie a great spot for dinner
This restaurant specializes in a different roasted meat each day. I had the roasted goat which was ok. My wife had the roasted halibut that was very good. The wine list is very complete and priced fairly.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for friends
Monti's is a great place for meeting friends for lunch or a group for dinner. The menu is diverse, lots of different choices. Staff is friendly and helpful with suggestions.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely Worth It
We were pressed for time and the waitress made sure our food was ready when we needed it to be..Duck was fantastic. Mussels fresh.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious prime rib in Sunday's!
Delicious prime rib in Sunday's! The beet and cabbage soup was so tasty too!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep going back!
Creative menu, excellent service with well-trained staff, pleasant atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice meeting place for Lunch
Great to have such good food in a shopping mall! Met up with several lady friends to wander the shops and have a nice relaxing lunch, the food was very good, as all of Stark's restaurants are, and we all enjoyed it. If I lived closer would definitely try it for dinner, but luckily have two of his other restaurants in our town which I can enjoy without driving far.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sonoma Wine Country- Visit Monti's
Second time dining at Monti's. Love this place. Don't get put off by its location in a small strip mall. The food is fantastic, the service is good, BYOB if you want, $15 corkage. I had the halibut this time, and was wowed by the flavors in the dish. Would love the whole recipe. My husband had the Rotisserie Veal (it was a Friday) - tender, juicy chop. Salads are great, and the shrimp appetizer was delicious - be prepared to remove the shells - they keey the shrimp tender and juicy.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed lovely appetizers (soup and salad - salad had the nuts and blue cheese, soup was minestrone), but our real treat was that we were there when the rotisserie special was duck! Very well done, with a lovely accompanying wine. Left over leg meat has enchanted our dog who travels with us. We each got a full 1/2 duck, which was a lot to eat - and all cooked well.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Moni's is comfortable and enjoyable
Monti's is a nice, casual place, with delicious food in a very pleasant setting. The service on our recent visit was very good. The portions were, if anything, too large, although many might not complain about that. I said noise was "quiet" because we sat outside, inside I would rate it as "moderate."
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, as usual
We go to Monti's when we want good food without a lot of fuss. It is consistently good. I love their chicken dish. It's always great. The sides change, but the chicken was terrific on our last visit with friends. One of the others with us ordered the lamb shank and reported that it was great. My husband ordered halibut. He said it was great, even though he thought it was slightly overcooked.
Dinner was great! We take lots of out-of-town guests to Monti's when they come for a visit. I can count on the food being good and the service being pleasant!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Monti's is always great
We had a very good meal as always. What I especially appreciated is that, when my spouse and I mistakenly ordered rigatoni (which had meat) when we meant ravioli (vegetarian), the waitress barely skipped a beat in bringing us what we wanted. That's a loss to the restaurant but they were gracious. As non-meat eaters, we would not have been able to eat what they brought, and wouldn't have wanted to pay twice. So they kept us as long-term customers by being generous. Thanks, Monti's!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with friends
Everything was fine except for the noise level. They tried to accommodate us by seating us in the back.
Would return when in the area.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot....WOuld not recommend if quiet conversation important
t Very energetic
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sitting outside in the afternoon, we became a bit chilled so the waitpersons flipped and switch and turned on the gas heaters. It was just the thing to have to be able to be outside and not get cold. This was our second experience at the restaurant and recommend it for a place with good food and ambience. Although it is part of Montgomery Village, it is like an island in the commercial zone where you can get get a good lunch and drinks.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food & Service but LOUD
The food was very good and inventive as it fitting for the collection of local restaurants Monti's is part of. We had the Wednesday night special of rotisserie roasted leg of lamb - it was excellent as were the starters we had - somked salmon rillettes and fried green tomatoes. The service was nearly perfect. Our only complaint was the loud party at the next table; it was hard to have a conversation. So... it turns out it was the restaurant owners, the Starks, and two friends at the next table and they were having a great time. The restaurant has all hard surfaces and is acoustically 'bright' so it does get noisy. Maybe next time we'll arrive a little earlier and try one of the outdoor tables. The food is definitely worth coming back for.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Treat
I've used this restaurant many times for business lunches. The food is consistently excellent (especially the quiche), lots of comfortable tables, and a very understanding/patient staff (for those unexpected late arrivals). When I'm not working, it is a great place for either a light meal or something more substantial (roast chicken) with a nice wine list.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A winner from the Stark dynamic duo. Wish there was something closer to Marin. We love the food at all the spots we've tried. Something different at each one and all delicious. Excellent servers and service is a hallmark at all the restaurants. You can't go wrong with the Starks!!!!! Thank you.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
realiable, great food, great
realiable, great food, great service-you can't go wrong
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late evening snack
We had a long day with meetings after work & arrived at 8:45 pm, needing dinner & not wanting to cook. I used open table for "table availability" & Monti's had a 9:15 pm table available. We arrived, chose outside seating with gas heater overhead, shared a burger, Mac n cheese & a half bottle of Seghesio Zin & had a delicious & delightful late evening dining experience. Jenn welcomed us & provided wonderful service. Thanks Jenn & Monti's!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a 7 year old Pinot Noir saved for a nice meal. We decided to go to Monti's. We enjoyed a quiet outside table under the heat lamps on a Saturday night. The Pinot was fabulous! The oysters and green fried tomatoes were our starters. To be followed by duck and hanger steak. I've gotta say all the food was perfectly prepared. The Chocolate cake with an almond "crisp" and vanilla ice cream was over the top delious! We will be back soon.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mid Day Menu
Mid day menu is so good! Really enjoyed the pork sliders and the BBQ potato chips with bleu cheese dressing. The mid day drink menu is nice with some good wines and cocktails. Service was excellent.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We'll be back!!
We reserved at Monti's because of the excellent reviews on Open Table. It did not disappoint!! Our calamari frito misto appetizer was excellent - a large portion with perfectly cooked calamari and veggies. My pizza had a very thin crust and was delicious, but seemed overpriced at $14, with just a smear of ingredients. My husband's quiche and salad combination was excellent. We dined at Monti's at 1pm on a Thursday, and the restaurant was very full, with folks waiting. The only down-side to our dining experience was the very energetic noise level. Even so, we'll be back.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
While visiting Santa Rosa over Thanksgiving weekend, we stopped by Monti's for Saturday night dinner. We arrived earlier than our reservations and they were able to seat us. Our appetizer was quickly served with the hummus decorating the flatbread - salty and delicious. The romaine salad had lots of flavor in the dressing. The mushroom pizza was perfect. Overall it was really good and we will go back again the next time we are in town.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM