Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://montalcinoristoranteitaliano.com/
  • Phone: 4252703677
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michelina Nardone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact Fernando for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Fernado Nardone 2068180496

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
At Montalcino Ristorante Italiano fine food and wine are a way of life. All dishes are prepared with passion and tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality real Italian ingredients. Charismatic Italian family ownership brings a classic atmosphere to the restaurant where everyone is part of the family. A quality menu with many family receipts and a top unique wine list including wines produced by the family creates a perfect dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Montalcino Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (95)special occasion (90)romantic (80)fit for foodies (74)notable wine list (52)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)good for groups (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • incredible
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem that has consistently fabulous food, great live entertainment and fabulous service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was excellent - super fresh pasta, nice sized portions, delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem, just of Front St.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great Service, Great Food, very intimate. It was hard to find using iPhone maps, since it is not right on Front St, but just off of it. We had a business lunch there for 6, that was delicious, and the service was very fast. I'm going to take my wife there soon, as she loves Italian food!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    jill
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Dined now a few times always perfect. Food is just amazing and with all the Italians running around makes for a great ambience and experience
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    ride2far
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was our first dinner at Montalcino; I'd been to lunch with a group once before. Their food is sumptuous, and the evening ambience very romantic: terrific for date night!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Consistently Excellent . We are Village Theatre season ticket holders and this is our go to place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MmmmmmmMmmmmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were going to the Village Theatre Where could we eat? Oh my....great service, food, wine and a surprise dessert. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Washington
    YummyInYountvilleVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was by far the best Italian food I have had in Washington!! And I have lived here for 15 years. Food was fresh and had a lot of flavor, the staff very attentive. My only complaint is that the restaurant is not in Seattle. Outstanding! We will be back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sammy
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Excellent food preparation and presentation. Attentive service without being overbearing. Perfect for a quiet romantic dinner or for a special date or celebration.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Montalcino
    MABJVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Montalcino is quite small,only eight tables. It is a gem of a family owned, Italian restaurant. Excellent food on a varied menu. Pastas are made in house. The space although small is charming and attractive. Service is attentive and friendly. A tenor circulates performing Italian operatic standards which adds to the ambiance but due to the size of the room inhibits conversation a bit. Owner family presence is evident and shows concern that guests have a good experience. This was our first visit and we consider it a real "find".
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    A most enjoyable evening. We had a great dinner our first visit, so brought friends this time. They liked you too! Good food and service, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Italian is my favorite cuisine. I've eaten in Italian restaurants all over U.S. This place is the real deal. The whole family works here and they make you feel like one of them. Menu is very unique including the specials yet authentic. Our dinners came out and presentation was great the freshness , quality and flavors were just superb. To boot they had a performer on the guitar who was singing Italian classics and was very good. Very impressive outstanding authentic Italian food, service and ambience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even Better Than Before
    applaudVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    It has been over 6 months since I have been to Montalcino. It is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. The food this time is even better than I remembered it to be. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. The service was exceptional. They made all of us feed very special; like we were part of their family. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I took my Mom and Dad here for a birthday celebration. The service, food, and live music was incredible. What a great find in Issaquah!! We will most definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Ever!!
    lovemesomeitalian
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My husband and I have been searching for a great Italian restaurant on the Eastside for the last 11 years. We've continually been disappointed with the choices. Montalcino is absolutely amazing! The best dinner I've ever had....hands down. It will make other Italian food that you thought was the best seem like Chef Boyardee. I had the mushroom ravioli which was like a flavor explosion with every bite. I've been craving it each day since we've been there. The service is phenomenal and we happened to be there when there was live music! The gentleman sang to each table in both English and Italian and it was just lovely. My husband and I cannot wait to go back. This is our new "date night" spot!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    True Tuscan food prepared and served by dedicated family. Best Brunello from family winery
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thadine
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was delish but expensive. For a casual neighborhood place I did not expect the price point. Food was very good, portions were huge-- less would have been more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Issaquah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Amazing Italian food! Absolutely friendly service. Such a nice getaway for anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always There For Us
    Giacamo
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We love great food and this is it.......authentic as it gets ..not for the who don't understand qualify food .....if you do you definitely need to try this most amazing little Restaurant
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Think twice, but it's nice!
    Blue2
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Nice, BUT, " Would you like the house wine?" It's about 80 to 90 bucks a bottle. ,!!! OK wine but not just small ok. Or, we would like the bruschetta , we were upsold to the sampler plates at 10 bucks or so more each. And on, and on. Entrees were GOOD, the wild boar was outstanding , spaghetti and meatballs was ? Authentic ? And just OK. Total bill with tip over 300.00 bucks. Interesting experience if wish to try it..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Outstanding, food, wine service just outstanding - we will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a wonderful experience
    Minnie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Always a wonderful experience with fabulous food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience and supurb service
    Brad
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We loved our experience. We arrived a few minutes early and, although we had to wait, we were given a complimentary glass of wine. The food was excellent and the service even better. We will definitely go back to this neighborhood gem. Although very small, it is intimate and great for a romantic evening. We enjoyed the guitarist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality in Issaquah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Another quality dinner. We love our experiences at this amazing little restaurant. The chef continues to amaze us with the preparation and the quality produced. Consistent and always inventive with their featured dishes. We just Love it, superior to any fine dining in Seattle
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inexpensive High Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We always love the experience. I wasn’t going to write another review but when I went to make a reservation I noticed a review stating they liked the food but was expensive. This place produces quality dishes only and if you don’t understand and/or appreciate this aspect of dinning this place is not for you. We don’t like to over pay either but this place is actual inexpensive for they quality produced and my family and friends who dine here all the time understand quality. The owners are true Italian chefs and know their stuff sometimes putting a twist on dishes like, spaghetti and meatball; amazing . Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food from the appetizer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Great food from the appetizer thru dessert, and service to match. Already booked our next reservation to go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Issaquah Experienc
    happy
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I love the feeling of "dinning at home" when you have a meal at Montalcino Ristorante Italiano. Mama is cooking in the kitchen, your host, her son, making sure your dinner is up to your expectations. We enjoyed the specials, king salmon and the tenderloin with a lobster tail. Even though the tenderloin wasn't quite right, staff made sure to correct to our satisfaction. A very special place for those very special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in town
    RRRomeroVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Excellent food and service. The owner is very attentive and the staff is great. Food has been excellent the four times I've been there. I highly recommend it but it is very small so make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service is impeccable.....
    Yummers
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food and service is impeccable.....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem!
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Wonderful, from the moment we entered Montalcino, until we left. We are always personally welcomed, and the service, atmosphere, and, indeed, the food, is always perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional lunch
    TBMreview
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This was the perfect place for me to treat my kids to their annual birthday lunch; not noisy, good Italian music; pleasant waitress who added to the fun of the occasion, the salmon and the Kobe meatball specials were terrific, the Sangiovese wine was perfect, and Fernando's dessert treat of Tiramisu was icing on the cake, so to speak.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Service, dinner and wine were all good except that my husband did not like the cannoli and found it too dry with hardly and filling. He only took a bite and did not eat the rest. When they found out that he did not like it, they did not charge us for it. Everything else we ordered was good though and i am sure we will be back there. The menu has a lot to choose from, so I am eager to return to try something else on there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food and service at this
    Dave
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The Food and service at this restaurant are off the chart wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate dining in Issaquah
    FoodiewithKids
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We celebrated our son's birthday at Montalcino. Service was great! We had the specials of the evening, sampler appetizer, veal, and halibut. All was very tasty and we would highly recommend. Be prepared for the price. It's also up there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Impressed
    ctldinerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I moved to the Seattle area in August of 2013 and found out about this gem of a restaurant from a friend. My wife and I have enjoyed this magnificant Italian Restaurant (Best in Seattle) 5 or 6 times since arriving. This is a family owned business with Mom and Son taking these wonderful recipes straight from Italy and have delighted us each time. It's a small place and you need a reservation well in advance but it worth the wait. The service staff is outstanding and only adds to the experience. Can't wait to come back!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Richard
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Best Italian restaurant around the whole Seattle area in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Jewel
    MickeyBat
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Authentic Tuscan/Italian cuisine. Delicious! Friendliest service ever. Best Italian food I've had in the Puget Sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for two
    Kyle
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food, wine and service has been outstanding every time we have been to Montalcino's. The ambiance is quaint and unique it can be a little loud at times with the music. You can't go wrong if you are looking for great Italian food. There is a policy where you can only dine in the restaurant for 1.5 hours. We understand this because the restaurant is so small, although this is not enough time to dine if you have over 2 people in your party, This is an expensive restaurant and worth every penny but we felt rushed as soon as we were seated. We would have liked more time in-between courses. There were 4 of us dining and after our 1.5 hours were up we left and went to another restaurant for additional wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delivers again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This is a restaurant with authentic flavors and quality. We always appreciate it Never fails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic little Italian resturante
    jsak
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Wonderful food, people and just a great place to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.