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  1. Distance: 0.51mi
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About 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.

15 NW Alder Place
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Daily 4:30 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Front Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 270-3677

Website:
http://montalcinoristoranteitaliano.com/

Executive Chef:
Michelina Nardone

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Fernando for details.

Private Party Contact:
Fernado Nardone: (206) 818-0496

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Romantic (45)
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Good for a Date (43)
Cozy (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Authentic (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (12)
Casual (11)
Local Ingredients (8)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant nearby. The food, service, ambiance, and attention to detail are all fantastic. We have recommended this restaurant to a lot of acquaintances and they have all loved it too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

The best Valentines Day experience possible. Love the guitar playing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Best Italian restaurant ever. The food was amazing!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The best Italian meal outside of Tuscany! Love this place!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food. We had their lobster ravioli w/2 lobster tails. Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The management and service staff is very personable, highly professional and very attentive. This is a small romantic hideaway just off of Front Street on Alder. This is our all time favorite Italian restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food, and great service as always! Our guests loved the wine!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Another wonderful night eating here. The gorgonzola pasta was ahhhhhmazing as always. The gentleman who sang to us was sweet and incredibly talented. We loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The menu has so many delicious choices, it is hard to chose just one. Would recommend making reservations well in advance. It is pricey but well worth the expense. The staff makes you feel like royalty. A truly fine dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The menu is interesting. The food was spectacular. The service is excellent.
We were early diners and were told that we had our table for 90 minutes. I didn't
like this as we like to linger over a glass of wine or coffee. However, I understand as the space is small and they need more sittings. Next time, I will book later and stay until closing!!!!
Highly recommend this place and will go back again!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The clear winner for this restaurant is the superb preparation of modern Italian cuisine. The service was friendly and prompt. It is rather a small place just off of Front Street in Issaquah. They managed to squeeze in a lot of tables comfortably into a small space. We were four people for dinner and everyone raved about their dinner. Really enjoyed their selection of by the glass Italian wines. It was definitely pricey but well worth the expense! We will definitely go again. We were also in a hurry to make a curtain and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Seriously one of the best meals I have had. We wandered in just looking for Italian in the area, and found a cozy place with live music. The food was wonderful from salad to dessert, and large portions. The short rib ravioli special was especially amazing. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Came back with family, and they were impressed even after we had talked it up.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love, love this place, but can only go once or twice a year. Pretty speedy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is amazing! The waitress was fine but all business and rushed us from the start to order our appetizer, wine and food. My only complaint is the way they schedule diners. We were there on Feb 2 a family of 6. We were aware of the time restraint on their reservations so I am not exactly complaining but we will re think going there with family and friends because we were rushed. We would have love to have desert , more wine and possible after dinner drinks . We realize that when you are having a wonderful meal and great conversation 1hour and 45 minutes just isn't enough time. It is really a shame because we would have continued to spend money in the restaurant. I had barely finished eating when they started collecting wine glasses.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Once again, had a wonderful experience, this time for my husband’s birthday. We love Montalcino’s!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great service, food and ambience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing, as always. The staff is friendly!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was the 5th or 6th time we have dined here. Each time the food and service have been outstanding. It is hard to pick a favorite entree as everything we've tried has been excellent. This has become one of our favorite restaurants on the Eastside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Montalcino never fails to exceed expectation. Already a favorite for the truffle ravioli and the magnificent meatballs, tonight we went for the specials and were blown away. The short rib ravioli was a triumph: incredible flavor, depth and richness. The seafood pasta was also phenomenal, the perfect balance between delicate seafood and hearty pasta. It's always best to go with their own wine - the Sangiovese is our favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Gem! Great food, great authentic live guitar, and romantic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was top notch, and the ambiance was amazing. We loved it, and they made our birthday girl feel very special .

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Thx to Montalcino for decanting an Amarone for me before I arrived. Bruschetta is probably the best I’ve ever had. Quiet elegance was perfect for a business meal. My client raved about the lamb shank and said it was the meal he had ever had in a restaurant.

Can’t over describe this must-try restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Romantic atmosphere and delicious food. We were wow’ed!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went there for a birthday, our dinners were literally fantastic. Italian singer serenaded us and was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Quaint, quiet, intimate dining. The well informed staff have a unique ability to migrate seamlessly in a limited setting. Ingredients are top notch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always delicious! Their Salumi e Formaggi is a great starter. The Lobster ravioli may be the best dish on the menu! I’ve yet to try them all but that one wins no matter what everyone else orders. Their family wines are very good. Truffle cheese, mmmmm. Chocolate Bomba and a glass of port to finish. Wear stretchy pants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always superb. Best Italian food I have had in the Pacific Northwest, hands down.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful cozy neighborhood find. Well worth a try. Good food and intimate setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our family's favorite restaurant - a must when our adult sons are in town. Food and wine are always wonderful, attention to detail is obvious and the little extras (cheese samples, after dinner wine, or dessert sample) are a special touch.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is absolutely fantastic! It is a bit pricey but worth it and the portions are quite big and worth the cost.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great atmosphere! Very friendly staff. Happy new year!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I went there per my friends recommendation. I had salad, penne pasta with gorgonzola and espresso. All of them were one of the best I ever had. I will highly recommend it. It is quite expensive though, so I will probably go only on special occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was wonderful!
A little tight on space but an amazing meal!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great family holiday meal. There were 4 adults and two children. We all ordered the seafood pasta with lobster tail, including splitting one full order for the kids. It was delicious, as usual, earning raves from our son, daughter in law and our two grandkids who were first time diners there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Family dinner on Christmas Eve. First time visit. Great reviews so we gave it a try.
I enjoyed the lobster seafood special of the night. It was delicious. We had an enjoyable evening and will be return guests.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing as always. This is our go to special date night. They always make you feel so special and the food and atmosphere is top notch.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Phenomenal experience like always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It’s always perfect!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always our first choice for special events with family and friends!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We were rushed by server from the moment we entered. They have excellent food but certainly would not qualify as a fine dining experience due to their concern with simply turning tables. Our party was in and out within 1 hour and 10 minutes. We will not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We love this restaurant. It's a true gem in Issaquah!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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