Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
Food is really the best you can get on the Eastside. Restaurant is very small with 10 tables, nice, quiet, a little too dark, as they provide small flashlights to read the menu. Did i mention the food is AMAZING? The only thing I take slight exception to is that you have exactly 90 minutes for dinner, and they are hanging you youre check and ushering you out. I knew going in, that this was their policy, so it wasn't a surprise. But I would prefer a traditional Italian meal where you can linger over your food, multiple courses, without being rushed. Here you need to just order a main course, eat and get out. Italian dinner is meant to be savored and enjoyed. 90 min isn't enough. But, did I mention how delicious the food is? Your choice... just know this ahead of time
We had a fabulous dinner. My braised short ribs tortalino was absolutely divine. Our Caesar salads were delicious, although my husband wished for more dressing. Service was impeccable. We will definelty recommend Montalcino to our friends. Thanks for a wonderful meal and evening!
Montalcino has wonderful food in a romantic setting. I recommend the Salumi Fromaggi plate to start. It is big and easy to share. The linguine Vongole is delicious. Be aware I t has a little kick if you don’t like spicy food. My husband had the ravioli special and said it was gorgeous. Desert wise you can’t go wrong with the tiramisu or canoli.
Like they picked the place up from a cobblestoned walkway in a Tuscan village and trasnplanted it in Issaquah. As close to the genuine articule as we have experienced on the east side. Tiny, romantic, warm. "Worth it" in every way.
Montalcino has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Issaquah however lately we've been a bit disappointed. Last week we were there for dinner with a 7:15 reservation and we were done with our dinner by 8:00 pm. Although the restaurant was busy I didn't see any reason that our meal was rushed. We ordered an appetizer and had barely finished when our mains arrived. Although we didn't want to be lingering for a long time it's also annoying to be rushed through your meal, especially at this price-point. The food quality is still good and the service was pleasant. It's just not the same experience dining there that we've always had in the past.
Memorable! Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back.
I love this restaurant, the food is absolutely amazing and the staff are wonderful!
The food is really great! I love the daily specials - they always describe as something "Mama" has slaved over all day. Restaurant is so tiny and tight but it is unique and personal so we'll return. Also expensive so it may have to be only for special occasions!
Still the best Italian food on the Easyside
This restaurant is always outstanding!!
Food, service, entertainment were all quite spectacular. We will certainly be heading there again in the near future.
Fantastic. Food and atmosphere was amazing.
Simplicity, elegance ... superb experience. An absolute Seattle area gem.
It was excellent as always. This is our favorite spot for Italian food.
Everything was exceptional. My only criticism is with the lemon cream sauce chicken. I would have given this dish an outstanding review but I did not enjoy crunching down on more than a few lemon seeds
Delicious food, wonderful service, great atmosphere.
Wow! What a gem. Can’t wait to go back. Some of the best food I’ve ever had
What an amazing place. The food was outstanding. The servers were awesome. And they had a guy singing Italian love songs going from table to table. I can’t say enough good things about Montalcino. We will definitely be back. My only complaint - it’s so small it’s hard to get a reservation!
Excellent meal. Everyone liked the variety of the menu, which addressed everyone’s dietary requirement. Made the birthday celebration extra special.
A hidden gem, family run, classy but informal, European feel.
Love this place, Always outstanding food & service. Flavors make your taste buds squeal with delight. Highly recommend!!
Our fave Seattle area restaurant! Intimate, romantic and Tony Stella’s guitar and singing brings a great ambience to food that does not disappoint!
Giovanni was an excellent host! The food was absolutely phenomenal. I recommend the veal for the table, it was mouth watering and falling off the bone. Best dining experience in a long time!
Wonderful family run restaurant with exceptional food!
Great food, great service and great atmosphere.
Such a romantic place for date night! The ambiance is incredible here, the food is fantastic, HUGE portions of authentic Italian food, great wine and a must-visit!
Absolutely wonderful ambiance and service! I did ask for vegetables with my pasta and received 2 pieces - the broccoli was cooked to perfection ....perhaps not for health conscious people and vegetarian is not their strength but a lovely experience and wonderful food!
Cozy small place but great ambience, great food and live music...
Great experience! Great food. My 3rd time here. Always good food and great service. The musician who goes around each table sang me a birthday song and some Italian song!❤
My wife and I have been to Montalcino numerous times, and they always exceed our expectations. This last visit was our most favorite yet. Between Tony's music and a glass of grappa from Fernando, we felt like VIPs. We even take our out-of-town guests here as a way to show off our great city of Issaquah.
Food was very good and service was great. I would recommend going on a weeknight as they are very focused on turning the table. This is one of the best restaurants in Issaquah and they know it well.
wonderful restaurant with amazing food! People who work there are also fabulous!
probably the best restaurant in Issaquah, whatever that might mean.
Absolutely wonderful! I loved the cheese plate and the dessert! The main meal was fantastic and the service impeccable!!
Excellent food and service. Quality ingredients. Portion sizes were good. On the expensive side so more for special occasions.
Very relaxing. Food was great!
Beautiful food and amazing service! Worth every penny!
While the food was very good and the service exceptional, the prices are for those who don't care what their meal costs. Unfortunately, I'm not in that economic bracket.
Great place to have an intimate meal! It is one of the few restaurants I actually enjoy!
We always have a great time when we dine here. Good is excellent and service is on point. Price is pretty steep and because it’s a small restaurant, it’s hard to get a reservation on weekends if you don’t plan ahead. Definitely worth visiting.