Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
Just family night out
Unique and intimate dining experience with the most delicious pasta, filet, and lobster with cognac sauce. The ONLY Italian restaurant we will go to!
A wonderful experience all around as always
Best Italian in Seattle! Have been coming here for a few years.
Love this place! Highly recommend. I’ve been twice.
Very nice quiet amazing service and authentic food.
This is the place to go for a special night to enjoy great food, music and a glass of wine!
I'll go back because the food and service are excellent. But the wandering guitarist/singer was a bit annoying. When he sings, it makes conversation impossible. Its a small restaurant. A single guitar would be fine, but his boisterous singing of Italian ballads just ruined the ambiance. Tone him down please.
We always enjoy Montalcino. Service is excellent . This time we ordered our favorite dish, Wild Boar sauce with pasta. While it was very nice, the recipe has obviously changed and, to our taste, not as wonderful as it was before.
Lovely - great food!
The food is amazing and service is good. If you plan to have dinner, please know you will be rushed. We certainly were!
Fell in love all over again...with this restaurant!
I fear giving such rave reviews as it’s already a challenge to get reservations but we absolutely love this place and this visit was our best yet!
Thanks Veronica and Miah (sorry if I misspelled)
for making a sweet celebration even more special. We even got two table side serenades from the trovatore
Food is always exceptional and service is on point
We've been a few times before this, but last night they really sealed this place as one of our favorite places to go. Made a reservation online using Open Table and mentioned it was our anniversary. When we arrived, the table was set with rose petals and lovely red flutes. We promptly got a pour of Prosecco and a happy anniversary wish. It made the evening very special for us. Thank you for the little touch. We appreciate it very much! The food was incredible, as always.
Wonderful Italian food--some of the best we've had outside Italy. Attentive wait staff; a live singer; excellent wine; quiet enough for conversation (or not); what's not to love?
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
Thank you for dining at Montalcino. We have a second seating every evening at a reasonable time with no times issues- you may stay as long as you would like. We are a seating restaurant. Our first seating is a of a minimum of 1 hour and 45 (minimum) depending on the party size. We do let everyone know they are welcome to arrive earlier for over 2 hours of seating. Thank you and hope to see you soon Giovanni
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.
Sorry to hear about your experience most recent experience at Montalcino. I did came over to your table offered to redo mains . It’s was a uncharacteristic misunderstanding between my mother our Chef and our server. Apologies again - this is not typical of our servicing procedures. We are committed to all customer experience at Montalcino.
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.