Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

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1440 reviews
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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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just family night out

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b
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and intimate dining experience with the most delicious pasta, filet, and lobster with cognac sauce. The ONLY Italian restaurant we will go to!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience all around as always

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DS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Seattle! Have been coming here for a few years.

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LC
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Highly recommend. I’ve been twice.

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SS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice quiet amazing service and authentic food.

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UJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to go for a special night to enjoy great food, music and a glass of wine!

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JT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!

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RE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

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.

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s
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely - great food!

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is amazing and service is good. If you plan to have dinner, please know you will be rushed. We certainly were!

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MM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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?

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i
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
Responded on March 18, 2019

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

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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N
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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NB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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s
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
Responded on March 12, 2019

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable! Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back.

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BB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, the food is absolutely amazing and the staff are wonderful!

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V
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best Italian food on the Easyside

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TM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always outstanding!!

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LG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, entertainment were all quite spectacular. We will certainly be heading there again in the near future.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Food and atmosphere was amazing.

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SS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simplicity, elegance ... superb experience. An absolute Seattle area gem.

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GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent as always. This is our favorite spot for Italian food.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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SC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service, great atmosphere.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a gem. Can’t wait to go back. Some of the best food I’ve ever had

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B
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Everyone liked the variety of the menu, which addressed everyone’s dietary requirement. Made the birthday celebration extra special.

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KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem, family run, classy but informal, European feel.

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b
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, Always outstanding food & service. Flavors make your taste buds squeal with delight. Highly recommend!!

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C
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fave Seattle area restaurant! Intimate, romantic and Tony Stella’s guitar and singing brings a great ambience to food that does not disappoint!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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WW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family run restaurant with exceptional food!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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