Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1798 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, an intimate restaurant in Olde Town Issaquah, Washington.

We believe authentic Italiano 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. Montalcino is a perfect location for a romantic date night, elegant birthday or anniversary celebration, a relaxed family dinner, or any special occasion.

With authentic Italian singer, Tony La Stella performing every week, it truly feels like you have traveled all the way to beautiful Italy.


A quality menu with a top unique wine selection including wines produced in Montalcino, Italy.


Buon Appetito and Salute!
What 1798 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCV8293
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Sacchetti al Cinghiale just might be my last meal request.

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KathyS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, Montalcino was wonderful!! The food was amazing, the service was prompt and I love the ambiance in this small restaurant. My daughter and I decided that Montalcino would be our "last supper" before the 1 month Covid shutdown and were very happy with our choice. We are looking forward to dining here again when we next celebrate a special occasion!

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Jennifer
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food, outstanding customer service! One of our favorite romantic date night spots! Be sure to make reservations! I highly recommend this place for high end Italian food!

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DavidG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food, staff, and wine were all excellent. We sat outside with the heaters and had a very enjoyable evening.

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ChickenLittle
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Montalcino always meets our expectations. Outstanding preparations, attentive service. We'll be back!

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LauraW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 3 girlfriends and I met and had a wonderful dinner. Great atmosphere and the waiters were helpful in ordering. The Lobster ravioli was amazing! We'll be back!

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RichieL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, atmosphere was quiet / romantic, server was knowledgeable and offered advice on their different specials and wines. We’ll be back!

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EdRob
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I ordered the gnocchi with bolognese sauce snd it didn’t seem up to par. The sauce was super thick snd I don’t remember it being that way before. It wasn’t very hot but I understand as we were eating in the outside tent. Not sure if the recipe was different or not. The service was amazing snd the owner super nice and attentive.

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vipNickM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always great, even in a pandemic. We always take our friends and family here when they are visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful but chilli

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly extraordinary dining experience. Staff was very attentive, informative and pleasant. Food and wine are simply amazing. We will be back.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, happy, fast service together with great wines and food. Excellent place to celebrate any occasion.

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ConnieH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside on November 1st is always a treat especially in this pandemic year. We were dressed warm and there were heaters so we fared well. The food was terrific.

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DonC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Knowledgeable servers and support staff. Very friendly but not trying to be part of the conversation! Fantastic evening.

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local
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always wonderful. The lamb shank is my favorite meal on the East Side!

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vipBrian
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is gem of a restaurant we discovered when searching for places with outdoor dining. The food is very high quality and oh the taste! So so good. I cannot recommend this place enough. Food quality is fabulous. Service is perfect! The overall experience is worthy of 5 stars!

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Izimbal
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, romantic outdoor COVID-era dining. Thoughtful touches, generous hospitality, excellent food and wine selections. Wonderful end-of-meal espresso! My hands-down favorite in the Issaquah-Bellevue area.
On this visit, I was additionally impressed with the addition of putdoor space heaters at leg-level to keep diners toasty-warm.

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TimW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants - excellent food and friendly welcoming staff who remember their guests! Nice ambience with old brick walls. Thoroughly recommend.

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vipLDLseas
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special restaurant, but not just for special occasions! It’s a beautiful spot to go with friends, family or on date. The food is AMAZING and you will feel like you are transported to Italy.

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Joey318
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I had not eaten out in a long time. Trying Montalcino was an excellent way to end the lock down.

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KATHERINES
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even in the midst of a pandemic Montalcino is still a wonderful restaurant. Perfect for a date night or in our case an Anniversary.

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GODAWGS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good! From start to finish; you won’t be disappointed!

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

we felt very rushed, which i get in order to keep the rotation, but there should be a sign that states, you have 60 min, or 75 minutes, or 90 min to dine in our restaurant.

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vipTomandHeidi
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable outdoor dining - fun, windy night. We will be back soon!

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TammyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I only rated down for ambiance because we were seated outside and it was a cool night. But this is my favorite restaurant and Rick and his team go above and beyond.

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ashleyj
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, and the service too. Love the outside dining option as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great safe outdoor fine dining! We’ve always loved this spot as one of Issaquah’s finest places to gather.

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vipJenniferG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing across the board!! Food was outstanding & portions generous.

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RanK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious food

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SeaLew
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Montalcino never fails.
Food is a 10, every time. Ambience is almost always a 10, though in past visits, the guitarist was a bit over the top. Interior is small and intimate, like old-world Italy. Service was good though just a small notch below their usual exquisite level, on this visit, but I think the craziness of this COVID BS is a challenge for restaurants to desk with. You can certainly spend less around here for a nice dinner but you won’t find better food and a better overall experience, in my book.
Go. Soon. You’ll be glad you did.

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Montalcino for any special occasion. The food is wonderful and the service impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Will be back!

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vipKarinH
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! It’s one of our favorite date night spots.

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vipCarmelM
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was overly price for sure!

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DianeK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta with meatballs is my favorite. Very tender and flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving out of state and wanted to visit our favorite restaurant before we left. Excellent as always. We will be back when I’m town.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Meal was great, our server was great, however I was not informed when making the reservation that we would be seated outside on a cool night, I was therefore not prepared with a warm coat.

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Gabriel
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Loved your food but really feel we were taken advantage of after seeing over half my lobster gone and getting our order forgotten. I know we all make mistakes but. to bring out dessert and check before entrees and not really acknowledge it with some type of compensation is ridiculous. I had no problem with the prices when the quality is there. I ordered the lobster saffron before so I know what it previously looked and tasted like. It still was good but a ¼ of the meat was only served in the shell. What happened.?

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happybelly
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best Italian food around. Always looking forward to going back again. Delizioso!!!

FAQs

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 270-3677.

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 1798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.