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  1. Distance: 0.51mi
  2. Distance: 1.39mi
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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

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (51)
Romantic (49)
Special Occasion (49)
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Cozy (43)
Good for a Date (42)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Authentic (38)
Worth the Drive (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Fun (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (11)
Live Music (10)
Local Ingredients (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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 11, 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 8, 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 6, 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 5, 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 4, 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 31, 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 31, 2017

Great atmosphere! Very friendly staff. Happy new year!

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·Dined on December 31, 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 30, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 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 25, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Phenomenal experience like always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It’s always perfect!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 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 19, 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 17, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

First rate in every way. Just a bit tight on table arrangement, but you won’t care.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

This place is amazing. The food is as good as food can be and the service is always spectacular

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Divine and sublime are two words that come to mind when describing the food and service. Authentic Italian blended with a touch of Northwest ingredients.
It's tiny, which add to the family ambience.
Reserve early!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Montalcino never disappointments. The food and service are always incredible. This is the most authentic Italian food around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love this restaurant , the food is always outstanding, and i f you are lucky you will get to hear their very talented guitarist or Mama come out and sing. I had a life changing meal here a few nights ago . A stuffed ravioli in their Marsala sauce topped with super tender short rib. Please put this on the permanent menu! Don't miss an opportunity to get a reservation here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service and food. They had some live music near end of dinner for the bday girl. Fernando was attentive and relaxed.
Small place, and they limit you to 2 hr seating, but we never felt rushed. Bravo!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall an excellent experience - outstanding food and welcoming staff.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday for my daughter

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Absolutely love this place. Fantastic meal

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Hands down, the best authentic Italian food west of the Mediterranean Sea. In a league of their own.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Never disappoints. The food here is amazing with enough variety and unique daily offerings to keep us coming back. An Issaquah treasure.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Charming small restaurant with excellent Italian food. Fairly expensive. Portions are large. Smaller portion would be fine with us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful as always! It was great to see Tony making the rounds and taking requests.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was great! Surprised to find this hidden gem in Issaquah.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was recommended by a good friend. First time there. We were celebrating our anniversary with our friends. Food was fantastic. Have your waitperson prepare the Antipasto plate. It was awesome. Had the tortellini stuffed with basted short rib meat. My wife had the roasted boar. Both were excellent. The canollis are the best west of Chicago.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love the restaurant! Food is always amazing, service excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Authentic beautifully crafted food...a gem in the Seattle area!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food and service great as always. First time we experienced a musician. He started by going table to table, which can be a nice touch. But the volume of the music was too loud for such a small venue, and we could not hear each other during this time. Before we come again, will be certain to try and avoid the musician.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our favorite spot, amazing food and great people. You won't find a better Italian meal anywhere in Washington.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love this place! It's very small so reservations are necessary. Food and service are always fabulous and this time was no exception. We'll be back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The best Seattle restaurant week menu ever!

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