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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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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
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Neighborhood Gem (48)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Live Music (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (14)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Brilliant from start to finish!! Loved the amazing music, intimate feel and scored the best seat in the house!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing food. Great family wine. Probably the best value for the quality of food in the greater Seattle area. Large, delicious portions. Be advised they have a live singer/guitarist that will come by your table and ask for requests. Lovely restaurant. Reminds me of a cozy Manhattan spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Specials a little pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Birthday celebration for daughter. It was pleasant. Food is good not not spectacular

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This is an absolute gem, with the largest assortment of Italian cuisine we have ever seen....and we have visited nearly every Italian restaurant in the greater Seattle area. They had us at the appetizers alone and then came along the main meal and we were over the moon! Definitely coming back as soon as possible vs waiting for a special occasion again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I have dined at Montalcino at least 6 times in the last year. As before, this last dinner was very pleasant with fine service, friendly wait staff, cozy atmosphere. We also appreciate the complimentary extras like slices of bread and house made cheese with balsamic vinegar.The food, specifically my main course, however, was not good. I had the house made Kobe meat balls in Marsala cream sauce. The meat was dry, not flavorful; the sauce was good but there wasn't nearly enough of it. Disappointing for $36. My husband thought his mushroom ravioli was too salty and 'just okay". He was disappointed too. The evening special dessert was also disappointing.
I have never found their wine selections to be good and worth the price. I'll stop trying to fine a good wine there.
Since my previous meals were good to great, I will likely return and hope that my last meal was not indicative of the future.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times and it allows is incredible!!!

All that needs to be said.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Is now my favorite restaurant. Every aspect was top notch!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always the Best. Deserves the highest rating.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good Food, Good Ambiance, Great Service from Cindy and Fernando Nardone.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Again and again never disappoints our foodie friends were very impressed. Thank you Montalcino for being there it is our escape

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Live Music
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

What a wonderful experience and fantastic food! Cant wait to go back...

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place in the east side. Pasta dishes are delicious, homemade pasta makes such a difference. Service is great. Overall is a nice experience, I went a Friday and come back on Sunday, I will be back again for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been going to Montalcino since it opened and it is our favorite Italian restaurant in the entire Seatle area. My husband is Italian, and he has very high standards. From the ambience to the service to the fabulous food and wine, it is just fabulous. We took friends there who had not been last Friday and now they are huge fans, too.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Montalcino has a cozy, warm ambience. The food choices are tasty and abundant with excellent service. The Village Theater is a short walk for theater goers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went with the wine recommendation --Barolo , Paolo Conterno 2012--it was excellent. Service was attentive. We love the small intimate atmosphere here. Food was good. Short rib ravioli and special saffron risotto with seafood and lobster tail.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Simply the best ever! Food, service and knowledgeable wait staff . Go ! You’ll thank me :)

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved it! Great presentation! Definitely going back. A bit spendy, but well worth it!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our first time experience there was awesome! The food was excellent service was top-notch. We will definitely go there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wow, never expected Such creative flavors and hospitality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Second time dining here, and made note to myself to come back more often. This was a birthday dinner for my partner who loves Italian cuisine, and he was absolutely happy with every dish we ordered. Timing of the service was impeccable with perfect amount of time in between courses. In addition to the quality of food and service, I really like Montalcino because, unlike too many of trendy restaurants nowadays, you don't have to scream over loud music and din of other people's voices to have a conversation. Hallelujah! Prices are a bit on the higher end, so it won't be once-a-week kind of place, but I add Montalcino to my go-to places.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Fernando and family provide an outstanding Italiano dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We have waited a long time to dine here and the wait was definitely worth it! Great food, wonderful service in a friendly atmosphere. We all loved it! Thank you, Montalcino Ristorante Italiano!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was great!! Excellent food, atention. Highly recomended

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Easily one of the best restaurants on the Eastside of town. Family owned cuisine that is extremely top notch. They are willing to go the extra way to make a special occasion very special. We really appreciated the food and service for our anniversary. Had the lobster with pasta and we both loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous food and ambiance consistently! My boyfriend who has travelled the world said it was the best scallops he has ever had!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always awesome. Tonight was no exception. Missed the serenade, but it was a Monday... ☺️

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is our 2nd time here, and again a hit. I got the same thing unknowingly, and it was just as good as the first time. Quaint, small environment, great service. Happy to go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lamb Shank is a knock-out. Great selection of Amarone and Lemoncello desert is the hit of the night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Live Music, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Awesome gem in the heart of Issaquah! Food was unreal, wine was great and the music just set the mood. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our friends introduced us to Montalcino and we'll be coming back regularly. Authentic, handmade food, great service, and an intimate setting. Everything on the menu is stellar!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Our first visit there was good a year or so ago, but diminished by the family next to us who allowed their young children to play video games AT the table (with the volume up, even). Amazing, for such a nice restaurant (really, people???). Typical, unfortunately, that a restaurant would NEVER actually say anything to a customer... Anyway, the food and service were very good so we came back recently for an anniversary dinner that was pretty much flawless. Excellent, very professional and very knowledgeable (a very nice surprise) service from Sara, and two of the best dinners we've had in a long time. Great intimate, small-scale Italian ambience. Recorded music was just a hair on the loud side but that's the only micro-demerit I can give them. We'll be back...

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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