Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

4.9
1408 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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GG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful service, great atmosphere.

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B
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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 14, 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 13, 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 13, 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 8, 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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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 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
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family run restaurant with exceptional food!

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

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a romantic place for date night! The ambiance is incredible here, the food is fantastic, HUGE portions of authentic Italian food, great wine and a must-visit!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful ambiance and service! I did ask for vegetables with my pasta and received 2 pieces - the broccoli was cooked to perfection ....perhaps not for health conscious people and vegetarian is not their strength but a lovely experience and wonderful food!

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GH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy small place but great ambience, great food and live music...

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MN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Great food. My 3rd time here. Always good food and great service. The musician who goes around each table sang me a birthday song and some Italian song!❤

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JV
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been to Montalcino numerous times, and they always exceed our expectations. This last visit was our most favorite yet. Between Tony's music and a glass of grappa from Fernando, we felt like VIPs. We even take our out-of-town guests here as a way to show off our great city of Issaquah.

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s
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and service was great. I would recommend going on a weeknight as they are very focused on turning the table. This is one of the best restaurants in Issaquah and they know it well.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful restaurant with amazing food! People who work there are also fabulous!

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g
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

probably the best restaurant in Issaquah, whatever that might mean.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! I loved the cheese plate and the dessert! The main meal was fantastic and the service impeccable!!

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AB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Quality ingredients. Portion sizes were good. On the expensive side so more for special occasions.

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PG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing. Food was great!

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GO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and amazing service! Worth every penny!

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B
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While the food was very good and the service exceptional, the prices are for those who don't care what their meal costs. Unfortunately, I'm not in that economic bracket.

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TO
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have an intimate meal! It is one of the few restaurants I actually enjoy!

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time when we dine here. Good is excellent and service is on point. Price is pretty steep and because it’s a small restaurant, it’s hard to get a reservation on weekends if you don’t plan ahead. Definitely worth visiting.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montalcino is like a mini trip to Italy. This restaurant is a real treat.

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k
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Montalcino was an absolutely awesome find. We definitely will return. This Ristoranto is a labor of love. It's been a long time since I've been to a place that has such a warm, inviting atmosphere. It felt like I was back in Europe at a small cafe. Everyone at our table raved about what they had ordered. It definitely deserves every one of the 5 stars.

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g
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is scrumptious, and authentic. the wait staff is exceptional, friendly and professional! They were above and beyond for my daughter who was celebrating her 50th!

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IC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, authentic Italian cuisine. Cozy place, live music with a guitar and romantic atmosphere.

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TA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Old school Italian cuisine, services with a flair. Personal attention to every detail by the owner, and fun and entertaining strolling musician. We’ll be back!

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JN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been here twice on date nights. We love it. It is intimate and lovely in all respects.

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife's birthday with two other couples. Our table was ready right on time, but a more quiet / romantic options was opening up. He asked if we would like to wait a couple of extra minutes while it was prepared - brought us complimentary proseco while we waited. Food was outstanding. Absolutely outdid them selves. Lobster Ravioli was epics. Thanks you for the amazing experience.

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K
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Everything is on point. Good is highest quality and leaves you ready to return.

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S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wine, and service. Highly recommend!!

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Montalcino is an all-around exceptional experience. The food is authentic Italian and the best we’ve had since returning from Italy! The owners/staff are attentive, knowledgeable and helpful with wine and food selections. The guitar and Italian singing are the bow on the present.

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JW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. We have been coming here for years and it never disappoints!

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SH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend from South Carolina visiting here and loved the food as we both do.

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Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food... the most incredible Fresh pasta and seafood! Authentic Italian food, like you were eating at their home. ambiance was more romantic then I cared for, since it was a business dinner... but it still delivered an all around amazing dining experience! Can’t wait to go back it’s my wife!

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