Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1860 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!
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DavidM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant to get back into the swing of dining out again. Always wonderful food. So pleased the menu had not deviated so our favorite dishes were still available.

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vipcorim
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional and consistent. From the moment you arrive, the owners and staff make you feel at home. It always feels like a special occasion and leaves you excited for the next visit.

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SeaLew
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit here is truly a treat. The food, service and ambience has always been fantastic. The one and only area go-to place in our list for special dates and celebrations is Montalcino.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Sacchetti al Cinghiale and it was amazing! My husband ordered one of the specials of the day, a New York Strip steak with some shrimp/crab meat that was MASSIVE (and a little pricey too).
Service is excellent, food is delicious, the place is cozy and charming. We will definitely go back many times!

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BenB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brings back memories of the small family run, neighborhood restaurants like you find all over Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All things considered this was a great evening! Great food and service!

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KraigF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did in spite of the covid situation.
We sat outside and had a heater and all was good. There was a bit of car noise and other than that it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the tent but not once did we feel cold even though it was snowing outside. The tent was superbly decorated for Valentine’s Day. The owner came to check on us to make sure we were comfortable and he also gave the ladies roses for Vday.
I will def. be coning back here! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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GberetO6
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner Rick could not have been more gracious, attentive, accommodating and helpful on a very busy Valentine weekend evening. His wine and dinner recommendations were spot on. And the dinner was absolutely divine. The Lobster Ravioli is the best that my wife has had and we have dined all over the US and in many European countries. My favorite is the Filet Mignon in mushroom sauce. I recommend Montalcino to all my family and friends and visitors who ask for recommendations for a fine dining restaurant. This restaurant is a jewel here on the eastside. Out thanks and kudos to Rick and his restaurant.

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vipChristinaK
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant, even with Covid and outdoor tent dining they still made it feel amazing. The staff is always fantastic and the food amazing!

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CatherineB
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our first date night out since Covid. We felt safe, secure and very satisfied:-). Was just as delicious and romantic as we had remembered.

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vipSibarita
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. Can you add carpaccio to the menu?

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BradP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was immaculately clean.

I had heard about the food but I was still very impressed by the quality and taste of everything we had.

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AlexisJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down favorite Italian in all of Seattle (and outside of Seattle as well)! Not only is it delicious. It’s a small owned business and the owner Rick is always a highlight of our meal if he’s there. Couldn’t recommend this place more!

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Ldav
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely in the tent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the tent and had a wonderful experience! This place never disappoints.

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RyanO
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and wonderful food highly recommend

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DougD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and when able to dine indoors it would be even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice anniversary dinner.

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NEvans
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Great good and amazing people that work there! I totally recommend. You will not be disappointed.

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BryanJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Everyone should try this restaurant.

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RyanE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very small inside but makes for an intimate setting. Super friendly staff, they make you feel right at home. Food was second to none for any Italian Restaurant you can find. I had the Lamb Saffron dish and it was amazing. I don't think you could have a bad dish here. My girlfriend had the Lobster Ravioli that had so much flavor. Even the steamed clams we had was just packed with flavor. Pretty good wine list too! It wasn't loud, very easy to carry on a conversation. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the bill when it came, for going all out on a bday dinner I wasn't expecting it to be under $200. Oh, when they brought the Bday girls desert out they spelled out Happy Bday in chocolate syrup on the plate, and offered a free desert wine. We will definitely be back.

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SachinJ
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner. The chef helped customize the dishes for us vegetarians and every single dish was great. We were celebrating and the host helped with great wine and dessert recommendations. We will definitely go again.

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SeattleSara
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A warm tent with good air flow created a safe environment to enjoy the always terrific food. Lots of attention from the staff and assistance celebrating a special event made the evening memorable! Thank you.

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vipOpsman
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place! Our ideal anniversary spot. The owner brings champagne at the start and closes with complimentary port upon finishing.

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SHERIM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great if not a bit over priced. We had to dine in a heated tent, that could have been a bit more heated, as it was pretty cold. Normally though when you are allowed to eat in the restaurant the ambiance is superb and cozy.

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vipCAdams
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! And the outdoor dining tent had good spacing and was nice and warm. The menu has such a wonderful selection of meals. We love this restaurant!

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Ecodan
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Some of the best Italian food I’ve eaten the side of Italy. They’ve done a good job adapting to Covid, having a heated tent outside. Still requires a jacket in warm clothes that is nice. The food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Montalcinos! The Owners are so friendly and welcoming! The service is excellent and the food is soooo good! Although dining is in an outdoor tent, it was very comfortable!

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KennyD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant in downtown Issaquah. Great food, helpful staff and owner. We went there for a birthday dinner and will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! My husband and I love going here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good experience but I’d like to see a bigger flap of tent open.

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Amanda
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Best gluten free pasta I’ve had. They made our anniversary special despite it being COVID and needing to bring our five year old.

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SamamishRes
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We chose it because there are very few options open with covid. But it is not really worth it. For Italian restaurants in the area Tropea is a far better choice.

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JoannR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Prices a little high but doable.
My friends and I will come back again. I would recommend this place to my friends or to anyone who asked about places to eat in Issaquah.
I really liked that the "tent" was warm enough and the spacing of customers was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely date night out finally celebrating our anniversary, and I’m so glad we picked Montalcino Ristorante Italiano! From start to finish we were pleased, especially since we didn’t know quite what to expect with covid limitations since we hadn’t been out. The tent was seasonally decorated and comfortably warm even in the cold night air. Our tables were freshly wiped down, everyone was safely spaced out, and a sanitizing station was provided at the tent entrance for staff to sanitize on way in and out. We were asked right away if it was a special occasion and brought out champagne as a nice way to toast and start our celebration. The antipasto combination plate eased our decision making nicely since we were feeling torn on several dishes and it did not disappoint - that plate to me was the best value. The starter bread was baked to perfection with just the right amount of olive oil too. When it came to the entrees we didn’t expect anything cheap, and while it may be a little more on the spendy side we couldn’t believe our portions so it was well worth it. My partner got the lamb shank while I opted for the fresh pasta lobster saffron dish. Both were spectacular, the lamb was unbelievably tender and the flavors in the entire dish were heavenly. We also really enjoyed the lightness of my pasta dish which I’m used to settling heavier. Neither one of us came remotely close to finishing, and we were careful when reheating to not ruin this amazing meal. Last but definitely not least we ordered the tiramisu which was brought on a plate wishing us a happy anniversary. I cannot describe the tiramisu in any other way but sublime, sadly we didn’t leave anything on this plate for me to be eating right now. SO GOOD. The entire staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and thoughtful throughout the evening and my partner and I will absolutely be returning (hopefully sometime soon)!

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jeffs
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a romantic safe and amazing dinner! High attention to detail on every level!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was absolutely top notch! You're eating in the street under a white tent sitting on a metal chair. It is what it is. My only complaint would be that our main dishes came out right after our salads. We didn’t have time to finish salads because the food was there already. It was cold outside. Didn’t want to eat could lobster ravioli, so had to push the salad aside.

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Happy
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. Food artistic and service perfect. Treated me like a queen on my birthday. Even outside in a tent, the heaters and ambiance made it warm and cozy!

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 1860 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.