Montano's - Roanoke

4.4
549 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Philip Montano always dreamed of owning his own delicatessen. In 1969, he opened Chef’s International Gourmet in the Roanoke Valley. His place was the first gourmet specialty shop in the area and it was a tough sell. Montano won customers with quality specialty ingredients on his shelves, a bright smile and a warm nature.



In 1988, the permanent location for Montano’s opened at Townside Festival Mall with 150 seats and a small but well stocked gourmet shop, complete with delicatessen, wine selection and imported beer area.



The restaurant now seats 252 and includes a private banquet room and our newest upscale venue Anellos, an outdoor cafe and a 40 foot carved wood and mirrored cocktail bar. Marty Montano continues to lead the restaurant in creative cuisine, innovative specials and a great environment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 549 people are saying
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mrsqwiz
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was fantastic and the food was delicious! We had a large party the day before Thanksgiving and had a wonderful experience. Thank you!

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vipCarolynG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short wait. Great service (one fish dish undercooked). And the place was warm!!!

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SondraS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Joe couldn’t have been more attentive and helpful. Young man who seated us cheerfully and promptly accommodated our need to increase the size of our party.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Montano’s has always been one of my absolute favorite places in Roanoke. I moved away 6 years ago but when I come to town, I always eat at least one meal there. However, last night’s meal was a disappointment, to say the least. Our waitress was great but the food was not. The menu has been severely condensed but she said they could still make one of my favorite dishes (Diver Scallops) that no longer appears on the menu. When it came, the sauce was not even close to the same & the meal was pretty bland. My friend ordered the Chicken Corleone and she said hers was bland as well so she added salt. Apparently they no longer use Hollywood’s for many of their desserts but we didn’t realize how different they were until another friend ordered the carrot cake (her favorite there) and she said it was not good at all. I believe their wine list needs to be updated because the wine I ordered listed it at $10 a glass but when I got my bill, I was charged $11 a glass. I paid the bill without raising the issue (even though that particular wine is $13 max for an entire bottle in the grocery store). I was so sad that one of my all time favorite places was such a disappointment. I did make sure to tip our server well because she did an excellent job and it was not her fault that the food wasn’t what it used to be. I will try to give them another shot when I make it back to Roanoke again so I hope it’s much better next time.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Place was slammed on a Wednesday night. Steak was $37 and I’ve had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse for half the price. Fettuccini tasted store bought.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and tons of fantastic options.

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vipBetteB
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a nice place to show off Roanoke to out-of -guests.

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linzd2
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will be back.

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vipRushfan
Richmond
79 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

First time in a while. Noticed new menu, new prices and ABOVE ALL SMALLER PORTIONS.
Place was busy and very, very noisy, the bar area was so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. We had reservations and requested a both or a 4 top table. Neither was honored Our reservations were early, 6:30 on a Weds.
The portions were skimpy. We had to ask for Parmesan cheese which should have been offered and had to do this because the food was not delivered by our server. Food was on the cool side.

Calms with linguine was very bland, virtually tasteless. The scallops were about the size of a quarter, all 5 of them.

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JR42
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wanted to love the place. Service and ambiance were excellent. The food was OK but not extremely flavorful. I was expecting more.

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Mike
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is very broad, almost overwhelming. Our reservation was quickly honored. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pork chop this time around was dry but, we love Montano's.

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Wren
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got take to our table immediately. The food was great! The waitress was very attentive in spite of being very busy.

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RoaStar
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared, our server, was excellent! He was knowledgeable about the menu, and made suggestions that were excellent. The food was delicious, and there was plenty!

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vipFrankS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Steak came and was not edible. Meal was refunded but I believe they knew it when they sent it out!!

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LeahR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Love the familiar faces! Thank you!

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vipDani
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, not to be missed! It’s like stopping by your aunt’s house, that happens to be an amazing cook, for a delicious meal! The menu is one winner after another and yes (!) the carrot cake is the best I have ever had. On the way out their desserts (including the amazing ‘Marry Me ‘ cookies), are available for take out. Do not miss this place, it’s a Roanoke institution!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great and the Brazilian dishes were wonderful. The kids meals were probably the best I’ve seen. The beer selection is awesome!

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RichikhaD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

On time, server very good. Potato Feta soup was outstanding. My friend's oysters were not bad, neither was my chicken Marsala - but both entrees could best be described as very ordinary - not at all what I expected from Montano's. The bread tasted a bit more stale than crusty Italian.
The ambiance was great - quiet, clean, and so on ... the gnats were distracting, but other than that, ambiance was pleasant.
I will return when the weather is cooler, but will likely only have the SUPERB potato Feta soup with a fresh salad (The salad was quite fresh).
I will recommend Montano's as a great place for atmosphere .. and the Potato Feta soup and the fresh salad.

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DavidB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kelly was a great server. So are Chip and Donna.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Roanoke!

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vipMargaretH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and the food delicious. We asked to be seated away from the band, which we were. If you want good food and service, Montano's is the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Beautiful meal. Sat us next to where the band came out and played. Crazy loud. No dessert for us. The band should play soft dinner music!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dining experience. Great menu selections. A must stop when I am in the Roanoke, VA area.

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vipmrunc136
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

GreT good and desserts

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LeahR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great staff. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They were out of several dishes and they brought the food out incorrectly then at different times

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JerryS
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Montano's is our go to restaurant in Roanoke. The menu is large and varied, from sandwiches to steak, shrimp to Chilean sea bass and all are delicious. I've been a frequent diner at Montano's for over 20 years and have never had a bad meal there. My latest dinner here last Wednesday consisted of a beautiful salad (all the dressings are made in house) and Chilean sea bass and as usual it was perfectly cooked and delicious. My wife had a salad followed by mussels in marinara sauce. If you're a fan of mussels they are the best we've ever had! Undecided where to dine? Make it a Montano's night, you won't be disappointed.

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vipCarolynG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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GraceP
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Cuban sandwich was fabulous and HUGE. Could only eat half and am looking forward to eating the other half tonight. Montano’s is my most favorite restaurant in Roanoke. Great menu selection and bar!

CG
vipCarolynG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to eat in the new room. So pleasant!

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LeahR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great night out. Food was solid and an excellent experience. Restaurant can be very loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fried oysters!

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vipRushfan
Richmond
80 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Given the restaurant industry’s labor issues, the meal and service were all above average and would be even w/o these issues.
Our server bused and waited on 6 tables without missing a beat. Food came hot and savory.

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SharonM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Celebrate my moms 92 bday. Service fantastic. Very cold in the restaurant. Food was just ok. Stuffed salmon overpowered with filling. Broiled flounder bland..Bugs flying around were annoying... overall it was just ok

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vipWahoo
Richmond
114 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first post-Covid shut down return to Montano's. Fortunately, very little has changed though some new items have been added to the menu (we tried the Seafood Imperial, which was quite good). Still lots of menu options and portions are good sized. We had an early dinner reservations are always a good idea. We highly recommend Montano's for either lunch or dinner (and save room for the excellent desserts).

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JacobG
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Live music was too loud, even in a different room. But otherwise great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was disappointed unfortunately. The service was incredibly slow. Had to ask for a drink menu which seemed crazy at dinner (and waited 10 min for the server to bring it). The food was ok- certainly not too exciting. We were seated in a room next to the main restaurant which was overly lit and was loud. The main restaurant has a lot more ambiance. Overall this place has such great potential! It’s in a great location and I believe is really well known in Roanoke. I hope they can pick up the pace!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service is excellent!!!
Love the OpenTable app to make reservations!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Montano's - Roanoke using the Order Online button. Montano's - Roanoke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 344-8960.

Montano's - Roanoke is rated 4.4 stars by 549 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.