Montano's - Roanoke

4.6
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$30 and under
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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, an outdoor cafe and a 40 foot carved wood and mirrored cocktail bar. Phil Montano still regularly works in the business, which is now run by his son, Marty Montano.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was outstanding.

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vipVinceAndGina
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have always enjoyed Montanos and have had nothing but positive experiences there. However, it seems their focus has slipped in the midst of the pandemic. Our meal was mediocre at best. The service was not what we have experienced in the past. I ordered a beer off of the list at the bar and was told that they didn't have it and that the list had not been changed in months. We agreed we would come back but it would be some time before we were willing to try it again.

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JackR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The experience was a great value. I look forward to visiting again.

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AndyB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner for my wife and another couple.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was very good. Food was just OK. First time there so I would go back but order differently.

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vipNola
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My daughter’s birthday. She is a vegan so the options at Montano’s are excellent. They have the best avocado dressing that I have ever had anywhere in the world!

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KimS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with Friends. Service was great Food was good!!

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MaSExperiences
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

If you like expensive, small plates of italian food. This would be a good place for you! Our waitress was kinda weird and we tried to act like nothing was happening but she kept touching our shoulders and even sat next to one of us. We tried to enjoy the evening and the lighting and size of the place was really good. Overall, I don't believe i'll be back, but other may enjoy it more than i did! The food was pretty expensive and even ordering some of the cheaper stuff on the menu our bill was $$$.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

First time there the food was excellent. Received our order fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was not hot but tasty. Service was very good. Noise level was fine. We asked to be moved out of the bar and were accommodated. One if my favorite places to eat for casual lunch or dinner with friends

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JohnT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service (as usual). The filet was tasty and the side dishes were prepared perfectly.

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MelissaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual! Our server did seem a little stressed but she appeared to have our entire section on her own. She juggled everything quite nicely and was still very attentive and friendly under the circumstances. ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and environment were fantastic

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vipstevenp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Graduation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is delicious. Everything was fresh and nicely presented. Live band made the evening fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was not warm enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sister time together prior to attending play at Berglund Center.

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RobertK
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We were seated right next to the band. Needless to say not an enjoyable experience.

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Foodrebel
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have eaten here multiple times and will again. this was a one off visit as the food was not as flavorful as normal.

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vipLeahR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and service is great. Thank you for all you do!

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vipLALaughon
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!! My favorite go to restaurant!

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Madison94
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our son and daughter in law was home for Christmas. We took them to Montano's because we always enjoy the food. Again, Montano's did not disappoint. Our guests enjoyed it as well and they are picky. Thanks again for a good meal.

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SusieF
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a nice find for a smaller metropolitan area. Good food and a broad menu. There's something for everyone there.

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DateNight
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It’s loud when they have music even though we were seated in the back. I ordered an angus sirloin that was dry and over cooked. My date had a fish dish that she had had on a previous visit and liked but did not this time. I ordered a drink, Pops Cubano, and I think that the bartender made it with vodka instead of rum.
All in all it was a wasted $100. I don’t think that we’ll be back.

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BillW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my team out for a holiday luncheon - they all had a GREAT time here! The service was prompt and attentive without being disruptive. The food was excellent, came out quickly, and was appealing to look at.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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PeggyF
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I made reservations on line. When we arrived they said they didn't have the reservation. I had the confirmation on my phone. The lady tried to seat 6 at a small table.
Our waitress was late for work. She got several orders mixed up and didn't listen when we wanted dessert and she handed us our checks.
We expected more from Montano.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great experience from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juanita was our server. She made sure all of us had what we needed & set up a table just to accommodate our group. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Along with amazing “adult” food, I think they have the best kids meal portions around!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Thank you

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JasonS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in the Roanoke area!! The sandwiches are a great value and are huge! I had the Po'Boy and it was delicious (and lasted me 2 meals). Next time I order it, I will ask for an additional cup of remoulade sauce since one cup only lasted me for half the sandwich. I also had the fries and one of the house salads with the homemade avocado vinaigrette dressing. Highly recommend the avocado dressing but ask for two cups if you like having a lot of dressing on your salad. My family and I will be coming back many more times during 2020 and would recommend this place to anyone!

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PaulineP
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Montano's will always be a favorite with our family. Not only our out of town guests love this place, but the local family goes there as often as possible.

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vipBriggsA
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We got one of the specials, and it was excellent (surf ad turf). Everything was fine.

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Shebe
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food; friendly, efficient, top notch service!

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MichelleG
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Montano's for the first time for my birthday celebration. First I want to say that the service in this restaurant is OUTSTANDING. Larry was very attentive, fun, knowledgeable, and accommodating, with lots of little extra touches. He made our evening very special. My husband had the New York Strip which was tasty but just a bit overcooked for medium rare. They offered to replace it, but my husband did not want to waste a great piece of meat, so instead they gave us both free dessert. I had the seafood linguine which was wonderful. The wings were also excellent with their homemade sauce...yummy. And dessert was great. Really wonderful place to eat. Highly recommend it!

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pato
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Other than it being quite noisy as we were seated in the bar area, we had a great experience as usual. The fact that Marty takes the time to walk around and greet guests and talk to them at their tables is quite amazing in this day and age. Even though it was really busy, our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious. We’re already looking forward to our next visit and are happy to make the hour plus drive to go there.

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HeatherS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food4service5ambience1

I had let the reservation site now this was for my anniversary. They sat us directly beside the band and it was loud and obtrusive we were unable to speak to each other, no less enjoy our meal while some guy was trying to pawn off his $10 cd. My spouse and I were dressed very nice and a couple with a child that were in jeans and swears were sat in the nice dining area. We have come here for every one of our special occasions together, be we will never be back after this experience.

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vipCindyR
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful and the service was excellent!

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