Montano's - Roanoke

4.6
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456 Reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here. It has a great atmosphere and the food and service are excellent. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chip, our waiter, made our dinner our best experience in all of Roanoke!!!! Excellent service and food!!!!

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RichardD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Service very good and food above average !

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Handbgqn
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch experience for a friends get together. Service was excellent and food delicious. They seat people spaced apart to adhere to Covid restrictions. Desserts were delicious also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montano's has always been one of my favorite places. This is the first time we visited since COVID in the resteraunt. We finally felt a sense of normalcy while they still maintained safety during covid.

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JAThomas
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service by Kelly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious. Service great & the staff sits us in the requested area.
Love it!

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ConnieG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good experience at Montano’s: good food with a variety of selections, comfortable dining and an excellent server. I wish I could remember her name, but she anticipated our needs and we had the best service! Highly recommend for an overall quality dining experience in Roanoke VA.

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Jake
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice leisurely meal. Donna was our server and attended to our needs efficiently. My wife had chicken cacciatore and a salad. I had shrimp a la griglia. All were prepared as advertised and were delicious. We did not have dessert. This is a nice place with an expansive menu. I would dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the Roanoke valley. Great food everytime I've been here!

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Mcole
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations because it was our Anniversary and we enjoy the food and service at Montano’s. Our service was outstanding. He was very attentive and a wonderful conversationalist. The food was outstanding. We were slightly disappointed that a table or booth hadn’t been set aside for us ahead of time with the reservation. Other tables had “reserved” signs on them. We had to wait for a table to be cleared. Overall excellent.

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LaurenD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipPamdothall
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ahi Tuna Poke bowl was the best I’ve had. Atmosphere is sparkling clean. Prompt friendly waitstaff. A Roanoke treasure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Extensive menu let’s all have the kind of food they want. Best restaurant in Roanoke! Super friendly staff.

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BentonS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have never had a selection at Montano's that I did not like, food is great and creative in presentation.

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DonnaM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Great staff and food.

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CarolynG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful even though I spilled my tea& Brandy had to clean it up

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Appetizer and dessert were wonderful but the steak was chewy and the vegetables were so under cooked that they would have been more appropriate as a side to chicken wings.

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vipTaborD
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared did a PHENOMENAL job tonight. He was engaging, attentive, and always one step ahead !!!

Food is always excellent at Montanos.

Service, food & atmosphere keeps us coming back !!

Thanks Dan

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MattB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solid experience: good food, good service, nice place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our private lunch!!! Keeping social distance is a priority for Marty & his excellent staff! Much appreciated from this older guest!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was outstanding.

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vipVinceAndGina
Richmond
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 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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Montano's - Roanoke is rated 4.6 stars by 456 OpenTable diners.

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