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About Montano's - Roanoke
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.
Roanoke, VA 24014
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
Montano's - Roanoke Ratings and Reviews
The bass was, as always, excellent. We were seated slightly ahead of our reservation time; the waitress was very attentive, but erred on my drink order and seemed to not be aware of the accompanying items with entrees. This only slightly diminished the evening. Montano's is a favorite of ours and never fails to brighten our day.
Our family has been meeting at Montano's for our pre-Thanksgiving Day meal, the latest being November 22, 2017. Montano's is always very accommodating and the food never disappoints. We are looking forward to many more meals at Montano's -- not only for special occasions!! Our service is always good and this time Marty came out to speak to us. We shall return.
This is a very popular restaurant that has been open over 40 years. Reservations are a good idea most nights and parking can be an issue. I had blackened Ahi tuna and my guesthouse the shrimp etouffee. Both were excellent. The service was also excellent although we could have used just a little more attention to our drinks. Other attractions: Trivia Tuesday and live music on Thursday and Saturday.
Specials looked really good and my friend enjoyed his steak and shrimp special. Another friend had a beautiful plate of grilled vegetable as her main course. Shrimp FraDiavolo was also good as usual. I enjoyed my chicken Montano but I did not care for the brown sauce with the angel hair pasta. Our server was slammed all
Night but did an excellent job keeping our drinks filled and checking in on us.
A little loud surprisingly but everything else was fantastic. Our server Kelly was very personable, attentive to our tables needs & made this experience even better. Our table of 5 was very pleased with our appetizers & dinner selections. Thank you, happy customers!
The food was good, but not special. Wait staff was good, and appetizers came out ahead like they were suppose to, but the salads came too early. This place is very popular and they were slammed. Pretty good considering the circumstances. I had the burger and fries. They serve ketchup in pre-packaged packets. Unusual for a restaurant of this caliber.
My favorite place to go in Roanoke! The food is always great and the live jazz combined with lots of screens for sports is a real plus. If you don't like those, choose the quieter side of the restaurant. They have more beers than I have ever seen in one place, plus wine and a full bar, and great desserts! Make a reservation on the weekend with OpenTable!
This dinner occasion was to listen to the band with friends. The food at Montano's is always good and there's a wide variety of choices. The staff is always friendly and attentive. My favorites are the sea bass and the mussels with spicy marinara sauce. Bread is also delicious and served with herbed olive oil. Electric vibe is in the air when live music performances are scheduled. A true local favorite.
This is the first time we have been there for dinner. The hostess was quite rude. The server was rushed and would not stay long enough for us to order. The food was quite tasty but cold.
Lunch has always been excellent. We will try again, but if we have the same experience, it will be the last time.
Just wasn't good food. My wife and I both had one of the specials and they were not worth the money. Not to mention the fact that the tables are shoved so close together you may as well join in on the conversations of your neighbor. This is the first time we have visited for dinner and will not be returning.
Upon arrival the hostess was not friendly at all. Our food was not seasoned very good. Another party we were with got a sandwich that was far better than any of the entrees prices at a substantially higher price. Atmosphere was great but friendliness of the servers could be improved.
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