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About Monte's Trattoria

Monte's Trattoria is an Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Greenwich Village on MacDougal Street between West 3rd and Bleecker. This vintage Italian restaurant has existed since 1918 and the Mosconi family has continued its rich tradition. Chef Pietro Mosconi delivers authentic Northern Italian dishes from his region of Emilia-Romagna and is often seen in the dining room conversing with patrons.
You'll find a friendly cozy atmosphere. The waiters and bartenders, whom you'll know by name, are always affable and ready to please. Dine as a couple for a romantic dinner, a small private party or as a large group while you take in the sites, sounds and tastes of Greenwich Village. Come to Monte's Trattoria Restaurant where you'll be treated like family!

97 Macdougal Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 228-9194

Website:
http://www.montestrattorianyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live musicians and guitarists on occasion.

Catering:
Monte's Trattoria is geared to cater any event. Please call (212)228-9194 or email us info@montestrattorianyc.com

Parking Details:
: There is also discounted parking at 2 Washington Square - NYU Village off of Bleeker St and Laguardia Place. Park up to 4 hours for $10.00. Parking ticket MUST be validated.
Central Parking System
Central Parking System

Public Transit:
A,B,C,D,E,F,& V trains to West 4th Street/Washington Square Park

Executive Chef:
Pietro Mosconi

Private Party Facilities:
At Monte's Trattoria you have the option to host your gathering in our intimate private dining room located on the 2nd level This warm and private setting is perfect for all of life's special occasions - family celebrations, corporate events, weddings, etc...

A pianist and 2 violinists are also available upon request.
Our award-winning Chef Pietro Mosconi will plan with you to create a unique menu catered to fit your needs.

Private Party Contact:
Pietro Mosconi: (212) 228-9194

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
A Chef Tasting Menu has been launched at Montes Trattoria and consists of various appetizers, assorted homemade pastas, entrees and desserts.
Chef Pietro Mosconi offers this menu @ $45 per person

Monte's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (25)
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Fun (22)
Romantic (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We are never disappointed. Service is excellent, matching the food. We are regulars and will continue to be.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Vibrant atmosphere, great service but certainly not over powering. Fantastic food, excellent value for money. Best restaurant we’ve visited this trip. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just got back from a vacation in Rome, Italy. Have to say Montes Trattoria was as authentic as our visit to Italy! The food was outstanding! We will be back ASAP!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always the best!! This is my favorite Italian restaurant in New York City!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is a fantastic old school NYC institution. It can be hectic at times but the energy is great and the food excellent. An un-scene which makes it even better. Awesome for a Saturday night get together!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal. They had the whole place singing Happy Birthday. With the food & service made for a wonderful celebration.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

A great meal was had by all.... old school Italian food and feel. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best Italian dinner we've had in a very, very long time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been going to Monte’s for several years and have never been disappointed. The staff is professional, attentive and friendly. I often have the broiled salmon with vegetables, it is always perfectly prepared. My husband loves the clams casino to start, followed by one of one of the many pasta dishes. All in all a very good night out!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our reservation was at 8pm. They didn't seat us until 8:35pm. I guess the manager took our order. Never had a waiter, keep having to ask people for water, drinks, etc. After dinner we wanted dessert, no one ever waited on us, so we ask who our waiter was and nobody knew. Ha Ha We ask for the ticket and left. Will not eat there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A classic red sauce and mozzarella joint with terrific food and people-watching. Service was painfully slow on the busy Saturday night we visited, but the food was good enough that I'd give it another chance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great restaurant overall. Quieter upstairs for conversations. Staff increcrably friendly and attentive. Food great and good value as well.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the waiters, the good old school food (huge menu, reasonable prices) & the authentic NYC vibe. All these years living in NY & it was our first visit. Happy 100th b-day - will definitely return!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have been going to Monte’s for over 25 years. Every time I go to NYC my family makes a trip into the Village for this amazing food and dining experience. We took friends with us this last time and they loved their experience. Monte’s Trattoria never disappoints. We always feel like we are a member of the family!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Staff and Food were wonderful. Pleasant and quaint. Great date night.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very loud - couldn’t hear - not an enjoyable dining experience!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We loved it. And we will make it a once a monthly must meet-up. So glad places like this survive in a city that has been overrun with chains.

Please don't change anything.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Spicy, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

It's a classic Italian restaurant with amazing pasta. Everything from the waiters to the decor to the food is spot on. One of my favorite spots!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We found this restaurant by accident. We were just walking around and decided to stop in. The restaurant is not fancy, but the food is real authentic Italian. Very pleased with this restaurant and we will be back again. If you like real authentic Italian cooking, like your grandmother's from Italy. This is the place. We read that it has been here for 100 years, and may it be around for another 100 years at least.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My family has been going to this restaurant for decades. Great to get back and reminisce. The food is as delicious as it was years ago. After dinner we sat at the bar and spoke with the chef and his son. A Greenwich Village institution. Molto Bene!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was always in of my favorites. I hadn’t been in 30 years. SO glad it’s still there. Excellent food, great pricing; exceptional, first class, NYC service. The gentlemen work as a team and don’t miss a beat. Shrimp Monty’s are wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Classic NY Italian restaurant. Great food and great, old school service: You won't hear "Still workin on that guys?" at Monte's.

Small/cozy, with a few steps down.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We cabbed there from midtown and it was worth the cab fare each way. Great menu and amazing tiramisu for dessert. We had lovely meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best italian so far. Better than little Italy. Priced fairly great friendly service. Chef came to the table. No rushing very comfortable. Close to subway

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and service in an old school setting. Six of us were there, every app was delicious and we each had different entrees which everyone loved. Food was fresh and cooked to perfection. I’ve been going there once or twice a year for years and not once have I or anyone I’ve been with been disappointed. Throw in the neighborhood with all it has to offer and it doesn’t get better than Monty’s!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing food and great service. Highly recommend!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

My wife and I had a great time! The ambiance was terrific, the food was fantastic, our server have the perfect amount of attention. I love that the Chef walked around greeting each table, please don't loose that hospitality step.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

this is a tremendous value for there food..classic old NYC Greenwhich village restaurant..Food is great,pricing for NYC is faboulous ..Wine list is fairly priced..Highly recommend

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Chef Pietro was in the dining area talking with everyone. Great Italian food .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 21, 2017

One of my favorite places in all of nyc, and some of my favorite people.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Perhaps it is what I ordered but it wasonly OK. Chicken rollitini had tiny bones in it and the Penne vodka was completely unremarkable. Clams in white wine and appetizer was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Tony was our server and he was excellent and made our visit even more enjoyable. The food was excellent, from the appetizers to the main course everyone's meal was perfect. We will definitely go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

When staying in the Village, Monte's is delicious as well as very affordable. Had a quieter table upstairs which made the meal more enjoyable. Service was outstanding. This was our second time and we'll be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is always wonderful. We had the stuffed artichoke and baked clams to start. We both had the Osso Buco for an entree w a side of broccoli rabe. We go here once a year for christmas time dinner. It is consistently delicious year after year.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I had both of our parents come into the city from NJ for dinner. We have been to Monte’s in the past and wanted to bring them there, so we made a reservation days in advance. When we arrived for our 7pm reservation, the hostess told us it would be 10-15 minutes which was disappointing considering we had a reservation. 15 minutes later still no table, 25 minutes later, 40 minutes later we finally sit down and the whole night had been brought down by this experience. Not only was everyone hungry and waiting in that cramped space, but both sets of parents needed to be back in NJ that same evening. The service was SO slow and we had to beg the waiter to come over and take our order. When the bill came, nothing had been comped considering the heinous start to the evening. The hostess was nowhere to be found so we had to get our own coats from the coat check room. I can’t trust this place for reservations anymore and I will not be bringing a group here again as it was embarrassing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I have been to Monte's several times and love the food. I live in the neighborhood and this place always come through.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were looking for a great Italian restaurant. After reading several reviews online, this one was highly recommended. I booked it on Open Table, and we were seating almost immediately after our arrival. The servers were wonderful, and Chef Pietro came and visited our table! What a wonderful man! My friend told him it was my birthday, and he proceeded to create a special dessert for me! The ambience was quaint but fun, and everyone around us seemed to be having a great time. I would return here in a a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This place has never failed me. All my guests had a great meal and fun time. The wait staff was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Arrived pre-Blue Note performance, service was impeccable (Philip) and good conversation. A surprise touch of thyme enhanced the white sauce mussels. Each course was uniquely balanced with layered flavors and textures.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food good atmosphere good service in the Village. Nice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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