Monte's Trattoria

4.8
1662 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1662 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EvaW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my nephew.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time! Staff was very attentive and kind. Food was delicious and priced well.

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LeahT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Monte’s! It’s a reliable option with the best food. Beyond the delicious food though, the staff is wonderful! They’re friendly and efficient. One of my absolute favorites in the city!

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Ronald
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The waiters could not keep up with serving all the patrons . I asked for salt and pepper 3 times before I got it from the waiter . I think they need a few young waiters with some spunk in their bones.

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vipTEDYBARE
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no homemade Italian food like this one in NYC--the attention to detail and perfection is unbelievable and the food tastes incredible and the presentation is unreal. We absolutely love this restaurant and the owner Pietro was extremely gracious to our family--we also purchased his cookbook!. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion luncheon

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DonnaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monty’s is by far our favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. The food is delicious and the wait staff friendly but not hovering. When we visit the city we always have a meal at Monty’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The place was dirty and food was very poor. Very disappointed after seeing the high reviews from this app

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been to Montes but will definitely be back. Charming ambience, lovely staff and excellent food.

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TrishS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gratzie Chef Pietro! 😘

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I want to give everywhere the benefit of the doubt but they put us in the corner and didn’t check on us for an hour- drinks took another 45 and meals took just as long it ended up being 3 hours and we had seen the waiter twice

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Ronald
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Restaurant Montes is over 100 years old. It has great Italian food at great prices . It specialities are 4 different Scallopine to choose from . The portions are generous. They make Italian food the way my grandmother use to make. I say believe me my grandmother was a great cook. It is in a great location too.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining in the once again vibrant city! Fantastic!

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vipWill
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined for lunch and enjoyed it very much. We sat outside as the weather was nice. Two of us had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Our other diner enjoyed the fettucine. Overall, it was an excellent lunch and the location was great.

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MaryS
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The staff is SO NICE! Great, fast, attentive service. But the food was hit and miss at best. What carbonara comes swimming in water? I've never seen anything like it. Inedible. The tortellini was better and the veal looked good.

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vipLeneO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I make a point out of visiting this restaurant every time I am in New York (I live in Atlanta). This is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. The Chef of Greenwich Village know exactly what comfort food is and that is what you get. The restaurant is cozy and the staff is awesome!

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Colby
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here!! Toni the waiter is AMAZING!! def coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun!! Food was amazing. Love the ambiance & personal touches.

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MichelleD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Monte's. They may be short staffed, but the staff they have make up for that with their smiles and witty jokes.

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MiguelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First dine out after CIVID vaccines. They had expanded outdoor seating taking up parking on the street. We ate inside all alone which was nice. Our waiter was a blast. Food was very good. Price for 2 with vino (excluding tip) was $160.

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vipJuneauEats
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food here is really delicious. Nothing fancy, just really good. Portions are very generous. We always enjoy our meals here.

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Titanium
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. The sauce is amazing. The value is there. Waiter service cld be a bit better. Not too attentive or enthusiastic. But overall I wld go back

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vipPhil1253
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for a late afternoon lunch. Really enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. Even it’s not on the menu, the baiter was happy to accommodate the request- not something that you find nowadays in many restaurants. Certainly plan to return - highly recommend to anyone who likes good northern Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, old-school Italian dining experience. It’s simply perfect.

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RichardT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were three, we made good choices, all delicious, the service was attentive and friendly, tables were comfortably spaced, and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal together.

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DivaGShonnie703
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking nearby for a good Italian restaurant and we were not disappointed. The appetizers were delicious and plentiful (fried calamari, portobello mushrooms and antipasto). The main courses were delicious (shrimp scampi over Angel hair, lamb shank w/gnocchi, lasagna, penne w/vodka sauce and shrimp, sea bass with mixed vegetables, mushroom pasta). We were a party of 8 and we’re all very pleased and full.
We will definitely return.

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MELISSAM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s my favorite restaurant for 20 years!

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MichelleD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I come here every few weeks. Food is always fantastic, the sauce is to die for. Service is fun, friendly and attentive. I love the authenticity. We love to bring friends because, it feels like we are bringing them home.

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MaraG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside and it was absolutely wonderful! The food always is top notch. The wait staff is always attentive and courteous. If you have never dined here, I totally recommend it......you will not regret it and will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian ! The lamb osso buca was perfect for Easter

Pietro is a great chef and host !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best... feels like home

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food, will be back for sure.

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Bacjac
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and great ambiance! Can't wait to go back!

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect evening at Monte’s. This lovely basement spot in the village has been family run for generations. Peter and his dad are the current family owners. Dad makes fresh pasta in the front of the restaurant for all to see while Peter helps serve guests and chats with everyone dining, Peter waited on us personally and he was awesome. Prices are very reasonable for any major city, yet alone NYC. Dinner for 2 including shared appetizer, pasta course, entrees and a carafe of wine plus an extra glass of wine came in at $125.00 with tax. Spaghetti carbonara was spot on. Entrees were perfect. Two things that made this 4 instead of five stars. First the bread. It was served as to room temperature pieces covered with oil and garlic.it just wasn’t appealing to me. Some parmesan and balsamic vinegar would have been nice. The other slight miss was the calamari appetizer. I expected better from a family run Italian restaurant. It appears this was a frozen pre-made product. It was tough and chewy and lacking in any flavor. Neither of these minor issues would stop me from returning to Monte’s. In my opinion this place is absolutely perfect even with very minor flaws!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great traditional restaurant with great food. Really NY. I would like to have seen more bread, and warmed and more reasonably priced soda. $3 per 6 oz glass is a little too much and they charge for every refill. Otherwise. this place is fantastic.

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vipjcal
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant!!

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vipAndrewL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT place. Food was amazing. Best Burrata I ever had. Stuffed veal chop - amazing! Fun place great drinks good crowd great vibe. Nice mix of regulars and new comers who will become regulars - its that kind of a place. I can't wait to go back.

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vipBruceG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink, and service at a reasonable price.
I highly recommend this long time Village Restaurant.

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ChristopherM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Treated so well. The lasagna was the special—and it was incredibly good.

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vipAnthonyG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I haven't been to the restaurant in over 20 years and it is as good as it was then the service and food were outstanding

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Monte's Trattoria is rated 4.8 stars by 1662 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.