Monte's Trattoria

4.7
1676 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 1676 people are saying
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Joelh
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food. A little on the noisy side, but the restaurant was full. Sometimes hard to get the waiter's attention. Plenty specials in addition to a varied menu. If you're going to a show in the Village area, perfect location. Recommended.

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
429 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Monte’s and we enjoyed the experience. They were out of a number of Italian reds I requested but eventually found one they had in stock. Nice variety on menu and specials really looked special. My guest ordered the ravioli special and raved about it. I had the cheese ravioli since that is one of my tests of Italian places; it passed with flying colors. My guest had the tiramisu for dessert while I had a cannoli. Both were excellent. The service was professional and personal. The atmosphere was fun with many locals enjoying themselves with friends. We’ll go back for sure.

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KateS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, but the portions were extremely small. I ordered chicken parm and got 1/2 a breast with a kid-sized portion of pasta on the side. I don't like overly big portions but this was ridiculous and disappointing.

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vipLilylou2
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Monte’s for our anniversary. Food was delicious. Staff and service amazing! Highly recommend!

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vipKillianI
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute, authentic place. Prices were reasonable. Service was great. Really enjoyed the lasagna and cannelloni.

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vipMikeD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool step down restaurant. The feeling is old world nyc Italian. The waiters are professionals. The cocktails were excellent and reasonably priced. We had the prosciutto & burata. The shrimp dish was great and the chicken scarpiello was excellent. The food is classic, service professional, the prices reasonable.. Definitely worth a visit.

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George
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time back since Covid. Family in town as well. Great to go back.

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EvaW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious stuffed zucchini flowers appetizer followed by veal and pasta main courses and tira misu desert. Chef Pietro and staff never disappoint!!

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Pauline
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent preparations of traditional Italian dishes in a comfortable setting. Attentive, efficient service. We were very pleased.

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Magico
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was incomparable. Very helpful with a member of our party that needed some easy access to the restroom facility on the first floor, where we were seated. We all had a good time and enjoyed our meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all round

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gbelverio
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender brought zucchini blossoms from his personal garden and the kitchen made them into a superb appetizer: stuffed with ricotta, breaded and fried, resting on a bright swirl of tomato sauce.

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viptravler153
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Appetizer and entrees. 2h10. Brutally slow. When we asked when our food would be out, our server said “eventually“. Took 15 minutes to get our check, then another 15 to get it back after we gave them our credit card. Food was good but I won’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

When you sit at 6:30, don’t get appetizers until close to 8, then are told at 8:45 that they are out of the fish you ordered - nope. Will never go back.

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vipSttguy
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great old school Italian Restaurant. The food was excellent . Waiters knew their food and made great recommendations . Prices reasonable , defiantly a restaurant I will return too.

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vipDebra
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Chose this place based on reviews and wanting to go to a new place. While I’m a life long New Yorker, I don’t mind hitting a “touristy” place from time to time.
Wow was I surprised. And not in a good way.
The place is nice and clean….they must have just repainted. Our waiter was definitely old school. Loved that …nice solid service. That was the best part.
Food…calamari, while tasty, definitely came out of a frozen bag. The asparagus was totally disappointing. Mushy. Tasteless and oily.
My “Bolognese” was dry. How a sauce can be dry is beyond me but it was.
Wasn’t cheap. Then again ALL restaurants are charging premium prices since the pandemic.
Would NOT recommend this old time place at all. Cause why would you go there in a city where there’s an Italian place on every corner. I blame myself. Oh well. Moving on

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially I was blown away by the wine, ordered a pretty simple bottle but it was fantastic. Afterwords the food did not disappoint. Everything was incredible. Perfect portions, fresh ingredients. The staff was so friendly and sweet. I will definitely be returning. The wine and food reminded me of my time in Italy. It wasn’t American-Italian but truly felt just Italian.

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Jaytee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outdoors and the set up was lovely. Great food, great ambiance, great energy. Service was a little slow but everything else about the evening was perfect. Highly recommend.

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Pauliedv
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 14 and Montes did an outstanding job! Service and food were fabulous. Everyone in our party had a five star experience! The eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, ravioli, tortellini to just name a few of the entrees we had were all wonderful. Great restaurant, great staff, great food!

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MarkM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I selected Monte's for my wife and I and our best friends because they wanted to experience "The Village"....I made a great choice!! When we arrived the downstairs was packed but there was a table for 4 waiting for us but the Mater Dei said "it's pretty tight for the 4 of you so let's go upstairs....more room." Wow....Thank You!! Upstairs had a good amount of people but plenty of room. From that point on it just got better....great service, great food!! The appetizer special stuffed zucchini flowers were amazing as was the artichokes oreganata. Our dinners were Eggplant Parm (2), Shrimp Monte's and Veal Bolognese were equally amazing. We and our friends thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We will return as well as recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was outstanding

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MicheleM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going here for 10 years! The staff is wonderful & the food is amazing! Always have the baby artichoke hearts for appetizer.. if you like artichoke you’ll LOVE this dish. So very happy they survived the pandemic when others have not

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RhondaM
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Friendly place with great food.

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GreggR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We arrived on time for our reservation and we were seated promptly. The main course food was served promptly. However, there was a bit of a delay in getting the desert and coffee (due to being busy, I guess). Overall a nice dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pietro Moscon’s MONTE ‘s is THE place to go for that family dinner or romantic tasting share dinner or business or just because you absolutely love Italian regional food.
You won’t be disappointed.
He’s a master at all seafoods, his pasta is thin, light perfection. Love everything on the menu.
Go there & you will be sharing your NY Italian restaurant secret with your friends.

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JonM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Monte's. It is a truly authentic hidden gem.

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vipfrequentguest1
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was very slow but the food was excellent.

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vipJohnE
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Pietro Mosconi, the Chef of Greenwich Village, still getting it done after all these years! Delicious food and great service on the outdoor streetside patio. Chef himself came to sit with us and chat. My family has gone for many years here and their sister restaurant Villa Mosconi

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vipAndreaL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite — old-school classic New York Italian at its finest with the most gentlemanly waiters in town!

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vipKimT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fabulous dinner. Enjoyed every morsel and the staff was fabulous. Great local gem!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was off the hook fabulous. Service was unusually spotty, not their usual. We hit at an odd time and maybe that was it.

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Barb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding but it was noisy. Ambiance brought back memories of the good old days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite place!!!!

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vipFernandoG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. The bread could have been a little better.

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pasta354
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent delicious Italian food! Highly recommend, very fair prices

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vipDB24
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always great and the owners and staff welcome you like family.

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vipCSKAP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal every time
Wonderful staff and service

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Monte's Trattoria while visiting family in the West Village and could not have been happier with our choice! The food was delicious. The portions were the perfect size that enabled us to enjoy our meals fully without feeling overly stuffed. Hope to be back and would recommend!

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MicheleM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a joy. Staff knows us now; we’ve been going there for years. Dining outside was wonderful! One of our favorite places!

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Monte's Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 1676 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.