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Thu, 4/19
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Monte's Trattoria

4.5
1055 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 228-9194
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pietro Mosconi
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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.
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Private party contact
Pietro Mosconi: (212) 228-9194
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Catering
Monte's Trattoria is geared to cater any event. Please call (212)228-9194 or email us info@montestrattorianyc.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets
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Public transit
A,B,C,D,E,F,& V trains to West 4th Street/Washington Square Park
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Entertainment
Live musicians and guitarists on occasion.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 1055 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was good. The service was terrible and organization extremely poor. We has a big party and they didn't reserve our table and sat us an hour later.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a very special family get together and birthday, ad we were so well taken care of, Monte's felt like an extension of the warmth of family, and we will always remember that special night! Everyone loved their food, and with a large party, this is not an easy task to accomplish. Our waiter was extremely helpful and attentive, in spite of a very busy night.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was the perfect choice of a restaurant just before attending a concert at the Blue Note. The atmosphere is authentic old time Italian restaurant. I expected to see Michael Corleone at one of the tables.

The service was impeccable. Out of the way, yet attentive and friendly.

The food was delicious. I told my wife it seemed like somebody's grandma was in the kitchen cooking.

The desserts were amazing...things you don't see at other restaurants. Ours was the best dessert I ever had.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very traditional Italian menu and atmosphere. The food and wine is reasonably priced and was well prepared. Had the filet of sole oregano, which was delicious! The service was friendly and I would bet most of the waiters (no women) have worked there for 25+ years. No cutting edge cuisine, but if you're looking for a good old-school Italian meal, this is the place.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nice place,good service and good food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I dined at Monte's 30 years ago on our first day. The food is still very good. Loved the antipasti misti, black truffle pasta, osso buco was delicious and the red snapper special was served with black olives, capers and tomato. Truly a family-run, traditional Italian restaurant. We will be back again soon. It is a lively, small dining room but good service. Great tiramisu too!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Sooooo YUMMY! Happened by this place while doing a web search for "best restaurants in the village NYC" and this was one of the first on the list! We are so glad we gave it try. I had the homemade egg noodles in cream, prosciutto and peas, it was called a nest of some sort. It was delicious!! My friend had pasta marinara and gobbled up every bite! That says a lot for a couple of home chefs! Highly recommend- the crusty bread seals the deal ;)

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful food and service.
Great price point!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great evening with our group visiting from Washington DC. I was here once before about 15 years ago and thought what a great place to bring friends wanting to see different areas of the city. We had a group seating on the second level and made friends with our table neighbor's visiting from Belgium. Food was out standing and our server Angelo is a gem.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Authentic old school Italian Trattoria.
Terrific chef preparing the best in the Italian cook book.
Cocktails fill a large glass to the top. Terrific wines. Not overpriced.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Really good pasta. Good service. Great evening overall.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Good Friday. No meat. A restaurant we have gone to for years. The waiters can be characters but have a good demeanor.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Place is so old charm NY! Amazing service fun and food was great. Good spot for a group

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Had Clams Oregnato. Best I ever had and Veal Pizziola also one of the best I ever had. Small , crowd we, noisy. Perfect. There is a small bar and upstairs dining too. Waiter was great. Fabulous experience . Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great food, great service and an overall fun place!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it once again. Great Italian food and very friendly, efficient service. The appetizers we tried, portobello balsamico and asparagus parmigiana, were outstanding. The manicotti was the best we’ve ever had. All of our food was so delicious. The atmosphere is very welcoming and cozy. We were visiting from out of town and wish we had a place like this in our hometown. If you want a great authentic Italian meal, don’t miss this gem!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I've been coming here with my family since I was a kid, a true neighborhood staple. I always bring friends here who visit from out of town. But the portions were very small, a lot smaller than I remember. That is not to say that the food wasn't good, it was excellent, but very small.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great gnocchi with pesto!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Friendly folks and good food in the heart of Greenwich Village.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

So old school. We had eggplant rolitini for starter - so good. We also had chicken milanese (not on menu, but were happy to make), pumpkin ravioli and gnocchi with butter sage sauce - we were so happy. Really good espresso martinis and wine was really reasonable. Service was great. Totally recommend

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious dishes-had the stuffed artichoke , fried zucchini, Caesar salad, fettuccini with mushrooms, broccoli rabe stuffed clams, glasses of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. My friend and I split all the dishes. The waiters were all friendly and accommodating to our requests. We were too stuffed for dessert. The place is very traditional looking with a lively upbeat and homey vibe. There was a large table of young Italian friends speaking in Italian. Founded in 1918 it was fun to imagine Greenwich Village in those days and the continuity of serving the community for almost 100 years!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We will be back. That should be enough of a review considering how many restaurants there are in NYC. The food was awesome, service was fantastic and we love the “old school” ambiance. Toby was our waiter and I will be sure to ask for him again.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great old Italian restaurant from 1918. You can't find many like Monte's around these days. Food was very good and the price was just right.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was really good and reasonable prices. The cappuccino was not good as waiter promised me it would be. Tables were tight, but you can overlook that due to good food.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Old school great food and wine. Made a late day reservation on Open Table which confused the hostess - waited 1.5 hours for a table. A good bottle of wine made it not so bad on a Saturday night.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Good place to go before a show

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Chef Pietro and his son Peter Mosconi do a great job with making everyone feel like they are "home". We visit Monte's every time we visit NYC (about once a year); it is our go to spot!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The best! Anything you order is fresh and delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great find. Great food and service very traditonal

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great food and service. Looked like a restaurant out of a movie.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Monte’s has excellent old school Italian food, Italian waiters and a pleasant environment. It’s no wonder that it’s been in business for decades!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was fine, not extraordinary. The service was better than average but not off the charts. The restaurant is very crowded and very noisy. The wine list is very nice, but I did order a second glass of wine and it never came. The location is good, near other fun and lively spots and close to all the Village comedy clubs. They do have a lot of servers helping out so there's no danger of overstaying your welcome. I would not return only because there are so many better Italian restaurants in NYC. We were seated upstairs with several large and very loud parties.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent. The BEST Italian food around.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Far too many tables within small space, it felt very claustrophobic, and as we had a table in the main aisle, we constantly had people rushing by us, and at one point drinks were split on us. Food was average, albeit authentic.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 3, 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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4.0Dined 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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