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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

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (45)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Cozy (30)
Comfort Food (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Romantic (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Fun (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Business Meals (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food good atmosphere good service in the Village. Nice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food with old world flare and a date friendly ambience. Service was okay.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Been there many times and never disappointed. Excellent food. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Monte's was recommended by a family member. We made reservations and arrived a little early but were welcomed warmly and seated promptly. The atmosphere was inviting and cozy and the food was amazing. It was everything promised and more. Will definitely go back next time we are in NYC.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very bad service and food was average at best.
Cranky old men not worth going to.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal at Monte’s! The authenic food and vibrant atmosphere added to a fun evening. We’re visiting NYC but felt very welcome in this local joint. Everyone seemed to know each other, and we enjoyed watching the busy staff, and chatting to the locals.
The food itself was comforting Italian pastas which were traditional and delicious. Nothing fancy here, just authentic Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Whenever we visit NYC, we always dine here. The food is amazing. Melts in your mouth and you just feel like you have gone back in time when you enter the restaurant. The staff is so friendly and we always feel welcome and it is always full, so make a reservation. We highly recommend Monte’s if you want a true family owned and absolutely delicious, incredible Italian meal. We give it 5 stars.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great NYC experience. Dan was a great waiter and I am so glad I booked a reservation. It was packed. Best tiramisu I have ever tasted.

My entree was veal and sooo delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waiter unfriendly service slow and wine warm

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved the old school style of this historic establishment... it’s like something out of a movie! The food was fantastic, service was great, and we all enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Will definitely be back!!! This about the 4th time I have eaten at Monte's. The food is excellent, and you are traeted like a special guest whenever you go there. It is in a very busy shopping/entertainment area. The tables are very close together so not good for a large group, but that's what makes it so cozy.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Old school Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village! Loved the house red wine and had both the warm and cold antipasto for appetizers! Great find in quaint location. They have been there for 99 years!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Veal a little tough and fatty. Server a bit rough around the edges.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this authentic Italian treasure in the village.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious old school Italian. Great service and very reasonably priced

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I have been going to Monte's for 51 years and love it more and more with each visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We have been going to Monte's for several years and have always enjoyed the food, the service, the atmosphere, and the good value. Some of our favorite dishes are: Broiled Salmon, always done to perfection, our guest had Pasta Bolognese and loved it, Chicken Piccata with lemon and caper sauce is always delicious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The best Italian food I’ve had! The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful; the wait staff were highly attentive!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My fiancé and I had an amazing time at Monte's. the staff was so friendly and fun and the food was spectacular. We must have spent four hours there! Definitely worth checking out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Haven’t been there in close to 40 years. It was like running into an old friend.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Old world Italian; excellent food and service. Great menu with lots of options. It was apparent that a lot of regulars keep coming back; the owner greeted many diners sitting around us. There were six of us - all first timers. Osso Buco was outstanding. Pasta dishes were well prepared and tasty. The wait staff is knowledgeable and can guide you in choosing traditional dishes or some very interesting pasta preparations. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They treated us right despite our shifting our reservation time 3x including once two hours before dinner. Food was excellent; artichoke and mushroom appetizers noteworthy. Veal Parm done right, pasta was cooked right- all 7 of us enjoyed our meals. And our waiter kept us entertained w a great sense of dry humor. An outstanding time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great atmosphere with walk down steps to a classic old restaurant. Service was great; not pushy. Menu was superb and the food delicious and was served in a timely fashion. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Monte’s is always a MUST for us. We found it on a Foods of NY tour (Heart of the Village tour) and knew we needed to go back. Mario has been our waiter 2 of the 3 visits. He is always amazing. If you want Italian done right, go to Monte’s!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Monte’s is “old school” NY
Excellent food
perfect service
welcoming and friendly owner and family who live above the restaurant
I love this place and will be back soon!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Monte's is a wonderful traditional NYC, traditional Village, traditional Italian restaurant that is a must do every time we visit New York. Love the food, waiters, ambiance.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great meal at Monte’s! Food was delicious and good location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Polenta with lamb was superb. The pasta was OK but the tagliatelle were not al dente

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a 6:00 reservation and weren't seated until 6:50 -hostess was not very pleasant or apologetic. Food was good after we were finally seated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was absolutely tasty and they had no problem with my friend and I sharing dishes. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and fun. We had a great time and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food could use an improvement. Upstairs not very nice

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Old school traditional Italian delight. Views? Your table in the small crowded dining room is below sidewalk level. But you won’t care; the food is worth it. Service? Very good. Luxurious? Not really. Only complaint in a half dozen visits? The tables simply are not big enough for all that they place before you. You don’t watch people here, you look at the photos on the wall, from a remarkable shot of the owner kissing the Pope’s ring to Al Pacino with the crew. I love this place, a local gem well worth a visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

food was good, small restaurant, very crowded on a Friday nite. Old school italian, food was excellent, very noisy. Service was ok

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I feel like I've come home every time I eat at Monte's. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly and attentive!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Monte's is my go-to in the Village for authentic Italian standards. Their Spaghetti Carbonara is the best I've had outside of Italy, and the eggplant parmesan is tender and flavorful. The chicken and veal dishes are fabulous, and the homemade Italian sausage is out of this world.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Last Saturday night's dinner at Monte's was a first time visit. I was not sure what to expect - but the atmosphere was warm and cosy - a nice old time Italian restaurant ! Although it was kind of tight with a lot of tables for a small space - but lively with people obviously enjoying themselves. We arrived about 5:30 PM before many diners arrived so it was somewhat peaceful. By the time we left, the place was crowded and the sound level high - but not so noisy that we still could have a conversation. The menu was extensive - something for everyone. The food was very good. Overall we had enjoyable dining experience. I would recommend Monte's and would be happy to come back again.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I would stick with the pasta dishes. The chicken rollotini and the veal piccata were disappointing. The veal was sub-standard, having been heavily pounded.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Monte's is our go to Italian. It never ever disappoints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Monte's Trattoria is an "old-school" Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Our meal was very good and the pasta staples were what we expected. The restaurant has a warm feel and is a very good place to enjoy an Italian dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

First time here. Definitely will come back. Good simple Italian food in the neighborhood.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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