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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (23)
Good for a Date (19)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
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Bar Seating (6)
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Sunday Lunch (5)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My party of 8 visited from the UK to celebrate 3 x 50th birthdays. Despite the birthday people wearing birthday badges none of them were wished 'Happy Birthday!!' as had happened several times by other amazing New Yorkers throughout our week visit.
Our older waiter obviously was not in the mood for frivolity and took our orders politely but without so much as a smile.
Food was average and the lasagna and carbonara were tasteless and the pork rather undercooked. A very disappointing visit. Not a birthday celebration venue.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife and I love coming to this family run Italian restaurant. Everything here is delicious. I always start with their homemade ministrone soup followed by one of their specials for the evening. The other night I had lamb shank with polenta— so good. Dessert of panna cotta and wow it’s heaven. A carafe of their Chianti Classico and you have one heck of a great meal😋

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A very enjoyable experience. The food was good and the price was reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was underwhelming and bland. The seating was very tight and the service was good at best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was great along with the service. They went above the call of duty to accomodate my date and her 3 year old daughter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolutely love this restaurant - come every time I'm in NYC. Food is fantastic and you are treated very well.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a great find Monte's was - we all loved it. Great food and our waiters were great fun providing great service. Recommend this place no problem and it is is round the corner from Terra Blues for good measure.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a pleasure

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food excellent, service pretty good, got very noisy as people started to come in. We were not rushed which was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Quintessential Italian eatery, straight out of a mob movie.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful old school Italian restaurant on trendy McDougal street. Delicious comfort food in a warm , lively location. Our favorite restaurant when we fly in to NYC. Always made to feel like we are family and leave swearing we’ll be back the next night for the specials.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a Great old world Italian Restaurant! We had a wonderful family dinner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is very traditional Italian and it was enjoyed by all. We especially loved the baby artichoke appetizer.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was our first, but not last visit to Monte’s. We visit NYC every year or so and always headed to Little Italy for our Italian food but that won’t be the case now. We had a delicious meal, great service and a reasonable check-what else can you ask for? Oh and this restaurant is right out of The Godfather movie.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Over priced, big dishes but poor taste.
For this price you should get much better.
Looks like a tourist trap.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

First went here as a child, introduced to it by my father, who had first been taken there by his father. I go whenever I'm in NY and have a lovely time every time. The food is very good and the service is old-world perfection. No wonder the restaurant has been in business for over 100 years.

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

Monte's is a gem in the midst of the Greenwich Village student haunts and high end restaurants. Monte's was recommended to us by our friends, who have gone there for years. We recently moved back into the West Village and have been welcomed to the neighborhood by the friendly staff, family and regulars who populate this wonderful classic Italian restaurant. There is a reason Monte's has been around for almost 100 years! The food is amazing; Southern Italian done right . . light and fresh. The Burrata with Prosciutto is scrumptious. My favorite pasta is the Spaghetti Carbonara, but all of the pastas are yummy, as are the fish, veal and chicken entrees. I love their Zabaglione with fresh berries, but they also have favorites like Affugato and Tiramisu. All of this and it's easy on your pocketbook . . . you can't go wrong!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Romantic, cozy, quaint. The food, the service, the ambiance - first class! Loved this place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was fine but the portions where very small but still very expensive. I left the restaurant hungry. The waiter kept standing right by our table making it very difficult to just relax. The waiter kept not understanding/hearing me. If the price was lower I wouldn't mind eating there again but it was definitely not a great value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

A highlight of a six-week American holiday. Exceptional food and friendly, helpful staff. Our waiter, lofty Daniel, made great recommendations and his easy-going style made us feel really welcome and comfortable.
The zucchini flowers were memorable as were the pumpkin ravioli with sage. I learnt something about how to really cook veal saltimbocca. There's was soooo unctious and served with a wee fork protruding from a bone with which to scoop out the marrow. The scallops from Maine were also a sensation.
We are going back for your last NYC meal.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great Italian in the village. Discovered Montes on an earlier trip for lunch and wanted to come back for dinner. Will be a definite stop on future trips. The service was fun, entertaining. chef stop to visit Portions are huge so as we struggled what to order our server himself said why don't you just order one primi and one Segundo and I will split them for you. Perfect solution we had black truffles on our pasta and a lovely veal and it was perfect. Finished with a complimentary Lemincello. I just returned from Piemonte and this food stood up to what I was eating there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Visited to celebrate a birthday. Service was friendly. Food was enjoyable. Had a glass of chianti (great), portabello mushroom appetizer (very tasty), veal parm and chicken marsala (both yummy and came with pasta) and finished off with tiramisu and tartufo (induglent!) Arrived at 6:30pm on a Wednesday night- was empty...but filled up as the night went on. Nice location in village near New York University.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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