Monte's

4.2
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174 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are the Oldest Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn, in business since 1906. Featuring Neopolitan style pizza cooked in our wood burning oven and fresh made pasta.

Specials

$1 Oysters at the bar

Enjoy $1 Oysters at the Bar all night

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 16, 2019

Ends: February 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-10:00PM
Tue-Thu 4:00PM-10:00PM

Thirsty Thursday Wine Special

Enjoy 50% of all bottles of wine.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 16, 2019

Ends: February 17, 2118

Availability: Thu 4:30PM-9:45PM

Wednesday Burger Night

9oz burger, hand cut fries any draft beer $12.89 (including tax and tip) All Night at the bar ONLY

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 15, 2019

Ends: February 16, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-9:45PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving our regular menu along with holiday inspired specials. Reservations strongly encouraged

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve Dinner. We will be serving our regular menu along with holiday inspired specials

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 174 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicisioso!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Specified reservation was for birthday, but no acknowledgement from restaurant either way. The food was good and the restaurant was dark and cozy but there were practically no other patrons so it wasn’t a very festive experience.

l
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Duck is a little too I love the way it sounds like a great time

JR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant and the food and learning about it's fantastic history!! Lived in Park Slope in the late 80s-early 90s and didn't know this place existed. Glad to have found it. Will definitely go back again

KL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great, service was useless. Had to keep reminding server to actually serve us. Spent 2.5 hours there for no good reason.

LL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner as always and our server, Frankie, was great - very personable.

TR
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place has been around forever but not the same. The food was average, except the pork chop that was just unable to be eaten. Pasta was something you get in a diner. I was very disappointed, since I expected great things. I must say service was good but that was my last visit.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great! thanks. and thanks again for the great service.

JN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Old school Italiano !
Prego

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KM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice, restaurant wasn’t very full, but food was great and we got really great friendly service

C
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on a Sunday night just for the Grilled Salmon,
which they were out of. Disappointing.

H
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service. Excellent pizza, perfectly made crust. Great choices if pasta and pizza on the menu. Charming old school decor with walls of exposed brick. A real gem in Brooklyn!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

When we got to the restaurant we saw on the menu that they only take AMEX and cash... luckily I had an AMEX. That should be more we’ll advertised. Maybe that’s why it wasn’t super crowded on a Friday evening... but the food was great, a little slow for the lack of people in the restaurant though.

LL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was really good & tasty Nice portions

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good. The waitress was very attentive. All enjoyed their dinner, however my shrimp dish was very salty. I should have said something immediately.

Overall it was a positive experience. At one point the area around our table was very hot but they moved us to another table and all was well.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice hidden gem in Brooklyn. Sat outdoors. Great food, perfect weather, great spot

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Staying outside was mice

DO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend for his bday dinner, and we had a FANTASTIC time! Fun, friendly service; a lively, but not oppressive atmosphere; and AMAZING food (try the burrata pizza -- TRUST ME!) -- we will definitely be back!

E
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food at Monte's is always very good but at our last visit, service wasn't as good as usual. It was quite slow - wait staff was pleasant and friendly but it took a long time to place our order and then to get our food. I'm sure it was just an one-night, and I'll be happy to go back again for another good Italian dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellemt appetizers and entrees. Wonderful service. We had a great meal and a great time

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s become our neighborhood fave- good food for the adult diner, delicious brick oven pizzas for everyone (read kids.) The service is nice, professional and friendly. Pretty reliable to walk in during the week and def need a rez for the wknd evenings. Enjoy!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! My favorite place!
Thank you for being amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. And they were quite accommodating when two members of our party arrived late. So we got to enjoy a relaxed and casual dinner without feeling rushed.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Valentine’s Day. It took us about 30 minutes to get water. Another 20 to get a drink in which the server suggested a liquor that they didn’t have. The food came about 45 minutes later, and was prepared awfully - the ragu literally had chunks of meat in marinara sauce. People were leaving right and left - and no one seemed to have this weird situation under control. One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had...

SW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I set an reservation for 7:30 and when I arrived I had to wait 30 minutes just to be seated at a table that should have already been prepared for me since I was required to release my credit card info to secure my place. Following being seated, we placed our orders and the food took an hour and a half to come out because some how the kitchen never got our order. After a long wait, our anticipation for the food was high and we disappointed by the preparation and taste. The overall quality was poor.

MI
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I have been enjoying Monte's excellent Brooklyn Italian dinners for the past 50 years, through several owners and redecorations. My favorite meal, among many, has been their veal parmigiana with a small salad side dish and a glass of Chianti or Montepulciano. Can you imagine my chagrin when I placed this same order on Friday evening January 18, 2019 and was told, "Sorry, no substitutions, we serve veal parmigiana only with a side of pasta?" What restaurant in New York City, or anyplace, would refuse this modest request from a patron? But the young lady manager that night rigidly refused. Had it not been for my lifelong love affair with the place, my wife and I would have walked out, never to return. My low level rating for "service" is attributable to this rare sorry experience.

JK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was better in the past

OT
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to try Montes for a while. I read the great reviews. The restaurant was great. Very cozy. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. Service was great. The food was delicious. I had the pasta and seafood, and it was really good. The chocolate lava cake with ice cream was delicious . I will be back.

TM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I've never had a bad meal at Monte's and tonight was no exception. The Pork chop was perfect and the branzino was deboned at the table with the skill of a surgeon. The staff is excellent and attentive ALWAYS. This night proved to be a little busy and I think the kitchen was a bit overwhelmed. At my table of 4 one entrée was served and it was a good five minutes before the other three were served. I think it was just one of those things that happen. Certainly not a deal breaker. I love Monte's and I'll return.

VW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Everything was perfect. Hidden neighborhood gem. Will definitely be back. Love this place!

BR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been coming to this place for years. It never disappoints. I had the spaghetti and clams which was delicious and my husband had the cod dish and he loved it.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Can't wait to go back. Loved it

JD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. We loved the dish with vodka sauce, raviolis, and chicken with asparagus.The service was good but they kept changing our plates and silverware and the waiter had to reach over us quite a bit. They were nervous a bit. Didn’t need as much silverware changes.

They have parking and the restaurant is beautiful inside, you can see into the kitchen and stove through a large glass window. Pretty decorations for the holidays.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Only smile from the waitress was when we left... it is a pity because the pizzas are good and the place looks nice with a big glass to see the chief in the kitchen!

SN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pizza tastes good , will come back

l
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor garden seating was perfect for our group of 8, which included 3 children. The brunch was delicious and the waitress was very kind and helpful.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pizza was amazing along with chicken Parm enough for two people to share.

G
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Despite their big claim to being the oldest Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, their small admission is that there was a significant period when the business went deceased, then was revived some time later. Although it is a good restaurant, it's not quite as historical as advertised.

ST
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went out to lunch with our grandparents. There is parking on site and it is walker/wheel chair accessible. The restaurant was very nice, we were almost the only ones there at noon on a Sunday. The food was good. The service was very good. The ambiance was very nice because it is a very well-kept +100 year old restaurant.

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