Monte's

4.2
243 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • 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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipGuss
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always at Monte’s

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vipFlorenceN
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummilicious italian food! Will definitely go back with more people to try different things.

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partyof5
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was not good. Waitress did not check on us for quite some time after we got our food. If it was busy I would understand but we were literally the only people sitting in the back. we had 5 people at our table and they didn’t bring out everyone’s food at the same time so the food they did bring out got cold before they eventually brought out the rest. The sangria was watery. And after we were done eating they then said the restaurant does not accept visa or MasterCard they only accept American Express or cash... overall, would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor patio area is absolutely wonderful! Only negative thing about our experience is that they do not do a very good job at letting you know that you have to pay in cash or AMEX. We were not alerted to that until the bill came, and it should be the host at the front door who lets customers know that before they come in to dine

Monte's
Responded on May 29, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us on the 22nd. We try to make it very clear to customers of our payment policy. Notice is listed on our front door, menu, website, OpenTable page, Google, and other social media platforms. We are looking forward to serving you and your guests again. Best, Monte's best, Maria Rosa C.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in last minute today with a party of 6, a baby, and a dog. They could not have been more accommodating. Our server (I hate that I didn't get his name) was TERRIFIC. Above and beyond every step of the way. We sat outside in front, then when the sun got to be a bit much for the baby, we asked to move to the back patio and he obliged and got it all ready for us. Food was delicious. Fresh oysters, delicious calamari, pizzas were wonderful, branzino was on point. Loved the limoncello spritzer for the summer-like afternoon. We were there at 4 on a Saturday and it was quiet and comfortable. Great neighborhood place!

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vipbuongustaio
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Service was good. Good social distancing precautions.

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vipLisa
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible experience at Monte's yesterday. I have lived in NYC for 7 years and never have I been so confused by such bad service. My partner and I had brunch at the outdoor terrace. Our server wasn't friendly or knowledgeable, that we can handle. The part that got frustrating was when my croque-madame came without the egg on top. Over the course of about 30 minutes, we asked 3 different servers about it, my partner even went inside to follow-up and still nothing ever happened. By then my food was cold, and we were really annoyed by such obnoxious and unprofessional behavior. We went to the host to pay up for what we did eat/drink and leave. He was apologetic, as was the manager (chef?) but both clearly had no idea how to manage the situation. We paid and left. The reviews of this place were good and it looks like a nice spot, so I'm very surprised. This is unfortunately by far the worst dining experience I have ever had in NYC and I have been to many places!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give zero stars I would. We waited 2hrs and never got our food. Worse experience ever. My first time walking out of a restaurant.

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vipMommaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an absolutely delightful evening in the garden at Monte's. Plenty of space between diners, fabulous heaters, delicious food and excellent service.

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JenCip
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was all delicious! Even the bread they bring you to start is excellent. Service was slow, but that was fine for a friends reunion. Overall, highly recommend Monte’s.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner from a classic restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside patio in the back

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JoyN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Old school Brooklyn vibes, great history to this place, great food, really nice service, and lovely outdoor space in back. Been wanting to go to Monte's forever and so happy we finally did. We will definitely be back! Not a "scene" restaurant, but overall very good experience. Thank you, Monte's.

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Mehmeh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waiter was forgetful. Food was rather average (we had pasta). Couldn’t light the heater. Music blared in my guest’s ear.

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JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious chicken avocado salad, a refreshing carafe of red sangría and a wonderful chat with our charming waiter, Jovan. Life is good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was alright. Nothing fantastic. Pork chop was swimming in too much sauce. Cioppino was under spiced but broth was decent. Speaking of Cioppino, the server didn’t even know it was something on the menu even though it was the first item in ‘Secondi’. Pizzas are supposedly good. Will give them one more shot and try that.

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Cesare
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large tented outdoor seating with heaters. Delicious food and friendly service.

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vipMcFoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thank you for another great dining experience!!!!

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RachelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Horrible food. It was not fresh or tasty.

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vipMcFoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great!

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vipSamiPopovic
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service was great. Thank you to our Serbians waiter

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vipNickolletteMoran721
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Nothing to brag about. Not bad but nothing spectacular or to brag about. Rather average and blah . Cocktails were good though .

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VirginiaS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had the whole backyard to ourselves and they fired up the heater right next to our table so it was a great experience! Very good service! The food was ok - my boar was a little tough and uninspired but the drinks were good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Three courses — salad, pasta and meat — all were delicious

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JessicaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience! Loved dining out on the back patio and the food was outstanding!

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Suzanned
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was pretty good. The bread was delish! Meatballs could use a little more flavor. Would go back again. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was put at a tiny table pressed up against the bar when the rest of outdoor patio was empty. Was told the other tables were reserved. When left an hour later, those tables we still empty. Food was typical Italian. Nothing extraordinary.

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vipMcFoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! Their food is beyond delicious!

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YanaYana
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with beautiful backyard.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love going to Monte’s - for good food and lovely service. Their beautiful backyard hides you from all your worries for one meal. And yes - their tiramisu is so fluffy and just the right amount of sweet!

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JOSEPHINEM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food outstanding. Everyone in our party agreed. Monte's is a great place for brunch or dinner.

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Friendofbirthdayguys
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visit for my friend and me. We enjoyed a nice brunch in the patio. I had forgotten my friend doesn't eat meat or eggs so the choices were limited. She enjoyed the fish tacos. We would go back.

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Brooklynite
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Seems like a decent place, but it was way, way overpriced for the quality of the food. I thought I was going out for a nice date night, and it felt like fast casual dining for luxury prices. Totally possible they were having an off night. The wait staff was kind and engaging and I tipped well, don't worry, but I would not go back.

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BigDaddyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice garden. Server was brusque but effective.

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Jon2020
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came from Manhattan visiting Brooklyn, first time at Monte's, and we loved the whole package here. Food was outstanding, wine list was very cool, our waiter was professional, warm, even charasmatic as the rest of the staff was. Seems like a neighborhood gem.

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DavidN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Returned to Monte’s for the first time in decades. Excited to see the renovations. The place, even closed off, looks great, very open and modern, while retaining some of the charm of the old-school original.

The food, however, was bland and unexciting. Too-salty meatballs, grainy mozzarella, and under-seasoned pizzas.

Super- friendly service. Really wanted to like the meal, but the food was just not up to par.

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Timothy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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NYCMom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was wonderful. We had six people ranging from 26 to 60 and each person raved about the food, service and ambiance. Thank you for a great, safe brunch.

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vipKipW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Had the clams and pasta. Got horribly sick from a bad clam. The service, however, was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For a place claiming to be the oldest Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, I was disappointed with the food. The service was superb. The backyard isn’t open, so if that where you believe you’ll be seated, not true. Also menu has been updated, from the one presented here on open table. Ravioli isn’t homemade, and had an overwhelming amount of truffle oil. Gnocchi was super chewy and mushy. Again, service was great, just not up to par with what is expected from the oldest Italian spot in Brooklyn.

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Monte's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-7800.

Monte's is rated 4.2 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

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