Monte's

4.3
224 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
What 224 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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vipSamiPopovic
New York Area
9 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
2 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
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
2 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
12 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
3 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
3 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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Firsttimevisitor
New York Area
3 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
9 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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VictoriaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. The food was great. The tables are well spaced apart in the back garden and feels very safe. It is a good atmosphere for a nice dinner out. We were a group of 6 and it was a great time. Will definitely return !

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vipEugeneL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

One waitress was covering entire backyard and she was just overwhelmed. Took a long time to put orders in and get the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, cozy, well prepared for COVID; delicious food!

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were expecting more of a quality red sauce Italian experience. I’ll be honest, the quality of food in light of the prices disappointed. Veal parmigiana was dry and tasted like chicken. Pasta didn’t come with parmigiana. Pizza was soggy with too many toppings jammed on top. And service was disorganized. Music was also off-putting Italian rap. For nearly $300 for three people this entire experience could’ve been way better. Also what Italian restaurant doesn’t carry Aperol ??

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love love love it!!

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BarryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went during COVID, would have preferred more caution from server (no gloves, handling utensils/glasses, standing too close). Food was great though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Celebrated a friends birthday party and had a great time overall. We had pizzas and appetizers for the table. Pizza is delicious, salads were delicious, calamari was disappointing over cooked. The backyard garden is a very nice escape from the noise and crowds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Unfortunately the service was terrible. The waitress barely had the energy to deal with us. When we arrived we were seated outside and were not told there was a patio in the back. No effort whatsoever put into making it special. In this pandemic influenced world I am amazed that some restaurants think they can put it in auto pilot. The food was delicious but we will not be going back.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked two tables - one for two people, another for four people. Monte's was beyond accommodating, sitting us at a table for eight people with a buffer in between the two families! Super inventive and adaptive in these times. We were seated in the back garden, and it was lovely and incredibly well put together. It didn't feel like an afterthought at all, which sometimes these outdoor seating arrangements do. The food was amazing! All six of us enjoyed our food, it was delicious. The lobster special was a steal! We had the boar ravioli, mushroom ravioli, salmon, baked cod, speck and arugula salad. And a cheese plate! And tiramisu! Delicious and extremely accomodating. Our waitress was a gem.

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MichaelH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Prompt. Courteous. Accommodating. Delicious & well prepared food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Amazing oysters and lovely Italian style pizza. They are offering outside seating. I wish they took credit cards

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NazimY
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was delicious. chef pays a lot of attention to freshness and quality of the product. slightly disorganized in the service area but times are different right now so it's understandable. good experience overall. definitely coming back.

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GIACOMO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go to Montes. Love the food and service. Great pizza too.

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Helenp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was our first venture out since lockdown. Food was delicious! Staff and service was exceptional. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is overrated and bland. Long story short, don’t waste your money here. I was looking for good Italian food in this part of Brooklyn. Obviously my search continues.

The bread at the start of the meal was slightly more charred than it should have been and that pervaded the flavor. Caesar salad was served lukewarm, which meant it was sitting outside for sometime. Salad dressing was weak, few croutons.

Main dish of gnocchi Parmesan was mediocre. Sauce was only moderately flavorful and cheese was bland. Gnocchi were almost tasteless. I ate it because I was hungry and tired of spending the day sightseeing, and was not about to search out another spot to eat at 9 o’clock at night.

Service was peculiar. I was seated at the bar, which was quite dark and illuminated by small candles. The citronella candles at either end produced a lot of heat which made sitting there a bit uncomfortable. Bartender served as my waitress. She was friendly enough, but made an unusual misstep on the dessert: she offered a dessert menu, then couldn’t produce one because it didn’t exist and they don’t currently offer one. That’s fine, but it surprised me that she didn’t know that.

Overall, highly overrated and mediocre food. Your money will best be spent somewhere else. You’re welcome.

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BrooklynBambina
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Montes because it’s old school with pretty good food. I can’t say I love everything but the pizza is fantastic as are the traditional dishes. The service staff is young and they aim to please. I’ve always enjoyed my visits there and plan to continue.

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SeanG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was rough, food was pretty good and ambiance was fair.

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vipScottie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food surpass our expectations.

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vipSharonK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was warm, cozy, old-school, neighborhoody Italian and an excellent experience overall. Would highly recommend to anyone. The pizza was the star of the menu.

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TamaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, it was a perfect atmosphere and the food was delicious.

FAQs

Monte's does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Monte's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-7800.

Monte's is rated 4.3 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.

Monte's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/DBE8VPQ8BC6T1/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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