We arrived quite a bit earlier than our reserved time and were accommodated quickly. Warm and cozy atmosphere, great for our party of 7, celebrating both my sons' birthdays. Fantastic, fresh, oysters on the half shell offered as a special. Enjoyed a delicious arugula and prosciutto pizza followed by fresh pasta dishes. I have been to Montes several times and am never disappointed . Wait staff always friendly and professional.
had dinner with a group of 8 and the service and food were excellent. we ordered pizza, pasta, salad and seafood, and all of it was fantastic.
Food was ok but not for what they are charging. Way to over priced. The service was non attentive. They only accept amex or cash only so not only do you have to pay for an over priced meal you have to give them more money to use there ATM. Plus the part that is the most annoying is that they charge for every soda. I paid over $12 in soda. And my sodas didn't have alcohol.
I haven't eaten at Montes in Brooklyn (one of my favorites) in a while and it surely has changed. Instead of being a hopping full scale restaurant the menu suggested otherwise. The experience sincerely saddened my wife and I because we were expecting more for our Anniversary, and with a very limited selection of entrees, and a huge list of pizza options, we couldn't help but feel like we were in a high end romantic pizza joint. Despite limitations, overall the food was good (e.g., salad & Chicken Parm), and had the expectation been to just eat pizza we would have been fine.
Everything was great except for the noise level, which I found very annoying. Food and service were fine.
Old-school red sauce Italian with plenty of pasta, pizza, meat, and sea food dishes (plus a full bar). Has a garden out back (nice) and a few small tables out front (no so nice unless you like eating on the sidewalk, which I do not). Always reliable. Good food, friendly service, they will customize and just dishes for you, e.g., no meat.
Got completely bait and switched on a bottle of wine. Ordered a bottle of Oregon Pinot, got a swill bottle of Argentinian Pinot instead, told I needed to pay the same price for it. Assumed I'd be charged less because I'm getting a lower quality wine.
If you run a restaurant you should understand the difference in quality in pinot noirs in those regions. I basically just got a "too bad, so sad" response and told to pay up and hit the road. Poorly managed, will not return. Update your wine list if you don't have specific wines available so people know what they are getting.
I wanted to like the restaurant, but got impression ownership/management couldn't care less about my experience. I recently moved to the neighborhood and could have been appeased by any minor gesture that showed they cared, but nothing. First time there, last time there.
I've eaten in a lot of very good Italian restaurants over the years but this was exceptional.
Monte's was a place out of the blue. We were hoping to get brunch, but randomly stumbled upon a random restaurant in the Gowanus. I went there with my girlfriend. We shared a order of baked clams. They were tiny, but the flavor was just amazing. I believe my girlfriend ordered the Braciola di Maile (stuffed pork shoulder) and she felt that it was amazing. I had the amazing Spaghetti Vongole. Had a ton a calamari, mussells and clams. If I am ever starving, I would eat that because I was full the rest of the day.
Love this place. Great food and nice atmosphere.
Make sure you visit their outside area, specially in the summer time. It's pretty comfy.