Monticello at Red Bank

4.6
1134 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Monticello’s Philosophy
Advocates of a true Mediterranean diet and clean eating.

From the vine to your table!!
At Monticello’s we strive to provide you with the best and freshest ingredients possible.

This philosophy compelled us in 2015 to create our own organic garden that’s grown on site, and available from June to October. Additionally, to ensure freshness our premium quality meats and seafood are selected daily.
Our promise to provide the best and freshest ingredients means serving Non-GMO, non-processed foods, hormone-free / antibiotic-free chicken, grass fed meat, free-range eggs, fresh wild caught seafood, organic produce, all-natural pork, and fresh natural homemade and degreased stocks.

Foods of premium quality remain the hallmark of our commitment to our guests.

Gluten free choices are available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1134 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice!

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SuzanneJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, fresh and the fried calamari is very very good. Service was awesome

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vipMazz1203
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience3

My family and I are regular diners at Monticello it is one of our favorites and we support local businesses in our area. While the food was delicious I gave to say we were very uncomfortable being there First time in my restaurant life did I ever detect animosity from a restaurant staff towards us and we were not alone A couple across from me had similar issues and were vocal about it It boils down to this. The waiter we had essentially took our order and disappeared after bringing out two entrees of three and bringing us the check which he asked if i signed while I was drinking my expresso. He left our service in the hands of three service staff who were seriously not happy at all. They took out their frustration on us and this other couple. For us they disrupted our meal by reaching in to clear the table while we were eating. They were rude and at one point reached in to take my girlfriends appetizer of clams before she was finished it was horrible and when we objected she took the Pellegrino water off the table the service was completely sub par and frankly unexpected as we are known customers there. One of the three the male one kept giving us a “hard look” It was very lucky for him I’m an attorney who respects the law but if I wasn’t we’d have had a whole other scene go down. I’m not going to take crap like that from anyone but over the years I realized if you treat me like S&@! then F you. I control where I spend my money but I assure you all that having a law license stopped me from escalating a situation which I could have done so with absolute justification. Not going back to a place where one pays too dollar for food and you can’t enjoy yourself because the support staff is out of control. Farewell Monticello and I do wish the owner well She is an amazing chef and a wonderful woman to whom we’ve shown our loyalty and respect for so many years. I understand that this could one bad night but it was so extreme we can’t ever return. Sorry

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RobertM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. My favorite go to spot in Red Bank for dinner.

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CindiF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was amazing would definitely go back

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vipVickiD
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant! Great food -carefully prepared—and service always top notch!!

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vipRedbank
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome!!!

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vipAlexD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was incredible, food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service!

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vipLaura
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here with friends on a Friday night. We were greeted immediately with a smile and a nice conversation with the owner. The atmosphere was a lovely ambiance and the service was great! We started with clams for an appetizer. They were fantastic and the broth was amazing- you'll need more bread for dipping! I had salmon over risotto with shrimp. It was delicious and cooked perfectly! We will definitely be making another reservation!

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SammyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal and service I’ve ever witnessed in Redbank 🇮🇹🇮🇹The beet salad was off the hook😊👍

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GeneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent menu and food choices. Love the organic mission. Bread needs improvement

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johnbls
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - dining room a bit on the warm side though.

MJ
vipMJH628
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Nice to return to this neighborhood restaurant.

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AKCOTAX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always a great spot, excellent food and ambiance..

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danellea
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely amazing and service was phenomenal.

All the food is fresh made and mostly organic . You can taste the difference in how fresh it is .

Tracy our server was amazing . So friendly really knew the menu made great recommendations. Was very attentive I don’t think we waited more then a minute for something when we asked

Will definitely be returning here many many more times .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amanda provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was very noisy so my dinner date had to sit next to me to hear me. The food was good but the value for my special dish was not as it was twice the price of the normal entrées and the waiter didn’t mention that when she offered it

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great service, great food, but be wary of the prices of the specials. My Sole Oreganata entree (special) was $46 while my wife's Island Salmon & Shrimp entree was $31. Go figure. Food was good but not enough to bring us back. There are better, more moderately priced Italian BYOB restaurants in the area!

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vipChristine
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fabulous Saturday night meal outside, served by Amanda. She makes us feel like a part of the family at Monticello. We started with the meat plate, then went with the special pork chop and gnocchi for entrees. We always wish we have room for dessert as we have yet to try them! Big thanks to Amanda and team for a wonderful evening.

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RobertG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waiter was not confident when telling the specials. We ordered salads and they took a long time to come out. Then there was an even longer wait for the main course. One of the guests ordered gluten free pasta with shrimp. Both pasta and shrimp were overcooked. Waiter did not check to see how food was and only came back at the end of the meal

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JDMD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place
BYOB is amazing
Food was solid …….!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiters and waitresses

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SUPERB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Like most restos now, not enough staff are available to meet service needs. No one’s fault ‘ the waiter is Alex a partner and an outstanding guy his sister runs the floor newbies back them up hence the slows

Outdoors at Monticello is outstanding as the spot is south of the closed block of broad, thus much quieter

We love the food, a form of farm to table Italian last night
I wanted white sauce from the seafood rather than the menu’s red sauce seafood They made it for me. I adore the eggplant rollatini risotto seafood is very good Byob

One of the better Italian dinners in northern Monmouth County IMO

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ROSANNAS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was fabulous, our server, Amanda was wonderful--this will become our go-to restaurant in the future.

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Katie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

e\Everything was very good, but didn't appreciate the 2 hour time limit. We usually finish before that anyway but didn't like being told. I understand all the reasons but felt pressured to hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food

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LindaR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice dinner including excellent pasta and chicken piccata. The prix fix on Tuesdays is a great value.

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vipJosephB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as usual.

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vipOutstanding
Atlantic City
53 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monticello's does not disappoint, food and service were excellent. Would recommend to everyone who enjoys great food.

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vipNJDave
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal once again at Monticello. We brought friends who had never been there and they raved about the food.

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ThomasB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here many times, never disappointed

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Donna
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great meal! Price fix on Tues and Wed. Best chicken dish! Service was exceptional. Problem with air conditioning, so a little uncomfortable. Also two new busses on their first day, so a few slip-ups. Highly recommend!

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AntonioB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice spot found on a Saturday night, tables available although we made reservation. Freindly staff service was slow since it took a while for the main course to come out. The food was very good. Delicious lobster bisque with crab meat. The fish special of the day seabass on a light tomato base with shrimp and clams was delicious.
The tiramisu for 2 a must have.

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vipvret
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great & the food was delicious. Great value for a BYO establishment.

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DavidP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately not as expected. Service was mediocre and food, although edible was less then anticipated. Cheese board had four items with one slice of toasted bread. When asked it was a simple you need to use the table bread “but I’ll see what I can do”. Participated in the “dine in Red Bank” and tried to use a gift card. It turned into a heated discussion because they would not accommodate the gift card at first but after getting assertive it was used. Not even sure it it was correctly adjusted. The experience was not worth it.

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Jessie
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food with friendly service! One of my favorite places to dine in Red Bank.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh food- professional and attentive service - romantic and relaxing atmosphere- tight seating like in Hoboken or Manhattan but that’s part of the charm - we love it there

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CindyS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amanda, our server, who was also acting as “hostess” on this busy holiday weekend / Sunday eve did an amazing job of ensuring we were taken care of, getting our food out while it was hot, describing the specials and providing recommendations! She spoke to us like we were “old friends” , smiling, upbeat, and certainly made us feel welcomed. The food was delicious and if you love risotto, you’ll definitely want to check out all of their risotto options! We’ll definitely be back!

FAQs

Monticello at Red Bank offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 450-0255.

Monticello at Red Bank is rated 4.6 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

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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