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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

4.5
4.5
700 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in the heart of Midtown East, Montebello serve a classic Northern Italian cuisine with a special flair for a business lunch or a romantic dinner. Emphasis is placed on simple, fresh ingredients and proven cooking methods. The service is warm and attentive, the decor is artistic and moving and the award winning food is sublime. In addition to our ala carte menu, Montebello offers a prix fixe lunch for $25 per person and $35 for dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 753-1447

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Montebello Ristorante is the perfect place for a casual dinner, an intimate meeting, or a party of all occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Joe: (212) 753-1447

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington and Park

  • Parking details

    After 7:00pm street parking available

  • Public transit

    M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a business lunch noise level is great for client meeting s
  2. p

    purpleman

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and the service were spectacular. My only issue was the television was on with business news and it's not the ambience I was hoping for. A little Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin would have been nice. Eventually they turned the news off.
  3. m

    myopinion

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The mussels were too large, too chewy. The Spaghetti Vongole had only 2 clams in the shell, the rest were cut up pieces. I like the dish when the clams are in the shell, the traditional way to serve them. My friends choices were better than mine so I guess it depends on what you order.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent I loved my food The menu was very real Italian The wine was excellent
  5. RH

    RalphH

    New York Area

    297 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    297 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and extra friendly service.
  6. PK

    PatrickK

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. There may be more well known or well-advertised Italian restaurants, but it’s multi decade staying power twos you all you really need to know
  7. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant ambiance. Service was excellent - all staff very courteous, friendly, helpful. Food tasty and prepared well.
  8. C

    Christina

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Italian Restaurant!! The food is excellent, the service is perfect, and the entire atmosphere is relaxing !! The homemade pasta and versatility of the menu is outstanding. If you want it, they will make it for you!! Highly recommended!!
  9. PW

    PhiW

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the finest Italian style restaurante in Mid-Town NYC. We've have never had an unpleasant dining experience over numerous years, Since Open Tables has a 1000 point bonus, this makes it a desirable cost incentive.
  10. KA

    KittyA

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Decent food and service. Pricey
  11. R

    Robert009

    New York Area

    171 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good meal at Montebello! Expensive, but a nice experience.
  12. C

    Coop

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent, old world, 32 year old italian restaurant still owned and managed by the same great owner who cares about great customer service !!!
  13. ME

    MichaelE

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of the food has always been great and did not disappoint last night.
  14. L

    Louise

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best neighborhood go to place!! An excellent Italian restaurant✅
  15. t

    tandp

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! We took a reservation as soon as it opened for the night…5:00 which we know is very early for NYC standards…but we were still surprised it wasn’t busier than it was when we left! Food was AMAZING, staff was friendly and helpful…our party of five thoroughly enjoyed! We will return!
  16. JM

    JimM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place and return frequently whenever I’m in NYC. Food is fantastic and the service is amazing
  17. NC

    NCost

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Solid restaurant. They were very flexible & nice.
  18. HL

    HLlanes

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food with nice ambiance and great service. Great place for a lunch meeting.
  19. R

    Robill

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    it seems as if the staff does not know about the kitchen. we ordered a dish with broccoli rabe but instead it came with spinach/ we asked the waietr and he told us they were making as we speak of course it never came. then we spoke to the manager who said that they could not get the broccoli rabe it would have been nice for them to advise us when we ordered so that maybe we would have chosen something else. not good customer service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so wonderful!! Not a single complaint, service and food were spot on. Highly recommend!!
  21. PW

    PhiW

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thirty plus years as a dining place and still as fine. Midtown NYC.
  22. CE

    CEAIII

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This excellent Italian has survived for many years and with good reason. The decor is muted and the noise level was non existent at lunch as it wasn't very crowded. The red snapper was superb: tender, flaky and just enough flavoring to make it divine. The chicken paillard was plentiful but not overwhelming in size. The arugula topping was fresh and the dressing was perfect. More people should try this memorable place.
  23. c

    cynthiamv

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great! We had a terrific meal with attentive service. Very much enjoyed our dining experience.
  24. GS

    GayleS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great device and good food! Large wine selection
  25. k

    kurt

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Food way overpriced
  26. SB

    ScottB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Manager ignored the note we wrote in reservation and came to table zero times.
  27. DS

    DeanS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice service and food.
  29. PW

    PhiW

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over 30 years dining at this fine restaurant. The quality and service has always been at the highest level. Consistantly fine.
  30. N

    Natie

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The place is outdated, but food is very good. The Branzino was slightly fishy and overcooked. However chicken dish was amazing. It was my second time eating here and main courses do not disappoint. They really mastered Italian cooking and flavors. As being mentioned above, they should at least renovate bathrooms.
  31. JM

    JillMN3

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Had risotto in truffle season which was done tableside and was superb. Small place where you can talk. Excellent recommendation for wine from staff as well. Really good night out
  32. R

    Rlkm

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We rediscovered Montebello and it is the same fine quality as ever.
  33. LF

    LeslieFortLauderdale

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    I really thought I would like this place but unfortunately they disappointed. Problem one was they did not have the dish I ordered. They made up some BS that the roast duck was cooking and wouldn't be ready for several hours. That would mean that it's first ready at 9pm on a week night. I don't think so and was offended that they were pedaling that story. Problem two was my wife's dish, Pollo Sorrintino. Menu clearly said it was chicken topped with prosciutto, mozzarella, etc. But there was no prosciutto to be found on the plate. Given that this is the most expensive and delicious ingredient in the dish, I would have expected the waiter to let us know in advance that it was to be omitted. That didn't happen; in fact there was never any mention of it even after the dish was served. Sorry folks, this is just not acceptable despite the food, service, and ambiance being good. Enough said.
  34. A

    Anita

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely place but quite expensive. Drinks way overpriced 6$ for reg coffee??? Pork was a little dry . Portions small. Everything a la carte. So for 3 people with no sides, no appetizer no salad…. etc… 140$.tax included . Not tip. That was another 30$ . And just a Simple lunch! That’s a dinner price!
  35. LS

    LeoS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great and fast service. Thank you.
  36. M

    Marissymar

    New York Area

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love this restaurant. It does not disappoint. They provide great service, the food is delicious, the place is ideal for good conversation. What else can you ask for? I went with my boss and my hubby. We had pork, chicken and fish, and all of us reported that our dish was excellent. I will be back!
  37. j

    jeffden2014

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Romantic birthday dinner, had a great time!
  38. NM

    NMB1

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite, great service and good food!
  39. PW

    PhiW

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding Italian Restaurant in Mid Town New York. We dined there typically once a month for the past 30 years and have never had a meal which was not to our satisfaction.
  40. SC

    SubirC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    This is really a very ordinary restaurant - very bad ambiance - may be ok for quick pick up for lunch - definitely not sitting down formal dinner!!!

FAQs

Montebello Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.5 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Montebello Ristorante Italiano

120 E. 56th St., New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington and Park

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    After 7:00pm street parking available

  • Public transit

    M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 753-1447

  • Private party facilities

    Montebello Ristorante is the perfect place for a casual dinner, an intimate meeting, or a party of all occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Joe: (212) 753-1447

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