Montebello Ristorante Italiano

4.1
706 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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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 9:30PM

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DeanS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
103 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.

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vipNatie
New York Area
23 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The place is outdated, but food is very good.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.

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vipRlkm
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLeslieFortLauderdale
Miami
11 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.

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vipAnita
New York Area
28 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!

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vipLeoS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great and fast service. Thank you.

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vipMarissymar
New York Area
125 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!

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vipNMB1
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite, great service and good food!

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vipPhiW
New York Area
104 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.

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SubirC
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!!!

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vipLowies
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and prompt, friendly and efficient service.

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vipdiscerningdiner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had lunch here during Restaurant Week. Certainly worth the price. Service was lovely and ambience allowed for conversation. I would definitely return!

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HarveyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. One the best restaurants in NYC.

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vipPrecious
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have lunch on a hot summer day in a chilled out lovely environment. And the food was delicious. And easy environment to have a good conversations in.

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TheresaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Eggplant appetizer was good. Chicken breast was tough, vegetables sparse. Cheese cake was sliver-thin and a bit dry. Restaurant was crowded to my surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place

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vipAnnie
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered the Restaurant Week lunch menu and it was quite good.

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vipHappy
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service but meal was standard

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vipVisitors
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two visits in last two weeks - both excellent - food and service
$39 prix fixe menu is GREAT!!

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Kenzai
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

For business lunch, this place had a nice ambience. But the food left lot to be desired. We went there based on reviews, however both the appetizers and main course simply were not good, as an Italian restaurant should be.

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Akko
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a good neighborhood restaurant but nothing is remarkable.

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vipfamily
New York Area
408 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Unfair practices.average overpriced food.. never going back
I wrote a long detailed review to the restaurant as a private note. but it was too long to publish. if you care I will email it to you. but you will never see us again at this restaurant no matter what.

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vipRalphH
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and extra friendly service.

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vipJaybog
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service. Don’t miss the Eggplant parmigiana - outstanding!

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JillW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious with very personable and attentive wait staff. Lentil soup, lobster ravioli and tiramisu got rave reviews at our table!

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vipIntelpro
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is great. Good is just okay. Tired interior.

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vipFredB
San Antonio
36 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed another great meal. Service and food quality are both 1st class. Highly recommended. Enjoy.

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vipFredB
San Antonio
36 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. House made grappa was the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely return.

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DeanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipShelbyB
New Mexico
394 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious - - -= everything we ate. Good wine list also. We would definitely return here again the next time we are in NY. The grilled veal chop was fantastic & the pasta dishes were cooked to perfection, al dente as was the bronzino.

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vipDLNY
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a gem! I can't believe I never walked in after passing by so many times. We chose scallop to start - they are plump, fresh and perfectly sauteed! We have pici and squid ink pasta. Both are not what you can find everyday and done very nicely. The glass of Rioja is lovely; beer is fresh and chilly. We enjoy every part of our meal.

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vipPhiW
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent dining experience. Can one say that for a restaurant that one has at for almost 20 years.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good evening. Always a pleasure

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner.

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vipCamafa
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff makes you feel so welcome, as though you are family, while they adhere to the health protocols—very comfortable & happy to be able to dine in this gem of a restaurant. The food, of which there is a large variety & several specials, is delicious: the (special) split pea soup was flavorful & wonderful, the salads were delicious, the entrees were plentiful & fantastic. And the wine selections were extensive, with ours (Montepulciano D’Abruzzo) delightful. A truly great dining experience!

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vipCamafa
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is filled with many delicious items & the food is wonderful (as usual). The special soup (a non-dairy chickpea soup) was delicious, as was the tricolore salad (very fresh & flavorable). The lamb & pork loin were both wonderful, with excellent side vegetables. And the desserts...yum! Love the chocolate mousse cake! The wine selections are vast, a great accompaniment to a fabulous meal, & a delightful dining experience. And the staff: attentive & inviting, making you feel welcome, like one of the family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Next time I will be more careful to ask the price when I order a soup special of the day offered by the waiter, not the menu. To my surprise, the check showed that it was $18.95 for the pasta with beans soup, which I felt had little flavor to it.

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vipmisstheclassics
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Discovered venue during last Restaurant Week and returned about a month later with friends. Although still very good, and for now would still recommend, we were a bit disappointed because at least two of our main dishes were not as hot as they should have been - some potatoes on one were cold and the veal special was barely warm. Restaurant was not busy so it should not have been sitting long after cooking. The tiramisu and the ricotta cheesecake desserts were mediocre (rather dry) although the flan on the previous visit was excellent. In addition. the bartender did not know how to make a Black Russian - he added cream (or milk). We'll give it another shot before we downrate it. Service was excellent and friendly. I rate value as fair to good because prices are rather high especially on the appetizers.

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Montebello Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.1 stars by 706 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.