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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
8:30 PM
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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

4.4
599 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 3:00pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 753-1447
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Montebello Ristorante is the perfect place for a casual dinner, an intimate meeting, or a party of all occasions.
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Private party contact
Joe: (877) 322-1604
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Lexington and Park
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Parking details
After 7:00pm street parking available
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Public transit
M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 599 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced, had Better food for much less. Just nothing special about the restaurant , service and atmosphere. We were hoping for something more elegant judging by the prices.
With such a vast collection of Italian restaurants in NYC, I see no reason to come back to this one.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Got there early one Friday evening, warmly welcomed, quiet small dining room, properly sized table. Every course outstanding, from appetizer and main to dessert and coffee. A friendly, comfortable neighborhood Italian gem tucked away on 56th Street just east of Park. Not flashy, staff appropriately attentive. Looking forward to returning.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Very consistent, wonderful and professional service. Great old world Italian menu with variations on favorite regional dishes.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food and service is always great. Staff & chef are very accommodating and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loved this restaurant. It is perfect for a peaceful evening. Good solid food and a charming staff. Their wine recommendations were delicious. We went two nights in a row

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was well above average. The seating was conducive to having a business conversation. The service was helpful and attentive.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Good service. Food was just fair. Wouldn’t rush back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Well prepared traditional dishes. Excellent service

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I reserved a table for two on February 14th Valentine's Day and had dinner there. I have not received my 100 points for doing so.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was great as well as the service. The restaurant was very accommodating to my son.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was extremely slow for a weekday lunch. The food was decent but I will not put this restaurant on my list of places to return to. Dined with a friend and we took our desserts to go (cheesecake and flan). We both took one bite of each and immediately threw them in the trash.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Dish portions are very generous. I had the mussels marinara as appetizer and it tasted so good! It tells a lot that a restaurant can serve seafood with freshness and great taste in a single dish.
Salmon as main course was satisfactory, not great, and the chocolate mousse cake was very moist and not overly sweet. I finished the entire slice of cake. We both left stuffed!

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

we had a lovely meal and friendly service my food allergies were easily accommodated

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was no better than any neighborhood Italian. Service was indifferent. This was a restaurant week lunch; it seemed that the restaurant was not interested in encouraging further business. Will not return.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I've been to this restaurant twice before, both times the food was excellent. This time not so much. The food was edible, but I expected more. Portions skimpy, presentation sloppy. Maybe an off night. They're weren't at all busy. I think they could have made a better effort.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Had a fabulous time. Picked this restaurant as part of restaurant week. The interior is very pretty and quiet. Food was great. Service was excellent. My wife and I plan to return often

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Very disappointing experience, poor service, to the point that the brought our entrees before the appetizers.. Food is mediocre, perhaps they w ere overwhelmed by restaurant week. Not worth a retry.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Been dining at this fine restaurant for 26 years and never a complaint. Fine creative recipes which can satisfy the most criticalt gourmand.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great restaurant food as good as ever will be coming back

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food at a reasonable price. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. Always a warm welcome.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Very very good meal, atmosphere and service. Will certainly go back.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Delightful night with friends, the risotto fungi was yummy

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

I love eating here. Wonderful fish dishes, good salads, old world service and quiet for conversation.

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3.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Very, very old decoration. Food is ok. Don’t spend your time and money there.

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4.0Dined on November 14, 2017

We were having a very nice evening and remarked to one another how the ambiance was so nice. Unfortunately, shortly there after, there was a drunken couple near us who were arguing loudly and profanely. So sad.
They ruined the otherwise quit and romantic room.
I do wish the restaurant had asked them to leave. But understand this may have made matters worse.

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was good but the restaurant only had a few other couples eating there. A quiet dining experience.

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4.0Dined on October 11, 2017

This is authentic Italian food in a refined setting. It is possible to conduct a quiet conversation while enjoying good food. I recommend the lobster ravioli.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2017

When you walk in you think great quiet restaurant in a quiet street but 85/ noisy when ther are 3 or more tables filled. Food is Average and overpriced for what it is.

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3.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Make sure to ask for the price fixed menu.
Been here a few times. This is the first time Salmon did not taste fresh.
Good place- but in NYC one OK meal and I am tempted to try a new place.
Come on Monteb...get with it.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food - great quality. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food, great service.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

As always, a wonderful dining experience! Every mouthful a delight. Impeccable service with warm, caring staff. Joe Bozic is the perfect host and it always feels like I'm coming home. Bravi!

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Always a very fine dinning experience. Have been going there since 1991

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

This was my first visit. Good experience. Food very good. Had the calf's liver and it was perfect. Excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2017

It was disappointing that the restaurant was so empty, but NYC in August is like that. However, I would go back there.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Well executed classic Italian fare. Solid service and nicely priced. The decor is a little tired and the chair seats could use a cushion...hard and somewhat uncomfortable

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2017

It was a value because it was Restaurant Week lunch.
The restaurant is past its prime

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2017

We were seated at a lovely booth- very cozy and romantic. The waitstaff was very attentive and the food was so delicious. It was a perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Fabulous food, great service, ice quiet table. Definitely a find!

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