Montebello Ristorante Italiano
My favorite restaurant in New York City! Been eating here for at least 15 years. Always a delicious, delightful pleasure. Joe Bozic is the most gracious host providing a warm and attentive staff in elegant surroundings.
We enjoy the food and the service is excellent. We dine here every time we're in NYC and stay on the East side.
The staff was friendly. The food was great. Talk about feeling like you are at home with your family, that's what it is like here. At the end of the meal we offered an after dinner drink (On the house) and it was very good. Then, before we left they brought us some home made biscoti that was just as good as everything else we were had to eat.
A charming owner-host and a knowledgeable and friendly staff joined nightly by regulars and visitors who form a comfortable community in pleasant surroundings.
Delicious food in a subdued, friendly atmosphere. The service was impeccable. Prices were a little high. But we were there for a special occasion and knew what to expect.
Delicious selection! Great during restaurant week for business lunch.
Wanted a restaurant where we can have a conversation. I picked this restaurant based on the reviews.
It was quiet and it absolutely met my criteria being able to have a conversation.
Food was good, nothing special unfortunately. In my opinion the food did not meet the reviews I read.
It was our first time at Montebello. We were there for a RW lunch.
Food was delicious and service attentive. Will go back again.
We were a bit conflicted about visiting the restaurant. Reviews were generally good, but certainly a few detractors. Wine list was adequate. Mussel appetizer was disappointing. Veal chop was altered from the menu at my request. My wife had branzino which was very tasty but the deboning left in a number of pieces rather than a fillet. Desert was good and service was really very nice. Good, but there are as good or better options for Italian food.
My wife and I with our three children had an amazing dinner, split a bottle of wine. Each kid had a different dessert that was amazing! Can’t say enough.
Their price fixe menu never changes. Time to update it!!
Absolutely fantastic restaurant! The chopped salad with vegetables is to die for! And I had the Parmesan encrusted chicken with spinach! Service is outstanding! Greeting at the door like going to a family member’s home!
I feel perfectly at home here. Everyone knows me by name. And I know them by name. The owner and the staff resent a precisely choreographed operation. Clientele are uniformly friendly.
Delicious dinner. My son said his linguine with clams was the best he'd ever tasted. My gnocchi with meat rage was wonderful. Carpaccio appetizer was excellent, however the portion could have been more generous. Overall, a lovely dining experience.
Great service, ambiance, food, and location! A treat!!
Excellent Restaurant which never fails to please. Great Italian midtown establishment.
Exceptional team. I’ve been coming here 2-3x a year for over 20 years. Consistently outstanding. You know what you’re getting
Everything about this gem is perfect--we always feel as though we are family, & we know that every dining experience will be--& is--wonderful. From the very first visit, we have always found this treasure to be fabulous, with delicious meals, warm & attentive service from everyone, & a truly relaxing & beautiful ambiance. Whether it is a special event or a night out, this lovely Italian prize never fails to put a huge grin on our faces--thank you!
Very enjoyable! Everything was great!
Authentic old school ftalian food, service and personnel--which is a good thing to find and enjoy.
Montebello Ristorante is my favorite "go to" spot when I am in Manhattan, I always find the food fantastic, the service warm and welcoming and the ambiance is beautiful and the room is elegant and relaxing. I always make it a point to visit since the place is so consistently good each time. You never feel rushed here, the team takes excellent care of diners. I hadn't been there in over a year since I don't live in Manhattan, but walking in we had the most wonderful welcome to start off our meal. As always the meal was delicious, fantastic martinis to start, I loved the Crespelle, the wine selection was great, chocolate mousse cake for dessert was perfect and I felt right at home. This is a great spot to get away from the hustle of the city and relax and enjoy fine food and wonderful service.
Puma is the best!
comida espectacular!! el restaurante se quedo perdido en los 80´S urge una remodelación
Food and service was above average. Would definitely return when I am in the area.
Painfully slow service and order was
Restaurant Week choice
A group of 6 from my office chose Montebello for our semi-annual Restaurant Week dinner. The numerous options on the menu and prior reviews that the noise level was low were two reasons. We were able to have a leisurely meal and talk without music drowning out the conversion. The seafood salad was adequate, but my chicken Montebello was delicious and the crema dessert was fantastic. Others enjoyed their mussels, calves liver, mushroom pasta, sausages and mousse. Our server had a great sense of humor and was warm and accommodating. I would definitely recommend for a quiet dinner for two or a group dinner like ours was.
Really nice food and service. We enjoyed greatly. I will be back.
Always a very enjoyable dining experience. Been going there since 1991 and have never had a off night. I can not say that about any other restaurant.
While eating early before a show, we appreciated the great service and wonderful food. Very authentic flavors and everything felt very fresh.
The restaurant was quiet because of the time, but felt like it would be very reasonable to have a conversatuon during their peak as well.
The decor could be targeted to an older clientelle, or dated, depending on what you are used to, but was very pleasing and clean.
Service was excellent from the time we checked our coats to the time we picked up our coats to leave. Food was excellent. My party had four people and everyone said that our evening at Montebello's was one of the nicest evenings in a long time.
It was an averages experience here for me. Food are ok, really just ok. Service are okay, not too noisy during lunch hour, so it’s a good thing I guess
Always a pleasure! Signore Joe and all the staff make you feel like you've come home. Love each and every course!
Lunch was very disappointing. No real lunch menu, dinner prices, service extremely poor snd only two tables were occupied. At that, they sat us right next to each other when the whole restaurant was empty. The waiters huddled in the back znd we had to flag them down to get their attention.
Very nice food and atmosphere. Family-owned ,had a great experience ,
We were five people and were able to hear each other talk and have a good conversation. Food was generous and attractively served. My veal scallopini was excellent.
Very good food. There were 6 of us and everyone was happy with what they got. Fresh and familiar Italian food. Prices are too high! Ceasar salad for 2 is $35! (Maybe they use lettuce that's not contaminated!) We still decided to try it and it was delicious! If you are are not deterred by the prices, you will enjoy this restaurant.
We live near Portland, ME, which was been rated the top small city for dining in the U.S. So we know food.
I used to work in New York, and this has been a neighborhood favorite for 30 years. I went there the first time shortly after it opened in 1988 and have been going ever since. The food and service have been outstanding every time. It's a neighborhood spot (albeit a Park Avenue neighborhood). It's northern Italian. Food is freshly prepared, some done at the table. The menu has not changed much over the years. Don't go if you want the latest fashion in cuisine. Do go if you want dependably consistent quality and attention to detail.
Prices are what you would expect for the neighborhood, but it's worth the splurge. We go here every time we go to New York.
Really cannot say enough about the staff and service. What an amazing crew there.