Montebello Ristorante Italiano

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$31 to $50
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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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JB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Love it!

B
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the food and the service is excellent. We dine here every time we're in NYC and stay on the East side.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A charming owner-host and a knowledgeable and friendly staff joined nightly by regulars and visitors who form a comfortable community in pleasant surroundings.

PP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious selection! Great during restaurant week for business lunch.

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

j
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Montebello. We were there for a RW lunch.
Food was delicious and service attentive. Will go back again.

S
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

JD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Their price fixe menu never changes. Time to update it!!

KO
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambiance, food, and location! A treat!!

PW
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Restaurant which never fails to please. Great Italian midtown establishment.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional team. I’ve been coming here 2-3x a year for over 20 years. Consistently outstanding. You know what you’re getting

C
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable! Everything was great!

LG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic old school ftalian food, service and personnel--which is a good thing to find and enjoy.

OT
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Puma is the best!

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

comida espectacular!! el restaurante se quedo perdido en los 80´S urge una remodelación

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LW
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was above average. Would definitely return when I am in the area.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Painfully slow service and order was
Mixed up

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant Week choice

VA
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

m
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice food and service. We enjoyed greatly. I will be back.

PW
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

WP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

W
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

JB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! Signore Joe and all the staff make you feel like you've come home. Love each and every course!

DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

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.

JW
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and atmosphere. Family-owned ,had a great experience ,

C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

NY
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

KK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cannot say enough about the staff and service. What an amazing crew there.

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