Monti Ristorante Italiano
After five years of hard work, Enrico Jr. finally found the right place to fulfil his dream! Papa’ and Mamma decided to sell their business in Rome and come to England to support his dream. This is where the concept of Monti started—a real family-run restaurant, where good food meets good people, and happy memories are made!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
3 problems this night, portions were very small, the seafood special GBP 22 was at best appetizer size - about 8 pounds worth. The side dishes each a fiver were tiny - 6 chip size fried courgettes! The spinach not much better. The carboanra had a few pieces of pancetta and a simple cream/wine sauce without much flavour, but it was at least reasonably priced. Service was slow an hour between starter and main.
Expected much better.
I can only write 500 Letters so I try to make it simple( I have left a better and a complete one on tripadvisor for you I have no replies to your comments, 8 pound worth Cannelloni with fresh Seabass and King prawns? Carbonara with cream and wine you can only find it in the worse cheap restaurants around, as the original recipe is with raw eggs and black pepper, that was not a pancetta but guanciale. Please stay safe and don't worry about us, we are doing fine with out your custom. Tx
Had a fantastic evening and the service was second to none x
Staff really friendly. Nothing too much for them. Engaging and made us feel at ease.
Monti is such a lovely place to have dinner - it's amazing food, great atmosphere, friendly staff and good value. Cannot recommend it more highly!!
Fantasy service and vibe, the decorations for Xmas made it beautiful! Beautiful food and great price
Superb restaurant. Incredible food, wonderful funny staff and a brilliant ambience. Truly a little taste of Italy in Southend!
We’ve been customers since Monti’s opened. It has a great menu plus a number of nightly “specials”. Not yet had a meal I wouldn’t recommend.
We are so lucky to have this restaurant within walking distance! Food was amazing and service was quick too! Definitely recommend this restaurant x
This was our 1st visit here for a date night and we loved it .. the tables were spaced out enough for us to enjoy our conversation and the food was great, there was a fantastic selection of menu to choose from and the service was attentive and un intrusive too.
We will be definitely returning and have already reccomend this restaurant to others.
Lovely atmosphere and amazing food served by friendly and efficient staff
Awesome birthday meal. Love this place. Best around? You bet.
Great food. Friendly efficient service. Recommended.
Overall an enjoyable evening with very nice food only downside was made to feel slightly uncomfortable by members of staff after being totally ignored between courses for 25 mins . When I mentioned it got a slightly frosty reception
Lovely restaurant. Food is outstanding and the service was perfect. A little on the noisy side but that kind of chatty ambience was what I expected to be honest. Very tempting menu, will be going back as there are other things I want to try. The seafood risotto was yummy!
Very well looked after by staff , food very nice , very clean and comfortable, will definitely return again soon
First time visiting Monti’s and will definitely return. Great old style Italian service, food and vibe with a modern twist. Can’t wait to be able to visit with family!
The food here is not cheap but is of fantastic quality. The staff are friendly and helpful, I will be visiting again
Lovely seating areas inside and out, food amazing.
Food was amazing, cooked fresh and the front of house service was perfect. Definitely be returning
1st visit and certainly won’t be the last. Went at a lunchtime so not over busy, food delicious and lovely lady serving us, very enjoyable. No criticism thought everything was tasty , be interesting to go of an evening for comparison.
Once again a fabulous evening lovely ambiance, amazing food and first class service as always.
Great food, fantastic staff and a really nice atmosphere feels like a real Italian home. Food is fresh and tastes amazing highly recommend this place to eat!
This was our first visit at Monti as we were spending weekend away and what can I say... ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Food was delicious and decor of the restaurant breathtaking. All waitresses very attentive and our orders were served with a blink of an eye. Definitely will be going back there on next trip to seaside.
5 🌟 for you guys!Keep up the good work
Katie,Casper and little Hannah xx
So warm & friendly and made you feel very welcome and relaxed in these difficult times
It was amazing first time dining there fab staff very friendly amazing food definitely will be recommending it and definitely will be back
Food is amazing , Honey cheesecake was to die for
I would highly recommend a meal at Monti restaurant. The staff are always so friendly and welcoming. The food is all home made and very delicious. You pay a bit more but it is a really high class restaurant so it’s worth it. They also do delicious cocktails.
Lovely Italian where they looked after us really well, plenty of choice.
Excellent restaurant, lovely food, well presented.
I loved the food and the service was generally good and friendly but I'm not sure I will return at this present time, because I felt it was too busy in the current climate and not socially distanced enough. Also, the masks the staff were wearing were useless. They are visors that only covered half their faces, but were so loose that when they looked down to take orders etc they did not cover their noses at all and not much better protection round their mouths. It"s a shame, as food was lovely, but I just didn't feel very safe .
Best meal out For a long time.
Service and food was great.
Beautiful meal, very attentive staff who would do anything for you. Not the cheapest of meals however worth every penny! Shame we don’t live nearer or we would definitely visit again
Friendly and professional service, a decent menu and first class food.
Foods was amazing the fish stew one! Meatball was a bit disappointed but pasta and sauce was lush so that made up about the meatball. Garlic bread with cheese OMG and cocktails was very nice.
Fantastic! Great food and amazing service. We really enjoyed our evening here with it being the best place we ate during our stay in Southend.
Great atmosphere, staff are very friendly the bosses wife had just had a baby so they were dishing out free champagne which was very generous of him.
The staff could have been a bit more attentive and the time between course was too long. Once we had our food it was very tasty and good quality.
The restaurant was very busy and had a great atmosphere.
We went for our sons 13th birthday and everything was spot on. Food was lovely and I loved how they stuck with what appeared to my untrained traditional Italian food throughout the menu.
The food was mediocre. The lasagne was good but the salad was limp and on the turn. The calzone was really greasy and the desert (tiramisu) wasn’t very nice either.
None of the staff wore masks and we had several different waiters bringing our food over. Customers switched tables and the tables weren’t wiped down. Menus were passed around. No provisions were made for the current pandemic at all.
Lovely food, lovely people, the ambience is perfect - you feel like you’re at home.
Fantastic place, with great food and friendly service, appears to be family owned and run which shows they really care, If I'm ever in Southend again I would definitely return.
Monti Ristorante Italiano does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Monti Ristorante Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01702 467793.
Monti Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.6 stars by 180 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.