Monti's

4.5
798 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

Monti's in Santa Rosa, California serves locally sourced American and Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a full bar, and two patios. Dogs are welcome to keep their owners company on the patio areas. Monti's offers a variety of oysters, deviled eggs stuffed with Dungeness crab and a variety of cheeses for starters. Entr�es could include roasted leg of lamb, suckling pig with sage polenta, pan roasted Arctic char, certified Angus bavette steak or a pizza or pasta dish.

Monti's also has burgers and sandwiches like Monte Cristo, grilled lamb burger and grilled sirloin burger. Ask your server about the daily quiche as well.

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GT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but a touch pricey. We always enjoy the food. The service started out a little spotty but got better over the evening.

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f
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Monti's. It's always a reliable, cozy restaurant to take anyone to. Great bar, great food, and always great service.

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RY
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants in Santa Rosa.

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d
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have had several enjoyable meals here but a 730 reservation meant we didn’t get our entree until 9. Even though it was Valentines Day, it was only about 2/3 full. The hostess didn’t smile and my date’s soup and appetizer both came out cold. Both were sent back with the same results when returned. Truffle fries were not that very truffled. Instead of the dessert menu they brought the check. Something that always signals to me they don’t want any more of our business. Disappointing as we are locals trying to support the Starks Group of restaurants after Willi’s Wine Bar burned down in the 2017 fires.

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BF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monti's is a favorite place to go for lunch or dinner. The lamb burger is superb!

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i
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Mont's and feel very lucky that we have such great Stark Reality restaurants to dine at because we're never disappointed but always blown away by everything!!!!! Great moments and memories made here.

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k
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a smaller venue, and very cozy on a cold and rainy day. We want to return in the warm weather to see how the patio seating is. Since Monti's is in an outdoor mall, it's not really patio seating so it's hard to imagine it being anything but average. The food and service, however, are all but average. In fact I gave them both five stars because it just plainly could not be better. We will hopefully be back again...and again..and again....

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RM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent,comfortable and casual.

Can always count on having a pleasant experiance

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g
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good, as always!

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Monti's! I had the quiche of the day that was super yummy with an arugula salad on the side that was also excellent. I usually get the Montis' Cristo sandwich because it is to die for. I met with a couple of old friends and we ended up chatting and staying almost 3 hours. The service was excellent and we were not made to feel like we had to rush and get out of there. Love all of the Stark restaurants. You just can't go wrong with them!

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DJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A;ways my go-to place for guests from out of town. I can vouch for everything on the menu.

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OG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Table was not ready when we got there. After 20 mins, got seated at a table that was too cramped and next to a window. We were freezing. Asked for another table.
Couldn’t hear each other because of noise level. Food was mediocre as usual at any Stark owned restaurant. With the exception of a couple of wait staff we’ve known for years, we felt service was rushed. Waiter kept interrupting during conversations.
So annoying...

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HP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Sound mitigation would be nice. Waitress had to lean into the center of the table so we could all hear the specials, and the four of us came home almost hoarse.

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V
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food as always. No problems ever.

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G
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always we enjoyed visiting Monti's and enjoyed our lunch.

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Birthday dinner for our Sister. Everyone in our party had a different entree: sole almondine, roast duck, hanger steak, and pork riblets. Everything was tasty but the riblets were a little too spicy. Excellent soup ,salads and starters. We enjoyed ourselves before during and after with cocktails and thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.

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FV
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Neither my dining partner nor I had what we regarded as great experiences on our past visits. We were given a gift certificate and gave it another shot.
•the service was just right
•the food was well prepared
•the staff busied themselves, rather than congregating in small groups
•the manager was being helpful and hands on
•we enjoyed our experience

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LM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Met a friend there for dinner and it turned out that it was happy hour. Good choices in food and drink. Two people left happy!!

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One our favorite any reason to go dining. It is such a welcoming place!

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PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such good food, many selections, sweet service. Generous proportions for "Happy Hour" selections. Tasty cocktails.

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PB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good wine list.

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DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Great restaurant. Some of the corned beef hash squared were a little over cooked.

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had no expectations upon arrival but ended up having one of the best meals we have had in a long time.

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PO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch with out-of-town friends at Monti's was fabulous and coming from Portland, they were impressed with the quality, quantity, accommodation, and friendliness of staff. It was a delightful experience.

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EC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere of this restaurant. The food options are great and my favorite is the kale/quinoa salad with chicken! Excellent. Our waiter was awesome. Not too pushy but there when you needed him.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Monti’s. It’s the perfect girl time place to come. Great food, quiet so you can talk and hear. Our server was amazing. Great selection and just the right amount of time./ never rushed or forgotten. Perfect!!

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been going to Monti's for years and will return, but the our experience was less than satisfactory. I ordered the mezzaluna, which I'd enjoyed immensely just before Christmas. The dish served me the other night was not as good. The sauce was cloying and it had no peas, which gives the dish it's sparkle. I asked the waiter, who was not particularly "present," and he said they switch up the ingredients every few months. If that's true, then I suggest Monti's return to the original recipe or stop serving it.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit--and we are already planning the next one! Everything was excellent. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, the wines were robust, and the food was combined and cooked creatively. Loved it!

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good, so it is a great referral.

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RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently a reliably enjoyable dining experience.

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MS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious soup, cauliflower crab toast and salads! We will be back😀

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MO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Looking forward to returning. Friendly service. Clean facility. Delicious dishes and adequate propoations.

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JG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tasty food! My only complaint is that the service, while very friendly, was a mix of somewhat inattentive (our server) and very rushed. Bussers were hovering and trying to take plates away before some of our companions were finished. Not horrible but a little unexpected. Will come back though. Love having a meal at the bar.

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CP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had the best meal here. We started with the calamari which was delicious. He ordered the Pork shoulder and I had the Sole Almondine. They were both extremely good and everything was cooked to perfection. We cannot wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monti’s never fails to impress - quality everything! Wonderful dinner - thanks again!

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

It is very hard to read the menu with such dim lights for dinner. Also, tables on the perimeter are way too close to each other and small. Service was great !

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CA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

cozy atmosphere which translates to a cool environment in warm weather. nice outdoor seating as well. always good service! food is good and consistent. hearty meat and poultry dishes as well as nice salads and sides. options for vegetarians. wonderful handcrafted cocktails!

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JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good ambiance, good service. Priced moderately. Overall a very nice experiance.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived a bit early but were seated as soon as possible.
Our server was the most gracious lady and the team overall was extremely conscientious making suggestions to help accommodate my mom who is allergic to gluten.
Food was coursed properly and seasoned correctly and deliciously.
Always a treat!

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