Monti's

4.6
1243 Reviews
$30 and under
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 Tunisian chicken meatballs. Entr�es could sole almondine, Niman Ranch pork shoulder chop or a pizza or pasta dish.

Monti's also has burgers and sandwiches like Monti Cristo, grilled lamb burger and grilled sirloin burger.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1243 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRosiF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our waitress seemed a little tired. She was nice enough but didn't seem to want to be there. I have eaten here many times and the service is never great unlike other Starks Restaurants. The food is consistent there, tasty and good. The menu is well rounded and with many delicious options for everyone. I ordered a cocktail which normally are pretty good here, but my margarita was not good. Tasted like a premix with salt on the rim.

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Mjdy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, but our first choices were not available. Wait staff was very helpful, but side dish was forgotten and came after most of the entree was finished.

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vipavalon
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food, service and atmosphere. Small plates - mac & cheese, warm spinach salad, Tunisian meatballs, burrata plate, sauteed spinach, ahi tuna ceviche. Great martini, and wines. Wonderful!

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vipOutandabout
San Francisco
384 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first visit and we were very happy with Monti’s. Friendly atmosphere, great specialty cocktails and excellent food. We will definitely Rey=turn.

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vipellie
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent…. Service also !!

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Evelyne
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monti’s is one of our favorite places. We go there often and so far it has not disappointed us.

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Jannice
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are in a severe drought and the waiter automatically brought 2 glasses of water. I didn’t even want one & my friend didn’t drink hers. Last drought we were always asked first! We all need to think our way through thus. Thanks

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vipAggie
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we gave had while visiting the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, always a good experience

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LisaZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner!

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lindah
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The patio was unbelievable noisy- loud music and full. The waiter was wonderful and turned the music off for us- helped a lot.

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Retailmaven
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us at the table, and all enjoyed our meals. We shared some wonder Meyer Lemon Tart and Creme Brulee desserts.

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Cuando
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Monti’s has been my regular spot for drinks at the bar, a bite to eat while waiting through my kids’ various practices, special gatherings with friends.

Food has always been great and service terrific!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. The food was quite good and our server, Shane, did an outstanding job.

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ChrisO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything and everyone was excellent! Really delicious food and a great variety of dishes to choose from .
Service was very attentive. Really great service. Definitely coming back. My kids and I loved everything we ordered.

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ErnestC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pork shoulder is HUGE and delicious! Great value and good food.

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Gary
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor table...very comfortable and enjoyable. Menu is fantastic...quite a selection. Food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Server was very knowledgeable and the service was fast. Definitely we will go back and will recommend to others. Excellent!

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vipdorianw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had SUCH a great time dining at Monti's over the Memorial Day weekend! Because we had decided only earlier during the week that we wanted to have dinner in wine country, dining options were extremely limited. We chose Monti's because they had a great menu, and weren't disappointed. Monti's is in an open shopping mall, and has a lot of outdoor seating. We had a great table in the sun and the wait staff was very helpful- offering several times to unroll a shade to block the sun. Everything we ordered was delicious, well prepared and wonderfully seasoned. My husband was thrilled with his Dungeness deviled eggs- he called them "the best he has ever had in LIFE", and we all sampled his perfectly cooked calamari which came with fried lemons. SO GOOD! As was everything else our group ordered: skillet shrimp ( somehow so much better and fresher than that of its sister restaurant , Willie's Seafood and Raw Bar), grilled artichoke (which may be the best I've ever had), a sirloin burger, minestrone, ham sandwich, pepperoni pizza and two desserts- crème brulee and a Meyer lemon tart. I also ordered a beautiful salad that I wasn't able to sample because the portions are as generous as the prices are reasonable. We will definitely be back. We couldn't have been more pleased with this unexpected, hidden gem.

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DJPMo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual except the wait for dessert, Profiterolles, took too long.

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crumpy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoy our time and our dinner. Since we needed seating for two wheelchairs, that took a little sorting out but we were seated quite quickly. The food was excellent and the service also. Monti's is one of our top favourites!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Montis !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Great food and service! However, last time we were there, there was an overly intoxicated gentleman that was breaking glasses and repeatedly coming over to our table to hit on my wife and her sister. It was super awkward and uncomfortable. The wait staff noticed there was a problem but chose to ignore it and instead just kept apologizing for the gentleman. Unfortunately, my wife doesn’t feel safe or comfortable going to Monti’s now unless I go with her.

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Edwin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been long time visitors to Monti's and this was our first visit since before the COVID lockdown and we were somewhat disappointed on all levels. The beet salad (can't believe that I am saying this) had too many beets, sweet pickled beets and not enough cheese to offset the sweetness. Flat iron steak was cooked well, and the fries were plentiful, but that's all there was, somewhat simple and plain. The pork shoulder chop was not trimmed of the tough tissue around the edges and was not of the quality we are used to coming out of the kitchen. Service also was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Our favorite place.

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JoniB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy to go back! Service as impeccable as ever and the food was excellent. The warm spinach salad was as great as I remembered it and I’d been craving it off and on for some time!

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DebO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with any of the Starks restaurants there all the best!

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Alohaeater
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only a few minutes wait for our reservation. Very busy and our entree order took too long to arrive at our table. Food was very good and service was good. It was my wife’s birthday so noted on my reservation and to the waiter but no one seemed to recognize it. A nice “Happy birthday “ to her would have made the evening even better.

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Denise
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Three of us ordered the fillet of sole and although the fish was very tasty, the portions of potatoes (5 very small pieces) and string beans (4) were extremely small.

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PatS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really good food from appetizer to salad to mains, no room for dessert. Felt a little rushed as the mains came out before we completed out appetizers. Pleasant place to have a casual meal, so nice to have indoor dining back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. I am a Vegan and he helped navigate the menu for me. Food was great; hummus plate was particularly good.

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KathleenC
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to have lunch here and sit outside. The food is always great. And our server was very attentive and friendly.

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vipBicuspid
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitperson was terrific! "Lexi" is her name.

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tj56
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met an old friend for lunch recently....we were a bit slow in ordering as we were catching up, but our server could not have been nicer nor more accommodating. Food was delicious.

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DebD
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed being treated to late lunch by my girlfriend . The server really knew her products and also was very attentive.

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kathleent
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Love the warm spinach salad. It was basically Willi's with rock shrimp added. Nice to sit outdoors. Service was good.

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SaraB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was perfect. We were able to visit without being interrupted and left alone until we needed to leave. I would definitely go again.

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vipShep
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monti's is always a great "go to" restaurant. They are consistant is the quality of food and the selection is good.

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Mamie
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktail and wine selection. Pleasant outdoor dining are and really gracious
waitstaff.

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ZiaK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed getting together at Monti’s relaxed atmosphere and open air patio. Our get together was the first time in over a year we had eaten together. I’m glad we chose Monti’s for our get together.

FAQs

Monti's is rated 4.6 stars by 1243 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.