Monti's

4.5
879 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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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for brunch. Great menu, food, etc. great choice.

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San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

On a quiet evening, our service was attentive and the food was really excellent. One of our favorite restaurants!

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j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistent food and excellent service. Cocktails are pricey but ample and always perfect! Wish there was a special of the day. Overall, a very comfortable reliable restaurant. (Lamb burgers are wonderful.)

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Comment I wrote on the bill > Service was almost non-existent. The food was quite good - when it finally got there. Classic last finish of "service" was to be given desert menus - which we intend to order - and nobody came for our order. After 15-20 minutes gave up on desert; requested bill and paid and left.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was quite good. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back!

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C
San Francisco
241 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall not bad. The salad was quite good, fresh and excellent dressing. The pasta was okay much better than the veal chop. I’m not sure if they warrant a Michelin mention. Chef rj

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GK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and setvice

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w
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, great ambience and noise level low so you can actually carry on a conversation. Outside dinning on a nice day/evening is wonderful.

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We had a nice table outside but the service was not very good. We waited so long for our server that I finally went inside to find her. We liked the specialty drinks.

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I eat at Monty’s frequently, it remains my favorite restaurant. I don’t recall ever receiving poor service. The staff is always pleasant and I never tire of the spinach salad.

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was fine except one of the desserts was truly awful. When we told them about it, they were defensive and no offer was made to remove it from the bill. It was actually inedible.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This is our usual spot for a casual dinner, we’ve been coming here for years. This time it wasn’t so terrific. Sad to say the service and food were both disappointing. My glass of Zinfandel had floating matter (cork perhaps) and when I mentioned it to the server he asked, “ so do you want to send it back?” Instead of what I thought would be appropriate..something like “allow me to replace your glass of wine”. Disappointing.
Then my hanger steak came out very rare, when I asked for MR to Medium.
I didn’t want to send another item back, so I just didn’t eat it and took it home. My husband properly recooked it for his lunch the next day.
We were never offered dessert or coffee, and we might have had dessert as it was our 20th anniversary and we were celebrating. Too bad.
We plan on giving this place a pass for a while. Also, the menu never seems to evolve. Always the same. Disappointing.

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H
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I go to Monti's often, service a bit slow today but still very good. Best local place, we LOVE it!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I always love my visits to Monti's. My only complaint, constructive criticism, the service seems a bit on the slow side, and I don't appreciate the barking dogs on the patio, other than that, I will always visit Monti's for special occasions, like Birthday dinners.

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KA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waitress delivered one entree at least 10 minutes before the other. We thus tipped her only 15%.
The lamb entree had flat bread that was soggy and blah.
The duck pate was excellent.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and the spinach salad is the best ever!

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VK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a great location. The most wonderful salads. The best calamari ever. We drive up from San Rafael just to eat at Monti's. Highly recommend

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j
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great margaritas on a hot summer evening, excellent food, attentive service on a very busy evening. would recommend to those who enjoy a small plate dinner experience.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Shane was incredible!
Food was excellent also.

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e
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We have been there many times. The service is typically average/good. On this last visit, the service was uncharacteristically bad.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Monti’s!

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g
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monti’s food was fantastic . Our waitress suggested the Burrata. It did not disappoint . Delicious. My Salmon was juicy not dry and my husband duck was spot on . Dessert was decadent butter pecan ice cream inside profiteroles . The perfect ending

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SR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have enjoyed Monti’s in the past, but this time the food and service was average. Great restaurant company so I am thinking or hoping that this experience was a one-off.

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Seattle
66 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to have dinner at Monti's on the Saturday of our holiday weekend because Saturday's rotisserie special is duck, one of my daughter's favorite foods. It didn't disappoint! And I very much enjoyed my pappardelle with lamb. We loved the innovative cocktails and starters. All-round excellent!

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience all around. One of my companions was thrilled with the gluten-free menu. She loved the warm spinach salad (she had hers with chicken).

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening, good food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Celebrating Anniversary had a really Nice dinner. The food was excellent, nice hidden Gem in Montgomery village.

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GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is terrific

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Reservations were made for 7:15 party of 4. We were told upon arriving our table was being made up and it would be just a few minutes. Shortly afterward, we were told they were waiting for the current party to leave. We were finally seated at 7:35. Upon being seated we were told they were out of the prime rib special, as well as the hangar steak and pork chops.

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w
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch here last Saturday!!! We had the Lamb Burger and the Sirloin Burger and shared the rosemary/Guarganzola Cheese Fries!!! The food was fantastic and our server was very nice and attentive.

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GG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. I will definitely be returning . Gnochi was the best I have ever had. Not heavy, it was perfect.

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F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food dining room was warm and toasty, the food was wonderful and the service was great. Thanks for a great evening!

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S
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make this restaurant a standard when we come to visit mom in Santa Rosa. Every night of the week they have a special braised/rotisserie dinner—Tuesday is currently honey basted ribs. My husband and I split a serving of ribs, and had a side of spinach. Mom had the Tunisian chicken meatballs. The food was tasty and served hot and timely.

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CP
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious as always at Monti's and the waitress was very pleasant

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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been here many times and it is consistently good. There is an interesting variety of items on the menu and I have sampled several and have not been disappointed.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit loud for us aging Bany Boomers. It must be the Rock and Roll music I listened to as a youth.

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AY
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I unfortunately had the experience of cross contamination even while ordering from the gluten free menu. I have Celiac so that is very very serious and have been very ill and in pain since my visit.
However that said., I am always aware of this possibility and know that Monti’s does everything it can to not have this happen. (note to kitchen: i am just curious what went wrong in the kitchen this time?)
I’m a long time customer and in all the years I’ve come this has not happened. Their food, service and value are outstanding and I would recommend this restaurant to my ( no celiac ) friends.

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always great food. Service slow on outdoor patio by Talbots. Waited quite awhile for beverage refills.

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e
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at Monti's many times. The service is always accommodating and professional, the food well prepared and presented.

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JL
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good as ever! We live down the street and come here for dinner and sometimes lunch. It is consistently good.

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