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Monte's, Brooklyn, NY

Monte's

4.2
4.2
238 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are the Oldest Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn, in business since 1906. Featuring Neopolitan style pizza cooked in our wood burning oven and fresh made pasta.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Monday Closed Tuesday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm Friday 4:30pm - 11pm Saturday 10:00am - 11pm Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 852-7800

  • Payment options

    AMEX

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    email us at montes451@ymail.com with catering inquiries

  • Neighborhood

    Park Slope

  • Cross street

    Nevins St & 3rd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F/G to Carroll Street and R to Union Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 238 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. G

    Guss

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service as always at Monte’s
  2. FN

    FlorenceN

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummilicious italian food! Will definitely go back with more people to try different things.
  3. p

    partyof5

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was not good. Waitress did not check on us for quite some time after we got our food. If it was busy I would understand but we were literally the only people sitting in the back. we had 5 people at our table and they didn’t bring out everyone’s food at the same time so the food they did bring out got cold before they eventually brought out the rest. The sangria was watery. And after we were done eating they then said the restaurant does not accept visa or MasterCard they only accept American Express or cash... overall, would not return.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The outdoor patio area is absolutely wonderful! Only negative thing about our experience is that they do not do a very good job at letting you know that you have to pay in cash or AMEX. We were not alerted to that until the bill came, and it should be the host at the front door who lets customers know that before they come in to dine

    Monte'sResponded on May 29, 2021We are glad you enjoyed your dinner with us on the 22nd. We try to make it very clear to customers of our payment policy. Notice is listed on our front door, menu, website, OpenTable page, Google, and other social media platforms. We are looking forward to serving you and your guests again. Best, Monte's best, Maria Rosa C.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in last minute today with a party of 6, a baby, and a dog. They could not have been more accommodating. Our server (I hate that I didn't get his name) was TERRIFIC. Above and beyond every step of the way. We sat outside in front, then when the sun got to be a bit much for the baby, we asked to move to the back patio and he obliged and got it all ready for us. Food was delicious. Fresh oysters, delicious calamari, pizzas were wonderful, branzino was on point. Loved the limoncello spritzer for the summer-like afternoon. We were there at 4 on a Saturday and it was quiet and comfortable. Great neighborhood place!
  6. b

    buongustaio

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Service was good. Good social distancing precautions.
  7. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Terrible experience at Monte's yesterday. I have lived in NYC for 7 years and never have I been so confused by such bad service. My partner and I had brunch at the outdoor terrace. Our server wasn't friendly or knowledgeable, that we can handle. The part that got frustrating was when my croque-madame came without the egg on top. Over the course of about 30 minutes, we asked 3 different servers about it, my partner even went inside to follow-up and still nothing ever happened. By then my food was cold, and we were really annoyed by such obnoxious and unprofessional behavior. We went to the host to pay up for what we did eat/drink and leave. He was apologetic, as was the manager (chef?) but both clearly had no idea how to manage the situation. We paid and left. The reviews of this place were good and it looks like a nice spot, so I'm very surprised. This is unfortunately by far the worst dining experience I have ever had in NYC and I have been to many places!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If I could give zero stars I would. We waited 2hrs and never got our food. Worse experience ever. My first time walking out of a restaurant.
  9. MJ

    MommaJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely delightful evening in the garden at Monte's. Plenty of space between diners, fabulous heaters, delicious food and excellent service.
  10. GC

    GenCip

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was all delicious! Even the bread they bring you to start is excellent. Service was slow, but that was fine for a friends reunion. Overall, highly recommend Monte’s.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner from a classic restaurant
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outside patio in the back
  13. JN

    JoyN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Old school Brooklyn vibes, great history to this place, great food, really nice service, and lovely outdoor space in back. Been wanting to go to Monte's forever and so happy we finally did. We will definitely be back! Not a "scene" restaurant, but overall very good experience. Thank you, Monte's.
  14. M

    Mehmeh

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Waiter was forgetful. Food was rather average (we had pasta). Couldn’t light the heater. Music blared in my guest’s ear.
  15. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious chicken avocado salad, a refreshing carafe of red sangría and a wonderful chat with our charming waiter, Jovan. Life is good!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was alright. Nothing fantastic. Pork chop was swimming in too much sauce. Cioppino was under spiced but broth was decent. Speaking of Cioppino, the server didn’t even know it was something on the menu even though it was the first item in ‘Secondi’. Pizzas are supposedly good. Will give them one more shot and try that.
  17. C

    Cesare

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large tented outdoor seating with heaters. Delicious food and friendly service.
  18. MF

    McFoodie

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Thank you for another great dining experience!!!!
  19. RL

    RachelL

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Horrible food. It was not fresh or tasty.
  20. MF

    McFoodie

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great!
  21. SP

    SamiPopovic

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service was great. Thank you to our Serbians waiter
  22. NM

    NickolletteMoran721

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Nothing to brag about. Not bad but nothing spectacular or to brag about. Rather average and blah . Cocktails were good though .
  23. VS

    VirginiaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had the whole backyard to ourselves and they fired up the heater right next to our table so it was a great experience! Very good service! The food was ok - my boar was a little tough and uninspired but the drinks were good!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food. Three courses — salad, pasta and meat — all were delicious
  25. JS

    JessicaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience! Loved dining out on the back patio and the food was outstanding!
  26. S

    Suzanned

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was pretty good. The bread was delish! Meatballs could use a little more flavor. Would go back again. :)
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Was put at a tiny table pressed up against the bar when the rest of outdoor patio was empty. Was told the other tables were reserved. When left an hour later, those tables we still empty. Food was typical Italian. Nothing extraordinary.
  28. MF

    McFoodie

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem! Their food is beyond delicious!
  29. YY

    YanaYana

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with beautiful backyard.
  30. OO

    OlenaO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love going to Monte’s - for good food and lovely service. Their beautiful backyard hides you from all your worries for one meal. And yes - their tiramisu is so fluffy and just the right amount of sweet!
  31. JO

    JOSEPHINEM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food outstanding. Everyone in our party agreed. Monte's is a great place for brunch or dinner.
  32. F

    Friendofbirthdayguys

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time visit for my friend and me. We enjoyed a nice brunch in the patio. I had forgotten my friend doesn't eat meat or eggs so the choices were limited. She enjoyed the fish tacos. We would go back.
  33. B

    Brooklynite

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Seems like a decent place, but it was way, way overpriced for the quality of the food. I thought I was going out for a nice date night, and it felt like fast casual dining for luxury prices. Totally possible they were having an off night. The wait staff was kind and engaging and I tipped well, don't worry, but I would not go back.
  34. BD

    BigDaddyN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, nice garden. Server was brusque but effective.
  35. J

    Jon2020

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came from Manhattan visiting Brooklyn, first time at Monte's, and we loved the whole package here. Food was outstanding, wine list was very cool, our waiter was professional, warm, even charasmatic as the rest of the staff was. Seems like a neighborhood gem.
  36. DN

    DavidN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Returned to Monte’s for the first time in decades. Excited to see the renovations. The place, even closed off, looks great, very open and modern, while retaining some of the charm of the old-school original. The food, however, was bland and unexciting. Too-salty meatballs, grainy mozzarella, and under-seasoned pizzas. Super- friendly service. Really wanted to like the meal, but the food was just not up to par.
  37. T

    Timothy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  38. NY

    NYCMom

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this experience was wonderful. We had six people ranging from 26 to 60 and each person raved about the food, service and ambiance. Thank you for a great, safe brunch.
  39. KW

    KipW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Had the clams and pasta. Got horribly sick from a bad clam. The service, however, was great.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    For a place claiming to be the oldest Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, I was disappointed with the food. The service was superb. The backyard isn’t open, so if that where you believe you’ll be seated, not true. Also menu has been updated, from the one presented here on open table. Ravioli isn’t homemade, and had an overwhelming amount of truffle oil. Gnocchi was super chewy and mushy. Again, service was great, just not up to par with what is expected from the oldest Italian spot in Brooklyn.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Monte's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Monte's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-7800.

Monte's is rated 4.2 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nevins St & 3rd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Park Slope

  • Hours of operation

    Monday Closed Tuesday - Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm Friday 4:30pm - 11pm Saturday 10:00am - 11pm Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F/G to Carroll Street and R to Union Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 852-7800

  • Catering

    email us at montes451@ymail.com with catering inquiries

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