About Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
At Montalcino Ristorante Italiano fine food and wine are a way of life. All dishes are prepared with passion and tradition, using only the freshest, highest quality real Italian ingredients. Charismatic Italian family ownership brings a classic atmosphere to the restaurant where everyone is part of the family. A quality menu with many family receipts and a top unique wine list including wines produced by the family creates a perfect dining experience.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Fernando for details.
Private Party Contact:
Fernado Nardone: 2068180496
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews
This was the first stop for gate night a ...
This was the first stop for gate night and movie night with my wife
We always love coming here for their specials and a bottle of their italian wine
Portions are very generous and the service very attentive
I always look forward to coming here
This is a fantastic family run restauran ...
This is a fantastic family run restaurant, with a service team who respects you as their customer. (lots of pleasant smiles, and helpful information regarding the menu) Whoever is preparing the food, has a real talent for maintaining that authentic Italian taste, which generally does not stay intact when prepared in the USA. (The food here is phenomenal) We also had the Super Tuscan wine, which pair nearly perfectly with Meat sauce dishes. The experience, food and people at this restaurant represent how dining should be done!
My husband and I dined at Montalcino for ...
My husband and I dined at Montalcino for his birthday. We have been meaning to check this place out as it is close to us and it's Italian food, which my husband loves! This was the best Italian food I've ever had! From start to finish the staff was on it and we loved the ambiance. There are only about 10 tables in the restaurant and there was live even live music! The food came out looking like a work of art and the taste was out of this world. Slow cooked braised short ribs indeed! We will be back!
It was our first time to Montalcino and ...
It was our first time to Montalcino and it exceeded our expectations. Our favorities were the mussels and clams, the meatballs and the lamb osso bucco. We didn't like the pappadelle and lobster dish and calamari appetizer special as much as the others. The restauarant is small and the service was great. The owner/maitre'd stopped by twice during the course of the meal to make sure everything was good, which was a very nice touch. We would definitely go back.
Montalcino is consistently fabulous. Hal ...
Montalcino is consistently fabulous. Halibut was moist with delicious accompaniments. Someone at every table should get the meatballs to at least taste! Not fond of the calamari preparation, but the cannoli, as recommended by the waitress, was sooo good!
Our first visit to Montalcino was to cel ...
Our first visit to Montalcino was to celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was over the 4th of July holiday. The restaurant filled up quickly, but, in spite of this, the atmosphere was great - the restaurant was not noisy and the service was great. We had a lovely dinner, each trying a new dish and sharing "bites". The food was delicious. the wine paired well with the food and the desserts were wonderful. The service was great - the server knowledgeable about the wine and suggested pairings, and responsive to our questions about the food. Thank you for a lovely experience. We'll be coming back.
Have been to Montalcino Ristorante sever ...
Have been to Montalcino Ristorante several times and have never been disappointed. It is a quaint setting, one that we may have found when in Italy. Staff is friendly and efficient and the food excellent. Always a consideration when we are deciding a special place to dine. The only difficulty---getting reservations, which speaks highly of the establishment. It is best to plan in advance.
My husband & I discovered this gem by ch ...
My husband & I discovered this gem by chance & decided it was the perfect spot to return for our anniversary. Lovely ambiance, wonderful service & the food was outstanding, again. It is on our favorites list for local restaurants.
Incredible! So far, the best restaurant ...
So far, the best restaurant we've been to. The food is amazing. My husband and I decided to try it for our date. It's been a few days since we visited the restaurant and we are still talking about it! We usually go for our dates to Bellevue but haven't been impressed with dining options there. It was always ok, but nothing outstanding. Montalcino is VERY special! It is VERY ROMANTIC.
I recommend making reservation at least a day ahead as it gets booked fast.
Great customer service as if you were at ...
Great customer service as if you were at home with your family. The food was, as expected, fantastic. All home made, delicate sauces and accompaniment. I don't think things could have gotten any better. Thank you again.
The food was excellent and everyone had ...
The food was excellent and everyone had dish they enjoyed, including our fussy thirteen year old grandson. The recommended wine was pricey but superb. Ordered a birthday cake and they served a fabulous tiramisu that everyone enjoyed.
Excellent food as usual. Service was gre ...
Excellent food as usual. Service was great and the manager was friendly.
Very professional staff and the chef is amazing. My veal cutlet dish was the greatest.
They were out of their Bombas, a chocolate coated ball filled with gelato., but the manager assured me this was going to not happen again !
Celebrated my son's birthday at Montalci ...
Celebrated my son's birthday at Montalcino before attending a performance at the Village Theatre. Three of us had a lovely dinner. We began with the heirloom tomato and buffalo mozzarella appetizer which was delicious. We then had 3 excellent entrees ( my son and I shared Pollo al Limone con Carciofi and the Pappardelle al Pesto con Funghi, both of which were very tasty . Excellent wine and a shared dessert made for a perfect meal and leftovers to boot! Our server was professional and personable. We were serenaded during our meal with our song choice by a talented singer/musician and then off to the show. Will be back.
I was a bit put off by the reminder mess ...
I was a bit put off by the reminder message of our reservation when it was stated we had to finish our dinner in 1hr and 45min. Admittedly, it took about an hour, but it just seemed like a rude introduction to the restaurant. Also the owner needs to learn how to give a firm handshake...a weak one is a sign of a weak character.
Food is as always outstanding. Four of u ...
Food is as always outstanding. Four of us shared the antipasto with large grilled shrimp, olives, numerous Italian cheeses and meats. Three of us had lobster/pasta dishes that were perfectly cooked and almost too much to eat. One had the special Halibut dish. The only disappointment is that due to their popularity and small number of seats, they must turn their tables on a weekend night every 2 hours. We needed 2-1/2 hours to enjoy all the food and wine we ordered and we did feel a bit rushed. But the food is amazing and the owner Ferdinand is very accommodating.
Best traditional Italian Restaurant in area
The food is excellent. Grilled halibut with scallop and shrimp (halibut could have been about a minute less on the grill) was outstanding. Braised short ribs one of best ever. Shrimp and scallop appetizer had an extraordinary sauce. If I had to pick a short coming it would be the bread with balsamic; very pedestrian compared to entree's and appetizers.
Cuisine is exceptional. Warm greeting, excellent service, wonderful wine. Greeted like family and friends and beautiful food. Our family and friends love Montalcino, the owners and staff. You must try it once and you will wonder how soon you can go back!
A jewel of a place. Rivals fine places I ...
A jewel of a place. Rivals fine places I have been to in Europe let alone Seattle. The owner is on premise and the pride of being great and doing great is very evident. It's is pricey if you order certain things but the food is delicious and we are all still feeling like we took an Elon space x vehicle to Florence had a fabulous meal and returned.
One of Issaquah's Best
We've dined at this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding. It is a bit expensive but well worth it. This family owned establishment has great service which makes us feel like we are welcome guests in their home. We recommend this to anyone wanting a fine dining experience.
Small restaurant with HUGE taste
Has always been now for years our absolute favorite places to dine. We have never been disappointed and so we never hesitate to take a friend there for the first time. That's what this dining experience was - Montalcino has a brand new fan! Kudos to the chef and of course the entire staff. The tables are close together and doesn't hold many people. We loved the atmosphere here as did our friends who were shocked to see this style of NYC restaurant even
exists here for they are from NYC and in a packed house they understood why each table has a time limit if you don’t go for the last seating but well worth it for they still give you plenty of time just don’t be late. Food as always first class presentation, quality and freshness ordered the homemade Pappardelle w/Wild Boar and Black Pasta with Calamari and Spicy Tomato –just amazingly great was out of this world. Wine , dessert , service ect top notch cant say enough great thing except it’s the best restaurant in the Seattle area for many reasons including the family ownership who are always present and almost obsessed making sure everything is just right LOVE IT . We will definitely be back!
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