Montalcino Ristorante Italiano
I can’t begin describing the warm welcome we received showing up so very late and then asking to be served quickly so we could make it to the show in time. The server, Lucy, is the sweetest! The proprietor/owner is a delightful man; lovely to converse with and such a great host. The food now - we were all smiles at the sight of our entrees, and the taste was divine.
Great food and great service. Feels like Italy! We'll definitely be back.
This was a truly exceptional dining experience and one we both look forward to repeating. We have found that despite there being no shortage of restaurants in the Seattle area, there are only a few that we would recommend without any hesitation. Montalcino is a welcome addition to that short list. The food is amazing, the owner and staff are amiable, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the ambiance is delightful. The portions are also generous and you will not leave hungry or disappointed.
Great food!!!! Short rib raviolis are a must (not in the menu), awesome lamb. Everything we had was perfect! Great staff too! Kitchen closes at 930pm FYI
LOVED dining here! My aunt found the restaurant and thought it was a Passport card restaurant -- it is not, but our waitress and the manager and the owner were all very gracious about not accepting the card. But it doesn't matter because we found a great new restaurant! The food was fabulous -- one of the best lamb shanks I have ever had, and my mom had lobster on her seafood pasta, and it was perfect -- not at all chewy or tough! Everything was delicious, and we had a great time for my birthday dinner. I've been recommending the restaurant nonstop since! Looking forward to next time I can come back :)
We celebrated my birthday tonight. The service was awesome and very personable. We felt very welcomed. The quality of the food was fresh and delicious! And the family makes a good Brunello wine! Montalcino is a gem in Issaquah!
The meatball dish seems to need a little more sauce. Not as flavorful as in the past.
We love everything about this place. The food, wine and entertainment are all superior. Our favorite place to celebrate!
Love it.. will be back, good was great, service was great
Met the new owner and he is keeping it the same. Great guy and great restaurant
Could not have asked for a better place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The ambiance was amazing, roses on the table, live music, amazing food and a superb wine from Italy. Just perfect.
The signature short rib and lamb shank are amazing. Worth the trip to Issaquah.
This is still my favorite in Issaquah, but, I was disappointed that they were out of many items that our table tried to order. It was still an excellent meal, I don’t want to imply it wasn’t.
Birthday for my mom. Amazing food. Lobster ravioli was out of this world. Highly recommend.
The staff here is incredibly accommodating, as I had to change my reservation from 2 to 4 a day before our planned dinner. Numerous call backs updating me on my request until finalization. Great customer service! Dinner was delicious! From the Cesar salad, to my entrée (Chicken Gorgonzola) to desert; everything was well balanced, fresh, and delicious. We go out for dinner often, and Montalcino is the best place we've discovered in a couple of years. Must repeat...and soon!
My new favorite restaurant on the East side!
Everything on the menu is delicious, consistently prepared to perfection with the best ingredients. Perfect for a romantic date or a family celebration. The service was impeccable and very friendly. Reserve in advance to be sure to get a table.
This was our second time here and each experience was special. The service and food is amazing. Highly recommend it for a date night.
Amazing Italian restaurant. Food is incredible and quite unique. Not your run of the mill Italian. Service is also excellent. But don't go there, it is already too hard to get reservations!
Charming restaurant with outstanding food and service!
Food excellent as usual, same for the service.
Restaurant now under new ownership, met the new owner, seems committed to maintaining the high levels of quality.
New owner, but still great food and service
Perfect service, fantastic food! I recommend anything with a wild boar sauce.
Such great service and so accommodating to my food allergies. My boyfriend said his meal with the best Italian dish he’s ever had. Spare rib ravioli.
This little restaurant, with its exposed brick wall interior and intimate space was a real treat. The staff was very attentive and food was served timely. My friend ordered the braised beef shank with homemade beef-shank ravioli. It was unbelievably tender and it makes my mouth water just to think of the taste she shared with me. I ordered the Misto Mar - a mixed seafood dish in a light tomato broth. The shrimp, baby clams, octopus and other assorted seafood was perfectly cooked, completely healthy and was very low carb - exactly what I was looking for. It is a little pricy - but absolutely worth it for a celebration. I look forward to returning.
This place is amazing!! They ran out of their amazing fish the night we visited (one of us is a pescatarian) and we decided we would just have drinks and seek dinner elsewhere. And when we communicated our intent, the restaurant found a way to make a fish entree happen. It was fabulous and we thank you so much for enabling a romantic date night!! Date night can’t go wrong here!!
This was our first visit and we were wowed! We never even knew it was here until a coworker recommended it. We now want to come back until we have tried everything on the menu. The Brunello from the family winery was perfect with our dinners and it gave a unique touch to the evening. We can’t wait to come back.
Outstanding dining experience. The service was fantastic, the food superb. We are excited to be a guest again soon.
Really good classic Italian food. It would be nice to see some healthier options, but what they did, they did well.
A nice place to visit. Recommended.
Montalcino is a perfect spot for a nice date or special meal out. It's very small, but charming; service is awesome and food is amazing. Would absolutely recommend!
Nothing on greater Eastside compares for authenticity, ambiance and intimacy. Our favorite!
Wonderful birthday celebration!!! Dinner was outstanding!!!
Excellent food every visit
They made a regular date night feel like a very special occasion.
Amazing food wine and service. The solo singer/guitar player was a nice plus.
The staff were very attentive and helpful. They allowed us to arrive early because they had allowed no more than 1-1/2 hour time-to-dine. Their antipasti, wine and entree recommendations were spot on. And in the end, we were allowed to stay longer because they accommodated their guests at another table. The live music was a bit loud, but a nice touch.
Will not be back. Special was $49.00 a meal, restaurant was stuffy, waitress was robotic, the guy walking around playing guitar was annoying.
Wonderful! Can’t wait to return.
Delicious food as usual
Just family night out