Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

4.9
1480 reviews
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Italian
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. The Montalcino team has created an atmosphere to the restaurant where everyone feels like they are 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.
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MS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Feels like Italy! We'll definitely be back.

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

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.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :)

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KT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The meatball dish seems to need a little more sauce. Not as flavorful as in the past.

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TW
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about this place. The food, wine and entertainment are all superior. Our favorite place to celebrate!

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

Love it.. will be back, good was great, service was great

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BG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met the new owner and he is keeping it the same. Great guy and great restaurant
Awesome

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TN
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The signature short rib and lamb shank are amazing. Worth the trip to Issaquah.

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B
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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h
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my mom. Amazing food. Lobster ravioli was out of this world. Highly recommend.

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t
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and each experience was special. The service and food is amazing. Highly recommend it for a date night.

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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant with outstanding food and service!

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OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

We'll see.

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GS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New owner, but still great food and service

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, fantastic food! I recommend anything with a wild boar sauce.

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RG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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B
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PB
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience. The service was fantastic, the food superb. We are excited to be a guest again soon.

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DH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good classic Italian food. It would be nice to see some healthier options, but what they did, they did well.

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

A nice place to visit. Recommended.

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

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!

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S
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing on greater Eastside compares for authenticity, ambiance and intimacy. Our favorite!

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RB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday celebration!!! Dinner was outstanding!!!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food every visit

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made a regular date night feel like a very special occasion.

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TP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food wine and service. The solo singer/guitar player was a nice plus.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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WS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Will not be back. Special was $49.00 a meal, restaurant was stuffy, waitress was robotic, the guy walking around playing guitar was annoying.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Can’t wait to return.

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CM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food as usual

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just family night out

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