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Monte Bello

54 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
0247823555
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Ranked #34 of 74 Restaurants in Katoomba
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
C,owra
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Absolutely the best service,we could not have asked for more! The food was excellent,the ambience and service was amazing,we were able to enjoy the food and wine and not feel rushed,congratulations to all those involved at Monte Bello,you have got it right,some of the big names,need to take your cue! A very very memorable experience,thank you for making the night... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The only downer about this quaint little restaurant was the lack of customers. This can sometimes be a put off to going into a restaurant....The food was excellent, classic menu, great value. Would highly recommend.

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a lucky find and on the night we visited there were only three other customers. This,I don't understand. The food is very good with a limited menu but with something from each Italian food type and not over priced. Restaurant is licensed and the wine list is definitely worth a look.(We found a great 2008 McLaren Vale Grenache... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Authentic Italian. Magnificent. Great food. Risotto duck was superb. Gnocchi was light and flavorsome. Great service under pressure. Well worth it. And value!

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sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a our own room upstairs and the food and service was excellent. If you had looked at the restaurant from the outside you would have thought very few people were in this restaurant. It would have been good if the chef had come up to say hello to us as everyone could have thanked him for his excellent... More

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Sussex Inlet
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We enjoyed our meal and the staff who served us were very good. At our table of 4, we enjoyed both Italian cuisine and more traditional Australian food. We took our own wine, but there was a good wine list. The one caveat we have with Monte Bello is that there appeared to be insufficient staff and they were very... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

At first impression this restaurant looks like couples only because all the tables are for two, however, they also have upstairs, which is were they sent all the larger groups of people. From the moment we sat down, at 5:45pm, people started to pile in all night (we were there for an hour and 45). I lost count of how... More

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Singapore
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went to Monte Bello on a Monday evening when Savoy was closed for renovation. The restaurant was not crowded by my standard but there is only a young lady server managing all the front operation! I am impressed by her systematic and priortising work style. I waited for about 45 minutes before she takes my order and waited for less... More

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College Station, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I'm giving it two stars because I know that good/bad waiters can sometimes be a toss up, and if our waitress was a bit more competent we would have had a good experience. Con: The one detail that really sticks out in my mind from my visit was how poor the service was. It took us ~30 minutes after sitting... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We came in late and the waitress bent over backwards to get a table ready for us. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding, with the polite, efficient and helpful staff impressing greatly. The menu had enough variety to suit traditional additional and mainstream Aussie cuisine. Prices were really reasonable. The tone of the the place was excellent... More

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