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Monte Bello

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54 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Quiet, good food

Family owned. Very nice ambience. Food is prepared well. Not a great variety, but who really cares if the food is good

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently had the pleasure of dining here with my family (party of 4). One of the outstanding dishes was a relatively simple veal with sage, cream, few chat potatoes and perfectly cooked green beans. As the title of this review says, "may I likc the plate" really was the wish of everyone who had the same dish. SImply superb.

Thank Frank T
Amersham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet but nice enough meal. My first choice, salmon, was off the menu so I had tagliatelle with salmon instead. It was fine. My husband had a steak cooked to his taste but was disappointed with the seasonal vegetables - french beans, which he thought were frozen. However, the homemade pistachio ice-cream was superb. The meal was expensive for... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family owned. Very nice ambience. Food is prepared well. Not a great variety, but who really cares if the food is good

Thank Georrgeo
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a busy New Years Day. There was one waiter on serving an entire restaurant. Can't fault him for that but took us and every other table about 20-30 minutes to have our order taken. Other tables were literally laughing. Food came without too much of a wait but the pasta was undercooked and resembled the texture of... More 

Thank Lachlan F
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

My lamb shank was cooked to perfection although lacked any flavour and my wife gnocchi was over cooked and the sauce looked very watery and also lacked any flavour. On the upside the waiter was very polite.

Thank Tim J
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I had my night meal here on the last night of my 3 nights in Katoomba. I choose the PorterHouse Steak and baked vegetables. Steak was cooked just to my liking, but I couldn't say same for green beans, which were quite raw. The cost of the meal was very reasonable, it was a Blackboard special. My only complaint was... More 

Thank Dudleigh
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We were recommended to Monte Bello by our landlord, the restaurant wasn't very busy, but service was very slow. Only one waitress was running around, every single table was waiting, it took quite a while to call the waitress over our table. Finally food was served, mine (lamb shank) was nice but there wasn't any green veggie in the plate.... More 

Thank Judy Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My husband and I wanted a quick fresh pasta meal on Sunday night after a day of sight seeing and this restaurant didn't disappoint. We had the gnocchi, bread roll and glass of house red. Dessert was pistachio ice cream and strawberry panna cotta all home made as well. The young waiter was attentive and served us well.

Thank Giuliana01
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Everywhere else was crammed at 1800hrs on A Thursday night, this place was EMPTY in a hurry we had dinner here. Kids pasta was overcomes! The 'whitebait' was two fried tennis ball sized portions of salty goop that did not appear to have any actual fish in them. Worse still the centre portions were uncooked. Inedible. I complained to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We were the only customers on a Sunday night except for one couple who arrived later so there was no atmosphere. For an Italian restaurant I expected more than 4 very basic pasta dishes & disappointingly there was no lasagne! The menu was very limited -4 entrees plus one main fish dish, one main veal, one main chicken & 2... More 

Thank Gayle C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: 0247823555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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