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54 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales NSW 2780, Australia
0247823555
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for a group of friends

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
christine n
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sydney
Good for:
  • Romantic
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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10 reviews 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

On our recent trip to katoomba, we thought we would try out three restaurants over three nights. The third night, we ended up at Monte Bello... and boy what a let down after reading reviews. To start with, the waitresses were short mannered and kept there heads down avoiding eye contact. It took twenty five minutes to place our order... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

After having a bad experience at another restaurant my partner and i were starving so we went on a hunt for another place to eat and we came across Monte Bello. It was quite busy which was a good sign. We had the bruschetta to start it was lovely and came out very quickly. Our mains took a while to... More 

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Bullaburra NSW
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Valentines Day was approaching and my husband(of 42years asked me to book at Monte Bello for dinner as we had been there last year and we had been looking for a special occasion to go back. BOY IT WAS AMAZING!!!We started off with Bruschetta 2 lovely slices of crispy Italian Bread piled high with the best tasting tomato,basil,garlic and oil... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place needs more waitstaff, poor girl was run off her feet. After a long wait, food was ok. My salmon tagliatelle was cooked to perfection, but partners gnocchi was just mush, very disappointing. Pretty good value and a nice atmosphere, except for the upstairs bathrooms which were sketchy as.

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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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