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Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

15 NW Alder Pl, Issaquah, WA 98027-3244
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Ranked #1 of 140 Restaurants in Issaquah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front Street
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94 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Montalcino hosted our son & daughter-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner two years ago, and we were looking forward to returning again with them and our new granddaughter. We were totally impressed with the quality of food and service then, and they haven't lost a step since. This family enterprise is small, with maybe a dozen tables, so make reservations. We came... More

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Richland, Washington
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just walking into this slice of heaven makes me happy. It has everything. Great food. Wonderful service. It's small, intimate and they make you feel special. Aren't I lucky that it's 2 blocks away from my house. You have to go. Pricey yes. Totally worth it.

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Bellevue, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

From the time you walk in the door to a warm intimate setting till you finish with a complimentary after dinner drink Montalcino provides a great setting for an enjoyable evening of surperb food and vino. The attention to detail by the entire staff in this intimate setting makes this place special. I was very impressed by the size of... More

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Seattle, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The food was okay but nothing special in our opinion, and not as good as our favorite Italian restaurant, however it had great service with lots of staff.

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Issaquah, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We are so lucky to have this amazing restaurant in downtown Issaquah. The food is better than most dinners I had in Tuscany! I take business clients here for lunch often and they are always raving about the quality food and awesome serving staff. Everyone in the restaurant is passionate about creating a great dining experience. The menu is wonderful,... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

No longer do we have to travel to Seattle during the dreaded commute hour to find a decent Italian restaurant with homemade pastas, absolutely fresh seafood and excellent wine list. Montalcino's is a tiny place (reservations suggested) just off Front St in old town Issaquah. We loved the ambiance and the friendly service, but the menu is the star. We... More

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Issaquah, WA.
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177 reviews 177 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Make reservations as this is a small place and doesn't seat that many. They tell you up front that your reservation is for 1 1/2 hours, but they are efficient, so was ample time and we didn't feel rushed. Excellent food and wine. Everyone there is very delightful. Great desserts too. We went there for our friend's anniversary. it is... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. Small place so plan ahead. I went with a friend before a play at the Village Theatre and they were fast without rushing us.

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Bellevue, Washington, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is about as good as it gets everyone! I heard Mama makes the bread daily, the cannoli's are handmade and each entrée I have had is exquisite along with fabulous presentation! As Italians go you know the saying "No one makes it as good as we or our family does" but here you will be proud to take your... More

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Issaquah, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Maybe the best restaurant in Issaquah. But you will pay for it, as it is one of the most expensive we've found in the neighborhood. However, we left extremely pleased and happy. Owned and operated by an Italian family, and so is super authentic. They even have wine made from grapes grown in the family vineyard in Montalcino, Italy. Highly... More

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