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Monte's Trattoria

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Greenwich Village
Italian, Pasta
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97 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1259 (Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets)
A,B,C,D,E,F,& V trains to West 4th Street/Washington Square Park
212-228-9194
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most Everything I Wanted In A New York Italian Experience

My wife and I intended to see a show in Greenwich Village, so we chose Monte's instead of going to Little Italy. Loved the tight but authentic family atmosphere. "Trattoria" is an appropriate name for this place. The service was fast and felt about right for what we hoped for in a smaller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
HeartOGold1969
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Des Moines, Iowa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I intended to see a show in Greenwich Village, so we chose Monte's instead of going to Little Italy. Loved the tight but authentic family atmosphere. "Trattoria" is an appropriate name for this place. The service was fast and felt about right for what we hoped for in a smaller venue. But the guy we had waiting... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were in New York to tour New York University with our son and were looking for a restaurant to have an early dinner before leaving the city. We happened upon Monte's Trattoria at approximately 5 PM. The restaurant was empty so we inquired if it was too early for dinner. The waiter told us that they would be happy... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Dined here on July 17 for dinner. There were three in our party. We all found our meals to be amazing, from the appetizers through the main course and desserts. The wait staff is so attentive and friendly. Our waiter wanted everything to be perfect - and it was. You can not beat the value. Uptown, the prices are ridiculously... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just a few blocks from Washington Square. I hope to visit this restaurant frequently. The aroma from this Northern italian kitchen beckoned us...We ducked under the awning and down the stairs of this little gem to a romantic and family friendly atmosphere . We were met with elegant service and the promise of an authentic northern italian meal. The homemade... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Monte's is where I first discovered the pleasure of "real" Italian cuisine. First dined here back in the mid 70's with my parents.40 years later, aside from the price of the menu items, little has changed. First place I ever tasted Grappa. And for that matter mussels with red and/or white sauce.

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Sterling Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I visited NYC to celebrate our 25th anniversary and selected Monte's after reading the consistently high ratings. Turned out to be the BEST Italian meal EVER! Staff extremely attentive, friendly, made us feel like family. Eggplant rollatini app was superb; both the veal marsala and chicken cacciatore were out of this world. Go out of your way... More 

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Helmetta, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Been stopping here for dinner almost my entire life. My grandmother lives across the street and we have had our special-occasion dinners there since she decided to hang up the ol' apron and have someone else serve her great Italian fare for a change. They have always treated us like family there and no matter how long it's been since... More 

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Ft Myers, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stopped in during our May trip to NYC and as usual Peter and his staff were accomodating and the food was great. We had baked clams, chicken in marsala and a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks Peter and staff !!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

* Great food * Tony is a good waiter with a good (dry) sense of humor * this place has been in business for over 100 years * authentic and very tasty Italian * down under street level (cool ambiance)

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Granbury, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited NYC last month and stayed with sister-in-law who has lived in the Village for 35+ years. This is her Italian favorite spot, and we can see why. We had the good sense to be there in great weather, so we sat outside at the one outside table. A know-it-all local (drunk) try to tell us not to sit... More 

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Additional Information about Monte's Trattoria

Address: 97 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1259
Phone Number: 212-228-9194
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1259
    (Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F,& V trains to West 4th Street/Washington Square Park
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212-228-9194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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