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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

120 E 56th St # 1, New York City, NY 11360 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #3,212 of 11,662 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $26 - $30
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between Lexington and Park
Transit: M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains
Description: Enjoy authentic Italian fine dining in New York. We use authentic Italian recipes & techniques when we prepare your ensalate, carni, pasta & pesci.
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When you walk into Montebello's, act like Ray Liotta in Goodfellas...you know, act like you own the place. Reason? This place is really good, and they like having diners who act important! In other words, don't act like a meek tourist! Once you settle in, the waiters will take good care of you, the menu and food will remind you,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Popped in for an early dinner with my husband and what a welcome! The food was outstanding, the flavours were so fresh and the sauces were to die for! A great find and have already recommended to our friends.

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New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The restaurant says that it offers quiet dinners - while the place was not loud, it was not quiet. It was average and the waiters, who were standing near our table, talked loudly amongst themselves. Our waiter was not kind of crude, not well-trained, and hard to understand. Although we had a reservation and were there in the early part... More

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Carlsbad, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is an "old school" New York City Italian restaurant. I've enjoyed their pasta dishes as well as risotto. Last visit I had a salmon dish and it was wonderful. The fish was perfectly cooked. Wine list is very nice as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed at The Lombardy across the street, and ate lunch here one day. Prices in line with mid-town; but the food was really really good. Ask for the Prix Fix menu if it isn't automatically offered. Pleasant décor and very good service.

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New York City, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Montebello is a bit of an anachronism, and that's a good thing. This classic white tablecloth Italian restaurant, situated in the East 50s, is defiantly anti-trendy, and wonderfully traditional. Service is polite and old school. Entrees are diverse and well prepared. A great place for business or a family dinner.

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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Chose this restaurant even after seeing reviews that were all over the "review map". It was a good choice. The staff was friendly and helpful, food very good and quiet enough for conversation. We were there on a Friday night for Restaurant Week. This is not gourmet food but good solid "Momma in the kitchen food". The tomato sauce was... More

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Longboat Key, Florida
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238 reviews 238 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We used the take-out service from Montebello once before and it was very good. We decided to try eating in while in New York this week. Montebello is a small Italian restaurant with a warm and friendly staff that makes you feel like family. The ambiance is warm and traditional. We started with a basket of bread and olive oil... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Went here due to 1) restaurant week and 2) decent reviews at zagat. Simply Disappointed in food. If restaurant week is a way to get new customers, this was a big swing and a miss. Kicking myself for a bad call when there are so many good restaurants out there--and we were in town for just a few days on... More

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Duxbury, MA
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Excellent ambience and service. Enjoyed our meal, especially rack of lamb. However, I am surprised that there was no selection of wines by glass aside from a red and a white table wine.

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