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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

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120 E 56th St # 1, New York City, NY 11360 (Between Lexington and Park)
M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains
212-753-1447
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Enjoy authentic Italian fine dining in New York. We use authentic Italian...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointed

Staff are pleasant but food was tasteless. The roast potatoes tasted like they had been reheated. Other veg were good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Viv_Y55
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Staff are pleasant but food was tasteless. The roast potatoes tasted like they had been reheated. Other veg were good.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Soft, subtle, excellent food and service. Have visited this restaurant many times and although it's not Little Italy, it's just as good and not as chaotic.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Recent ate a fantastic meal at Montebello! We arrived on a Saturday evening around 6 with no reservation and were seated immediately. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with nice music. The restaurant is quiet enough to relax and enjoy the meal, and would be appropriate for family and friends or a romantic date. I had the arugula salad with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Best sea bass which I had so far. It was served together with grilled wgetables. I recoment Good wines from Australia. Cheesecake could be better.

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Food was outstanding. Salads and pastas were shared and entrees were too large but appreciated. Atmosphere was conducive to actual conversation. So many restaurants today have moved away from "food" as the focal point and concentrate on atmosphere and music.

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Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 E 56th St # 1, New York City, NY 11360
    (Between Lexington and Park)
  • Public Transportation: M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-753-1447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Enjoy authentic Italian fine dining in New York. We use authentic Italian recipes & techniques when we prepare your ensalate, carni, pasta & pesci.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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