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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

120 E 56th St # 1, New York City, NY 11360 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #2,925 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $26 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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75% Recommend
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  • Italian first
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English first
Carlsbad, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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Naples, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a very warm and friendly authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Manhattan. Great fish, fresh homemade pastas, attentive service. I had a wonderful striped bass coated with almonds and sautéed in garlic and olive oil. My wife had grilled shrimp in a cognac sauce over dreamy risotto. Best meal we have had in NY in a long... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

During our recent stay in New York City, Montebello was the first restaurant we dined at. We wanted a nice lunch, but didn’t have a whole lot of time. Montebello was nice and close to our hotel and I had read good reviews here at TA, so that's where we went. It is a traditional Italian restaurant with a bit... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for dinner on Oct 3. We are sorry we bothered. Waiters standing around in an almost empty restaurant, talking among themselves, should have been a clue. Poor service, an average menu and less than average food. Perhaps the chef had the night off. In any event, if I were you I would try somewhere else.

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