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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

120 E 56th St # 1, New York City, NY 11360 (Manhattan)
212-753-1447
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Ranked #3,217 of 11,584 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $26 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
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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  • English first
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
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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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Connecticut
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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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179 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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