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“Surprising!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monticchio Pizza & Restaurant

Monticchio Pizza & Restaurant
719 Osborne St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 477-4773
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Ranked #508 of 1,390 Restaurants in Winnipeg
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
grandmahenry
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159 restaurant reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Surprising!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have friends who kept asking us to go there and we finally made it last night. Wasn't busy but when some more people came in it did get a little noisy. Not excessive, we didn't have to raise our voices but it's a wee bit echo-y. We had very good service. All four of us had different dishes and all four portions were HUGE! And hot. The bread rolls that came with dinner were wonderful. Salad was very good. My main course was slightly disappointing; it was oven-baked Italian Sausage and Rice. The rice was very good, the sauce was lovely but there was not a lot of sausage. The meal said the sausage was baked with peppers and there were more peppers than anything which was a bit disappointing. My husband's Spaghetti and Meatballs was excellent and our friends had Baked Ravioli which they both enjoyed. I cannot stress enough how large the portions were, for small eaters one portion could be shared easily. We were seated near a ceiling vent that was a bit chilly but I was very pleased overall. I thought that it would be in Osborne Village but it's not which meant much less traffic and congestion. Has a patio in the back and parking. Reservations recommended for weekends and holidays.

The front downstairs has square tables at one side but the other side has round tables. There is also a private room available for large groups.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Noisy, cramped, slow, and uncooked chicken”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We had reservations for a small (7 people) family get-together. We were seated at 6:30 PM, it took a few minutes for everyone to arrive, and we all took our time with the menus, so we ordered by 7:00. Our salads came, and we finished those, and I noticed another table seated shortly after that. By 7:50, we still did not have our main course, but the table that was seated after we were done our salads had theirs. Dinner conversation was difficult: with the noisy atmosphere we practically had to yell to hear each other.

Shortly after 8:00, we finally got our main courses. I ordered chicken, and it all looked good. As I cut through the first piece, however, I noticed some resistance on the knife, and flipped it over to look. The chicken was cooked on the top, but still pink on the bottom.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“For all the family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great food, great atmosphere, great service we always have had authentic Italian meals here and we go often!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakville, Manitoba
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Really good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I had the dinner feature - pasta in light cream sauce with artichoke, sundried tomato, peas and chicken. Very good, Starting salad crisp and fresh (I ask for it without ham). Fresh "twists" are amazing.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winnipeg, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Italian fare at it best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Unassuming exterior on Osborne street but expect one of your best Italian food experiences.
A simple green salad was so fresh and creatively styled, The pizzas were gourmet inspired but not excessively priced. A private dining room with a window overlooking the street and artzy chandeliers provided a wonderful ambiance for a family get together. Seats 20 people comfortably.
Great wine list and attentive service from the manager through to service personnel.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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