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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

Had to go back to pick up an order. They make the whole process easy. By the way the food was great! Wonderful service!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

Just had a curbside order for July 4th. It was outstanding and was ready at the time. It was really good! Dont pass this up!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

We went with two couples; party of six before attending an 8pm musical near by. Fortunately we had reservations because the restaurant was packed!! Our server could have been more attentive, it took 20 minutes to place a drink order after we were seated. We...ordered off the regular menu, though there are dinner specials; I debated about a risotto special but ended up with the veal tortellini. My husband had the veal ravioli; both were very good!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday evening. It was pretty busy, we were glad we’d made a reservation! The waitress was great! Friendly, accommodating, & efficient. Ordered a caprese salad as a starter while we waited for one of our party. It was fresh & delicious....Our food came out quickly. We had the calamari sore (lemony & tender), a pasta with seafood (mildly spicy), the pepper steak ( juicy & cooked perfectly). We were stuffed, but since it was a birthday, we shared a chocolate canaloni dessert ( creamy inside & hard shell dipped in chocolate). Sooo rich! One person could NOT eat it! However, the best part we the handful of colorful confetti the waitress tossed on the table before presenting the dessert!! Had a great evening! My only negative is it was VERY noisy & hard to have a conversation.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

I have lived less than three miles from Montecatini for over 20 years and this was my first visit. Friends have recommended, but I never knew exactly where it was and, just didn’t bother to find. I was walking down the street, and there it...was. I looked up reviews and told the hubby we were going Saturday. We did and it was fantastic. I come from a family that made pasta for restaurants in Kenosha WI. I know good pasta. I am crazy picky about gnocchi (please pronounce correctly) and Montecatini did NOT disappoint. Their gnocchi is in my top 5 of all time. Light, fluffy, perfectly done. It was heavenly pillows of yummyness. The wine list was perfectly matched to the food. The service was friendly and attentive. Not to fussy, but attention to detail. Seemed like a LOT of regulars as there were lots of hugs between guests and staff. There was not a single empty table while we dined. The turnover was impressive. The hostess turned out to be the co owner and very friendly. I am putting them on our regular places to visit. Reasonably priced for excellent food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

Italian food is obviously very popular in Walnut Creek judging from the many Italian restaurants in the area. We ate at the bar as the place was packed and enjoyed everything we had. Montecatini is one of the best Italian restaurants in town in my...view.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Five of us had a very nice after theater dinner. Every dish was delicious. Good salads, especially the Gorgonzola. Nice service. Large portions. I had the scallops which were dynamite. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

Went here with friends the first time, great service, great food! Unfortunately when we went again we had a very different experience, the service was bad, we waited forever for our order to be taken and again for the food. I repeatedly tried to get...the waiters attention to order more drinks before the food arrived with no luck. When food finally arrived it was just meh.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

This restaurant continually receives the "best of " ratings. It was disappointing to have a meal that was mediocre and sitting through a jammed table space with one man literally with the back of his chair up against our table. The pasta was average at...best.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

I am spoiled when it comes to 'home-style' Italian cooking as my mother was an amazing, second generation Italian, cook. So when I say Montecatini does home-style Italian well, it is certainly worth trying out. You also know it has to be good because of...just how long this restaurant has been in, the very competitive, Walnut Creek. You just are not going to last unless you can constantly deliver good food. I am also always very happy with the service and they have a reasonable priced wine list that has some very tasty choices.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

This place doesn't look like much from the front, but once you enter it's a different experience. It's nicely decorated, the tables aren't too close together. There is a small bar area which has a good happy hour menu. The service and food are both...good. Their pastas are my go to, I usually try whatever is on special that day. I like to give my business to local places that give back to the community.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Looking for a comfortable neighborhood place with excellent food and service....you will find it at Montecatini Ristorante in Walnut Creek. A great place for special occasion celebrations or a great meal. Raves over the lamb shank from two in our party. Mahi Mai and shrimp...were also good choices. A wide list of food choices and wine list. Corkage fee of $15.00 per bottle let's you bring in your favorite. Happy hour offers a range of drinks and appetizers. Desserts well done. Service attentive and thoughtful.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Graduation dinner party for our HS granddaughter! Nine of us. Service was excellent. Not expensive for a quality Italian meal in an upscale town like Walnut Creek, but LOUD! Had to yell to talk to the person across from me. Most of our group enjoyed...their entrees...not me. Bland tomato cream sauce on eggplant parmigiana was a mistake. I actually fantasized about standing up and clicking my fork loudly against my water glass until the room quieted down, at which time I would've asked for everyone to speak a bit more softly. I didn't do it...but I wish I had. I will not eat here again unless I'm alone or with people I do not wish to converse with.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

We have loved this restaurant and made a reservation for 6 pm on a Saturday night. We were shown our table and our wait person Introduced herself and we tasted, then ordered wine. We also ordered dinner - a veal dish each. Our dinner arrived...almost before the wine and the veal was not a tender as remembered. They served it with mac n cheese and fresh vegetables. The broccoli was so undercooked we couldn't cut it with a steak knife. We were done with dinner at 6:30. Not the dining experience we were looking for. Will not return.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Small Italian restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek has fabulous food and great service. My favorite dishes are the Carbonara and the Sepia Calamari Dore, so delicious! Another bonus - it's reasonably priced.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Montecatini Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5