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Monte's Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenwich Village
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97 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1259 (Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets)
+1 212-228-9194
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! What an amazing experience. The food was sublime. The most wonderful prosciutto and melon - best melon we have had even in Italy. Perfect pasta - so good you didn't want it to finish. Such friendly service. Highly, highly recommended.

Thank Jacqui C
Short Hills, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Easy to get seated on a Friday night without a reservation. Located on MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Everything about the restaurant says New York in the tradition of good old fashioned red-sauce Italian. The place feels like it's been this way forever. Everything is good. Portions are generous. The atmosphere is authentic. The waiters are great.... More 

Thank Skater741
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Are you looking for one of those Great Old School New York Italian joints that used to be quite abundant in New York but of late are becoming quite rare ? Then Monte's is the place for you, as it is now one of just a handful of the wonderfully charming family run Italian Restaurants serving tasty Italian Food in... More 

Thank Daniel B
Newcastle, Australia
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a nice time here. Old fashioned (in a GOOD way!) service. Very friendly and efficient. Bread brought to table before the meal was really good. My gnocchi wasn't the best I'd had (it lacked flavour) but the limoncello cocktail and the dessert I had (tiramisu) were fabulous. Everyone else at the table really enjoyed their mains. Tables were... More 

Thank Lynda_e_Miller
Waco, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Went to Monte's late on a Saturday night, having just arrived for a fun trip to NYC. Everything was good - the food, the service, and the atmosphere. I had the minestrone and the veal piccata. Everyone else had fresh made pasta, and really enjoyed their meals. Tiramisu and zabaglione were both yummy as well. Plus we got a decent... More 

Thank lcclev67
Southampton, New York
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The Wife and I went here on our very first date exactly 25 years ago January. Old school Italian food and service on a level rivaled by few. Prices are insane- Exceptional value! Clams Oreganata and posilipo are best in class, fresh pastas (tagliatelle and tagliarini) outstanding! Even the chicken parmigiano was outstanding ( the cheese and sauce make it).... More 

Thank John P
Rugby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We were visiting New York for the first time and wanted to plan our dining out in advance. We booked this place based on recommendations we read on the internet. We love Italian food and wanted to visit Greenwich Village; win, win! We were actually surprised by Greenwich Village because it was actually pretty scruffy and looked a little rundown.... More 

Thank Simon C
Leawood, Kansas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Monte's is a must whenever we visit New York. It is hands down one of our favorite restaurants in the US. The pasta literally melts in your mouth. Old school perfection!!

Thank dancingduck
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

We've been going to Monte's for over 20 years, ever since the owner, Giovanni, pulled us in off the street! He's 80 and retired now, but what he left his family is no less a revelation. Monte's is an authentic NYC Italian restaurant. The type of place they could have used to film a scene in "The Godfather." The waiters... More 

Thank Gabriel G
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

I went to Monte's to meet a long time business friend along with a few other people (5 in all). The place was packed, but we were seated upstairs (much quieter) at a corner table. The food, wine, and service were all wonderful -- old style Italian -- parmigiano pasta delicious red wine, great bread -- I had red snapper... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1259
    (Between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F,& V trains to West 4th Street/Washington Square Park
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-9194

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