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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 - 10:30 pm
Open now
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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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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We picked this restaurant because it was near the Comedy Cellar. We were very happy with our meal and the service. We loved the quaint atmosphere. It was very busy, but we could have an conversation and still hear each other. The pasta was very fresh and the service was friendly and fast. We would definitely visit again if in... More 

Thank love2travelky
Camden, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined before jazz concert in Greenwich. Old fashioned home style Italian fare but much better than expected. Great service from wait staff with each course more than satisfying our palettes. A good Tuscan wine to accompany our meal.

Thank Paul B
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice little restaurant with very reasonable pricing. The star of the meal was the hot antipasti for two. I could have just kept eating it all night along with the bread. My Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and sausage was decent but not great. It's hard to compete with mia madre. My friend got the beef ravioli with meat sauce... More 

Thank BigBruno
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dropped in for dinner before a Haunted Walk tour. The restaurant was extremely busy, however our server did his best to give us timely and attentive service. I had the Rolatini Di Pollo, which was excellent. I had requested to have vegetables instead of potatoes/pasta as I do not eat starch, and I received a hearty portion of vegetables... More 

Thank Ottgrrl
Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The food at Monte's is delicious. It is old world Italian food that I grew up with in Brooklyn. I recommend ordering anything with the red sauce. It is so good. I ordered the manicotti which was fresh and tasty. My husband ordered the spaghetti with meatballs. That is his go to dish when trying an Italian restaurant we have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Dropped in by chance due to the discount from showing them my Monday Night Magic tickets. I was not disappointed. Nice ambience, really delicious food and fair pricing. I would gladly go back.

Thank Allen D
Princeton, New Jersey
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207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

You expect Michael Corleone to walk out of the bathroom any minute. Had the red snapper special in a beautiful tomato sauce. The baby artichokes were on the menu again, and they did not disappoint. There was also a melt in your mouth burrata mozzarella with prosciutto that I would recommend. We've tried 6 dishes, all excellent Recommend. Service is... More 

Thank Randy J
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Incredible Italian food in the west village. We have been eating here for 30 years, first with Giovani now with his family. Always a good meal. The veal is unmatched.

Thank nivekp66
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Did I order the wrong things? Perhaps.. I love Italian food done well. But i didn't enjoy any of that here. I dined alone on a Sunday night about 830 pm. . The place was very full . The service was a little brusk but efficient . I was fine with that. I had Veal Piccata. I love veal prepared... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We recently visited New York from the UK and were fortunate enough to be meeting a friend (who lives in New York) for dinner. She made a reservation for us at Monte's Trattoria and we are SO glad she did. The staff are all so friendly and attentive - 'service with a smile' all evening long! Surrounded by the history... 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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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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