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“Don't let the modest setting put you off!”
Review of Montecello

Montecello
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Sedgefield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Knysna, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't let the modest setting put you off!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Upon arrival you may be put off by the modest and dated decor, but don't let that put you off this establishment has been doing for years and always has awesome food!

Montecello's is a family run business and is known for the best steak on the Garden Route.
They are also known for excellent seafood and schnitzels.

Montecello's is really busy during season and on weekends and you will require a reservation during these busy times to get a table.
The service can be slow at times and can vary drastically from waitron to waitron unfortunately.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Ophelia_ZA
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wilderness, western cape
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful espetadas!!”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We love going to "Montecellos" in Sedgefield. We have been going there for several years now and the quality of the steak that they use is consistently excellent.but be aware that even the small espetada is very filling. You are given a choice of chips, baked potato or salad ( for which you pay a little extra but it is well worthwhile) The salad is really delicious. The ambience is warm and cosy particularly if you sit at a table near the fire. It is sensible to reserve a table as it is a busy restaurant. Look forward to returning.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank suemillard
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Yummy food, great atmosphere!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The steak (espetada) was apparently amazing, melt in the mouth. I'm a veggie- so I can only report second hand.... Although no veggie option on the menu- there was one reported to me by the waitress- which was absolutely yummy (which was lucky- as that was the only choice.)
The service, although friendly- was a little lacking (we had to ask for finger bowls for the prawn main course, and for cutlery after the starter- and then extra drinks... )
Overall though, a great experience- food was REALLY good, which made up for the lacking service.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Taryn J
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sedgefield
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Consistently Great Steak!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you want a great steak this is the place for you. We have never been disappointed and nor have our visitors. My family tells me that the seafood and chicken are great too but i can never pass up the chance of having a Montecello steak! :) We have never had anything but the best service. Ask any of the locals when you are in town.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank nikkisedgefield
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Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great value”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

This family run restaurant has not changed in years. Do not be put off by the dated decor the service is warm and friendly and the food is really good. My favourite is the schnitzel with a choice of sauces, but the fillet I recently had we spectacular. Montecello is always busy with regular, local customers - always a good sign. Though famous for their espatada, there is lots of choice on the menu. The husband/chef is utterly consistent, serving a large number of excellent meals of a consistently high standard. I can recommend Montecello highly, go for a drink at the bar then settle in for a delicious meal. You will become a fan.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Nicci R
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