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“TERRIBLE!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Montecito Ristorante - CLOSED

Montecito Ristorante
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: 262-542-7470
Lake Geneva, WI
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Just home from an awful meal. Where to start? The first impression of course: the waitress was more interested in chatting up her friends and sister than taking care of patrons. She was clueless to the menu options and kept saying "no that isnt right that is my other job" when she would make a mistake on answering a question regarding a dish. Putting the terrible service aside - the food was lackluster and flavorless. Grilled salmon was cold, over cooked and unseasoned. Chicken Parmigan - flavorless and watery. There was a pool of water in the bottom of the bowl. I had to wander thru the empty restaurant to find someone to ask for salt and pepper be brought to our outdoor table.
Who in the world puts carrots on garlic bread? Montecito does. The garlic cheese bread was greasy and soggy. We waited 20+ minutes after our boring salads were taken away before our main course was served.
I would cut them some slack if they were busy - they were not. We were the only 2 patrons during the dinner "rush". That should have been a sure sign that this was not a desirable dining spot.
Never again will we visit Montecito.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Unpretentiously Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Montecito Ristorante-Lounge, 257 W Broadway Waukesha, WI, seems to be doing it right! Italian Food the way we like it…It’s a little hidden but, well worth the hunt. Good prices, Great Staff and Fabulous Food: What more could you ask for?

If and when you go, try the “House Specialty” Chicken Marsala…The Pope should have it this good; and, the Sicilian Steak to die for.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank danheibler
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Refined Simplicity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

A place that just about anyone can feel comfortable eating at - casual atmosphere with great food!! Dale & Jenni are the most friendly people and know how to make you feel welcome. My Chicken Marsala was excellent. I was truly spoiled by the HUGE Portabello mushrooms that covered my meal. Didn't go home hungry. Very nice selection of wines too. Prices are in the low to mid teens!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Dan_n_Anne
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