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Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

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15 NW Alder Place, Issaquah, WA 98027 (Front Street)
+1 425 270 3677
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Seattle, Washington
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265 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very small, intimate restaurant in downtown Issquah, with reservations required in advance to get in! We were a little unsure as the email we received earlier in the day was very adamant that we could only have the table for 1 hr 45 minutes; it wasn't the most welcoming experience to a new restaurant. However, the service was very good,... More 

Thank Krisinseattle
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Montalcino remains the one that all Italian restaurants should be measured against. The owners, servers, busers and chefs all are excellent and and attentive. The menu and wine list are extensive and full of exciting choices. It is small so reservations are suggested. Your meal and dining experience are well worth the time to call and make a reservation. We... More 

Thank Bob A
Medina, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went back again to the heavenly Italian food with some new friends and Montalcino's just never disappoints. The food, service, and ambiance are always consistently superb in every way. I keep trying new dishes each time and somehow they are all amazing! Can't wait to bring more friends and family to experience the heavenly food over the holidays. :-)

Thank Derek E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in, it felt like we were in Nonna's kitchen. The smells and tastes of Italy were great. Fernando and Cindy great you with Prosecco and a smile. The wine they import from Italy is the best. The food is the best in Western Washington (I think). Thank you Fernando and Cindy for bringing Italy and... More 

Thank Thomas S
Sammamish, WA
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We heard from friends that Montalcino's was a great Italian restaurant we must go to. We we're absolutely impressed! The menu is well rounded for everyone to enjoy. Our waitress, Lucy was great and very helpful with suggestion. We heard that Mama was in the kitchen cooking and her son Fernando the owner was there to greet us as we... More 

Thank Kristin302
Issaquah, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had another great dinner this past weekend. It was raining outside, but inside, this romantic and quaint restaurant was just a great experience. Romantic atmosphere, comfortable, delicious with impeccable service. I just love the red brick walls. My glass of chianti was as perfect as my date that night. And the food is just so damn good. I have... More 

Thank Matthew F
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal tonight at Montalcino. Our server had great recommendations & was very friendly. All of our dishes were flavorful & full portions. The appetizer sampler that allowed tastes of multiple dishes was AMAZING. loved the bruschetta. Also. The lamb shank was tender & perfectly cooked. The best dish in my opinion was the Kobe... More 

Thank Kelsey C
Kent, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Don't understand any bad reviews because we go out to dinner a couple times a week and this is an amazing restaurant.. We made early reservation and ordered a wine sampler with the antipasto special. Amazing - dinner choices were hard to choose with amazing lobster, lamb and pasta specials in addition to regular menu. Got the seafood pasta with... More 

Thank ReflectionIndustries
Sammamish, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Returning after a long break, questioning my memories. No place is perfect, but we give allowances that others may not. There was no Mozzarella appetizer on this visit, because when they have it, it is fresh. We like that, a lot. Whenever they are out of something, we have a wonderful alternative. A few of their dishes are served as... More 

Thank grappa1
Maple Valley, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I was warned about the 2 hour window we had for dinner on a Friday night, but was not prepared for the constant rush and requests for ordering the next course. Many times during our meal we were encouraged to order. If you want cocktails, appetizers, first and second course and dessert, forget about it at this restaurant - there... More 

Thank Noel G
Giovanni D, Owner at Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Your other party of 2 who made the reservation arrangements has dined with us many times. He contacted me regarding this reservation and asked if your party of 2 can have a reservation for a certain seating time and length - we agreed. I know he informed you of this. What you failed to mention is your party arrived over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 NW Alder Place, Issaquah, WA 98027
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Issaquah
  • Phone Number: +1 425 270 3677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?