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Montebello Ristorante Italiano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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120 E 56th St Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-3607 (Between Lexington and Park)
+1 212-753-1447
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our group of 10 enjoyed Montebello's immensely. fabulous food, wine, service & the staff were delightful. A highlight of our trip for sure:)

Thank suzie574
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

So many times when you go to the city for work you end up at a restaurant repeople treat you as though you were a throwaway client. Maybe this is true since the chances are they're never going to see you again or maybe only see you in a couple years. But the staff at Montebello made us feel like... More 

Thank Brocodile
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very good Italian food, highly recommend the monkfish. Decor very tired but service very good.Appetizer soups are huge portion. If available, get the figs, prosciutto and melon.

Thank Philip L
Santiago, Chile
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for many years every time we visit New York. Last week we were disappointed for the first time. While the service is still excellent as well as the decor and ambiance, prices had gone up considerably and quality has gone down. The Spring mix salad was mostly lettuce and much too heavy on... More 

Thank Laura B
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Dropped in last minute. Lovely quiet room. Welcoming and accommodating staff anxious to please. Food quite pleasant. Will definitely visit again. Noted nice private room in back.

Thank rpcohen
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant whilst walking back from Central Park on the last day of our vacation. We had the best meal of the whole vacation here. We ordered from the set lunch menu for $28 each, drank from glass tumblers and had linen napkins - what a lovely change from the more popular restaurants in the city that... More 

Thank Angieg_7
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This restaurant has a lovely relaxing atmosphere about it and the service is superb. The food is wonderful though I tend to always have the same main course which is the half ducklings hitch is cooked to perfection. The smoked salmon appetiser specials are beautiful and food prices are reasonable. Excellent wine list but it's hard to find a bottle... More 

Thank gwokypoodle
lords valley pa
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

This restaurant was a bit of a walk from Rockefeller Center but was worth it. There were 7 of us and we had a lovely time. The food was fabulous and the waiters were attentive and friendly. I certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank donna3031
New York, United States
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411 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I went to the restaurant for dinner in about the middle of November and had as my appetizer the Eggplant Parmigiana which was delicious. For my main course I had the Grilled Salmon served with a Dijon mustard sauce. The salmon did not have much taste to it and the mustard sauce was not equal to that served elsewhere. The... More 

Thank Harvey M
Sedgwick, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

We stopped on our way across town and were pleasantly surprised by the meal, service, and wine. My wife had the crespelle which was very well done. I had the calves liver which is always a test of the quality of the chef. It was very good but could have been a bit more tender. The wine selection by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 E 56th St Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-3607
    (Between Lexington and Park)
  • Public Transportation: M,R,V,F,E,6,7 trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-753-1447
Enjoy authentic Italian fine dining in New York. We use authentic Italian recipes & techniques when we prepare your ensalate, carni, pasta & pesci.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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