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Monte's

4.3
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203 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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We are the Oldest Italian Restaurant in Brooklyn, in business since 1906. Featuring Neopolitan style pizza cooked in our wood burning oven and fresh made pasta.

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Special menus

  • Lobster Fest Tuesday

    Jul 28 - Oct 27, 2020
    two 1 1/4 LB lobsters, potato and corn on the cob $36

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 203 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For a place claiming to be the oldest Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, I was disappointed with the food. The service was superb. The backyard isn’t open, so if that where you believe you’ll be seated, not true. Also menu has been updated, from the one presented here on open table. Ravioli isn’t homemade, and had an overwhelming amount of truffle oil. Gnocchi was super chewy and mushy. Again, service was great, just not up to par with what is expected from the oldest Italian spot in Brooklyn.

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VictoriaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. The food was great. The tables are well spaced apart in the back garden and feels very safe. It is a good atmosphere for a nice dinner out. We were a group of 6 and it was a great time. Will definitely return !

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vipEugeneL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

One waitress was covering entire backyard and she was just overwhelmed. Took a long time to put orders in and get the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great, cozy, well prepared for COVID; delicious food!

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were expecting more of a quality red sauce Italian experience. I’ll be honest, the quality of food in light of the prices disappointed. Veal parmigiana was dry and tasted like chicken. Pasta didn’t come with parmigiana. Pizza was soggy with too many toppings jammed on top. And service was disorganized. Music was also off-putting Italian rap. For nearly $300 for three people this entire experience could’ve been way better. Also what Italian restaurant doesn’t carry Aperol ??

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BarryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went during COVID, would have preferred more caution from server (no gloves, handling utensils/glasses, standing too close). Food was great though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Celebrated a friends birthday party and had a great time overall. We had pizzas and appetizers for the table. Pizza is delicious, salads were delicious, calamari was disappointing over cooked. The backyard garden is a very nice escape from the noise and crowds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Unfortunately the service was terrible. The waitress barely had the energy to deal with us. When we arrived we were seated outside and were not told there was a patio in the back. No effort whatsoever put into making it special. In this pandemic influenced world I am amazed that some restaurants think they can put it in auto pilot. The food was delicious but we will not be going back.

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked two tables - one for two people, another for four people. Monte's was beyond accommodating, sitting us at a table for eight people with a buffer in between the two families! Super inventive and adaptive in these times. We were seated in the back garden, and it was lovely and incredibly well put together. It didn't feel like an afterthought at all, which sometimes these outdoor seating arrangements do. The food was amazing! All six of us enjoyed our food, it was delicious. The lobster special was a steal! We had the boar ravioli, mushroom ravioli, salmon, baked cod, speck and arugula salad. And a cheese plate! And tiramisu! Delicious and extremely accomodating. Our waitress was a gem.

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MichaelH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Prompt. Courteous. Accommodating. Delicious & well prepared food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Amazing oysters and lovely Italian style pizza. They are offering outside seating. I wish they took credit cards

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NazimY
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food was delicious. chef pays a lot of attention to freshness and quality of the product. slightly disorganized in the service area but times are different right now so it's understandable. good experience overall. definitely coming back.

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GIACOMO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go to Montes. Love the food and service. Great pizza too.

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Helenp
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was our first venture out since lockdown. Food was delicious! Staff and service was exceptional. We can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food is overrated and bland. Long story short, don’t waste your money here. I was looking for good Italian food in this part of Brooklyn. Obviously my search continues.

The bread at the start of the meal was slightly more charred than it should have been and that pervaded the flavor. Caesar salad was served lukewarm, which meant it was sitting outside for sometime. Salad dressing was weak, few croutons.

Main dish of gnocchi Parmesan was mediocre. Sauce was only moderately flavorful and cheese was bland. Gnocchi were almost tasteless. I ate it because I was hungry and tired of spending the day sightseeing, and was not about to search out another spot to eat at 9 o’clock at night.

Service was peculiar. I was seated at the bar, which was quite dark and illuminated by small candles. The citronella candles at either end produced a lot of heat which made sitting there a bit uncomfortable. Bartender served as my waitress. She was friendly enough, but made an unusual misstep on the dessert: she offered a dessert menu, then couldn’t produce one because it didn’t exist and they don’t currently offer one. That’s fine, but it surprised me that she didn’t know that.

Overall, highly overrated and mediocre food. Your money will best be spent somewhere else. You’re welcome.

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BrooklynBambina
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Montes because it’s old school with pretty good food. I can’t say I love everything but the pizza is fantastic as are the traditional dishes. The service staff is young and they aim to please. I’ve always enjoyed my visits there and plan to continue.

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SeanG
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was rough, food was pretty good and ambiance was fair.

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vipScottie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food surpass our expectations.

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vipSharonK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was warm, cozy, old-school, neighborhoody Italian and an excellent experience overall. Would highly recommend to anyone. The pizza was the star of the menu.

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TamaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, it was a perfect atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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StevenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cocktails were watered down and tasteless. Otherwise excellent

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PatD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Brooklyn. One drawback is cash or AMEX only. Great location. Super ambiance. Food was excellent. Would return again soon.

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adele
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. Great Togo to for a special event.



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BrooklynBambina
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is quaint and comfortable; the service is excellent; the food is fine - not bad, not exceptional; and it’s very overpriced. I’d stick to a glass of wine and a pizza.

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SmylieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm friendly neighborhood restaurant with great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Restaurant had great ambiance and holiday decorations!

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vippandadoc
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic Italian fare prepared by people that know what they're doing. Staying true to their roots.
We went for Thanksgiving and the pumpkin gnocchi was light and tasty, the turkey, stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes were perfect.

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henryk
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

MONTES IS A VERY NICE PLACE TO EAT, DRINK AND HANG OUT. ITS ITALIAN STYLE AND THE FOOD WAS GOOD. NOT AUTHENTIC ITALIAN BUT IT WORKS. I HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS. ALL THE PLATES COME WITH A SIDE PASTA. WOULD PREFER IT COME WITH A VEGGIE. THE SAUCE IS A BIT TOO WATERY. I NEED A THICKER SAUCE. SO THOSE ARE MY HANG UPS BUT THE PLACE WAS VERY NICE. LOTS OF STREET PARKING. RESTROOMS ARE CLEAN. OUR SERVER WAS SO NICE AND ATTENTIVE. WILL BE BACK FOR GENERAL DINING.

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MeaghanO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, classic italian, lovely and warm place. Great for groups.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicisioso!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Specified reservation was for birthday, but no acknowledgement from restaurant either way. The food was good and the restaurant was dark and cozy but there were practically no other patrons so it wasn’t a very festive experience.

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luv2dine
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Duck is a little too I love the way it sounds like a great time

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vipJaniceR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the restaurant and the food and learning about it's fantastic history!! Lived in Park Slope in the late 80s-early 90s and didn't know this place existed. Glad to have found it. Will definitely go back again

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vipKevinL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great, service was useless. Had to keep reminding server to actually serve us. Spent 2.5 hours there for no good reason.

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LauraL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner as always and our server, Frankie, was great - very personable.

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vipTheRaven
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place has been around forever but not the same. The food was average, except the pork chop that was just unable to be eaten. Pasta was something you get in a diner. I was very disappointed, since I expected great things. I must say service was good but that was my last visit.

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TMC212
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great! thanks. and thanks again for the great service.

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vipJosephN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Old school Italiano !
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KristinaM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice, restaurant wasn’t very full, but food was great and we got really great friendly service

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Cjcmus
18 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went on a Sunday night just for the Grilled Salmon,
which they were out of. Disappointing.

FAQs

Monte's does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Monte's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 852-7800.

Monte's is rated 4.3 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Monte's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/DBE8VPQ8BC6T1/order.

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