Monticello at Red Bank

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$30 and under
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Italian
Monticello at Red Bank features Italian Cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The menu often features dishes reflecting French and other European styles and flavors.

Located at 69 Broad St., steps way from the Count Basie Theatre, and a mere two blocks from the Navesink Water Front park, Monticello has been impressing lovers of fine food and impeccable service in a warm and casual atmosphere.

Our dedicated and professional staff is eager to provide you with a memorable dining experience. Whether you desire a romantic dinner for two or a celebration for 80, Monticello is the perfect destination for all your entertaining needs. The restaurant is available for up to 80 guests for any event.
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DA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had reservations, but it wasn't crowded on a Wednesday night, we were seated right away. We did wait a bit for a waiter but there was a large party so understandable and we were talking so all good. Our Waite, Aaron, was excellent and the food was delicious. I will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our “go to” place when we want to introduce friends to dining in Red Bank. The food is always authentic with quality and fresh ingredients. The staff is very amicable and helpful. We have been to Monticello over 20 times and never disappointed.

BYOB is a bonus. Our go to place for quality food with friendly staff.

AP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great quality food. A real find in Red Bank. Takes Italian food to a high level. Very creative dishes also. Highly recommended.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This used to be my favorite restaurant. I really enjoy the fact that it is BYOB. Unfortunately,
we had sticker shock when we got the bill. One appetizer, 4 meals, 2 desserts. Well over $200 for the
4 of us. I do not think I will go back.

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Totally enjoyed our dinner before a show at Count Basie on Friday night! Our waitresss was awesome and the food was superb! Will definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

Let me lead off with, the food was great. That said, the restaurant was half full, yet it was over an hour before the server took our order. 45 mins later appetizers. Two and a half hours later our mains came out. A three hour, three course meal...a bit much. Service was poor, definitely not worth the wait given other options in Red Bank.

Nor did they acknowledge that we were celebrating a birthday, which I annotated in the reservation. Oh well.

f
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great dining experience. Fantastic service and excellent cuisine

B
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Things got off to a bad start after we were seated at a table squished between another couple (table about a foot away), and a wall next to the kitchen. This was despite the fact that there were several other 2-person tables available, and we had made a reservation. Fortunately, the hostess did move us after we requested it. The server was hard to understand (thick accent, I think), and most of the night he was fairly inattentive. We shared the house salad, which was ok, but dry due to insufficient dressing. My wife asked if the gnocchi in the "special" was homemade. The waiter assured her that it was even better than homemade since it was "imported from Italy". Based on that claim she ordered it and was sorely disappointed - in fact it was the frozen, rubbery kind you can buy in the supermarket, and that is served at low end Italian restaurants. I ordered the "tiger prawns" served with a light cream sauce over an angel hair type pasta. The pasta and the sauce were tasty, but the shrimp were a big disappointment - only 3 tiny shrimp that definitely were not tiger prawns. If nothing else, Monticello is consistent. We ordered the chocolate bread pudding and it was the worst we ever had - hard and crunchy. All in all a disaster that cost $92 with tax and tip. About the only thing that was good was that it was BYOB so we saved on the wine.

n
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience2

I've been here many times. At first I couldn't say enough positive things about the place. I simply feel like the service has fallen off incrementally with each visit. We like the fact that it's BYOB, and the food is usually solid.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. Terrific value. What more can you say.

KA
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The best and most accommodating Gluten Free Italian restaurants around. Everything I've ever had is delicious. I never order the same thing because there are so many options. For someone with Celiac's that's unheard of. I'm done trying to new restaurants in Red Bank, they come and go. Monticello's is always good, you can get a reservation and its reasonable. Don't forget its BYOB!

D
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great spot! Delicious food, BYO... Good value. Can’t wait to return. Only negative is that when full , the acoustics aren’t great and it can get noisy... Still recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food delicious! Server wonderful! Place needs to renovated badly. They also need to choose different music to play They played Club music. I really like this restaurant but have decided to look at other places first because of the atmosphere and music to be honest...

SK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A great restaurant, good food, great service.

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The prix fixe meal was delicious and a great value. We had the caesar salad, chicken parmigiana, and the
Papardelle Monticello. All were wonderful! The ice cream berries dessert was the perfect ending! Will definitely be back!

l
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

the food was excellent..... the service could be a little more attentive....

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant.

SD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had anniversary dinner with wife before show at Two River Theater. Both meals were excellent, staff were friendly and ambience was nice. Recommend dining early before crowd arrives.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a nice quiet meal there. Service with a smile.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Service wasn’t great this time around, food is pretty good, and it’s kind of loud in the narrow room

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Burratta ravioli was heavenly ! All of the food was delicious!

SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great meal and excellent service! I love the gluten free options, including the calamari appetizer!

w
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intimate BYOB with excellent food. A good choice for date night!

NP
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome place. Food was nothing short of excellent and the service was perfect. Will be back soon.

CV
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh. Service was good. The waitress was willing to explain any of the dish preparations on the menu.
The dessert was outstanding.

PW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Second time to the restaurant. Again very good service and food. My wife loves their array of gluten free options. Looking forward to our next visit.

BB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is nothing quite like the $20 prix fixe. Terrific value, delicious, many entree choices. Have already recommended to about 10 friends!

GB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall great calamari and good food. Had to move outside because AC was down but preferred that anyway.

TB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Burrata Ravioli in the open fire tomato and bacon cream sauce was unbelievable. But the Sicilian Bread Pudding was even better. We found our go to BYO Italian place in Red Bank. Highly recommend.

BC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is very good and consistent. Fair prices and good size portions.

GS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent, service and ambiance was very good. High recommend for Italian Cuisine.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant and dine there about twice a month

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great as usual.

j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter and staff were excellent and 3 course Price Fix $20 dinner cannot be beat!!

HB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great gluten free options. Finding a place that does GF calamari is always a treat! We will return when in Red Bank again!

O
Atlantic City
47 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Monticello does not disappoint! Food, Service were Outstanding as usual.

MJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have there many times. The Food is always good and consistent. Service was good as it usually is. Once it start to get
Busy it does get a little loud. Would definitely recommend.

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Hadn't been to Monticello in years. Had a wonderful meal. Service was great. Asked to substitute spinach for risotto (since I couldn't have any grains) was told they didn't have spinach but my table mate had spinach with their meal, that was a little strange. Other than that we had a great dinner and will be back soon!

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unexpected treasure our party of four really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was excellent with many gluten free options. Our waitress was very accommodating to my elderly in inlaws nothing was too much trouble. It is also a BYOB which is always a plus being wine drinkers. Are going back again in August and looking forward to it immensely.

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