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Monti Ristorante Italiano

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Enjoy a wide variety of Italian cuisine when you dine at Monti in Southend-on-Sea. From delicious lunch and dinner courses to mouthwatering desserts, we serve them all in our family restaurant. Visit us today to get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy place that is close to the ocean. Get in touch with us today and reserve your table!
US$21 - US$41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed today via mobile

I love Italian food and the food here is absolutely delicious, no doubt about it. However, we went on a very busy Saturday evening. Too busy. The tables were crammed in, and that’s no reference to previous social distancing, this would of been tight tight...even before we got used to ‘space’. The staff could barely squeeze by. I did ask for a table to moved and begrudgingly it was. It’s really brightly lit and because of the volume of people, really loud. I’m not sure if there weren’t enough staff that night, I appreciate with the current situation sometimes it is indeed tricky, they were all working so hard rushing about and being polite but service took ages and I had to ask 3 times before a drink actually arrived. Maybe we’ll try mid week as I say the food was yummy, just tooooo busy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant twice now (spending £250 over two visits) as a couple and while the food was nice we felt that they wanted large tables only? On our first visit we were seated on a small table behind the kitchen door in...an almost empty restaurant. We moved to another small table away from the kitchen door on that occasion. On our second visit early Friday evening, to be fair we had not booked but after several minutes checking the table reservations by the staff we were seated at the far end of the tented annex by ourselves even though the main restaurant was almost empty and remained empty by the time we left. We felt ostracised and being treated like social lepers I wanted to walk out but stayed because we were hungry and just wanted to eat. When we mentioned it to a waitress about were we had been sated it feel on deaf ears we mentioned it to another waiter low and behold they seated other diners close to us however, four diners got up and moved to the main restaurant because they objected to be seated at the far end of the tent. Really disappointed because we were hoping to make this our local go to restaurant however, feeling our custom was not welcomed we doubt that we will return anytime soon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely lovely food and staff . Amazing atmosphere, food great , first time here but for sure not the last

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We was welcome'd by the host, very friendly and helpful! Our server RYAN! was a excellent waiter and he was very friendly and funny and will definitely will be coming back again! Food was good but all in all the service from ryan and the...rest of the staff was excellent, owner was also very friendly she was lovely :)More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this gem of an Italian restaurant with friends yesterday. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and friendly. Although the restaurant was busy there was a totally relaxed atmosphere. Although the cost was a little above what we would usually expect to pay...the quality of the food was so good it was well worth the cost. It's a five star +++ authentic Italian experienceMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taken as guest to Monti's. was surprised to see a menu that differed from the usual Italian. The Sous Vide Ox Cheek was so good, but next time I will leave out the starter because this was a very large piece of beef long slow...cooked, very tender with more flavour than a fillet steak.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a find! Such a lovely meal. Fantastic food, freshly prepared from a menu with something for everyone. Friendly and welcoming staff. What more can I say! The whole family had a great time.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I pay £9 for a starter ( which was some tomatoes grilled on toast) I expect to be in a top class restaurant with ambiance and first class service. I was disappointed to be shoved (again for the second time, after we had booked...weeks in advance) in an anti room which had no atmosphere. The service was amateurish especially when it came to ordering drinks as we were asked what wine we wanted without being given the wine list. I wanted to support this local restaurant knowing it had good reviews but for me I will not be eating there again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an evening meal whilst away on holiday. The food was amazing tge waitress was so lovely. A very lovely meal. Thank you

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

After spending £90 plus a wrong order, argumentative waitress im about to make a ham toastie as im still hungry, A better cabanara from a tesco microwave meal and the thinnest pizza ever..Dont waste your time or money

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Monti Ristorante Italiano is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Monti Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5