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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!
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting. Top rated food with fresh ingredients, starters, mains and desserts. Clean plates throughout the family, even with a fussy vegetarian teenager. Extremely attentive friendly staff, nothing was too much for them. Would highly recommend and return.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over priced and mean portions I had a terrible experience of this restaurant.Our experience was not good over cooked food and high priced beers and wine

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful! Burnt lamb, sentback! Pasta not cooked, not eaten! Bland pepper corn sauce! Vegan pizza over spiced tasted like perfume, not eaten! Monkfish, tiny portion! Very expensive! As italian restaurants go this is one to be avoided. Finally, and worst of all they didn't seem...to care!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

First experience. Will be back. Service, price and food very good. Atmosphere a little quiet and chairs uncomfortable but otherwise very good

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Very welcoming from front of house staff. Food was disappointing. High priced small portion from starter's to mains. I know there is a cost of living troubles around But please don't put this on my plate. Please pull your socks up Ppp

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

I took my teenage sons out for dinner, food was late and not the best, was made to feel like we were forgotten as I had to keep calling the waiters over to either take our order or to take our plates that had sat...there for over 15 minutes. I ordered a Jack Daniels and coke but received something completely different. I called over the waiter to let him know this was the incorrect drink only to be told that they didn't have Jack Daniels but this was the like it! It would have better if i had been given the choice to change my own drink. I sent it back and just had coke/pepsi. My sons did not like the experience and neither did I. We will never go again and I would not recommend it to anyone, they only seemed interested in their regulars or big parties. What a waste of my hard earned money. We all have different experiences and unfortunately this was mine.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

1/5 Awful cold food given with a £50+ hot food order. Refused refund even when all the food was brought back uneaten. Unprofessional and intimidating behaviour from staff and management. Have to resort to a letter before action to legally obtain refund.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

The restaurant has had some new options added to its amazing menu. I also really like the new tables and decor. The service here is the best in town with great attention to detail.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

My wife and I went to this amazing restaurant. We are italian and we felt immediately at home. Sabrina, Enrico Sr and Enrico Jr deserve all the best for the great emotions they made us feel. Than you again

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Outstanding Food, Family run business, we have been coming here for over 12 years, it’s changed owners in that time. But wonderful food throughout that period. They have a new menu which we had to try out. We were a party of seven in total...four adults and three children. The children all had pasta, I had their new Pinsa (like pizza) but less dough content if that makes sense, very tasty and crispy, my friend had the chicken in mushroom sauce with cauliflower, and the guys had pork medallion with pasta and monk fish with vegetables, and lots of skin on fries. Plus cheesy garlic bread. I only took one photo. Well worth a visit, and is very much a family friendly restaurant. We made sure we left by 7.15pm when couples started to arrived, to give them peace.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem of a place on Southchurch Road in Southend. The service is absolutely fabulous from the minute we walked in until we left. The owner explained to us that the restaurant was a family owned business and that the majority...of the dishes were home made. I had the carbonara which was delicious and extremely authentic Italian. It really was yummy. Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food and appreciated the complimentary lemon cello at the end of the meal! We will definitely return soon! Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

This family run restaurant is a diamond in the rough exceptional food and the owners couldn't do enough to make it like being back in Italy there was no rush so you could enjoy the food, great wine and a great atmosphere this little gem...i highly recommend 5 starMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Came here with couples for a catch up. Staff and surroundings were very pleasant. We had two courses but a garlic bread for a starter which wasn’t on the menu. Mains we all had something different and all agreed it was very nice. We all...had a pudding also all very nice, I had a bowl of ice cream which also wasn’t on the menu but they were happy to do so. Overall we had a great evening, in pleasant surroundings, attentive but not pushy staff and a great catch up. Well recommend Monti,s and thank you for good food and a nice evening.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Visited this fabulous restaurant for my partners birthday. From the ambience, the food and the wonderful staff/owner, I can truly say one of the best Italian meals we’ve had. Looking forward to returning there very soon for another delicious meal.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent ambiance, impeccable service and delicious food. First course mussels were perfect, I had a calzone for mains which was excellent. Service was attentive.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Monti Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4