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“Just Moved To Town....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monty's Restaurant and Pizzeria

Monty's Restaurant and Pizzeria
Ranked #59 of 156 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Punta Gorda's first authentic Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Established in 1983. Simply said "the best Italian food and pizza around". Ask anyone! Voted Best Pizza year after year by the Harbor Style Magazine Readers. Happy Hour daily 3-7pm. Lunch specials.
Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
“Just Moved To Town....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Myself And 3 Others Had A wonderful Time At Your New Restaurant This Past Saturday Night....All Of Us Have Recently Purchased Homes In Town....And Are All From Boston....I,Personally Have Been In The Restaurant Business Over 30 Years.....We Started At The Outside Bar With Perfectly Chilled Lemon-Drop Martinis....Both The Bartenders,Darlene And John Were Fun, Professional,Attentive And Fast....Allowing Us A Perfect Amount Of Time To Enjoy Our Drinks,We Were Then Offered To Stay Right Where We Were And Enjoy Our Dinner With Them...We Quickly Accepted...Enjoying Ourselves So....We Choose 2 Different Eggplant Dishes....Veal Parmesan...And The Stuffed Shells....3 Of Us Went For The Salad Bar.....Which Was Plentiful(LOVED The Beets)...Nicely Set-up....And CLEAN....My Better Half Had The Soup Of The Day....Eating Every Last Bite.....Our Bread Basket Was Full And Warm...We Asked For Some Olive-Oil....Crushed Red Pepper...And Freshly Ground Parmesan Cheese To Mix-up And Dip Our Bread Into....Everything Was Within Our Reach Instantly....After Finishing Off Our Main-Meals(No To-Go Boxes Needed Here...!),Things Were Cleaned-Up...And Onto Coffee And After Dinner Drinks....And Of Course Some Of THE BEST Cannolis EVER....And Remember...We Are All From Boston.....And Have Had Many From The North-End....We Will Be Back Often....Hope To Become Regulars.....Looking Forward To Bringing Everyone Who Visits From Back Home In For An Amazing Meal And Experience.....

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy W
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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59 reviews
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“Disappointed in Punta Gorda”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

We have been patrons since before Hurricane Charley destroyed the original restaurant. We went with great anticipation for a pizza at their newly completed restaurant. After finally finding a place to park, we went in to enjoy our meal. We were seated in a small 2 seat booth by the kitchen. It was like Kitchen Nightmare live....A rack with used dishes and a garbage pail was our view. After a while a waitress finally appeared and we ordered our pizza and Caesar salad. After about 15 minutes our salad appeared. It was like it was thrown on a plate without any croutons to be found. Didn't see the waitress for another 10 minutes. She said our pizza would arrive soon. One of the owners apologized for the delay but never asked us if she could get us water, a beverage, or anything else. After 50 minutes, our pizza arrived. I have to say, it was good. The restaurant was totally unprepared for the patrons. The next table was told after they sat, that it would be 45 minutes before their order would arrive. We never received any explanation for our delay. We were just glad to escape. As experienced restaurant owners, they should have known how to treat patrons better. No excuse....very disappointed.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank DonnaPGI
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montyspizza, Owner at Monty's Restaurant and Pizzeria, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Donna, thank you sincerely for your years of patronage. Hurricane Charley was brutal to us as well as to many. Yes our re-opening was a whirl wind too. Our staff is getting more acclimated to our new facility and our growing pains are beginning to ease. I appreciate all feedback, though we like the good ones, we really appreciate the not so good ones to help better our guests experiences..
Thank you for letting us know where we fell short in delivering the full dining experience. I am a Babylonian too and hope to see you again soon,
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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
“Best Restaurant in Punta Gorda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Their new restaurant has been long awaited. Eveyone has their own opinion but my guests and I were quite amazed at how the lay out catered to all different crowds and was stunning with the embossed leather paneling. Not sure if the last person who commented had a bad week but we could quickly see that this will be Punta Gorda's new hot spot!! Food was excellent, it did take a little time to get but worth the wait especially considering they have just opened a week and it is homemade...We will be back and also recommend highly!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Craig H
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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“New Location - Who Designed?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

interior is all cut up rather than open, main dinning room has no windows, you are in a cave. Service was very slow, 2 orders one came out 15 min before the other. nothing special about it. if the place gets half full they will be out of parking spaces. Egg Plant Parm - 25 min wait - burnt toasted roll barely warm egg plant. Pizza by the slice, cheese pizza with canned mushrooms added to the top. Just not impressed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FoodnDrink4U
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just One More and We Are Out of Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Staff stuck out the most. Friendly and helpful. Not that the food was behind at all!!

We had the pizza and it was fantastic. No to go box needed!

Next time the Chicago style pizza will be on our list of items to try.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike44881
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