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Montecatini Restaurant

1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4102
+1 925-943-6608
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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European, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming here since the beginning in '89. Consistently great food comes out of the kitchen. Waitstaff has never disappointed. Best Italian in the entire East Bay. 'Nuff said.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

From the outside the place doesn't look very inviting, but once inside it's sparkling with life! It's not just Italian food as usual, my pasta alla carbonara was far better than in Italy and the prices are very decent.

Thank northwind131
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Enjoyed a really delicious tortellin en brodo as a starter. The chicken broth was light yet flavorful and not too salty. There was a generous portion of tortellini, about 9 or 10, along with some tomato slices and small pieces of basil. I highly recommend...More

Thank IKIGAItravels
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went for Mother's Day dinner and the restaurant was extremely busy. It is European styles and warm Italian greetings and service. Not much to choose for for vegetarians but my fettuccine primavera was delicious- the rest of our group were happy with their meals...More

Thank KomillaS
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is a hard one to review. Montecatini has been around for a long time and still draws a fairly large crowd on most nights. I thought the waitstaff were outstanding, attentive, timely and helpful without being obtrusive. The decor looks like it hasn't been...More

Thank mpgan
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It all started with a Groupon and now we are hooked! Great menu to choose from, the wait staff is awesome and a huge collection of wine. The chefs really know what they are doing. Need a tip? The pepper steak - OMG!!

Thank vettechick47
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We like this place as they not only have good food, a nice atmosphere and attentive staff, they are also willing to substitute different foods on their meals. This trip we had the brick chicken which is wonderfully moist. Rather than having the regular side...More

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not exciting from the outside but the food was excellent and the portions were good sized. We very much enjoyed our dining experience here.

Thank Lafayettehiker
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Came here for pre-Valentine's dinner with my boys. The place doesn't look that fancy from the outside, but once you get inside, it's pretty nice and romantic. Server was attentive and food was delicious. I ordered the fettuccine alla viareggina and loved it! There are...More

Thank eastbaycc
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this restaurant! Great food and service. A favorite of mine in Walnut Creek! The pasta is really good and a great selection of wine.

Thank FredN47
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Did believe they do but I would suggest calling them to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-943-6608
  • E-mail
Montecatini's opening day was October 17, 1989, the day of the Loma Prieta earthquake in California. Since then, Montecatini Ristorante has become a place of true Italian dining experience in Walnut Creek, California. All our dishes are meticulously prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients. Our pastas and entrees are served piping hot from our kitchen to your table. Our chef-owner Ermes Paulin has been our executive chef since our restaurant's opening day 26 years ago. A true Italian chef, Ermes was born in Vicenza Italy, and was classically trained in Rome at one of the finest culinary academy hotel in the world at the age of 17. Ermes is the heart and soul of Montecatini. You can find him at the restaurant almost every day creating the most delicious and consistently amazing dishes for everyone!
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