Montalcino is one of the most picturesque hill towns in Tuscany, famous for its wine and mediaeval architecture. In other words, a long way from Gatley. You can get a taste of the Tuscan countryside, however, by making a move to Montalcino Restaurant on Church Road, where they offer up an authentic taste of Italy to all those who enter. Montalcino serve all the classics of the Italian culinary canon, but we’d like to focus on the house specialities which you will struggle to find elsewhere: our tips would be carpaccio di manzo to start, with peppered fillet steak, followed by a pasta course of penne alla norma, with aubergine and salted ricotta and then something truly special from the mains such as their branzino, roasted sea bass with tender broccoli and a salsa verde. Montalcino are new to the Manchester Italian restaurant scene, but they’re certainly making a name for themselves: book today to find out why.
Everything about Montelcino is outstanding. Although prices are very reasonable, the quality of the service, the produce and the cooking are excellent. This is the second time I have visited and am only surprised that, on a Saturday night, the restaurant was only half full. I would highly recommend anyone trying it out - it's really, really good!!
Delicious food and great service. Not too crowded. Great choice of drinks. Good value for money. Would definitely go there again soon. Thanks for a great evening
The menu has a good choice of dishes. The service is attentive. Our food was freshly cooked and well presented. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Montalcino again.
Brilliant place, staff exceptional brought us bread and oil as an appetizer even though it wasn’t on the menu. Chicken liver starter outstanding cannot wait to return.
Great food and friendly staff as always. Montalcino is rapidly becoming one of our favourite places. First visit for the friends we went with but I think they will be back.
The food was lovely. Carpaccio and calamari to start were perfect in terms of taste and portion size. The wine list seems very expensive compared to other Italian restaurants we have been to. This would be my only criticism. Had the wine been more reasonably priced we would have had more than the one glass each. I accept wine is dearer in restaurants but that is some serious margin and only served to stop us ordering more. Lovely food though and great decor. Very pleasant dining experience
The food was absolutely stunning. This place needs more support. The service is goo, food excellent. Lacks a little ambience but just needs a bit more support. I have become reluctant to use the rival Italian in Gatley as they have become greedy packing people in and making it an uncomfortable experience. I would prefer to use to support this one as much as possible from now on.
Lovely clean restaurant. Excellent service and the food is delicious and fresh. No pre cooked food here! Best lasagne I've tasted in a long time. Sat in the window with hubby and watched the world go by with a romantic relaxed atmosphere! We had both had a very tiring day and almost cancelled. So glad we didn't.
Excellent food, excellent service - we booked early evening because we had three children with us and despite the early time, the atmosphere was really good - we've now been twice and this will be our regular "Italian" from now on !
Thursday evening and very quiet but still good. The specials are always worth going for and the swordfish this time was no exception. Great food, service and wine - try it - highly recommended.