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1 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ | Directions 8528133.431587 -111.943320
Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Past its prime – Even with reservation long wait.
Tables are sticky and not wiped down. Long time to recieve bread, waiter explained he was waiting for a fresh batch to come out of the oven, but when it finally came it was cold. At least we think that was what he said. Hispanic speaking staff only. Too dark to read menu but that hides the filth. Vulgar obscene t-shirts for sale in the lobby. Not fit for children to read while waiting
Prime rib was tough and flavorless.
Butter tasted sour.
Will not be returning
Fabulous Steaks, Fair Prices – 3 of us had the 12oz. NY Strip Steak. Cooked to perfection. All agreed, as good as any steak (and better than most) we've had in the 2 years we've been in AZ. Moist, tasty, melt in your mouth delicious. Ditto for the casa burger had by the 4th member of our party. Entrees come with salad, potato, and vegetable, and a bountiful basket of delectable Roman Bread. Very good value for the price; $19 for the steak, and $10 for the burger. Staff was very friendly, and the service was exemplary. Kudos to Jose R., our server, and whomever his "bus person" was, who came around frequently to fill iced tea and water glasses. Definitely will be back!
Monti's needs a little updating. – Great place for happy hour but I don't think I would return for dinner. I hosted a large party for dinner here last week (25 people). We tried a large cross section of the menu and I have to say that the quality of the food was very random. The foccacia served with dinner was good, the sirloin tips with wine sauce was not. The fried appetizer platter was very average, chicken wings were pretty standard, the green beens were awful, the mashed potatoes were good.
You won't find anything extraordinary on the menu here just straight forward steaks & seafood. I think they could do a little better developing some consistant quality regarding what what they serve.
Again, probably a good place to watch the game over some cold ones, but not where you should take a first date.
Best Steak in PHX yet! – I have dined at sevral steakhouses in the region including OceanClub, CityHall, Frashers, Durant's, and this has been the best for the price. It was succulent and cooked to perfection. Plus, without the unprententious digs of the others, it's comfortable and quaint. I loved it!
Fantastic Steak – Great food at a great price. I had the King cut Prime Rib. It was very tasty and at 19.99 it was a steal. We were seated promptly and the Service was out standing. It's a must visit if your in the Phoenix area.
Home away from home – My friends and I come out to the Phoenix area every year for Spring Training Baseball and out of the two nights we're in the town one night is dedicated to Monti's. It's very unpretencious, perhaps self depricating, that's probably why some don't like it here. I could go to Flemings or Mortons in the LA area but while out here, Monti's is the place for me.
Ho hum... – I puchased the $40 "2 dinners and a movie" meal. My wife and I both got the Top Sirloin (her 7 oz and me 11oz), which comes with some string beans side and a baked potato along with the complementary plate of their "Roman Bread". The steaks were par at best...my wife actually had unchewable pieces in hers. The potatoes were smaller than we would have expectedt. The string bean side was acceptable. The salad was unremarkable. The Roman Bread was very good and probably the highlite of the whole meal. Our waiter Danny was acceptable.
Granted, this was our first visit to the restuarant, but I cannot image going back again. I would have loved to stay and read all the historical stuff on Carl Hayden, but the movie awaited us, which was the saving grace for me on what I thought would be a romantic dinner.
IF YOU GET SERVICE I guess its okay!!!! – My husband and I went to Monti's and watched people sit down after us, order after us, and receive THEIR FOOD BEFORE us. We got excuse after excuse and NO FOOD, even though we put our order in way before the other party!!! We walked out in disgust!
Believe us, WE will never attempt to eat at this resturant again!!! Thanks but NO Thanks.
This 1870s adobe hacienda serves up steaks, ribs and a heaping helping of Arizona history. – In Short
For nearly half a century, locals and visitors--more than a half million a year--have flocked to this Arizona State University neighborhood steakhouse for down-home dining and a slice of pre-statehood history. This National Register of Historic Places hacienda offers 14 dining rooms, each decked out in photos and Arizona artifacts. Hefty steaks, ribs and chops star on the menu, as well as the signature rosemary-scented Roman bread.
A Must Stop! – Monti's is the steakhouse I travel cross the valley to entertain all of my out of town guests. The wooden booths and lighting gives it that old west feel and the steaks have never disappointed. My repeat visitors insist on Monti's....the food, service and cold beer is always a sure crowd pleaser.
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