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Montecatini Restaurant

1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4102
+1 925-943-6608
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“veal” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
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European, Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit for a birthday dinner. The restaurent was packed which is a good sign. The good points were , staff -server were very attentive & super nice. They put confetti and happy birthday sprinkles on the table... nice touch. They brought...More

Thank jacques t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice romantic 25th anniversary meal at this very old-school Italian restaurant. Good cocktails and excellent cuisine. The lasagna was tasty as was my veal. Friendly service with decent pricing. $15 for corkage fee was reasonable. The tiramisu is very good too....More

Thank rpperkins1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although Montecatini has been open for years, this was our first visit. The Cesar Salad and the Spinach Salad were among the best I have had and the eggplant parmigiana was among the best I have had. Its not fancy but it is good. worth...More

Thank erich802
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

One of my favorites in walnut creek. My wife and I go here for a special treat? We love the specials and of course the regular menu. The service was great as always.

Thank FredN47
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Had dinner here , One of the best Italian meals i have had since going to Italy.Great service, Great food.Must do !

Thank bynner
Reviewed 15 July 2017

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
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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
Groups, Child-friendly
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
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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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