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Montecatini Restaurant

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1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4102
+1 925-943-6608
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 this soup. I also had my favorite dish here, the veal parmesan. The dish was... More 

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Brentwood, California
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 too. However it took them a long time to serve the meal, we ran through... More 

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Antioch, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 updated since it opened in the late 80's and is just starting to seem dated... More 

Thank mpgan
Lafayette, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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684 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
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 pasta, we asked for extra veggies instead as we were also sharing the pesto pasta.... More 

Thank legsbell
Lafayette, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Bay Area, CA
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 tons of seafood and came in a pretty big portion, had to box up my... More 

Thank eastbaycc
Walnut Creek, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Vallejo, California, United States
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193 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

3 couples got together here to share out recent adventures to Italy, and was our first visit here. Very very noisy inside, which made it difficult to speak with our waiter, who was standing alongside our table. My wife ordered the fettuccini with seafood, which was ok...nothing special though. I ordered the gnocchi's with meat sauce, and the dumplings were... More 

Thank John F
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is our go to Italian Restaurant in the area. Food is delicious, service is excellent and it is a very nice dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 28
European, Italian
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
Romantic, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?