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Monte's Riverside Inn

903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
+1 815-434-5000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“breadsticks” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
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903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just stopped out of necessity as we were hungry and getting gas. Fabulous service, fast and good quality food, the peppercorn veal was splendid. The Brussels sprouts were fantastic. Super old school Italian atmosphere, loved it! Go!

Thank Leah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monte's has been one of my family's favorite restaurant for years (since it was in Naplate). We moved away and returned to the area at Christmas time to visit family and friends. We decided to eat at Monte's. The two things that we noticed was...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 10 December 2017

hadnt been to Monte's for ages, but recently went there for a party. servers were friendly and efficient, checking on us often to see if we needed anything. we ordered several appetizers, including bruschetta. the bread was cold and dry, not toasted. when they brought...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great place for lunch, dinner,meetings,or large parties. Reasonable daily special. The Garlic Steak is excellent.Atmosphere is dimly lit to give a different ambience.I entertained friends from Germany who said the food, especially the meats, were what they were used to eating in their country. They...More

Thank dakotajude73
Reviewed 21 September 2017

we went here for the 14oz prime rib and it was the best we had in a long time. they were cooked just the way we wanted them

Thank butcher103
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We have been there 5 or 6 times over the last year. This is a great fine dining experience in a romantic atmosphere. The main dining room evokes a 1960's era Steak House with dim lighting, quiet booths with a lot of wall and other...More

Thank rhackley
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Fine dinning atmosphere, waitress was attentive but not overpowering! I had broiled grouper and it was the best broiled fish I have ever had!

Thank bethen3
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Was a little let down with the food quality and presentation. The server was efficient and very friendly. The restaurant was quite chilly and of course very hard to read the menu with the lighting being so dim. Not sure we'll be going back anytime...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is the darkest restaurant I have ever been in. The president could be having dinner in the next booth and you would never know. If you want not to be seen, this place is great. Do not let them seat you near the front...More

1  Thank IloveJan
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went here for our 38th anniversary and we'll never go back. We ordered our steaks medium and told the waitress we would like it to be pink in the middle. She wrote it down, but when we finally got our meals, both steaks were...More

3  Thank Brian D
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-434-5000
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