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Monti's La Casa Vieja - CLOSED

100 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2804
+1 480-967-7594
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
15 Mar 2016
“No Longer Around!”
8 Feb 2016
“This place is closed”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
100 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2804
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was a great steak restaurant. It had a rustic atmosphere and friendly people all around. It was a great place to take the family or just hang out with friends. It closed down in late 2014. My selected travel date chosen was the farthest...More

Thank grandpierre1
Reviewed 9 February 2016

If you ever wanted to eat here you missed your chance. Mr. Monti sold out and left the show. The building is still there but from the neglect no telling how much longer this historical site will remain

Thank azairhead
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Bummer. I wish they would have never closed. I dined at Montis every visit I have ever made to Tempe. The place has a great history concerning the "old house" that the first governor of Arizona was raised in. I also enjoyed the cool air...More

Thank HankSmithJr
Reviewed 12 September 2015

It was suggested to me that I write a review on Monti's La Casa Vieja. Monti's has closed permanently, so have advised TravelAdvisor of this verified status. Monti's will be very missed!

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Will be visiting Tempe again in a few weeks, and so disappointed to hear that Monti's is closed. I've been there every time I'm in the Phoenix area for years, and will greatly miss this place!

Thank SCFamilyof3
Reviewed 11 August 2015

A landmark in Tempefor years, Monti's closed permanently in November, 2014, and the property has been sold. It will be missed by everyone who enjoyed a good steak, great service, and a bit of history with dinner.

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Monti's WAS (yes they're closed permanently) a vestige of the classic Steak House and a landmark in downtown Tempe. One of the last original buildings along Mill Avenue I cringe at the thought of someone leveling it to put up another high rise with no...More

2  Thank Tempe_Randy
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Monti's is closed now, had many fine meals there, but never did see the ghost! This will be a loss for the entire Mill area.

Thank AzUhl
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Closed. Out of business. When opwn food was passable. More interesting was the historic nature of the building. Former Senator Carl Haydens childhood hime the boarding house and restaurant.

1  Thank rhsmith85282
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Monti's always had good food, but getting to it was a little difficult. Unfortunately, Monti's closed last year. So, if you are thinking of going there when you visit the Phoenix/Tempe area, you will be disappointed.

Thank aamalfi50
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2804
    (Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: Monti's is located 1/2 a block from the METRO light rail stop located at 3rd Street & Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-967-7594
  • E-mail
Monti’s La Casa Vieja est. 1871 – 140 years old and still going…. Family owned and operated for over 54 years, Monti’s offers gracious hospitality and great food at reasonable prices. Built in 1871, Monti’s La Casa Vieja (“The Old House”) has a unique western atmosphere. Originally Tempe’s founding pioneer home, Monti’s has been carefully restored to reveal foot thick adobe walls, river rock in the floors and even a fountain in one of the many large dining rooms. Guests can dine in the very room where Sen. Carl Hayden, “The most important person in Arizona history”, was born in 1877. Known for our steaks but even more known for our freshly baked roman bread – it will keep you coming back for more. Monti’s is just a few short steps from the METRO Light Rail stop in downtown Tempe.
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