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Montecatini Restaurant

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1528 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94546
+1 925-943-6608
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Walnut Creek, California
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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188 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ron L
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a very busy restaurant that is a favorite with locals for very delicious Italian cuisine. We had the Fettuccine Carbonara which was superb. The portions are quite large and excellent for splitting. The Tiramisu was also delightful. I highly recommend this if you love Italian food, but be prepared for high level of noise from the close quarters... More 

Thank Munro1954
Lafayette, California
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stopped by on a Friday, later in the evening (8:30) to get a bite to eat. the place was hopping with a lively crowd. After waiting a brief time, we were seated. Not too bad so far...then, after ordering, and waiting, waiting longer, and still longer (45 minutes), I asked our server how much longer it would be until... More 

Thank markltennis
Concord, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

All I am saying is the kitchen is so small but believe the food that comes out of it is amazing. I think the staff was perfectly attentive and all knowledgeable and willing to help with anything you needed. it was an over all great experience

Thank 12Brook12
Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years - since it opened. Date nights, anniversaries, birthdays - it was always a favorite. Recently we enjoyed a dinner with another couple. While we were waiting for the check (we spent over $200), the host approached us and asked us to leave our table so that he could seat... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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485 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing double date here the other night. Service was outstanding and so was the food. We started off with bread and asked for the special dipping sauce (balsamic, garlic, olive oil and parmesean)...amazing! Then we had the carpaccio (delicious)! The duck special was incredible! The seafood fettuccine was wonderful and so was the calamari steak. We love... More 

Thank Dianah R
Danville, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Food was excellent as was the service. Especially when considering how full and noises the restaurant was. Apparently has always been noises but worth it for the food. Chef is the owner and trained in Italy. So it's the real deal!

Thank COZ79
Walnut Creek, California
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Just love this place. Had great food and service for an anniversary dinner! I've been coming here for years and just love it.

Thank FredN47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Romantic
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 94546
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?