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Seasonally changing menu of Gourmet pizzas and pastas, gluten free and vegan options, with an amazing selection of in house-made desserts.
Whisk tastebuds away on an Italian culinary adventure while dining at Monte's, a multi award-winning Blue Mountains iconic restaurant. Family owned and operated for more than three decades, Monte's on Great Western Highway in Blaxland radiates a welcoming warmth, encompassing a breezy alfresco area and an alluringly cosy interior. Mouth-watering Italian inspired dishes are crafted from scratch using a careful selection of local produce, seeing diners devour classic and gourmet pizzas like the Leonardo – sliced bacon, fresh tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies, oregano, Parmesan and mozzarella. Twirl a fork around pasta tempters such as Sapore linguine, with King prawns, avocado, butter, garlic and chilli in tomato sauce; or penne boscaiola with bacon, mushroom and shallots in a cream sauce.
A few words from Monte's
Monte's is a locally famed Italian Restaurant situated in the picturesque Blue Mountains suburb of Blaxand. Situated just down the road from Glenbrook Lagoon, Monte's is popular for those wishing to refresh after walking and exploring the surrounding walks and attractions that Blaxland offers. Known as somewhat of an institution, Monte's has a strong loyal following of diners who flock here week after week for mouth-watering Italian home-made meals, delicately prepared, deep aromatic flavours and an enticing ambience.
The Tropiano family have owned and managed this well-liked restaurant for over 32 years, a testament to its established popularity and reputation, with guests frequenting year after year from all over the Blue Mountains and Sydney region. Monte's was first established in Thredbo village in 1977 then opened in the current location in 1988, in Blaxland's dining hub, by Nick and Brigitte Tropiano.
Nowadays it's not Joel running the show, he is backed up by a talented culinary team of head chef Brandon Bearder, pizza chef Cassandra Maxwell and a solid youthful and experienced passionate team around him. Joel says "I felt it was time to take Monte's in a new direction and go from strictly a take away venue, to a smart yet hip café/ restaurant, as apart from growing up in this business I have also come from a fine dining background and wanted to bring an extra dimension to Monte's."
THE STYLE OF MONTE'S
The restaurant boasts a fantastic year round alfresco dining area which is always brimming with happy diners, enjoying easy-breezy outside dining. Bare timber tables napkins, quality crockery and cutlery, fine glassware and candlelight adorns tables, offering a sultry and rustic charm and alluring ambience.
Guests can expect to be swept away to a village in Tuscany when entering Monte's which often exudes a vibrant and boisterous background, however guests can find privacy and quiet areas with soft lighting and background music; of an evening the alfresco area offers a delightful tranquil and laid back setting.
THE SERVICE AT MONTE'S
Staff are uniformed in smart attire including shirts with business logo and black slacks. Staff offer sharp and well trained service with barista training. Additionally staff offer a relaxed but friendly manner with prompt professional and courteous hospitality.
THE FOOD AT MONTE'S
All meals are freshly made from scratch, showcasing delicately prepared, deep aromatic flavours. Choose from a myriad of seasonal salads from locally sourced produce, delectable in house made desserts, gelato and locally roasted coffee from Underground Coffee Roasters. Monte's obviously showcases a plethora of lip-smacking pizza concoctions which is what keeps this place so popular.
The newer creative pizza recipes change seasonally as do the salads with the desserts changing almost daily as they are in house made, Monte's also offers a fantastic list of blackboard specials. Ingredients are sources from local suppliers and fruit and vegetable farms. Monte's additionally serve a range of gluten free pizzas and pastas and vegetarians and vegans are also well catered for with a lot of vegetarian/vegan options on the menu.
Must try meals include the delicious seasonal ‘fig and prosciutto pizza' which bursts with harmonious flavour, the talents of the team in the kitchen is evident, all working tirelessly to create the myriad of fresh seasonal salads, mouth-watering pastas and perfect desserts, that are produced in Monte's kitchen daily.
5/15A Great Western Highway, Blaxland 2774 NSW - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos, Bitcoin
Seats: 60 Chef: Brandon Bearder, Pizza Chef Cassandra Maxwell
- Up to 30 Guests
- Christmas Party
- Corporate Function
- Dinner Party
- Engagement Party
- Finger Food
- Set Menu