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Gourmet pizzas such as Reef ‘n’ Fruit – King prawns, avocado and mozzarella on a tomato base.

About Monte's

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 Islander Special – bacon, banana and mozzarella on a plum sauce base with a sprinkle of Grand Marnier on top. Perhaps enjoy pasta plates such as pan-fried King prawns, garlic, chilli and saffron in a creamy vanilla Sambucca sauce, or linguine with housemade meatballs, garlic and red wine tomato sauce.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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Location & Map

5/15A Great Western Highway, Blaxland 2774 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Tue  Closed
Wed  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 9:30:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 30 Guests
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (14)


Always consistent fantastic pizza and well priced.





Pizzas great, pastas brilliant.
First went when we heard about the great pizzas. We are now regulars but are always torn between the great pizzas and the brilliant pastas - so we usually have both. The staff are superb.


Fabulous Italian Cuisine
Monte's has fabulous Italian Cuisine with excellent Gluten Free Options. The food was exceptional and great value, the staff very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was fantastic. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you Monte's and Staff for helping us create the perfect family group dinner for an 18th Birthday.


Amazing food and service


We Would Travel For MILES To Eat Here. Fortunately, It Is Almost NexT Door!
We have made this our Date Night Destination of choice for a few years now. The owner (Joel) is justifiably proud of his restaurant. The chef (Brandon) is a genius. The pizza maker (Cassandra) is awesome. This place is ALWAYS crowded with people who know where to find quality food. Monte's produces in excess of 500 pizzas on an average night, indicative of the demand created by quality food. Not only are there traditional pizzas, though, there are gourmet pizzas, the most delicious pastas, and also fantastic desserts. If you have not yet been to Monte's, you are missing out on something special. REMEMBER TO BOOK!


Great pizza, great service
I grew up in Leichhardt, the pizza capital of Sydney and Montes does it just as well if not better.


Best pizza in Sydney, absolutely love this place


Went here with friends who are fans and became fans ourselves! The service was great, staff were all friendly and atmosphere was comfortable. Most importantly the food was AMAZING! Best pizza and pasta we have had in a long time! And the desserts were mouthwateringly good, better than anything you get at an expensive place in Sydney city! We don't live locally but will be making the 40min trip again soon for sure! :-)


Since moving to the Mountains 13 years ago we tried the local take-aways occasionally, to find our favourite. Since trying Monte's we have never looked back. We began Dining In, after their Alfresco addition and now can't seem to stay away. We dine with family, friends and neighbours and are always amazed by the taste of all the food. Of course we did have our favourite pizza, but we have been amazed by the flavour of so many other dishes they offer. The Salads are bursting with flavour and the New Winter Salad of Roasted Vegetables is absolutely scrumptious.The Bruschetta Pizza is the Best I've ever tried. Also, let's not forget the desserts and the Coffees, my Toblerone Chocolate Mousse was amazing. A lovely finish to a great meal. Try it, I'm sure you'll agree.


My family, friends, extended family, work colleagues, neighbours and I have been huge fans of Montes pizza for years... long before it became one of the best restaurants in the mountains! Ever since the transformation to a dine in restaurant – we can’t seem to stay away!

The pizza is fantastic, everything else is just a bonus.... extremely friendly staff, a wonderful atmosphere, trendy decor and if you are lucky enough to have picked a Friday night, live music.

Joel, Monte and the team do a great job of making us feel welcome and at home every time we visit.

Special mention has to go to the Joeliana Pizza, Bruscetta Pizza, Chicken in a Basket and the Dessert Pizza – all favourites of ours.

Would recommend to all looking for not only a lovely meal but a great night out!


This place is a Mountains institution this is the only place we have been getting pizza for the last 15 years, the whole family loves the place. The tranformation in the last twelve months has only made it better (but harder to get a table at so make sure you book). Whether you want traditional, Gourmet or one of the salads they are all pretty good. We often stop in late just for homemade dessert and coffee.