Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar
714 Village Court, in the Montgomery Village shopping center
(near Farmers Lane and Sonoma Ave.)
11:30am to 9pm, (closes at 10pm on Friday and Saturday)
Price: About $40 per person (Obviously, prices vary depending on what and how much you order. But, you can use this as a ballpark figure and compare it to the average prices for other restaurants on this site.)
Cuisine: Varied, but features meats cooked over a wood-burning rotisserie.
Owners: Mark (chef) and Terri Stark
Ambiance / Décor: Casual, spacious yet warm.
Outdoor Seating? Yes, two patio areas
Parking: Use the Montgomery Village Shopping Center parking. There is usually plenty in the close-by lot off Hahmann Dr. in front of Albertson’s and Ross stores.
Dress: Casual but nice.
Kids?: First of all, although the restaurant is in an outdoor mall, it’s not the kind of place Moms drop by with their kids after a day of shopping. With that said, kids are not unheard of here. Plus, since Monti’s serves small plates, you can buy your child an appropriately sized meal of real food, instead of the burgers and chicken tenders and mac and cheese that restaurants always serve kids.
The nightly rotisserie specials are the most popular items.
- Monday: Monti's Mixed Grill, Pomegranate BBQ Sauce
- Tuesday: Tuscan Style Baby Back Ribs, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
- Wednesday: Spit Roasted CK Leg of Lamb, Warm Potato and Arugula Salad
- Thursday: Wood Roasted Suckling Pig, Orange Panzanella Salad
- Friday: Roast Rack of Nature Fed Veal, Salsa Verde
- Saturday: Crispy Liberty Farms Lavender Roasted Duck
- Sunday: Prime Rib for Two, Roasted Potatoes, Blue Cheese Butter
- Hummus with Lemon Oil and Harissa
- Tunisian Dungeness Crab
- Lemon Ricotta Ravioli
- Monti’s is one of the most popular neighborhood meeting spots in the city.
- The restaurant offers both regular sized meals as well as small plates. With small plates, each dish is about the size of an appetizer. As a rule of thumb, three dishes make a full meal. The small plates allow you to taste a variety of different things. Plus, all the wine selections at Monti’s are also sold by the glass, not just by the bottle, so you can do an impromptu wine tasting as well.
- “Monti” is short for “Montgomery.” Incidentally, Montgomery Village was named after William (Billy) Montgomery, the first Santa Rosan to die in WWII. The 20-year-old was killed at Pearl Harbor.
The Local Buzz
Mark and Terri Stark are building a restaurant empire in Santa Rosa. So far, they have opened Willi’s Wine Bar, Willi’s Raw Bar in Healdsburg, Monti’s, Barcode lounge downtown, and they will be launching a steakhouse in Railroad Square. More details can be found in the “Local Buzz” section of the Willi’s Wine Bar profile.