Monterosso's Italian Restaurant

4.3/5 rating (3 votes)

Detailed Description

All aboard! Welcome to Tri-Cities’ one and only antique railroad dining car.

Come on in and enjoy a unique experience, and try some of the best Italian Cuisine in the Tri-Cities, Washington area!

Whether it be family or friends that you want to treat, or a date night, Monterosso's Italian Restaurant makes a great place for dinner and wine.




Cooking Classes & Wine Tasting Events

 One of biggest things our team finds extraordinary are the cooking classes and wine tasting events Monterosso's Italian Restaurant hosts.

If you're looking to enjoy an unforgettable evening, you definitely have to attend these events!

Complimentary Wine Tasting at Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant – Tuesday, February 18th5–9 pm.

Join us on Tuesday night for our bi-weekly wine specials night. I will be hosting at Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant in order to serve wine specials for you to taste. I will be happy to pour you a sip of these wines as you arrive for dinner. When you find a new wine that you love, enjoy a glass or bottle with dinner and feel free to buy a bottle at lower retail “to go” prices to take home as well. What a great way to shop for wine!

Dinner Special – Pork Osso Buco in a spicy red sauce with capellini, red onion and mushrooms.

Left Bank Bordeaux – Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs. From the most famous wine region in the world, Bordeaux, comes the sub-regions that contain the most desired wines of Bordeaux. The Gironde river divides the Bordeaux region into what is popularly referred to as "Left Bank" and "Right Bank". The "Right Bank" sub-regions (or A.O.C.s - Appellation d'Origine Controlee) produce Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominated wines, while the "Left Bank" sub-regions produce Cabernet Sauvignon dominated wines. Join me to sample these three tasty "Left Bank" wines from different vintages in both the Haut Medoc and Graves A.O.Cs. A votre santé!

Chateau Beauregard Lagupeau Graves – 2010 – Graves, France. 

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.  From 25 year old vines in sandy, gravelly and clay soils on one of the highest elevated vineyards in Graves. The estate has been owned by the same family for six generations dating back to 1850. Firm and rich structure for this “classy” Graves. Fine and elegant aromas of leather and dried plum with a sufficient touch of new oak to give it event better complexity and depth. A wine with the distinctive and typical Graves character.   6.95 glass / 27 bottle / 15 bottle to go

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois – 2006 – Haut Medoc, France.  

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. From 28 year old vines in the gravel and clay soils. The wines is aged 10-12 months in 90% French and 10% American oak with 25% being new. The estate dates back to 1719, but the famous Trintaudon hillside parcel was not planted until 1838. It has been through ups and downs with ownership, but it was saved from abandonment in 1963 by the Forner family and has increased quality since. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings structure, fragrance and fruit; the Merlot brings roundness and body.  Deep ruby color with violet hints, of great density and brilliance. The nose, though still somewhat discrete, reveals coconut, vanilla and candied cherry aromas. Tannins are dense and well integrated, balanced with natural acidity and followed by great fullness and ripeness; an elegant yet rich wine.   8.95 glass / 35 bottle / 21 bottle to go

Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc – 2004 – Haut-Medoc, France. 

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. From 30 year old vineyards in the famous gravelly Bordeaux soils. The wine spends 12 months is French oak, 1/3 new, 1/3 one year, 1/3 two year. The Boutellier family has owned the estate for eight generations dating back to the 1793. The sheer length of family tradition since 1793 has built up true expertise in growing wine on Garonne gravel soils. This is their top wine. A garnet rove and a complex, subtle bouquet that unfolds gently to reveal cooked fruit aromas with hints of spice. A lovely mouthfeel with fleshy tannins and a persistent finish. Smooth and round on the palate, this wine is recognizably a Haut-Médoc with its nicely extracted, ripe tannins.   11.95 glass / 47 bottle / 27 bottle to go                                                                          

If you can’t make it in on Tuesday, we will have wine specials most other days as well – and of course we would love to serve you as our guest any time. 

Lunch – Tuesday–Friday – 11am - 2pm (last seating). 

Dinner – Monday–Thursday – 5 - 9pm (last seating) and Friday–Saturday – 5-9pm (last seating).

Sun, 2/23 – Cooking Class

Pasta Making & Stuffed Pastas – limited to 20 guests – a few openings left.

Sun, 4/27 – Cooking Class

Wine & Food Pairing – limited to 20 guests

About Monterosso's

We are a privately owned and operated restaurant that has proudly served our area for over sixteen years. We are committed to providing you with creative and flavorful dishes both traditional and beyond. In 1994 we took over this 1947 vintage Pullman dining car. After its glory days as an elegant railroad diner, this car had been retired from duty and was resting on dead tracks in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was brought to life again in 1971 when it was moved to Richland, Washington and converted into a respected tailor’s abode. In April of 1995 after six long months of dutiful restoration by our own “train gang”, Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant boarded its first guests. Today, our chefs, managers and servers make it a personal challenge to make your dining experience delectable and enjoyable. As many of you may know, Monterosso is Italian for “Red Mountain”, just like our own Red Mountain here in the Tri-Cities. The name was chosen by owner, Aaron Burks, after one of his favorite cities on the Northern Italian coast. Monterosso is a beautiful pastel town situated on the rocky coast of the Italian Riviera and is known for its delectable sweet basil and scenic coastal views.

In February of 1997 we continued our commitment to providing you with unique and quality dining experiences by opening the Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery, Tri-Cities’ first brewpub. At Atomic we brew and serve high-quality hand-crafted beer complemented with Tri-Cities’ first wood-fired stone oven gourmet pizza, as well as sandwiches, salads, chicken, pork, vegetarian and seafood. Please join us across the street for the best beer and pizza in town!

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