Our Story

Monte’s was established in the winter of the early 70’s opening its doors as the very first pizza restaurant in the thriving Thredbo Village.

Co founded by Nick and Brigitte Tropiano their vision was simple, to produce the finest pizza and Italian food Thredbo had to offer. After a long and successful run this multi award winning restaurant moved briefly to the Hills district of outer western Sydney to continue the tradition of excellence in pizza. Despite enjoying wide success in their new location Nick and Brigitte’s love for the Blue Mountains convinced them to move once more and in 1988 opened their doors to Blaxland and have remained ever since. Nowadays it’s not just 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 a strictly a take away venue, to a smart yet hip cafe / 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”. We hope Monte’s becomes a place you will feel at home and inspired by….

Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Our Awards

2020

Reader’s Choice Award Winner (regional)
Australian Good Food Guide

2019

Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
Trip Advisor International

2019

Readers Choice Award Winner (regional)
Australian Good Food Guide

2018

Certificate of Excellence 2018 Winner
Trip Advisor International

2018

Readers Choice Award Winner (regional)
Australian Good Food Guide

2017

Readers Choice Award Winner (regional)
Australian Good Food Guide

2017

Certificate of Excellence 2017 Winner
Trip Advisor International

2016

Certificate of Excellence 2016 Winner
Trip Advisor International

2015

Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner
Trip Advisor International

2014

"Best Sydney Pizza Restaurant" - Finalist
Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence

2009

NSW & ACT finalist
National Small Business Champion Awards

2007

Pride of Workmanship Award
Rotary Club of NSW

2001

Best Regional Pizzeria
Sydney Morning Herald Weekend Restaurant review

2000

Certificate of Excellence Best Gourmet Category
Sydney International Caterers and Trade Fair

1985

Len Evans Top 100 Recipes
Featured in Len Evans Cookbook

1982

Australian Food and Wine critic, Len Evans writes, "I've simply discovered the best pizzas, here or abroad".
Published in the Australian Women's Weekly

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