Monello

4.5
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1306 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
As Bencotto's brother located next door,
Monello lives up to its sibling's reputation as Best Italian restaurant in San Diego.
From the 800 LB of fresh pasta handcrafted every week, Monello displays up to 27 different recipes of pasta.
Mediterranean style seafood is served along with gourmet pizza.
Every Wednesday Monello delivers Risotto cooked in the Parmigiano cheese wheel at sidetable.
Unique Italian-style brunch is served on weekends.
Voted Best Happy Hour 2016, Monello's Milanese Aperitivo offers small plates on the house with drinks every night.
UN­ABLE TO FIND A TABLE? CHECK OUT OUR BROTHER RESTAURANT BENCOTTO NEXT DOOR - SAME CHEF!

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What 1306 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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PT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was great. Pastas are homemade and a staple of their menu

f
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and Eleesa provided us outstanding service. She ensured we wanted for nothing. We will be back.

BR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Lots of different choices and a good wine list too. The specials change every night depending on what's in season.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great their waiter made it special for our 2 year anniversary

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food. Great service. Pleasant ambience. What more could you ask for?

AH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible! Was a busy Saturday night and felt a little rushed but overall was great!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food. Definitely recommend the carmelle pasta and their happy hour

RT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

VG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!

AV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Asked to take our time - and food was out quicker than I have ever received! Pasta was overcooked, sauces were underwhelming. Small plates given with drinks were awful. Only redeeming item were the drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Monello on a Thursday evening. They sat us right away and our server Lewis gave excellent recommendations that we went with. We got the weekly special cheese wheel dish along with the butternut squash gnocchi and lasagna. I would certainly return again!

b
San Diego
8 reviews