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Monzu Fresh Pasta, San Diego, CA

Monzu Fresh Pasta

4.5
4.5
571 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are Monzu Fresh Pasta, a fast-casual eatery serving Italian and contemporary flavors made from scratch in the heart of San Diego’s East Village. In drawing upon our European heritage and passion for hand-crafted meals, we take pride in transporting you to Italy via our home country’s most beloved staple: fresh pasta.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 255-5032
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    For private event inquiries, please contact the restaurant at info@monzufreshpasta.com
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    between J and Island ave.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 571 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

571 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're craving authentic Italian cuisine, Monzù Fresh Pasta is a must-visit. The flavors are rich, and the pasta is perfectly al dente. The service and staff elevate the dining experience. Lauren was great and friendly. This restaurant is a gem in the heart of East Village!

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  2. Kurtellen

    San Diego

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time eating at Monzu Fresh Pasta. The food was fresh and tasty. I loved the arugula and artichoke hearts salad. The vegetables were fresh and the dressing was light and refreshing. The almond pasta was amazing, as was the pesto and pistachios. Very flavorful but not heavy. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, but not too attentive. The restaurant was busy, so I recommend a reservation. Wonderful new experience, we’ll be back!

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  3. KuldeepN

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fresh pasta was amazing! It is simple traditional Italian food done very well.

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  4. Rastratton

    San Diego

    209 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had excellent service at Monzu before the Padres game. The Artichoke Salad and Olive salad was excellent along with all of our fresh pasta dishes. Three of us had the pesto with either chicken or shrimp and then a bolognese pasta. We will be back again soon!

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  5. MaggieF

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was friendly (Alberto) and very attentive and our food was delicious. I had the special, lamb ragu with bucatini, and my husband had the Scarpariello Piccante. We would order them again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very small place only about 6-8 tables but that gives it strong character. Pasta tastes very fresh and although we only tried two dishes, every other plate in the restaurant looked delicious. Also the tirimisu was the best I’ve ever had, and seemed more authentic than the average tirimisu. Would highly reccomend

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  7. Frakie

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We recently dined at Monzu Fresh Pasta, eager to try their much-raved-about cuisine. Regrettably, what could have been a delightful meal was marred by the remarkably poor service by a waitress that overshadowed the decent quality of the food. The quality of the food, while decent, could not compensate for the unwelcoming demeanor of the waitress serving our table. She seemed intent on rushing us leaving the restaurant midway through our meal when we didn't order dessert. There was a palpable sense of being hurried, with the server constantly hovering, which made it difficult to relax and enjoy the meal. The pinnacle of our disappointing experience came when, mid-meal, our server brazenly inquired if I could pay the bill despite I was eating and had a piece of bread in my hand. I asked her if she could come back for the payment machine, and she said she could not do that. Toward the end, the server came to our table and took the empty dishes without even asking us. This intrusive action was not only rude but also diminished our dining experience, making us feel undervalued and pressured. Although the food served at Monzu was decent, the unwelcoming service and the server's discourteous behavior cast a shadow over the culinary quality. The experience left us feeling rushed and unwelcome, qualities that are antithetical to what one expects from a dining establishment that prides itself on customer satisfaction. In conclusion, while Monzu may offer satisfactory cuisine, the lack of basic hospitality and respect for patrons significantly detracts from the overall dining experience. Until the management addresses these critical issues of service and customer care, I cannot recommend this restaurant to others seeking an enjoyable dining experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner. My wife loved her short ribs ravioli. Service was great. Good wine selection

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best italian restaurant in San Diego, spaghetti are delicious. For sure we will go again. We appreciated the wine list ... gorgeous!!

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  10. Diner

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real gem in the gaslight district. tucked away. 8 tables (nothing like the much larger restaurants in this district). Great attentive service. Felt like we were back in Italy! Highly recommended!!

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FAQs

Monzu Fresh Pasta does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Monzu Fresh Pasta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 255-5032.

Monzu Fresh Pasta is rated 4.5 stars by 571 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Monzu Fresh Pasta

455 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between J and Island ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 255-5032
  • Private party facilities
    For private event inquiries, please contact the restaurant at info@monzufreshpasta.com
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