Monzu Fresh Pasta
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
In my third visit to San Diego in 3 months, I am thrilled to discover this jewel. Authentic, incredibly well-priced dishes are the driver here. The Spaghetti Carbonara was the quintessential real version, delightfully salty and nutty with pecorino Romano and guanciale. The texture was perfect with the fresh pasta and three egg yolks. Outstanding menu in every category including well priced wines.
Best italian restaurant in town! They're cannoli were amazing
We love this place.
This place is family owned and just absolutely incredible! It is clear how much love and care goes into the food. I've been 3 times now and have never had a poor experience. I drive an hour to eat here and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. If you're thinking about going, go. Period.
Love supporting small businesses and Monzu has been a staple of East Village for years. wonderful friendly service, great fresh pastas and meats, seasonal options. We enjoyed our dinner and will be coming back soon to enjoy more pasta and wine on their new outdoor deck that is super spacious and covid-friendly.
Real authentic Italian cuisine. The pasta is so tasty and you can tell that all the food is fresh and homemade
Fresh food and friendly staff
Everything was delicious and the waitress was very hospitable
Owner host is fantastic
Great food as always and safe clean place
Nice wine selection
This time we had the pesto gnochetti/sardi and the carbonara. Highly recommended - delicious!
Came here with my date last week. Had their prosciutto raviolis, my date had bolognaise pasta. Super tasty and fresh, service was spectacular!!!! Thanks guys!
Very nice little place. I was early and the staff worked hard to accommodate. Food was good. No specials yet but the standard food was good. Would eat there again.
Msot of the food was mediocre the night we were there. Meatballs were great, as were cacio ravioli, but the other 5 meals and 3 apps our group had were eh. Service was also quite slow, although they were very nice.
This time we had Nona's Chicken, a pesto Gnochetti and a bottle of chianti. Great meal, as usual!
Always a delicious pleasure
I had the traditional pasta bolognese, and I thought about how delicious often since then. My husband had a special and our daughter had flat bread, and we all loved our food. Everything was looked and tasted so fresh and perfect.
The staff was friendly and attentive in just the right way.
Great meal! Mouthwatering, fresh Italian food. Had a great Tim!
So amazing every time. We got the cacio e Pepe ravioli, and the cestino al tartufu. So delicious and fresh. Both owners visited our table and they are so friendly.
Date night wanted to try new spot
Service & food was excellent !
Don't let the looks fool you. It's not fancy at all. As a matter of fact when we walked up I thought it was a "fast food" Italian place or something. But, the food...omg...so good! Everything we had was outstanding. Flavor for days.
All pastas are homemade on site. We sat outside at a little table with a candle, bottle of wine and total scrumptiousness. We will 100 percent for sure be back. Mouth is watering now just thinking about it. Owners are from Italy and work the tables themselves. Awesome!
Best homemade pasta and flatbreads in downtown San Diego. Great Italian wines at affordable prices. Super friendly and professional service. Love this spot!
Best Pasta I can remember, ever. All made in house by a very experienced and talented husband/wife team.
It’s like an authentic bistro in Italy. Excellent food and service.
Monzu is the Beat Pasta in San Diego.
Authentic Italian from an amazing couple. Service is incredible and feels like you’re always dining with friends.
Love this place! I've never had a bad plate of food here. If I could rate it 20 stars I would. The pasta here is life changing. I recommend this place to everyone I know. I am already planning to go back ASAP.
Omg everything was delicious and the owner is super nice. The service was impeccable.
Absolutely wonderful! We got the zucchini blossoms and scallops for an appetizer and the Parmesan bowl pasta for dinner. The Parmesan bowl was incredible. I could have just ate it over and over and over. Delicious, authentic and service was impeccable.
This time we had the Rigotoni Amatriciana and the Linguini Carbonara. The carbonara has been one of our long time favorites here, it was on point as usual. The amatriciana was a special, not on the regular menu, it was really good! Wine pairings made for a delightful meal.
Top-notch Italian food in an unassuming setting. Don’t pass it by!
Incredible. Freshest and best pasta I have had in a really long time. I cannot wait to go back
If you love pasta, cheese, and Italian food in general you definitely need to eat here. It's amazingly good, everything is well seasoned not your typical bland olive garden food... And the price is very affordable and reasonable, good size portions too. We had amazing servers, and even though we had to sit outside due to Covid, it wasn't noisy or anything.
Really nice people just kind of seemed a bit disorganized, took a while to get checked on, for take out boxes, to get our check, to have our check picked up. Butternut squash blossom appetizer was divine, pastas were lackluster. The handmade pastas were good but the sauces werent anything to write home about and they seemed overcooked.
Hi Liana, Thanks for the feedback and the kind words on the appetizer, we love the zucchini blossoms. All our pasta is cooked al dente, but perhaps you prefer it even firmer than we do. We are sorry if you think that our service wasn't on par with the rest of your experience. Our system shows that you sat at 7:30 and the following reservation sat down at your table at 8:36. We don't think that speaks of a slow service but next time we will do our best to speed it up for you. Aldo&Serena
THE BEST ITALIAN EVER
It’s the most authentic Italian food I’ve ever had. The most incredible couple breads true hospitality.
A must have in San Diego
Perfect experience all around
Great experience at the Monzu on Sunday night! Lovely service from Juliana, and amazing food! You have to try the ravioli with ricota (great tip: add truffle to it ) OMG THE BEST! We are definitely going back! Thank you for the great time! Covid wise: they are very careful with a barcode menu and outside sitting! :)
Absolutely delicious! We first met Serena & Aldo during a cooking class and have loved their fresh cuisine ever since. Dining at their restaurant is a real treat, though picking up a tray of pasta to enjoy at home is just as satisfying. Pair their food with authentic wines and mangia!
My wife and I absolutely love every aspect to Monzu. I genuinely feel happier once I make a reservation knowing I will be headed to Monzu later in the day, and get even happier once we get there.
Nonna's chicken is really something special. We normally go here for pasta, but this chicken is so good!
Simple menu with great options. Fast and friendly service. Good wine menu. It's incredible that a casual restaurant is serving high-end meals at reasonable prices. I will be back!
Bonus, since they having outdoor seating at this time, I was able to bring my dog and they were so kind to bring him some water.
Monzu Fresh Pasta does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Monzu Fresh Pasta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 255-5032.
Monzu Fresh Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.