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
- Staff temperature check required
Great food and menu choices. On the casual side which is great . All of our group of 5 agreed will definitely go back.
Best Italian in San Diego. Home made taste.
Hands down the best pasta I've had. Even better than in Italy! Tried several dishes and they were all amazing.
Monzu was amazing! There is nothing like fresh pasta!
Absolute gem of a restaurant in a desert of mediocrity. Probably the best meal I've had in San Diego so far.
Monzu’s passion is transmitted beautifully in its menu that really sparks the brain for thinking about what authenticity means in regional Italian cuisine. Becoming a frequent visitor to San Diego, I am thrilled about discovering Monzu and it is in my rotation for must-visit restaurants.
This time, the spring menu included fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with mozzarella -a textural delight serve with a bit of zucchini spaghetti, arugula and cherry tomatoes. The entree was spaghetti with pesto and clams. The peppery bite of the pesto brings out the pine nuts. Smart Italian wine pairings round out the lovely experience.
Always great food.
Great food and service. Honestly, we had some of the best Italian food here we have ever had in the US!
Good selection on the menu. Seated promptly - was a few minutes early for my reservation but there was no one else in the restaurant. I was grateful they had space inside since it was unusually chilly to utilize the large outdoor space they have set up to accommodate Covid restrictions. Was unsure on wine choice so the server offered samples of both which I appreciated. Ordered the cheese and black pepper ravioli with the Bolognese sauce. Pasta was a bit too al dente for my liking but the filling was wonderful. Would have loved a bit of red pepper flakes on top but overall a flavorful sauce.
The food is truly great! Aldo the owner uses Neopolitan recipes and the fresh pasta is delicious! The outdoor dining is on a busy street so not the best ambience but the indoor space is comfortable and light. Wait staff are very friendly and helpful! Would go again in a heartbeat!
Delicious hidden gem! So happy I found this place and can’t wait to go back to try another dish.
As always, love going to Monzu and trying their specials as well as our much loved items (carbonara and Red Bomb!)
As an Italian, I'm always a bit skeptical about Italian restaurants in the US...well, Monzu definitely made me change my mind! Had the pinsa first and then the "special of the day": simply terrific! as for the risotto, the pic speaks for itself ;) well done guys, will come back for sure
I am Italian and this is my favorite Italian restaurant in town. It helps that the two owners, Serena and Aldo, are present and delightful. The appetizers are delicious and for main course my partner had Bolognese tagliatelle, our kid devoured “pinsa” (like pizza, but lighter), and I indulged in the seafood risotto. Wine is carefully chosen by Aldo and I would not skip on dessert. Lovely unpretentious place, kind people, festive atmosphere, great outdoor patio with heated lamps, dog-friendly. We always have the best time at Monzu!
Great food, very fresh and wonderful flavors. I will return and recommend to friends.
Everything was perfect. It’s that simple. The spring salad was beautiful and delicious. The carbonara was to die for too.
This food was fantastic. Some of the best pasta I have had in a long time!
Found this on a whim. What an amazing surprise. From the amazing service to the unique pastas, this was a spectacular choice. Run don't walk. Have the Pomodoro sauce with the burrata cheese and meatballs! Or try the truffle pasta. Holy cow just can't be beat!
Great Salads and Fresh Pastas across the board. The Flatbreads are very unique and very tasty. As things open up it is becoming more well know and popular, reservations are a good idea. We used to just walk in but that doesn't work as well as it used to.
Birthday with family
We absolutely love Monzu...the owners are absolutely cute and wonderful. The pasta is always fresh and homemade. Weekends offer some really nice specials that they will pair perfectly with their wine choices!
It is our go-to for a nice, relaxing, fun meal!
Lovely. Most authentic Italian we’ve had in the states.
Great food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! N.
Monzu never fails. Fantastic food from fantastic people.
This was the BEST gnocchi I’ve had in my life. When one of the staff asked how was it. I sat there dumbfounded because I couldn’t find the words to communicate how incredible it was. I felt like Anton Ego in Ratatouille when he tried “Little Chef’s” dish. It was an awakening of what food can be. Transformative, sensational, spellbinding: that’s how I would describe the entire meal and Monzu. When the meal was completed, I was a cross between satisfied and saddened. I was saddened because the most exquisite Italian meal I’ve ever had was done and my stomach wouldn’t allow me to consume any more. I will most certified be back every time I visit San Diego.
Best pasta in SD-hands down!
We always love Monzu, you can’t go wrong with anything there, and we look forward to the specials!
Food was tasty and server was friendly.
Monzu is an absolute delightful restaurant with the best fresh pasta. The servings are plentiful, and the flavors seriously cannot be beat. Try the tiramisu and anything with the gnocchi!
Loved the fresh focaccia and pasta. Friendly and relaxing vibe even though we were late to our reservation. Cant wait to come back!
Wonderful fresh pasta in a charming neighborhood restaurant. The service is excellent too.
Their fresh homemade pastas, flatbreads and salads are all great. Very reasonable wine list. The only drawback is how cold it is at night for streetside dining that your food will get cold before you get through it. Alas, the nights will get warmer soon. If you go, you’ll definitely go back
The best meal I can remember in a long time! I cannot say enough about the amazing flavor or my pasta. The focaccia was even home made! Delicious!!!!
Italian owned and operated. One of the best lasagnas I’ve ever had. Truffle ravioli was also amazing.
This family-owned Italian restaurant may be small but its food is mighty in its goodness.
The hospitality and the food at Monzu both come from the heart and soul of the family that owns the place and your dining experience couldn’t be in better hands.
Amazing food and over the top service with a beautiful outside eating area and ambience, coupled alongside many heaters and gorgeous lighting.
Came here with a friend a few days ago. Raviolis were amazing. I loved their wine list and their outdoor dining area. 5/5
cold meatballs and totally forgot one of our entrees
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 153 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.