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I Monelli

1-2 Portobello Road | D8 E0c0, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
+353 1 454 6057
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1-2 Portobello Road | D8 E0c0, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here for a family occasion and the food was amazing. From start to finish the whole experience was great. The staff are warm and welcoming and the manager runs the show seamlessly making sure that everyone is kept happy and fed. I will definitely...More

Thank Colin F
Gianni D, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much .kind regards Gianni

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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere with attentive and warm service matches the deeply heartfelt and authentic dishes. The wine list is thoughtfully curated with options that pair well with every dish. The pappardelle is possibly the best I've ever had. The gnocchi were pillowy and perfectly matched to...More

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Attilio S, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks so much galaxy1

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a dinner with some friends last weekend as 'I Monelli' has been highly recommended by Italian friends in Dublin, however I was not really amazed by it. Despite of the good and welcoming service, the food wasn't the best one. I had 'parmigiana'...More

1  Thank dadoolyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to I Monelli last night for the first time. It was a wet and cold night and I was disappointed that it was cold inside the restaurant. However we got a warm welcome from the Italian staff. I started with a prawn and leek...More

2  Thank Marygirl2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know Dublin quite well as I am visiting regularly for the past 25 years. I was always looking for good quality food and, to be honest, not many can match it. Always ended up to have pizza, safer, but not what I am looking...More

Thank Massimo G
Gianni D, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you soo much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a dinner with friends at I monelli and it was fantastic! The atmosphere was very authentic and warm; the owner kindly welcomed us and often made sure everything was going well. We had an entrée, a main course and a dessert. The prawns...More

Thank Giulia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I Monelli is an exceptional example of the finest Italian cuisine. I could enjoy a high quality dinner with friends and I would highly recommend it for three reasons. Firstly, the friendliness of Gianni, the owner and his staff is amazing. His charme enchants the...More

Thank CrChantalCr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and wine, relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere that makes me feel home. I've been several time and this is definitely my favourite restaurant in Dublin - they surprise myself every time with a different dish and a perfect wine. Very romantic place. Gianni is...More

Thank JoeStar16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to some Italian restaurants in Dublin, but I Monelli is definitely the best out of them. The atmosphere, service and food makes you feel the Italian spirit of this place. Three dishes course is definitely worth its price. I was surprised by the...More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we made the decision to visit this place based on a friends recommendation. It's like stepping into Italy! Food was amazing and their wine selection was fantastic. Service was also brilliant, the owner and the staff were very friendly and patient. Even when...More

Thank Chirag K
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Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
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Response from Gianni D | Property representative |
Good morning Sorry we don't have space for 17 at moment march 2017 Kind regards Gianni
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29 May 2017|
Response from Gianni D | Property representative |
Good evening Yes e have gluten free option kind regards
29 May 2017|
Response from Gianni D | Property representative |
Hello Michelle, thank you for considering our restaurant and yes we are quite able to accommodate these numbers . Please leave details through the restaurant web site Kind Regards, Gianni I Monelli restaurant manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Portobello Road | D8 E0c0, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 454 6057
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Ivano's and Gianni's philosophy and passion for food was cultivated at childhood and developed while working for some of the most renowned establishments in the world. Gianni, Ivano, Attilio and their team strive to make dishes that fulfil a true Italian's most essential senses - exceptional tasty but simple food, beautifully presented in austere but welcoming surroundings. Ingredients are sourced from around Ireland and Italy interpreng dishes from Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia, and reach further into the Mediterranean with Moorish influences revealing dishes with bold yet clean and distinct flavours.
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