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I Monelli

#5 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
As featured in Dublin for Foodies!
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1-2 Portobello Road | Wood Quay, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
+353 1 454 6057
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 22:30
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Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a table when we arrived in Dublin. staff were excellent, so was the food. We ate from the earlybird menu which was very nice and a great choice. Would certainly go back.

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review

Thanks George. More 

San Diego, California
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167 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place on TA and since it was close to my hotel and open, we decided to go. It's an unassuming place right on the canal. Nothing fancy inside but warm and inviting. A few tables downstairs and a few upstairs. There was a fixed price menu for 25 euro or a la carte offerings. Everything is homemade and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, this wasn't a bad experience but when. Place is ranked so high in TA, you expects good things. The food, service, ambiance are OK. Actually, the food was not great ... the Minestrone soup was .. disappointing (we make better at home). The ribeye was ... not ribeye .. and was not medium rare. So we wonder why I... More 

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2 Thank Dublinfiddler
Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review

We are sorry for your negative experience. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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211 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best Italian restaurant in Dublin. We came here to celebrate my wife's 25th birthday (she wishes it was 25th!) and got advantage of the Early Menu formula. They do not have pizza, so go for a proper first and second course here. Follow Gianni's advice, he knows what is good at his restaurant. Eventually we ordered two 3 courses menu... More 

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review
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Grazie tante Vincenzo. Ti aspettiamo ancora. More 

Dublin
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure I will ever again trust the reviews after visiting this place. It was not good at all, and this is coming from somebody who knows italian cuisine in it's core. Staff was nice an attentive, wine was good as well, but food was not. Starters lacked salt, pasta and rice were overcooked and pretty much had... More 

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review

We are sorry but there were no birthday.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked out as a venue after the Ireland England game based upon TA reports and it did not dissappoint. its a short taxi ride from town (€10) but worth every cent for the trip to an excellent Italian restaurant, a small menu in size (an indication of freshly prepared food) but packed with interesting combinations and it was hard to... More 

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mark More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guys managed to cook perfect Italian and multi regional food (yes it is not the classical foreign "only south Italian cuisine") in a simple and delicious menu. Lovely Italian human touch coupled with Northern Europe efficiency. Pricing absolutely reasonable for Dublin standards. Only point of attention, since the place is an old house, the space is tight and tables... More 

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review
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Grazie Alessandro. Apprezziamo molto le tue parole..la prossima volta chiamaci e chiedi un tavolo con piu' privacy. Sara' un onore... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in this restaurant various times since they opened and each time we have had different fresh made delicious Italian dishes. Excellent service, attention to detail, fantastic aperitifs and wine. Great ambiance and setting. I have traveled around the world and I have been in various types of restaurants and I must say that love this restaurtant

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review

Thank you so much Beatrice. We love. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely three course meal here recently. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful, and everyone who served us was of Italian origin. I had scallops to start which were delicious, but were surpassed by the seafood linguine for main course, which was the special that particular night. For dessert I had a pesto panaccotta which was... More 

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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review

Thank you so much Gerry. See you soon. More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here last week. Food was very well presented and tasted delicious. Wait staff were friendly. We were not rushed and the owner came over to speak to us a number of times. We will definitely make a return visit.

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Attilio S, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this review

Thank you, Grazie. See you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Portobello Road | Wood Quay, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 454 6057
Description
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 and his 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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