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“Probably the best Italian place in Dublin” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of I Monelli

I Monelli
Ranked #5 of 2,528 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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12 reviews
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“Probably the best Italian place in Dublin”
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 are a bit crammed.

Visited March 2017
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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Google Translation
Grazie Alessandro. Apprezziamo molto le tue parole..la prossima volta chiamaci e chiedi un tavolo con piu' privacy. Sara' un onore accontentarti.
Grazie ancora.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exceptionally good restaurant”
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

  • Visited September 2016
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beatricehealy2017
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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you so much Beatrice. We love.
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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“Lovely authentic Italian Restaurant”
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 unusual, but worked really well!

Overall, it was a really enjoyable evening and reasonably priced for the quality of food on offer. It was approx €120 for a table for two enjoying a three course meal with a bottle of wine. Thoroughly recommended!

Visited February 2017
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Attilio S, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much Gerry. See you soon.
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Galway, Ireland
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“Lovely food and atmosphere ”
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.

Visited March 2017
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Attilio S, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Grazie. See you soon
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“Extraordinary/Exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early bird dinner. I can not overemphasize how good it was. We will be in Dublin for another two months and plan to go back once a week. Fabulous food, lovely people. Great house wine at 23 euros a bottle. Every course was wonderful. Can't say what to eat because everything was so good. Looking forward to raking friends there.

Visited March 2017
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Attilio S, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the lovely review
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