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“This is the best Italian Restaurant in Dublin”
Review of I Monelli

I Monelli
Ranked #38 of 2,913 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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, 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.
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I have tried many Italian restaurant in Dublin and this is by far one of my favourite. The home made pastas , fresh fish and homemade desserts make the difference. The Restaurant was very busy, we felt very welcome from the friendly staff who accomodate us in a beautiful table where we could see the Portobello Canal and we could admire the Swans from the Window. The Candles and soft light make this place very cozy .The waiter or owner ( not sure)Recomended many dish of the day and we ordered . Pecorino cheese flan, a fresh seafood salad , burrata bufalo mozzarella, aubergine parmigiana. As main course we ordered home made Pappardelle with delicious ragu' ,Fettuccine pasta with white truffle, catch of the day Black sole with lemon sauce , and homemade cannelloni . the portions were very good and the taste was AMAZING . than we ordered the dessert of the day Panna cotta with orange caramel made from real fresh cream , and torta piedmont the best dessert ever tried .
The wine list is very good and have all best quality wines from all the Italian regions .at the end of the dinner decided to book for our christmas party and enjoy again this amazing food and professional and friendly service
Thank you to all monelli staff

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Thank Mario D
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here last night because of the positive reviews. The service was ok. The food wasn't good at all.
We couldn't finish one starter between us it was that bad.
The owner or waiter. (Not sure who he was) Grunted at us because we didn't eat it.
The main course was full of olive oil and wasn't nice at all! Both main meals were bad.
It's not expensive but I would have preferred to pay more for decent food.

On a good note. The atmosphere there was lovely.

Thank LockyLoc
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We went due to the good recommendations here on TripAdvisor.

Unfortunately we were not as satisfied than most of the people here.
The service was hectic and not very friendly.
The wine glasses were dusty and food was ok.
We were searching the typical Italian taste but without success. The best part of our visit was the desert. It was very tasty.

Thank Samsuraiii
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We felt this was the best dinner we had in our two weeks between London and Ireland. The service and food were both outstanding. We had homemade pappardelle w/ venison, burrata with Sicilian tomatoes and amazing olive oil from the owners region
in Italy. We also enjoyed a wonderful Barolo recommended by the owner.
The restaurant is a little outside main town centre of Dublin, so you may need to give your cabbie the actual address. If you love Italian food and need a little break from pub fare, put this on your itinerary

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Thank ScoutWebster
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

From start to finish this was my favourite meal of the year, it's very hard to find REAL ITALIAN food in Dublin but this is the one, the owner and the chef are Italian and they understand seasoning, the food is simple and gorgeous and worth every penny, the restaurant is quite understated and has a lovely atmosphere to it. The owner recommended a red wine that was exquisite and even though he was busy he took time to explain all the courses, we spent 3 hours here and i'd go back in the morning. Simply Superb.

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Thank Fiona O
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Gianni D, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

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