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I Monelli

1-2 Portobello Road, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
+353 1 454 6057
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“vitello tonnato” (10 reviews)
“cannolo” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-2 Portobello Road, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in on Friday 8/31 for dinner. They had just reopened after summer holiday and were quite busy. We arrived at 9pm, concerned they might have closed the kitchen but we were informed 9pm was still early for them. The service was great -...More

Thank Lexie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very relaxing and cozy, welcoming restaurant. We enjoyed the pasta, the veal and the wine. But, mostly we appreciated the considerate attention of the staff and the owner. They were very personable and helpful. If we were to return to Dubin, we would definitely plan...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again, I Monelli makes my wife and I happy. This time for our wedding anniversary. While my lovely half goes with the Early Bird, I order Pappardelle al Cervo with a special fish salad as a starter. We both finish with the classic tiramisu. Impeccable...More

1  Thank Vincenzo S
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We have travelled widely in Italy and so were delighted to find this restaurant where the food is really good and totally authentic. Vitello tonnato is one of our most favourite dishes and the one served here as a starter certainly lived up to our...More

1  Thank Jinty27
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful evening in I Monelli with friends. The staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was freshly cooked and delicious. I had the ravioli and a chocolate and cherry mousse dessert - highly recommend them! There is also a great...More

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing is all I can say! First—staff is friendly, attentive & charming! My tastebuds were dazzled by the flavors of Italy here in Dublin! Starter—octopus cooled to perfection, melted in my mouth. The homemade spinach & ricotta raviolis were just as delicious as when I...More

1  Thank NJmeetingdirector
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Food here is great with plenty of tasty options. Staff are very attentive. Have marked them down because of ladies toilet. The toilet were basic but clean but oh my goodness there was no toilet seat!More

2  Thank JMBFDublin
Gianni D, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

We apologies for the fact that there was no toilet seat however this is because earlier in the day another customer used the bathroom and broke it, for safety reasons we removed it however it was too late in the day to be able to...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018

Got a last minute booking to this Italian Restaurant having had a look at recent reviews! Certainly lived up to expectations. Lovely ,bright and airy on the first floor overlooking canal. Staff very helpful, courteous and attentive along with being informative regarding specials on the...More

Thank PegIreland
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Our visit to I Monelli was excellent from start to finish. We were a group of three. We had the fois gras, scamorza cheese wrapped in bacon and a starter portion of cannelloni for starters. I would particularly recommend the scamorza - delicious! For mains...More

Thank conormboland
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Proper traditional home cooking with a quality,attentive service. Fantastic food presented well. The owner was engaging and charming the staff were attentive and efficient

Thank Lindiwill93
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Questions & Answers
October 8, 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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May 29, 2017|
Response from Gianni D | Property representative |
Good evening Yes e have gluten free option kind regards
May 29, 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, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Portobello Road, 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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