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I Monelli

1-2 Portobello Road, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
+353 1 454 6057
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (43 reviews)
“cannoli” (14 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-2 Portobello Road, Dublin D08 E0C0, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend. The food is amazing and fresh. Staff are very friendly. Nice atmosphere and the location is perfect.

Thank Francesca V
Restaurant's Favourite
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

1  Thank galaxy1
Attilio S, Owner at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks so much galaxy1

Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant i snot in the centre but well worth a visit! The chef (Ivano) is really good and makes many Italian classics and also adds a touch of class - of course the clearly very fresh ingredients from Italy make a difference! I think...More

Thank knowthebest
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went to this cozy restaurant with a few friends a couple of weeks ago and I had the best experience so far in Dublin. All the waiters and the manager treated us as family and we had a great time! From the moment you...More

Thank rmolon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been today for the first time and this restaurant was an excellent surprise. We had an amazing lunch with our kids. The food was excellent and authentic Italian, the choice was also broad and we had an excellent white wine. The location is...More

Thank MadMark2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Monelli is a local restaurant for us and one we visit regularly. It's in a lovely location overlooking the canal and the restaurant itself is very warm and welcoming. The menu offers excellent choices and food is always delicious. Gianni is a perfect host...More

Thank Brian M
Gianni D, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Brian Thank you soo much for you feedback. I hope see you soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent handmade pasta...the starter was real burrata and parma ham ‼️I higly reccomend it if you want to have a real italian experience ‼️very professional and nice service definetly Coming back ‼️ Thank you for the nice dinner

Thank Francesca Z
Gianni D, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you soo much for you feedback I hope see you again Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

delicious food , wine and desserts. service was friendly and the atmosphere warm and unassuming despite the top notch quality of the food

Thank Katerina P
Gianni D, Proprietario at I Monelli, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you soo much for your feedback I hope see you again Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When they bought out the most amazing focaccia and olive oil we knew we were in for a good meal! Really good food. It was a bit of a walk from our hotel but definitely worth it!

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a few days in Rome after New Years, I was very excited to try some authentic Italian food in Dublin. I had heard great reports about I Monelli and was dying to try it. Four of us went for dinner on a busy...More

3  Thank daenis_dub
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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
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
3:30 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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