Monello Reservations

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At an Italian dinner, food is the most important guest. Let Monello cater or host your next event. No rental fee or deposit for private space. We’ll reply within two hours, guaranteed.



Monello, an endearing Italian term that translates
to "naughty little boy," is a passionate project from
the same family behind San Diego's "Best Italian Restaurant:" Bencotto Italian Kitchen.
Read more about Monello here.

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directions: We're located at 750 West Fir Street, Suite 102-B, in the heart of downtown San Diego's Little Italy, right
next door to Bencotto. Drop by during lunch, aperitivo, dinner or weekend Farmer's Brunch and celebrate a
genuine taste of Italy's street kitchens. Call for hours and to schedule reservations: 619-501-0030.


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make a reservation.
Grazie! We value your comments and questions!
For other great tastes of Italy, be sure to visit Bencotto.





Voted Best New Restaurant 2013, Best Pizza, and Best Happy Hour!

"Combines the best dishes from the old and new worlds."

"All of the bites were incredible, and had me dreaming in Italiano."

"Monello will serve a modern Milanese menu."

"Thin pizzas and small bites from the fryer at this rustic-sleek new spot."

"Housemade, 26-ingredient vermouth will have you singing Ciao, Bella!"

"Impossibly decadent pastries made for breakfast but sold all day."

"You must—I'm ordering you to—try Queen's vermouth on the rocks with a twist."

"Italian street food—from the shaved young cheese popular among Italy's rustic poor to mini-calzones."

"Monello sets themselves apart by offering free tapas with the cocktails!"

"From deliciously addictive pizza to Nutella-filled desserts, Monello will satisfy your every craving."

"Bencotto decided to double-up with Monello [...] to serve up traditional street-food."

"Monello tempts with the addictive raspa dura, flakes of young parmesan cheese."

"The streetwise chefs at Monello are getting started early on weekends."

"Monello - the new "naughty little boy" sibling to Bencotto - has arrived to make [Happy Hour] ecstatic."

"Keep the date going in Little Italy [...] with cocktails at Monello."

"The menu combines traditional sweet flavors from Milan and savory tastes from the U.S."

"For sublime Italian street food, hit Monello Tuesdays through Sundays from 4 to 7 p.m."

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