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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 21, 2020 via mobile

Wow! I haven’t been able to enjoy many restaurant meals lately but this one more than made up for lost time. The food is so authentically Italian I haven’t eaten this well since I was in the real Italy years ago. So flavoursome and the...portions were enough to have me stuffed. As well as this, the staff were absolutely wonderful and the roadside setup was lovely in the gorgeous area of portobello, with red brick houses to one side and the canal to the other. Will 100% be returning here once the city reopensMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 9, 2020

Due to the latest restrictions, We ate outside I Monelli on the tables they have put along the canal under umbrellas. It was so lovely, the food was incredible as always and the staff are so friendly and great.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

As a group of three we had a beautiful authentic Italian meal at I Monelli. Service was excellent, food was delicious and the atmosphere was as close to Italy we will be getting in 2020. Recommend requesting a table by the window on the first...floor for some lovely views. Would 100% go again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

I have been here before the lockdown, I came back last weekend and I found it completely renovated. The menu changed, great atmosphere, staff amazing. From starters to dessert everything was amazing.well done guys.Ivano the chef then came to our table to ask if everything...was ok. For sure I will return, to try the rest of the menu.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020

Have been in this place for a while now, always fresh food and attention to details,good think is that is no overprice,Higly reccomended.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

out for the first time post lock down for dinner. A wonderful place! nice welcome, delicious food, delicious wine, kind, professional staff and excellent service. last but not least, the chef (as well as owner) who came to greet us at the end of the...evening with two fantastic glasses of moscato. music, flavors, environment and 100% Italian staff. WE WILL BE BACK SOON. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

Visited this lovely spot recently and enjoyed my visit thoroughly! The food, the service, the atmosphere! Highly recomend to all - strawberry balsamic prawns! Thank you. Will be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

Really enjoyable meal, cheese board to start which was nice, and a ricotta stuffed cannoli which was delicious - ricotta was still warm. Two pasta dishes were really tasty. tiramisu for dessert was the nicest we've had in a while - staff were friendly. Will...return!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

This is my favourite italian restaurant in Dublin, the food its delicious and fresh, located at a wonderful and romantic place just beside a small stream where you can admire the swan. Large selection of wine, you must try Critone a white wine from south...of Italy, overall it was just "amazing"More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Went for a family get together end of January, from the moment we entered to our complimentary limoncello it was amazing, the food transported us back to our italian trips, authentic and delicious, with fun casual but professional service, grazie and see you guys soon...again!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Eoin S
August 7, 2019|
Response from giannid137 | Property representative |
We have set menu finish at 18:15 every day
July 19, 2019|
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Response from 556joanns | Reviewed this property |
There is small bar on the lower level. I think i would have enjoyed a drink there prior to our meal.
February 14, 2019|
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Frequently Asked Questions about I Monelli

  • Yes, I Monelli offers takeout services.

  • Yes, I Monelli offers delivery services.

  • I Monelli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5