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I Monelli Authentic Italian Restaurant, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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I Monelli Authentic Italian Restaurant

4.3
4.3
154 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
Head Chef and owner of I Monelli, Ivano is a passionate and truly Italian chef with many years of international experience.

Before settling here in Dublin Ivano worked in various Michelin star restaurants and 5 star hotels around the world​, preparing exquisite recipes in Italian, French, Spanish, African and Irish cuisines.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 454 6057

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    owner chef ivano addabbo

  • Area

    Portobello

  • Cross Street

    on the canal

  • Parking Details

    in front the biciclet is free

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop South Circular Roadluas stop challemont

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

What 154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 8

    Most Booked

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  1. AC

    AlejandroC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experience ever had in Dublin. Very nice place and amazing food. We couldn't decide what to eat because everything looked tasty. We will be back soon.
  2. GP

    GraceP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you haven’t been here already, book it immediately!!! The Fungi Tagliatelle is Hands down best pasta I’ve ever had.
  3. TB

    TheBOL

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff are always friendly and food is great. Proper Italian restaurant!
  4. M

    Martin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely restaurant, great food and service. Restaurant a bit cold though!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, authentic real Italian food. Great service. Thank you.
  6. FO

    FintanO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Authentic Italian with great service. Had the arrancini, bruschetta & two pastas - all of which was fresh & deliscious!
  7. p

    pamelamac

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was lovely, and great service. Loved the truffle pasta
  8. WG

    WrituG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so cozy, food was excellent and very friendly staff
  9. YM

    YvonneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent night in I Monelli on Saturday night. Super atmosphere in the restaurant and staff were very attentive. Food was outstanding.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    It was not there night. Under staffed and burnt food. Some of the food was good, the location and decor is great. But a standard service charge when 3 dinner had to be sent back and long delays in service was a sting in the tail we will not forget. I’m Shute they can do better but I will not return or recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, fresh tasting and cooked just right, nice sized portions. Staff were friendly and attentive. Price was very reasonable. Nice relaxed atmosphere.
  12. JR

    JefferyR

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the charm of the restaurant and the staff was excellent-very friendly.
  13. B

    Bloomer

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    In all its different guises and various owners this neighborhood Portobello restaurant has been a great addition but clearly, the new management has little customer regard. 1. We requested an outdoor table x 5 (2 adults/3 teens) on Open Table plus sent a separate @monellis email asking if an outdoor table was possible. No reply to either. When we arrived we were seated indoors. Not so much where we were seated - more the lack of a call or email explaining that outdoors was not an option. 2. I also mentioned in the email that it was a birthday dinner and a candle on a dessert would be appreciated, During the meal we booked 2 desserts. And neither arrived with a lit candle. I approached the manager quietly and reminded him that I sent an request via email (no reply!); that it was a birthday and a lit candle would round off the night. A few minutes later a dessert did arrive with a candle; we all sang Happy Birthday and later paying the bill noticed an extra 'Birthday dessert'. I was charged a further €7.50. I sent them a note expressing our disappointment. 3 days later no reply.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Food and desserts
  15. G

    Gretter21

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an an absolute delight .we were greeted by very friendly staff who were engaging and knowledgeable The food is amazing fresh and flawless ,full off flavor and care .From start to finish every parte of meal was perfection chef really know make us impressed . Would definitely recommend this place and will return .
  16. J

    Johannem

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Pasta from a packet food over seasoned, bread not fresh , very poor experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    A real disappointment. Top to bottom very bad. The mussels on the pasta were off with a really bad smell so I had to give back the dish.The server was nice that’s the only plus but the food not worth it !
  18. ED

    ErinD

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very yummy food and attentive staff.
  19. R

    Roberta

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious authentic Italian food. We loved the atmosphere and the staff were very kind.
  20. PO

    PeterO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice menu, lovely staff not over priced . only real downside was that the Risotto was very very under seasoned which was a shame as it would have been lovely otherwise but it was very bland . Other than that its a nice place that is not unreasonably priced.
  21. C

    Chili

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner here. Lovely little spot away from the usual with great local vibes. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was good and enjoyable. Especially the burrata salad! We would go back.
  22. D

    Desmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A highly enjoyable dining experience, an excellent authentic Italian menu served in charming and welcoming Restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal. Looking forward to our next visit!

    I Monelli Authentic Italian RestaurantResponded on 10 May 2022thanks

  23. JB

    JohnB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food, service and ambience. Would highly recommend.
  24. FM

    FernandoM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food with very polite attendants. Recommend for those who want to enjoy real Italian cuisine.
  25. CM

    ColmM

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely authentic food, kindly service, not the warmest temperature-wise perhaps due to ventilation requirements; super as always, chapeau 🎩 chef 👨🏻‍🍳 ❗️❗️
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty real Italian food(I guess the chef is from south Italy hah). Big plate! Nice window view of the canal and swans.
  27. VS

    ValentinaS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good Italian food, with an usual focus on fish plates. The fish was fresh and tasty. We were there at lunchtime, it was almost empty, so even more relaxing. One tiny, silly suggestions, would be even better if the smaller, 2 people tables were oriented to allow both people at the table to look outside the window, as there is a lovely view on the canal. Cost for 2 main courses (pasta), one starter, 2 small glasses of wine, one coffee and a liquor 74 euro at lunch time. Not super cheap, but very decent price for very good quality and ambient.
  28. T

    Tadhg

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be back. The service was very friendly and they were happy to entertain our broken Italian. The food was incredible and we really felt like we were in Italy. This place is the real deal.
  29. N

    Nagero

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food in a relaxed setting from friendly staff at reasonable prices with a great view of the swans on the canal.
  30. S

    Shar

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so nice and the food was yummmm
  31. S

    Smiling123

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good value too. Would certainly recommend.
  32. S

    Scooby

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great Italian restaurant! We will be back soon!
  33. M

    Moco

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite really difficult circumstances serving only outside, they delivered an outstanding meal with great service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was fine the food was great but I didn’t fully enjoy it because of the whole eating outside regulations.
  35. SB

    SarahB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place was fab! Lovely setting for outdoor dining if the weather is ok and the food exceeded expectations.
  36. NB

    NyreeB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor setting in the Covid times. Understandably got chilly towards the end of the night I would recommend wearing warm clothes & bringing a blanket. The warm welcome of the staff was lovely with attentive service without being overbearing. The food was superb I would highly recommend at visit.
  37. DR

    DanielleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, dined outside which is nice watching the passerby’s on the canal with great fresh food to match. Will most definitely return and have already recommended to others
  38. AG

    AnnaG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice local authentic Italian spot. Great fresh food and lovely friendly staff. We really enjoyed our night here, we will return.
  39. D

    Dona

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Italian restaurant in Dublin. The waitress(from Bari)that looked after us was very professional and friendly! I will surely be back.
  40. CD

    CiaraD

    Kent

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent restaurant. Service really good. A little to pushy on the wine. Food excellent! Would definitely go again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

FAQs

I Monelli Authentic Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. I Monelli Authentic Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 454 6057.

I Monelli Authentic Italian Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for I Monelli Authentic Italian Restaurant

1 Portobello Road, Dublin, Co. Dublin D08 E0C0

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    on the canal

  • Area

    Portobello

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Mon, Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    in front the biciclet is free

  • Public Transit

    Nearest bus stop South Circular Roadluas stop challemont

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    owner chef ivano addabbo

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace

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