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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
+1 619-501-0030
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (17 reviews)
“pizza” (44 reviews)
“tartufo” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my wife here for our anniversary and it was amazing! My wife absolutely loved the place! Great atmosphere and service. The food was delicious and the dessert was great! My wife said it was one of the best dinner and desserts she'd ever...More

Thank 843stevenv
Reviewed 6 days ago

With the exception of the water server, the wait staff were inattentive. My ravioli was so overcooked it was rubbery. It should never had been presented to me and I should have never ate it. Mostly I just ate the filling which was very good....More

Thank Tucker50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off the main drag in Little Italy, Monello was a treat. Big plate of spaghetti with a meaty sauce was just what I needed.

Thank CHARLESHOrlando
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is authentic Northern Italian cuisine. It is fabulous. Our service was beyond excellent. The tall ceilings make for a very loud eating environment so there is no quiet dining here. It's a bit difficult to get in and out as people waiting...More

Thank Palmtreegirl57
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We started on the outdoor/patio for HH. HH means regular price drinks plus tastes of yummy dishes. Then we moved on to the main event. Fresh pasta with the perfect balance of pepper in the cheese wheel. Perfection. Spaghetti and lobster was a winner too....More

Thank Donna c
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Noisy, crowd, even noisier when crowded! With great pizzas and a wide variety of pasta dishes. One fish dish, one chicken. Don't go here if you are looking to diet. Large portions too. The pizzas are incredible. Very reasonable prices. Limited wine list.

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door. Being first to arrive, we sat at the bar where our server was friendly, and I might add made me a perfect kahlua and cream over - not stirred...perfect. complimentary snacks were delicious as were...More

Thank mamaloca50
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Happy Hour is an amazing grazing of Chef choice delights each time a drink is purchased. I love the cab wine, my husband loves the craft local beer. They make their own pasta. Drawback, parking is to be desired. not awesome but if you keep...More

Thank 619Chris
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Located in Little Italy, Monello is a fun place to dine. You can sit outside or inside and the ambience is airy and fun. The food is wonderful. Our server, Annie, was super cute, fun and knowledgeable of all the menu items. Service was perfect....More

Thank baker3333
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My family and I came to Monello by "default" as we were looking for something in the area that would accommodate young children (3 and 11 months). They gladly welcomed us. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that this is the "sister" restaurant of...More

Thank marshcanon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
  • Public Transportation: MTS Transit Trolley Stop Green Line: County Center/Little Italy
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-501-0030
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