(619) 501-0030 or email info@lovemonello.com to book your event 

Open Tuesday - Sunday

Lunch Tu - Fr 11a - 3p
Aperitivo 4p - 7p in the bar or patio
Dinner 3p - close
Weekend Brunch Sa - Su 9:30a - 3p


750 W Fir St  San Diego, CA 92101
In Little Italy between Kettner and India.


Valets are corner of India and Fir Street AND Kettner & India Tuesday-Sunday from 6pm $9.
Kettner ACE parking
Kettner/Cedar Lot $10 after 6pm


next door to our brother restaurant, best italian for 7 years


25 different kinds of daily handcrafted pasta available. A unique Italian restaurant in San Diego that introduces traditional Milanese street food, pasta in the cheese wheel, Italian happy hour & weekend brunch. 

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Pasta in the cheese wheel

Available at lunch & dinner EVERY NIGHT. Pasta + Risotto on Wednesdays ONLY. Served table side. The one & only cheese wheel in San Diego & the most authentic Italian experience in Little Italy.

Pasta & Risotto in the Cheese Wheel


We are proud to have introduced the Italian Aperitivo. Complimentary bites, different every night, served from 4pm to 7pm with your cocktails or wine. 

Farmer's Brunch

weekend brunch 

Breakfast & Brunch American classics served Italian style. Nutella Pancakes, Eggs & Bacon Pizza, Caprese Bloody Mary & Prosecco Mimosas make ours one of the best & unique brunches in Little Italy.

Fresh Pasta Made Daily

best pasta in little italy san diego

We produce over 800 lbs of 100% organic fresh pasta weekly. It is the largest offer of pasta in San Diego by the best restaurants in in Little Italy, Bencotto & Monello.

Sweet Vermouth On Tap

Sweet vermouth on Tap

An Italian tradition from the 1700's that inspired some of the most notable cocktails in history. Housemade with locally-sourced produce and a secret blend of roots, bark, botanicals, and herbs.

San Diego Magazine

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

Riviera Magazine

"Housemade, 26-ingredient vermouth will have you singing"

Eat San Diego

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


We have the most modern spaces for private events, rehearsal dinners, graduation dinners, bridal showers, business luncheons. an unconventional Italian catering offer based on our dinner menu.



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