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(619) 501-0030

Open Tuesday - Sunday

Lunch 11:30a - 2:30p
Aperitivo 4p - 7p in the bar or patio
Dinner 2:30p - close
Weekend Brunch Sa - Su 930a - 3p


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


Valet corner of India Street and Fir Street Tuesday-Sunday from 5pm $9.

Kettner/Cedar Lot $10 after 6pm


next door to our brother restaurant, best italian for 6 years


Monello offers 25 different kinds of daily handcrafted pasta. A unique Italian restaurant in San Diego that introduces traditional Milanese street food & Italian happy hour "aperitivo" serving complimentary bites with drinks every night until 7 pm.


Voted Best Happy in Little Italy, our aperitivo offers complimentary bites with drinks. 4 pm to 7 pm every night.

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.

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.

Pasta & Risotto in the Cheese Wheel

PASTA & risotto in the CHEESE Wheel

 Pasta on Tuesday nights, Risotto on Wednesday nights: served tableside. The one & only cheese wheel in San Diego & the most authentic Italian experience in Little Italy. Served to private dinners upon request.

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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