Meet Monno, Jumeirah’s greatest saved Italian secret

Homegrown in Dubai by two Emiratis with a love for Italy and its delicacies, Monno Ristorante is Jumeirah’s latest artisanal Italian eatery.

Since its opening a number of months in the past, Monno has remained a well-kept secret – until now. A newly opened restaurant positioned on Al Wasl Road, Monno presents a healthful and genuine Italian expertise in an enthralling, informal and rustic house that welcomes all ages. Soothing music greets upon arrival, whereas a chilled-out neighbourhood vibe ensures a calming go to – whether or not it’s for a leisurely lunch with household, a fast espresso break, or a romantic dinner date with a cherished one, Monno is considerable with laidback idyllic moments for everybody.

Monno, a phrase derived from the combining type mono, which means specialised or single, is a restaurant with the pursuit of delivering uncomplicated, sincere Italian meals to its friends. Having travelled far and extensive throughout Italy to curate a menu comprising beloved Italian recipes which were meticulously handed down for generations, Monno’s house owners – two Emirati pilots, along with the restaurant’s Italian Head Chef Federcio Bartoli seize the guts and soul of Italian delicacies to current dishes that stay true and respectful to each ingredient and custom.

At Monno, contemporary and pure components imported from Italy are rigorously calibrated and ready, to ship a nostalgic journey of the nation’s most cherished culinary traditions. From solely utilizing San Marzano tomatoes to importing artisanal Italian cheeses and olive oils for handmade pasta and real Neapolitan pizzas, Monno’s menu additionally contains a vary of antipasti, primary programs and conventional desserts.

To start, don’t miss the crispy and tender calamari, the ‘Carpaccio di Gambero Rosso’ – crimson shrimp carpaccio with Stracciatella, ‘Vitello Tonnato’ – slow-cooked veal carpaccio served with tuna mayonnaise, pickled crimson onions and caperberries, or ‘La Tana del Polpo – slow-cooked octopus served with potato cream and seaweed tapioca cracker.

Whether it’s pizza or pasta, Monno retains it traditional Italian with all dough made in-house and formed by hand. Pasta highlights embody ‘Ravioli al Tartufo’ – do-it-yourself ravioli with buffalo ricotta filling and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce, topped with contemporary truffle, and ‘Gnocchi al Ragout Napoletano’ – do-it-yourself gnocchi with pulled beef ragout and smoked ricotta cheese. While must-try pizzas embody ‘Salamino di Wagyu’ with spicy wagyu beef salami and smoked mozzarella, and the ‘Burrata’ pizza with double tomato sauce, contemporary basil, creamy burrata and further virgin olive oil.

For mains, the ‘Milanese’ is a signature – an entire veal rib coated in breadcrumbs and fried with clarified butter, served with mashed potato and burnt lemon powder, as is the ‘Branzino all’Acqua Mediterranea’ – pan-fried Chilean seabass served with tomato water, crimson pickled onions, confit tomato, chili caviar and caper leaf.

For these with a candy tooth, a warming, oozy chocolate souffle with do-it-yourself roasted hazelnut gelato is certain to finish the expertise on a comforting notice, as would the traditional and stylish tiramisu made with indulgent layers of creamy mascarpone, girl finger biscuits, espresso and cocoa powder.

Inside Monno, count on interiors and an ambiance impressed by that of a traditional Trattoria discovered on the again streets of quaint cities in Italy. Designed with rustic simplicity in thoughts, Monno goals to evoke the sensation of being at house for its friends. Comprising a welcoming bar space that contains a stay pizza oven, a primary eating room and coated terrace the place pure lighting gleams, the eatery is thoughtfully designed with using merchandise that encourage a pure setting like picket tables and chairs, black and white checkered flooring, olive bushes, jade inexperienced furnishings and cream linens.

Guests can count on Italian dinner traditions delivered to their desk at Monno, the place expert cooks carry Dubai diners an genuine style of Italy and dishes change seasonally to stay true to the nation’s greatest out there components.

Monno is positioned at 304 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is open day by day for lunch and dinner from 12pm – 12am.

For additional info, please name 04-3322255, e-mail [email protected], go to or observe @monnodubai on social media.



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