Toasted Italian bread with a choice of 2 of the following
Prosciutto di Parma e mozzarella
Tomatoes and basil
roasted red peppers and goat cheese
House selections of deli meats and chesses charcuterie plus chef selections of accompaniments
Slices and breaded eggplant seared in olive oil and staked with tomatoes sauce ,mozzarella and a lot of parmigiana
Balls of risotto and mozzarella hand rolled in panko crumbs and fried
Homemade Italian spiced sausage sliced saute in evoo portobella mushrooms,garlic and julienne of red peppers finished with a de-glaze creamy sauce topped with panko crumbs
Blenched Green bean sauce in Evoo, red onion and pancetta. White wine served over crostini topped with balsamic glaze.
100% beef handmade meatballs braised in tomatoes sauce served with sliced bread topped with parmigiano.
Breaded fried calamari served with tomato sauce, parsley and lemon
1/2 dozen 8 dozen 15
Saute shrimps with EVOO, white wine, garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper flakes served with a choice of Cesar salad or a house salad
Add fresh mozzarella or grilled chicken 3
Spring mix salad, shredded carrots, red onions, crutons, cherry tomatoes tossed with EVOO and balsamic
Romaine lettuce, homemade crutons, grated parmigiana and Cesar dressing
Fresh arugula salad with black olives and cherry tomatoes tossed with EVOO and fresh lemon juice topped with shaving of parmigiano
Spring mix salad, sliced green apples, walnuts and cherry tomatoes tossed with EVOO and topped with blue cheese and homemade balsamic glaze.
Sliced tomatoes, sliced fresh mozzarella topped with pesto sided with a Cesar salad
The burrata is a Cream of Mozzarella comes with arucola topped homemade grape tomatoes marmalade served with crostini
Stuffed ravioli with fresh lobster or just cheese finished with a light touch of tomato sauce, pesto and cream
Blend of tomato sauce, cream and pesto
Cheese stuffed ravioli in tomatoes sauce
Saute ham, onion, mushrooms and green peas finished with cream butter sauce and grated parmigiano
Homemade fresh pasta saute with pancetta, mushrooms, green peas and small diced onion finished with a touch of tomatoes sauce and cream topped with parmigiano
meat 15 classic 14
Sheets of homemade pasta with tomato sauce, mozzarella, besciamella sauce and grated parmigiano
avl. wheat spaghetti or gluten free penne 2 add meatballs 4 add shrimps add chicken 3
Tomato sauce of 100% ground beef
Saute pancetta, onion in white wine finished with beaten eggs, touch of cream and parmigiano
Pesto blend of basil, EVOO, garlic, walnuts, parmigiana with spinach and cherry tomatoes
A blend of cheeses, gorgonzola, goat cheese, parmigiano and mozzarella finished in cream sauce
Saute' red pepper flakes and garlic in tomato sauce. Spicy
Ground beef, house ground sausage,mushrooms, garlic, oregano saute' with white wine evoo tomatoes sauce and a touch of cream and grated parmigiano
Saute in Evoo, pancetta, red onion and arucola finished in a ricotta cheese sauce topped with parmigiano and shaved nutmeg
Scotti Arborio rice saute with portabella and champignon mushrooms, onions, butter and finished with a touch of white wine cream sauce and grated parmigiano
Scotti Arborio rice saute with asparagus spears finished with butter cream sauce
Scotti Arborio rice saute with calamari and shrimps, garlic, white wine, butter and finished with a touch of tomatoes sauce
second courses of Meats and Fish
Saute' farine' n evoo chicken breast with garlic oregano topped with our tomatoes sauce and mozzarella cheese baked on top of a bed of homemade tagliatelle pasta
Housemade sausage with Italian spices ,grilled served with a garlic broccoli risotto in a rose' butter sauce
Breaded thin slice of sirloin steak pan fried served with spaghetti garlic and cherry tomatoes topped with a seasoned arugula
Grilled pork chops topped with a gorgonzola cheese and mushrooms cream sauce served with Italian fries and seasoned spring mix
Fresh filet of Alaskan salmon rubbed seasoned and grilled served with risotto artichoke hearts sauté in evoo garlic parsley
Chopped tilapia, chopped salmon and shrimps sauté in evoo, julienne of red onion, parsley, black olives, white wine finished with a touch of tomatoes sauce ,topped with crispy potatoes and seasonal veggies
Tilapia filet breaded in flour and seared in evoo with garlic, black olives , anchovies and parsley finished with tomatoes sauce over a bed of linguini pasta
With 20 years of experience in the restaurant business , our chef is excited to present his vision to the classic Italian cuisine with a temporary twist offered here at I Monelli, to give an enjoyable expierence for you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Our restaurant is available for private events: Birthday groups , Rehearsal dinner , business party, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. With exclusive family style packages, We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets.
I Monelli offers rustic Southern Italian cuisine, which includes a thin, crispy-crusted pizza, layered with unique topping combinations. The menu includes many weekly dinner specials and homemade fresh pastas, as well as traditional dishes like veal and classic tiramisu or cannoli for dessert. This family-owned and reasonably priced restaurant provides excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere.
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Bring a bottle of chianti to this trattoria which serves hearty helpings of homade gnocchi,risotto and lasagna ,among many other soul-soothing Italian classics.