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Grilled bread topped with house mix of tomatoes and shaved basil
Deep fried croquettes of tomato risotto filled with mozzarella and rolled in panko crumbs
Portobello mushroom stuffed with ground sausage, artichoke hearts, mozzarella and pesto
Sliced eggplants seared in EVOO stacked with tomato sauce, mozzarella, Parmigiano and shaved basil
Breaded fried calamari served with tomato sauce, parsley and charred lemon
Sautéed shrimp with EVOO, white wine, garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper flakes served with Cesar salad
Chopped romaine lettuce tossed in our Cesar dressing with croutons, tomatoes and topped with Parmigiano
Mix of greens tossed in EVOO, balsamic vinegar, green & black olives, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese
Cream of Mozzarella with tossed arugula salad and topped with homemade cherry tomatoes marmalade served with four crostini
Tossed arugula salad with Prosciutto di Parma, sliced mozzarella served with four crostini
Blend of tomato sauce, pesto and cream with Parmigiano
Blend of tomato sauce, cream and pesto
Sautéed pancetta, mushrooms, green peas and diced onions in tomato sauce, cream and Parmigiano
Chopped Italian sausage, green peas, mushrooms and onions in cream butter sauce and Parmigiano
Layers of fresh pasta, tomato sauce, mozzarella, béchamel sauce and grated Parmigiano
Authentic Italian tomato Ragú with Angus ground meat and Parmigiano
Braised tomato sauce and Parmigiano
Ground beef and sausage, oregano, mushrooms, garlic and EVOO in tomato sauce, cream and Parmigiano
Sautéed imported Italian tuna with parsley and onions in butter cream sauce
Sautéed pancetta, onions and white wine finished with beaten eggs, touch of cream and Parmigiano
Sautéed zucchini, cherry tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, pesto and Parmigiano
Scotti Arborio rice sautéed with portobello and champignon mushrooms and onions in white wine butter cream sauce and Parmigiano
Scotti Arborio rice sautéed with garlic, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and shredded Alaskan salmon in butter cream sauce
Second courses of Meat and Fish
Chicken breast sautéed with garlic and oregano and baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella served over our fresh Tagliatelle pasta
Grilled housemade sausage served over a gratin risotto made with red bell peppers and portobello mushrooms
Grilled Ribeye steak served with house potatoes and sautéed garlic spinach
Whole Red Snapper wrapped in aluminum foil with seasonings and baked served with side of potatoes and sautéed garlic spinach
Extra bread 1 Sub gluten free or wheat 2 Sub any Dry pasta 1 / Sub any Fresh e.g. Gnocchi 2 Tagliatelle 2 Pappardelle 4 Side pomodoro sauce 3 Side meat sauce 5 Add (2) Meatballs 6 Chopped Sausage 5 grilled sausage 7 Anchovies 2 Shrimp (4) 6 Salmon 7 chopped Veggies (each) 2
House made Angus Meatballs
Sautéed garlic spinach
Executive Chef Vittorio Iasalvatore Note: EVOO stand for Extra virgin olive oil
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.