Located just one block north of Fit Athletic’s East Village location, Monzu Fresh Pasta is an authentic, family-owned eatery specializing in a wide variety of fresh pasta dishes crafted using the techniques of Italy’s master pasta makers, plus craft beers and wines, and a rich assortment of imported Italian specialty foods and raw pastas for those looking to bring the experience home.
Monzu is the family-owned creation of European husband-wife team Aldo de Dominicis Rotondi and Serena Romano, who share a strong belief in the Slow Food movement. Having trained with Italy’s master pasta makers, de Dominicis Rotondi and Romano lead the kitchen in creating Monzu’s all-day menu, which follows centuries-old pasta making techniques and flavors inspired by regions including Sicily, Campania, and Puglia.
Among the diverse pasta menu, staples like Ligurian Pesto Linguine and Signature Neapolitan Scarpariello are primed to become favorites. Monzu also offers daily specials and weekly-changing regional recipes, and several dishes cater to dairy-free, low-gluten, vegetarian and vegan diets such as the Vegan Pesto of the Day.
For those hoping to bring the experience home, Monzu offers raw fresh pastas for home preparation and a retail section wherein guests will find imported delicatessen items like extra virgin olive oil, taralli, gnocchi and more.
Visit the restaurant Tuesday through Sunday between 11am and 9pm at 455 Tenth Avenue in Downtown San Diego or call (619) 802-4355. Visit online at www.monzufreshpasta.com and socialize on Instagram at @MonzuFreshPasta.
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