Monno’s new menu presents a host of new dishes, each connected to cherished culinary traditions of Italy and prepared with modern cooking techniques
Jumeirah’s charming artisanal Italian eatery, Monno, has welcomed the new year with an all-new menu launch created by Italian Head Chef Federico Bartoli and his team.
Now serving at Monno, the new menu comprises a collection of wholesome dishes prepared using fresh and natural ingredients imported from Italy that are carefully calibrated and prepared to deliver a nostalgic journey of the country’s most cherished culinary traditions.
From exclusively using San Marzano tomatoes and olive oils, to importing artisanal Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano from Parma and fior di latte mozzarella from Napoli for handmade pasta and genuine Neapolitan pizzas, Monno’s new menu features a range of antipasti, main courses, pastas and pizzas, plus traditional desserts.
Designed to capture the heart and soul of Italian cuisine, while remaining true and respectful to both ingredient and tradition, highlights from the new menu start off with ‘Alici Camouflage’, an antipasti dish presenting marinated anchovies topped with a creamy burrata dressing, parsley chlorophyll, squid ink and fermented lemon cream.
New to the kitchen, ‘Saffron Risotto & Japanese Wagyu Brisket’ is sure to appease those with a hearty appetite, as is the ‘Casoncelli alla Bergamasca’ – handmade ravioli stuffed with beef, parmesan, sage, butter and beef bacon.
For a taste of the Italian seaside comes ‘Ink Tortellini & Baby Clams’ – a dish comprising homemade ink tortellini filled with potatoes and bacon, served with baby clams and a deliciously light sea water broth. Moving to the farm, Monno’s made-in-house ‘Pappardelle & Chicken Liver’ promises an indulgent delivery in every bite.
In true Italian style, authentic pizzas also feature on the menu. New additions to try this January include the ‘Veal Ham & Porcini Mushroom’ pizza with San Marzano DOP tomato sauce, mozzarella fior di latte from Napoli, veal ham, porcini mushrooms and fresh oregano. Newly added is also the ‘Fruti di Mare’ pizza, serving up San Marzano DOP tomato sauce, garlic, calamari, shrimps, tomato confit, olives extra virgin olive oil and oregano.
For a sweet ending to the meal, Monno’s new desserts include options like classic Sicilian cannolis filled with ricotta cream, chocolate, and pistachio cream. Monno has also added new flavours to its made-in-house gelato range, with Sicilian pistachio, roasted hazelnut, and Tahiti vanilla rounding up the dining experience on a heavenly note.
Welcoming guests in a charming, casual and rustic space, Monno presents a wholesome and authentic Italian experience for all ages. Soothing music greets upon arrival, while a chilled-out neighbourhood vibe ensures a relaxing visit – whether it be for a leisurely lunch with family, a quick coffee break, or a romantic dinner date with a loved one, Monno is abundant with laidback idyllic moments for everyone.
Inside Monno, expect interiors and an ambiance inspired by that of a classic Trattoria found on the back streets of quaint towns in Italy. Designed with rustic simplicity in mind, Monno aims to evoke the feeling of being at home for its guests. Comprising a welcoming bar area that features a live pizza oven, a main dining room and covered terrace where natural lighting gleams, the eatery is thoughtfully designed with the use of products that inspire a natural setting like wooden tables and chairs, black and white checkered flooring, olive trees, jade green furnishings and cream linens.
The new menu at Monno is available as of January 2023.
Monno is located at 304 Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is open daily for lunch and dinner from 12pm – 12am