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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Monello

1460 Second Ave. (76th & 77th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-535-9310
This established Italian eatery dishes up the best of Tuscany.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Il Monello Restaurant Review

: After a quarter-century, the trailblazing Tuscan restaurant of the Giovannetti family has not lost a step. Lucca native Adi and his wife Rosanna set sky-high standards for northern Italian when the term had little resonance and focus their attention to every nuance of fine dining. Among classic entrées, the linguine in a saffron broth, crostacei marinara and pesce spada Il Monello are standouts. Likewise, Giovannetti's kitchens are masters of risotto---often delivering a quartet on a single plate. Try timing that one at home!
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