February 22, 2021

"We had a great dining experience! It’s BYOB and we didn’t bring a bottle. They went and got one for us! Food and service were excellent. Small and elegant."
February 16, 2021

Native Italy in NJ

"The art of fine dining and exquisite service are perfected at IL Monello because of it's conspicuous dedication to preserving and protecting its Italian culture. When one enters a restaurant in native Italy, you are greeted with a spirit of welcome, compassion, and service while simultaneously consuming memorable, delicious, and impeccable food. The food in native Italy, as most experience, is exceptional in comparison to American restaurants, let alone Italian restaurants in the states. However, IL Monello has been the unforeseeable exception in our first time at this restaurant. IL Monello, in my humble yet correct opinion, meets and exceeds the thresholds of the fine dining experience one would get in native Italy. IL Monello has been beyond comparison to any Italian restaurant in the state of New Jersey, and should only be categorically considered with the restaurants run in Italy itself. To that end, it's main chef, Martino Asagjeka, should receive much credit for his work done here since 1988, his compassion to his guests, and commitment to fine dining."
February 2, 2021


"We had an amazing meal. Very family oriented and made us feel special. Everything we ate was delicious. We will be coming back back for many years to come. "
December 29, 2020

"Amazing atmosphere, food, experience. Our absolute favorite."
December 29, 2020

"I dined at this restaurant 2 evenings in a row — That should say it all! (And one of them was my wedding night with the parents!). The service and food were impeccable. I’ve never had such an array of options in menu and every pick was prepared to perfection. The staff was so amazing and went out of their way BOTH nights to make our experience incredible. From the minute we sat down for appetizers to the minute we left the table, we felt and were treated like family. We are so happy to have found such a great establishment to visit again and again in the future. Don’t be afraid to get risky! Their wild boar is to die for, the veal was the best we’ve ever had and the Gorgonzola pear and walnut ravioli will leave you wanting to bring your whole family there. Thank you so much!"
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