Monzu Fresh Pasta Opens in East Village on May 22

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brasato ravioli with ragout dipping sauce is offered at Monzu.

Six months after first announcing plans to enter San Diego’s East Village, new restaurant and retail concept Monzu Fresh Pasta opened on Tuesday, May 22, followed by a public Grand Opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 2. Located at 455 Tenth Avenue, the eatery will serve authentic fresh pasta among other dishes and will offer a retail section featuring an assortment of raw fresh pastas to cook at home, imported Italian delicatessen products and San Diego made foods.

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 will lead the kitchen in creating Monzu’s all-day menu, which will follow centuries-old pasta making techniques and flavors inspired by regions including Sicily, Campania and Puglia.

Among a diverse pasta menu, staples like the fried raviolo fritto cacio e pepe and Signature Neapolitan scarpiello are primed to become favorites. Monzu will also offer daily specials and weekly-changing regional recipes, and several dishes will cater to dairy-free, low-gluten and vegan diets such as pici with vegan pesto of the Day. For diners who cannot decide, Monzu fresh pasta will serve pasta flights comprised of the guest’s choice of three items from the day’s menu.

During its Grand Opening, Monzu will also offer twenty percent off purchases of the restaurant’s retail selection of specialty foods.?? To learn more visit


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