Monello Brings the Milanese Experience to Customers with the Launch of a Catering Program

Monello Brings the Milanese Experience to Customers with the Launch of a Catering Program

Monello brings their Northern Italian cuisine, with a street-food accent, and chic Milanese style to customers’ homes, offices and events with the launch of their catering program. The comprehensive program offers four different catering concepts to choose from, making catering accessible and affordable. Menus will be designed individually, with the client, to create the best experience possible.

Monello catering offers a glimpse into the distinctive tastes of Milanese cuisine and how Italians enjoy it—glamorously and simply, with uncompromising quality and taste. Combining convenience with sophisticated dining, the program’s four diverse catering concepts make Monello’s acclaimed cuisine the perfect match for any occasion. Rigorously homemade from scratch, all recipes are original, unique and inspired by dishes that are popular in Italy right now.

“We worked hard to create a catering program that would distinguish itself for a unique offering – both in terms of recipes and quality. Our catering allows guests to conveniently share and discover Milanese homemade food they probably never experienced, whether it be for a wedding rehearsal, bridal shower, birthday party or even just an office meeting” said co-owner Valentina Di Pietro. “Monello catering is uncomplicated because our food is uncomplicated. In true Italian spirit, it is simple and classic”

The four catering concepts are as follows:
• Cocktail Hour: Similar to Monello’s award-winning Aperitivo, the Milan-inspired cocktail hour concept is centered on stimulating the appetite with small bites of food. Guests can choose from a wide selection of over thirty classic Italian antipasti (small bites) options and ten dolci (dessert) options. All items come delivered on presentable and disposable trays.
• Buffet: As a heartier option, the buffet concept includes an array of antipasti and dolci options as well as a lengthy list of piatti (entrée) options. Monello staff will take care of setup and breakdown.
• Formal Occasions: Those looking for a more upscale and inclusive catering experience will delight in the formal occasions concept. This full-service catering option includes individually plated, high-quality dishes created and served by experienced Monello staff members. The menu is entirely custom made based upon the client’s needs and desires.
• Lunch Box: Lunch box catering is a highly practical option that is ideal for office, corporate or informal private events. Each lunch box is individually prepared and comes with a piadine (wrap with homemade flatbread), a side of homemade pasta and a dessert. Customers are able to custom order their lunch boxes by choosing from a wide selection of options for each category.

Those looking to elevate their catering experience are invited to add on “extras” to their event such as servers, bartenders and food shows and demonstrations.

Monello’s catering is available for events of all sizes. Prices and lead time depend on the catering concept and scale of the event. Orders can be placed by emailing or calling (619) 501-0030. For more information, please visit Monello’s website.

About Monello:
Monello, an endearing Italian reference to a “naughty little boy”, was created by the same family known for San Diego’s “best Italian restaurant”: Bencotto Italian Kitchen. The “100 percent honest Italian” menu celebrates Northern Italian street foods and Milan’s glamorous aperitivo culture featuring expertly-crafted cocktails and complimentary “tastes from the cook.” Monello offers a large variety of homemade pastas; exclusive products imported from Italy; thin crust “Milanese style” pizza; a full seafood menu; along with homemade gelato, sorbet, baked desserts and pastries.
Located at 750 W. Fir Street in the Little Italy community of San Diego, Monello offers lunch, Aperitivo, dinner and weekend brunch. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. For reservations, please contact Monello at (619) 501-0030.
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