Monzu Fresh Pasta Celebrates Three Years

Cestino Spaghetti al Tartufo at Monzu Fresh Pasta (photo credit Arlene Ibarra)

Monzu Fresh Pasta celebrates three years with a trio of ways to load up on Italian-style carbs. From a cheese-themed wine dinner to the limited-time return of Monzu’s brunch, and the debut of several new seasonal dishes, Monzu Fresh Pasta’s upcoming three-year anniversary gives foodies many reasons to dine, whether gathering indoors or on Monzu’s newly-built outdoor patio.

Monzu Fresh Pasta’s 3rd Anniversary Wine Dinner will take place Tuesday, June 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. with three courses focused on creative variations of mozzarella from Mozzarella Concept, paired with wines from Italy’s Campania region. Courses will include a braided mozzarella with watermelon, tomato, basil and onion; pinsa topped with grilled and chili-smoked mozzarella, sausage and rapini; and for dessert a sweet pistachio cream burrata. Priced at $60 per person, ickets are required and available via Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-and-mozzarella-dinner-tickets-153339050227. This dinner marks Monzu’s first prix fixe event since pre-pandemic times.

Then, beginning Wednesday, June 2, Monzu Fresh Pasta debuts its summer menu including Prosciutto, Fig Spread and Stracciatella Pinsa; Watermelon Burrata; the Sicilian eggplant dish Caponata Siciliana; and Pork Tenderloin with Purple Yam Purée and Apple Salad. In addition to these new seasonal dishes, Monzu has launched a weekend fish market special featuring local fresh catch, announced each week on Instagram.

Finally, Monzu Fresh Pasta will close out its anniversary week with a One-Day-Only Italian Brunch served on Saturday, June 5 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Morning menu favorites will include an inventive Spaghetti Frittata, the classic Italian pastry Sfogliatelle Napoletane, Nutella Flatbread, Salmon & Burrata Croissant, Prosciutto & Egg Croissant and more. Brunch drinks will include orange, strawberry and mango mimosas and another classic cocktail choice for Italian-style dining, the Aperol spritz.

About Monzu Fresh Pasta: A favorite of East Village residents and visitors to Downtown San Diego and Petco Park, Monzu Fresh Pasta’s casual yet high quality fresh pasta concept includes regional dishes from Italy-born husband-wife team Aldo de Dominicis Rotondi and Serena Romano, who share a strong belief in the slow food movement and have trained with Italy’s master pasta makers. Monzu’s menu follows centuries-old pasta making techniques and offers vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free options, Italian wines and “crudo” (raw) fresh pasta for home cooks to enjoy. Monzu Fresh Pasta is located at 455 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 and at (619) 255-5032. Learn more at www.monzufreshpasta.com and on Instagram@MonzuFreshPasta.