About Mono Restaurant
Fine Italian dining in Old Town
Promising an innovative take on Italian cuisine, Mono aims to offer guests a memorable, multi-sensory fine dining experience.
In keeping with the cutting-edge culinary ethos, the restaurant even boasts its own ‘research lab’ overseen by Italian foodie Joseph Crolla and Head Chef Maciek Zielinski (previously of Michelin starred restaurants in Rome and Milan).
Yet in contrast, Mono’s woody interior is simple, natural and unfussy. This keeps the focus firmly on the beautiful plate arrangements, fresh flavours and sensuous delights.
Creative Italian cuisine
Diners can try out Chef Zielinski’s creations via a la carte dining, five or seven-course tasting menus and small plate sharing dishes. Veggies even have their own special tasting menu.
Sample highlights from the dinner selection include starters of Shetland mussels with potato risotto; and seaweed quail ‘Milanese’ with stuffed leg, king oyster mushroom, gremolata and saffron.
Mains include cod with baccala, parsley root, sea herbs and mugnaia sauce; lamb saddle with fennel, Yorkshire rhubarb, dukkah and shoulder panzerotto, and aged parmesan risotto with crispy pancetta, egg yolk and black pepper.
To finish, you could sample indulgences such as chocolate delice with buttermilk, miso caramel and Katy Rodgers crowdie, or caramelised pineapple with coffee crumble, bitter almonds and thyme.
The bar menu’s small plate selection includes salted cod with whipped potatoes; beef ravioli with oxtail sauce, and Aaancini with celeriac, gorgonzola, and hazelnut.
Old Town transport links and attractions
Based on South Bridge and handy for the Festival Theatre, Mono is ideally placed for enjoying Old Town attractions. The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Dungeon and Scottish Storytelling Centre are all a stroll away, as is Waverley station. You can find pay parking very nearby at Radisson Blu Hotel.