About Mono Restaurant
World-renowned Italian dining in Old Town
Mono focuses on a complete experience, highlighting the relationship between raw nature, their ingredients and cultural history.
The kitchen is run by a team of young and passionate chefs, headed by Andrea Pruneri and Simone Croci, alongside Italian foodie Joseph Crolla and his sensational front of the house team.
Expect to encounter modern fine dining in a relaxed, friendly yet professional environment. Experience a combination of traditional Italian recipes recreated in a contemporary style using only the finest and freshest ingredients from Scotland and Italy.
Simplistic and natural interiors, complementing the effortless and fresh cuisine that follows the roots of culinary principles in Italy: excellent quality ingredients, honest cooking and the belief that food is culture. Mono’s aim is to deliver tasty Italian food with a progressive approach; locally sourced foods, prepared with a modern Italian flare.
A truly creative experience
At Mono, the chefs continuously experiment until they perfect their innovative menus. Yet although the approach to Italian cuisine is imaginative, simplicity and quality always come first.
Diners have a choice of meat or vegetarian five-course tasting experiences with wine pairings. Sample dishes include the Scottish red mullet tempura with cannellini beans, pancetta toscana and saffron, and the ravioli with Wye Valley green asparagus with 24-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano and Italian white summer truffle. For dessert, you can enjoy treats like Blacketyside farm strawberries with elderflower and nasturtium.
Speciality choices like balsamic vinegar ice cream add a playful touch to the menu.
Old Town transport links and attractions
Mono is based on South Bridge, handy for the Festival Theatre. It is also ideally placed for various Old Town attractions such as the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Dungeon and Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Waverley station is just a short stroll away and you can find pay parking very nearby at Radisson Blu Hotel.