La Monella

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 7 Reviews
Italian vegetarian restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. Serves Italian cuisine: pizza, pasta, main dishes with a twist, fresh from the market and antipasti different to other Italian restaurants. Accepts EC-Karte. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Italian, Beer/Wine


First Review by alessia


  • vegan

Great food, nice atmosphere

5 Posted on 05 / 04 / 2014

This restaurant is definetely one of the places to go if you want to have special dinner. The atmosphere and staff are all welcoming and friendly. They have a daily as well as a fixed menu, both completely vegetarian. In the menu there's a remark that almost any meal can be served vegan and some of the desserts are even vegan. The antipasti are delicious as was the main dish I had.

Pros: Wide selection of vegan dishes, Very friendly, well informed staff, Very much restaurant-like atmosphere
Cons: I found nothing :-)


  • vegan

Best vegetarian Italian restaurant in Hamburg

5 Posted on 08 / 18 / 2013

La Monella is the best vegetarian Italian restaurant in Hamburg and can be well recommended. We're regulars and can say the quality is always at top level.
The menu is the usual you would find at any other Italian restaurant but without the dead animals.
The specialties are on the wall behind the antipasti counter. It's always updated depending on the season and you'll find the most delicious dishes and compositions!
But, the best things you'll find in the antipasti counter - they are the best outside of Italy and are an art for themselves - outstanding!!!
Desserts are also very good - especially a liquorice parfait - my favourite.
The restaurant itself is stylish and with three angels in the service nothing can go wrong for a fantastic evening.
Prices are good, as the quality is exceptional (organic!) and the wine prices are ridiculously low.

Updated from previous review on Sunday August 18, 2013

Pros: excellent antipasti & special dishes, Topservice - friendly staff, Great value
Cons: Reservation necessary


  • vegan

fine italian food

4 Posted on 04 / 05 / 2013

At 'La Monella' you will find fine italian food in a vegetarian way and a lot of vegan options. It's a nice and cozy restaurant with super friendly staff.
In addition to the real lovely food you have a great selection of different sorts of wine.

To sum it up, it's a pleasant place to have dinner!

Pros: italian food, wine selection, homely


  • vegan

nothing special

2 Posted on 06 / 25 / 2012

The food you eat there, is the same food you can find in every Italian restaurant.
There is nothing special: pasta, vegetables etc... there are no alternative to the meat (I mean proteinic food such as legumes, Tofu etc..).
It's the most expansive restaurant I've ever been. 2 plates of pasta (26 euro), one plate with 2 little spoonful of antipasti (4 euro) and one with 6 spoonful (almost 9 euro). a bottle of water: 43 euro and empty belly.
Ok, good atmosphere, friendly staff and well presented plates, but it's not enough.
And you have to take the s-bahn to get there (add 2.8 euro per person).
I don't recommend it.

Pros: friendly staff
Cons: price

    Nothing special??? Fantastic antipasti, the best outside of Italy and the special dishes???
    Please let me know what restaurant in Hamburg you would consider being able to serve these kind of dishes! Looking very much forward to the information!!!
    And the price always depends on the perspective - if you're used to chip shop food, yes it's expensive, if you know Hamburg, it's well, very well, in a most sensible price range!

    We don't have to take the S-Bahn there as there's enough parking spaces near the restaurant... the location is in a very good part of town.
    Somehow your review sounds very destructive - or you're just not used to going to restaurants... or you just don't like going to this part of town - as it is quite upmarket and maybe you just don't feel "at home"...



  • vegetarian

Ooh La La (Monella)

5 Posted on 04 / 28 / 2011

Beautiful restaurant, absolutely top class interior, very professional but friendly with an atmosphere of warm welcoming. This is a superb place delightfully arranged and presented. The food is delicious with huge vegan choice. We had aubergine bruschetta which were sublime followed by a spaghetti arrabiatta and pomodoro which were both amazing. The house white at 15 EUR went down extremely well. I would suggest going here for a meal if you happen to be in Hamburg especially if Italian is a favourite of yours. It's run by Italians and they make you feel at home.

Pros: staff, food, interior


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  • vegan

Nothing special

3 Posted on 12 / 02 / 2010

We were attracted by the news that it was a vegetarian restaurant with good gluten-free options, but in the end my girlfriend had to settle for a risotto, because the gluten free pasta was not home made and could not be applied in all dishes. Myself being vegan, there was not a lot of choice, so I had apasta with tomato sauce.
In the end we left a little bit disappointed, though the food was good, we didn't feel it was so much better than what we make at home.

Not recommended for vegans or gluten free vegetarians, but maybe the place for vegetarians who love Italian food.

Pros: nice staff
Cons: few vegan options, fewer gluten free options than expected


  • mostly-vegetarian

Italian moments in Hambug

5 Posted on 05 / 13 / 2010

If you visit Hamburg and you're hungry, you cannot miss this nice and cosy restaurant in one of the best Hamburg's neighborhoods. No matter if you are vegetarian or not, you'll fall in love with "La Monella" food. I had selfmade Ravioli with Mushrooms in Parmesansauce, a dream, and my boyfriend had a pizza....sooooo delicious!Wine was also good and the desserts were just awesome...tiramisu and yummy!!!!And the people who work tehre, so crazy and funny..simply Italian!!!


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Last updated: 2013/08/19


Added: 2010/04/01


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