Monalli's-3[note]Note: All photos featured in the post are of Monelli’s Wyoming location. [/note]

by Jill P 

Are you curious about the new construction of the Monelli’s Italian Grill and Sports Bar on Westnedge in Portage? We are!  We’ve been noticing progress on the new construction every time we’re in Portage. My husband has been to the Monelli’s Italian Grill and Sports Bar at the Wyoming location meeting friends to watch a football or basketball game. This weekend we ventured up to Wyoming to have lunch as a family.

We reached out to their Marketing Manager, Courtney Fraim, to get some of the inside details on the opening of their Portage location. They are planning on opening on May 12, 2016. The walls of the new 7,400 square foot building are up and the inside is starting to come to life. (Hop over to their Facebook page to see photos). They’ve begun the hiring process and are looking to bring 80 new jobs to the area.

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“Meet Me At Monelli’s” is their motto- taking pride in bringing people together to catch a game on one of their 35 HDTVs or enjoying a handcrafted signature pizza. Their menu also includes unique appetizers, authentic Italian dishes, a wide variety of sandwiches and salads, and lots of choices for kids.

Monelli’s lunch buffet is a popular feature at their current Wyoming location and the Portage location will offer a lunch buffet as well. You can catch the lunch buffet Monday-Friday from 11 am – 2 pm. Their selections will vary daily with pizza, pasta, meat entrees, salads, soups and other side items. The price of the lunch buffet is $8.49 for adults, $5.99 for kids ages 6-10 and FREE for kids 5 and under.

Monelli’s features a dining room area with a quieter, more intimate atmosphere, as well as a sports bar side where all the action takes place. The Portage location will also feature an outdoor patio.

To find out more information, you can visit them online at or











By | 2016-05-06T12:15:59+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on Monelli’s Opening In Portage – What You Want To Know

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.