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La Cantinella

8 Rue Trenca, 06500 Menton, France
0493413420
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Ranked #76 of 202 Restaurants in Menton
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Uckfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was good..... but there it ends! This restaurant had no atmosphere and the waiter was either distracted, naturally nonchalant or just off hand. No explanation was given about the menu, we had gone for lunch so had expected a set option ( as stated on the blackboard outside) but somehow this went by the by. This may have... More

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Our hotel booked this for us and when we arrived we had a feeling it may have been the wrong choice. We were left standing in the doorway and ignored by the staff who seemed spend the entire night carving fish. When finally seated we were ignored for 20 MINUTES. At this point I just wanted to leave but my... More

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We went there based on review on trip advisors and Michelin Resturant guide. Overall very good. Quality food and not over expensive after we were shocked by our lunch bill at monaco. If you do not speak much French still you get very nice service. Can see the chef do care about the food. And locals like the chef I... More

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Food OK but small portions - very expensive lacked atmosphere - poor overall would not reccommend The ravioli dish however was excellent

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Monaco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We are going there for more than 10 years, family, friends, etc. Always been high quality, constant. Fresh food, no cheating!

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The behaviour of the waitress was unacceptable. She did not even bother to let us taste the wine - something that I have never experienced in any other restaurant anywhere. Rather unsettling. No smiles or friendly gestures. The tables with what seemed to be familiar guests were treated properly, while we were treated rather condecendingly, to put it bluntly. The... More

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Stockholm
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We always go to La Cantinella when in Menton. It is a safe bet. Good food, both fish and meat. They have a great Foi Gras dish which I can recommend. Service is fine. The weakness are the desserts and the fact that they do not have any open wines, the cheapest are around 20 euro for a bottle. The... More

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milan, italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I wanna say it is the second time I get here, and the first time was perfect. But the second time somebody made a mistake. We booked before easter for 6+1 people to have a wonderful dinner with my family. Our main guilt was: we had a baby with us. I went there 6 hours before just to make sure... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Great fresh sea bass. Helpful staff. Small place but tries hard. Would go back.

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Norway
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

This was our main restaurant when we stayed in Menton. We enjoyed nice and traditional food, on good service.

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