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8 Rue Trenca, 06500 Menton, France
0493413420
Today
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent fish restaurant

The sicilian owner/cook does a real good job with fish, cooked just to the right point and dished with care. The place's atmosphere is nothing special at all, much then depends on the customers sitting with you at the time. Service also nothing special, our waiter was not all that communicative... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Charles I
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Lugano, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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Lugano, Switzerland
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232 reviews 232 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The sicilian owner/cook does a real good job with fish, cooked just to the right point and dished with care. The place's atmosphere is nothing special at all, much then depends on the customers sitting with you at the time. Service also nothing special, our waiter was not all that communicative... Expensive.

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Uckfield
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8 reviews 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Rue Trenca, 06500 Menton, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Menton
  • Phone Number: 0493413420

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?