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La Cantinella

8 Rue Trenca, 06500 Menton, France
0493413420
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Ranked #79 of 193 restaurants in Menton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Restaurant details
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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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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We found this restaurant on the Michelin guide. Normally restaurants listed there are very good. We called earlier and they told us they have place and we arrive on time. First disspointment, they show a few starters but when you choose( not before) they say we dont have anymore, this happened with two starters. I was a bit surprised as... More

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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Windsor, UK
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70 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Our second visit. Restaurant is a bit cramped, but service very good. Food is excellent - principally Italian, always fresh and appetising. A good choice for couples.

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