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“Dreadful service, ok food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzeria Vesuvio

Pizzeria Vesuvio
19 place du Cap, 06500 Menton, France
+33 4 93 57 29 83
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Ranked #135 of 202 Restaurants in Menton
Price range: $13 - $25
Cuisines: Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dreadful service, ok food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

I really do not understand the fuss about this restaurant - we had passable pizza and pasta, but were served by tacciturn and vacant staff, who forgot to bring bread and salad (despite several requests) and tried to charge us for it all the same. There were pigeons flying about under the canopy, and pecking toes under the tables, and our cutlery and table cloth was dirty.

We had such high hopes for this place after reading the other reviews but I genuinely could not recommend it to other travellers who are looking for value for money, friendly staff and genuine Italian fare. I noticed French guests having a different experience (even though my boyfriend and I are both fluent), so perhaps the owners prefer to look after their own? Whatever the reason, I would think twice about trying this place unless you're from the area or do not mind grumpy waiters in a grimy setting.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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MILAN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Quality at affordable cash.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Menton Aug. 30th 2009
Already tested in Aug,2008 : we couldn't wait to step into again !
A simple but pleasant location in the old town :two oversized pizzas along with a medium and a small beer at €. 38,00 .
Pizza rating ? A full four stars on my opinion (being an italian pizza addict )
Staff rating ? a sober welcoming is followed by a basic but still kind service and not so pressing you to leave the table .
Shortly: we can't wait to step into again.....

P.S: pretty crowded in high season ,so be patient and don't give in : an average 15' long wait is usually needed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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gateshead
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

Great value family run Italian pizzeria. Arrive early for your table or be prepared to join the queue, it is however always worth the short wait. The mangement has it sussed with delicious food speedily served, in a friendly buzzing courtyard location. As a customer you are both valued and remembered,this is our third year holidaying here, and we couldn't wait to get back to enjoy more great food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hampshire
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“Fabulous food, good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

Really enjoyed the food, portions so large my husband finished mine. Try the scallops!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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