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“Different, but good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maison Conti

Maison Conti
27 rue Conti, 34120 Pezenas, France
+33 4 99 41 11 12
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Ranked #4 of 65 Restaurants in Pezenas
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Brasserie, Bistro
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Orange County, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Different, but good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We ate here, sort of by default, as nothing else was open that evening. I'm glad we went here because the place is very cozy and the food is well-made. Nicolas is the chef and his charming wife, Melanie, is the hostess and server. Their menu consists of salads, pizzas, and main dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients and flavors without a lot of salt.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A bit of a let-down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As nice as the waitress and the waiter who served us, the meal was really quite disappointing. It was an evening meal and no formule/set menu was available. Choice of menu was limited. There was a very reasonably priced pichet/carafe of wine. Cafe creme at the end cost 4 Euros! Spirits too at the end of the meal were extremely limited. Most of the dishes were covered in the same sort of thing, I'm not sure what, like alfalfa and salt with grains and pumpkin seeds. All okay, but just on all the dishes. My salad had hardly any vinaigrette, so I asked for more salad dressing, which was fine. The waitress said they never knew how much to put on the salad, so perhaps extra salad dressing should come with the salad in the first place. My starter was supposed to be with falafel, but there were only two very small ones. It's only chick peas, so it would not have cost a lot to add a few more. My husband's main course of St. Jacques consisted of five pieces and did not fill him up! Desserts were mediocre and not really as described. Really nice people, but the food did not live up to expectations. I think lunch-time might be a much better bet.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MAISONCONTI, Gérant at Maison Conti, responded to this review, 5 weeks ago
Google Translation
Madame, Monsieur,

Vos remarques appellent à quelques précisions :

Nous avons fait le choix pour notre établissement d'un « restaurant santé », concept unique dans la région.

Nous étudions l'ensemble de notre carte et des 4 formules supplémentaires du midi, en étroite collaboration avec une naturopathe (Mlle DUVAL Laurie Anne) : nous travaillons donc notre cuisine à base de légumes et fruits frais de saison (issus de l'agriculture biologique), de viandes et poissons d'origine française.
Sel, arachide, kiwi, pamplemousse... sont inexistants ; l'assaisonnement est très léger. Nous sommes très attentifs aux différents besoins spécifiques de chacun : diabète, cholestérol, allergies etc...
L'équilibre de nos assiettes et de nos repas, fait parti d'une essentielle attention que nous voulons porter à nos clients, notre santé prime !
Bien entendu, sel et assaisonnement sont disponibles sur demande, comme vous l'avez constaté.
Pour information, bien au-delà de sa fonction décorative, la « poudre jaune », dite GOMASIO, est un substitut du sel et du poivre, composé à 95% de sésame grillé moulu, 5% de sel marin non raffiné, auxquels nous additionnons thym et curcuma.
Ajoutons que notre carte des vins est, elle aussi, entourée des compétences d'un œnologue conseil.
En dernier lieu, nous croyons avec force que la qualité et le coût forment un rapport des plus raisonnable, ce que vous pourrez, à qualité égale, aisément vérifier.

Nous espérons que ces quelques informations vous auront permis de mieux comprendre le sens et l'éthique qui anime le travail et l'investissement de notre équipe.
Souhaitant avec grand plaisir, vous accueillir à nouveau, nous vous prions de bien vouloir accepter, Madame, Monsieur, nos vœux de bonne journée.

I can explain you in english...

We have chosen for our establishment to be a "Healthy Restaurant" a unique concept in this region.

We have put together our menu and four additional Midday Dishes, with the advice and help of a naturopath Mlle DUVAL Laurie Ann.

We work in our kitchen with only fresh seasonal organic Fruit and Vegatables. We only use French Meat and Fish.

Salt, Kiwi, grapefruit .......... are absent as we are very attentive to individual needs and aware of allergies, colesteral and diet. Seasoning is very light, of course salt and pepper are available on demand!!

We pay particular attention to the balance of our meals which we serve to our clients and always stay with our concept of Heath first!

The "yellow powder" called GOMASIO is not for decorative purposes but a substitute for salt and pepper. It is made up of 95% ground sesame and 5% non refined salt to which we add thyme and turmeric.

Our extensive wine list has also be put together with the advice of an aenologist (M.Del Bravo)

We strongly believe that the quality and value of our meals will please all.

We hope that the information provided will give you a deeper insight and understanding about our restaurant.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I would give them 6/5 if I could.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food tastes as if it is prepared with love. I only spent a few days in Pezo this time and still went there twice - may even go back tonight, my last evening in town.
The food is healthy but not in 1970s worthy way, in a modern celebration of harvest, herbs and balance way.
When I left Pézenas over four years ago there was not a restaurant in town who understood the healing properties of turmeric or chia seeds. Maison Conti offers turmeric, sesame and sea salt seasoning beside all the mains, they know how to prepare a Bloody Mary and many of here delicious desserts are free of cane sugar.
The people are lovely too.
I'll be back before Spring!

  • Visited October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“An excellent choice for a relaxing evening meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited Le Conti last week and discovered what a gem the new owners are providing for Pezenas. The food was beautifully cooked and well presented. The staff were very friendly and the whole evening was a most pleasurable experience. We wish them all the best in this new venture.
Hopefully, we'll get a chance to return next year!

  • Visited September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely little restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Not a massive menu, but a nice selection. (Excellent fish). Very friendly staff and enjoyable food. Will return when next in Pezenas

Visited August 2014
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