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La Cantinella

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8 Rue Trenca, 06500, Menton, France
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Cantinella provided a wonderful end to our most recent holiday in Menton, a town we have come to love. Although this was the second time we had stayed just around the corner from the restaurant, it was the first time we noticed it, and then only on the final day. however, we are so glad that we did: it... More 

Thank Helen S
Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch today, following the suggestion in our Michelin travel guide. Super classy little restaurant, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. We ate simply and had a starter each, octopus salad, and ravioli stuffed with lobster and crab in a basil dressing; followed by tart of the day, a limoncello cheesecake and tiramisu, all very good.... More 

Thank Jane J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Small italiano restaraunt. Very good food. Terramisu and hot chocolat :must!!! At the next time u will come here. Thank

Thank Jmerinka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lovely, small Italian restaurant. Personal attention from chef and charming waiting staff. High quality food and good selection of wine. Recommended.

1 Thank Dave D
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a large loup de mer for two (51€). Encased in salt before being baked, it was filleted at the table. Overall, a great meal. Restaurant is in pretty much a town centre location.

1 Thank Traveller5261
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Sunday lunch - fantastic menu. Great atmosphere, and brilliant wine list. Attentive, friendly staff. Can't wait to come back. Can't recommend this restaurant enough!

1 Thank BritBoy67
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We went for lunch and looked at the Michelin menu which looked very good, then we were shown the blackboard and told about the whole fish which the manager really recommended and at that point we did not know what to do . In the end we went to the Michelin menu but we saw other diners with a large... More 

2 Thank Katharine186300
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Definitely the best food we ate all week in Menton. A small restaurant but well worth a visit. Quiet but friendly and efficient service. Good choice of freshly cooked food on the menu. Reccomend the fish. Need to book for Saturday's.

2 Thank Wendy M
Lugano, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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.

Thank Charles I
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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 

Thank Bridget C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Italian, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Rue Trenca, 06500, Menton, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Menton
  • Phone Number: 0493413420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?