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La Cantinella

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8 rue Trenca, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 41 34 20
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

This place present a rather withdrawn exterior. But I was very glad I went in. Really delicious shellfish preparations: super fresh tasting, delicate flavours bringing out the best in the fish, the vegetables and the pasta.

Thank Noel-on-tour
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Not the cheapest but good value if you want good fish well prepared. Fair wine list. Probably need to book in high season.

Thank David G
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We ate here twice in four days, and it was definitely the best food in Menton. Tucked away, with no outside tables, this is a nice understated restaurant. Impeccable food and service. Brilliant!

Thank Michael T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Passed this restaurant a few times and finally decided to try it. Delighted with our meal - very fresh fish which is a speciality of the restaurant. It was a little bit more expensive than normal but we felt we got very good value for the quality of the meal. Seemed to be mostly local people eating there so that's... More 

Thank cooltravellerIreland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 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 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: +33 4 93 41 34 20

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