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Citronella

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Poste de Flacq, Wolmar, Sugae Beach Hotel, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
230 453 9090
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 48
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely

We have been to Citronella a few times over the past few years, and it never fails to impress. The Italian food is lovely so is the service. Pros: great food, stunning beach setting. Cons: difficult to get a booking at the last minute. A firm favorite of us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alex L
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully located on the beach of Sugar Beach resort. The food was ok, verging on good. The service was good.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Citronella a few times over the past few years, and it never fails to impress. The Italian food is lovely so is the service. Pros: great food, stunning beach setting. Cons: difficult to get a booking at the last minute. A firm favorite of us.

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Thank Alex L
Bucharest, Romania
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We stayed at Sugar Beach, and went every evening to dine at Citronella s. It s like a trattoria. Pro: We ate several things in the menu, starters, soup, meat, desert, and everything was very good, well cooked. Service is good, staff was careful and attentive. Atmosphere is nice. Location is excellent, on the beach. Prices: A bottle of water... More 

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London, England
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It hurts me to give a restaurant at the excellent Sugar Beach Hotel a bad review but I have to admit that, after two visits, I am not in love with Citronella.The first night was a total disaster with thin, very thin, minestrone soup, and a main course Fish Soup which was so salty I barely ate a couple of... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited Citronella three times during our stay in Sugar Beach and we were pleased with its service and quality every time. Oven baked pizzas are to die for. I loved my butternut squash soup and pasta dishes. The olives bread served as a appetiser was amazing!

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Thank Anita L
chester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times for lunch and evening meal and love the decor and beach front setting. The staff are attentive with particular comment to Nicholas! The food options are not wide ranging but what they have is lovely - particularly the seafood Pasta served in foil....more prawns than you can believe. There is a kids menu too.... More 

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Thank theellisons
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

You would struggle to beat the location of this restaurant right on the beach. The food is of a high quality and the Tomato Soup is one of the best I have ever tasted. A good range of Italian food, the Pizzas are large and very tasty and they do other non Italian food too. The only drawback can be... More 

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Thank Paul C
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The food is delicious at Citronella's. If you love Italian food, this is the place for you! It's unfortunate that the service is not as good as at Tides though. There's one waitress who's particularly rude. We'd been seated and waited for a good 10 mins before anyone even gave us a menu. When she brought them over I asked... More 

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Thank Samantha M
Mauritius
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Went there for lunch last week. We sat on an outside table which was still dirty after the departure of some guests. I had to ask the waitress to come and clean it. She came with a bad face, clean (if you can call this clean!) and put some dirty table mats. The worst is that She was the one... More 

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Thank GinnieMauritius
UK, Mauritius
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66 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Had dinner here again and loved it. We had a table outside almost on the beach by the fire - very romantic. I had mozzarella salad for starters and tortellini for mains and asked them not to add pesto sauce as I had an allergic reaction to it last time I was there and they duly obliged. DH had some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Poste de Flacq, Wolmar, Sugae Beach Hotel, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
  • Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Riviere Noire District  >  Flic En Flac
  • Phone Number: 230 453 9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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