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“lunch with the locals”
Review of Mona Pizza

Mona Pizza
Ranked #71 of 128 Restaurants in Saumur
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2013

After much siging of Mona Pizza( to the tune of Mona Lisa) by my husband every time we passed this restaurant, we finally ventured in a the end of our holiday. We sat in the front dining room and had a very entertaining hour with local workers who ordered the largest steaks I have every seen. My amazement was great entertainment for them.
My husband had pizza which was freshly made with a delicious thin crust. I had confit du Canard with potatoes dauphinois after reading a recommendation but definitely won't be passing that recomendation on. The pizza and steak seem to be the best options. Service was slow, particularly as the restaurant wasn't busy but polite.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Really liked this restaurant. All food seemed to be freshly prepared and was excellent. We ordered pizza which was the most obvious but I later noticed that a lot of locals seemed to be ordering magnificent looking steaks. Would definitely try one of those if get a chance to return.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

After a week surrounded by cassoulet, fois gras, confit and Sarladaise potatoes, this vegetarian was ready for a lighter change of pace. I ordered one of the wood-fired pizzas, another in my party had a salad, and the table across from us had the lasagna, which looked (and smelled) divine. The pizza was wonderfully crisp (and still retained its texture after a night in the hotel fridge, a rare feat indeed!) and topped with fresh baby arugula. The wine list included several local vintages for 3 Euro a glass.

The restaurant is small and intimate; there was Italian music (pop and opera) playing in the background, and it felt like a neighborhood joint rather than one of the many cafes found along the main drag (Rue Roosevelt). You can also order your pizza to go. This was a fun detour with great pizza that I would happily visit again!

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The place is really nice, cousy, out of the main restaurant road in Saumur.
The pizza was very good, with a good amount of rocket salad. I had a spicy pizza that was quite spicy indeed.
During the espresso time after dinner, the waiter did a magic trick for some kids on the other table, everybody in the place enjoyed. Good experience in a beautiful city.

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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We walked past this place one night and couldn't get in as it was very busy. So we went a couple of nights later when it was fairly quiet but did fill up. The pizzas are good - thin, crispy and well covered and they come with a nice garnish of rocket. But we thought they were a bit pricey - up to 14 Euros for a pizza, some restaurants were offering a complete menu for that price. It didn't represent such good value for money as other places we visited but if you like a good crispy pizza that isn't too salty this place is well worth a visit.

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Thank sjopwood
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