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“A Gem in Menton.. and superb calzones!!”
Review of La Belle Escale

La Belle Escale
Ranked #35 of 284 Restaurants in Menton
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 28, 2011

This restaurant is run by the cousin of the owner of Al Vecchio Forno just up the road. That place has amazing pizzas (see my other review). But this restaurant is also great.. all dishes are tasty and authentic. And.. the pizzas.. yummo.. just amazing. If you want the best Calzone this side of the Italian border.. then this it! Juicy, fresh, crusty and tasty!!

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Reviewed January 24, 2011

The Proprietor, who is Italian, is always on hand and you are treated exactly the same if you decide on a pizza and tap water or go for the a la carte menu. We have visited it about 12 times and rate it the best value in Menton. We speak with 10 years experience of eating out on the Rivera.

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Reviewed October 7, 2010

Delicious and very generous portions.

We were served complementary crispbread with olive tapenade and garlic pizza slices on arrival. For entree we shared an octopus and potato salad; highly recommended.

For mains, I ordered the tagliatelle with crab and my husband had a caprese pizza. Both dishes were huge. The pizza was simple but flavoursome and the pasta sauce was also flavoursome. I expected to have the crab incorporated in the sauce, but it was actually a whole crab on the side of the pasta, so be prepared to get your hands dirty! We had a bottle of the recommended white wine and it complemented the meal beautifully.

For dessert we shared a delicious velvety pannacotta with a cup of espresso. And before the bill came we were each given a limoncetto digestif on the house.

We were very happy with the friendly service and delicious meal for under 70 euros.

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Reviewed October 23, 2009

We ate here twice as the atmosphere was so nice. We had entrees and mains one night, with one desert, wine and coffee and liquers for 75 euros and just moules to share on another night followed by pasta and wine and the cost was 65 euros. It was all very lovely as you can see from the photos. Frequented by locals as was Cote de Sud.

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