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“Modern TLC”
Review of Balzi Rossi

Balzi Rossi
Ranked #1 of 165 Restaurants in Ventimiglia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $66 - $133
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Simply the best kitchen meditteranea
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Dinner at Balzi Rossi restaurant is a complete experience in Italian dining, a beautiful balance between tradition and cutting edge proposals. Each plate (my son and I ordered the tasting menu) is a work of art but created clearly with TLC, honoring this high level, three generation family run business. The collaboration between Pina Beglia, the founder, and the young Head Chef Riccardo Marcenaro is exquisitely expressed in each dish in a shared tribute to fresh, local ingredients yet with an innovative take on traditional Ligurian cooking. Clearly the crew in the kitchen is philosophically in line, everything was beautifully delicious from the homemade bread and focaccia to the sublime desserts presented to us.

The dining room is graciously looked after by Rita Beglia and her husband Franco, and they are supported by their children Valentina and Francesco, and a sharp equipe always at hand to ensure a memorable moment.

Perched over the Mediterranean Sea on the border with France, at sunset the modern white dining room and decor are in perfect contrast to the muted colors and pastel stone of the antique town of Mentone: a contemporary point of view rooted in tradition and old world value, Balzi Rossi.

Date of visit: July 2019
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5  Thank Cindy F
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

A perfect evening with really delicious food (tasting menu), good wine recommendation and friendly staff. Hope to visit again!

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank 189ingvildh
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has all of the charm that you can imagine with a terrace overlooking the sea facing Menton. We had our two smaller, yet adventurous kids with us and they were well received. The wine list is very well balanced with big hitters and value (but very high quality) options (BTW- we are winemakers). The food was well presented and the flavors were spot on. The owner was so gracious and the chef took time to talk to our youngest who wants to be a chef. A perfect cap to a fantastic evening. Can’t recommend enough if you are in the area.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank hospitalian
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Today Randi, Alnerto and I we decided to have a lunch in Balzi Rossi. Despite the location that’s speechless and the service just perfect we had also chance to meet Franco that’s a good friend. The menu dell’olio is just fantastic specially when you had with couple of bottles of French Champagne....there are not enough words to talk about this place.

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank E4340SDlucal
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

I can't believe we have lived in the South of France for 20 years and never found this restaurant. Wonderful welcome, great service but most of all amazing food. we went for a special 5 course meal at Euros 65 per head and with a good bottle of wine still came out at a much better price than we usually pay for a good restaurant. Thank you

Date of visit: March 2019
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1  Thank Sarahdequant
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