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“"There is a fire down below ..."”
Review of La Tavernetta

La Tavernetta
Ranked #3 of 99 Restaurants in Monaco-Ville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $29
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sonning on Thames, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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“"There is a fire down below ..."”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

... and it is a wood burning fire in the pizza oven.

I notice that there has not been a review of La Tavernetta posted on TripAdvisor for a while so let me adjust that right now.

It rained all day today (07/03) in Monte Carlo but despite that, there appeared to be quite a few tourists in the Principality, including a large number from the Far East. There was no 11.55 ceremonial guard changing at the Palace - more than likely because of the rain and what it would do to the uniforms - so what to do next? Have lunch!

There's an abundance of restaurants in the little streets, down from the Palace. We were attracted to the simplicity of La Tavernetta. It was busy but we managed to get a table for the two of us. It was at street level, where there were just a few tables, with a larger number down a few steps, in a white painted vaulted area. At the rear, the open plan kitchen, with its wood fired pizza oven to the right, was fulfilling orders. This is an unpretentious place and totally in keeping with its name.

Both of us started with a really fresh and generously portioned mixed salad that was truly mixed.
For mains, my wife's Risotto Milanese had that lovely, creamy, saffron look about it. A very good dish. As was my Pizza Paysanne. Terrific, thin, pizza dough with extremely tasty toppings. Drinks-wise, the half litre pitcher of house Rose was perfectly acceptable. It was paired with a 1.5l. bottle of mineral water.

The husband & wife owners worked the front of house, along with a small team at the back. It transpired that they (the owners) live in San Remo and commute to Monte Carlo each day. There is a great deal to be said for good, small, independent restaurants such as this. Long may they prosper and long may the owners of this little gem go from strength to strength.

n.b. La Tavernetta is only open for lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sanremo, Italy
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“a wonderful pizza in Monaco”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Tavernetta Restaurant in Monaco ,near the Pince's Palace in Monaco is a small and cute italian restaurant , they make the real italian pizza on woodstove ad delicius and plentiful pasta.
Cheap prices to be in Monaco.
Waiter and cook are really nice.

if you 're in Monaco this is the great place to order italian food! :)

  • Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Romana pizza was inexpensive and delicious”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

I loved the feel of the little Italinan eatery in Monaco-Ville. I order a Romana pizza, a glass of house wine, and an espresso and the entire bill---in a tourist area--was 15 Euro. I found the quality of the food and service to be very high. Great value.

Visited November 2011
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