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Ristorante Bistrot Julia
Ranked #1 of 53 Restaurants in Moneglia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ristorante di charme, con proposte mediterranee e liguri di qualità e carta di vini locali, naturali e champagne.
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Tucked away a little towards the eastern end of the village, Bistrot Julia is worth seeking out. There may be no view except onto the street but the decoration is charming, the service excellent, the (sea) food scumptious and the wine list restaurant recently re-opened after the winter break and is at the moment is run by an effcient and friendly couple since the owner is currently hors de combat following an accident. The gran crudo (raw fish and seafood) was delicious, especially the red prawns, and my main of tuna with a pistachio crust was perfectly cooked. Others in the party were similarly delighted with their choices (clam pasta, selection of small fried fish and the like). There is a good choice of bio wines (some a little funky), and some off piste options such as Vermentino Nero (which, in my view, is similar to Morellino Scansano). That said, our group was happiest with the tried and trusted Lunae Etichetta Nera. Cheese instead of dessert was fine but a bit limited possibly because the kitchen was still getting into the swing of things.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We visited this twice during our recent visit to Moneglia. The restaurant is charming beautifully decorated in the French fashion with mismatched China and glasses. The first time we went the food was superb, fresh anchovies, pasta with truffle, pasta with clams. The second time was not so good, my main course was missing an ingredient and not pleasant, it was deducted from the bill without us asking for this to be done. The puddings on both occasions were excellent and the service was good and very friendly. Although it is more expensive than some of the other local restaurants, it is worth it, as the food is interesting and well cooked.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

the food was good, and the service was friendly. a bit pricey but worth it if you are looking for fresh fish. the pasta with burrata and shrimp was amazing.

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We had a fantastic meal here on our visit to the Cinque Terre. The gluten free spaghetti with fresh pesto and beans was absolutely amazing and a real treat. The steak was perfect, cooked in butter and red wine, it was delicious. A selection of gluten free bread was great. My wife had sea bream and a sumptuous tiramisu. Great ambience, very relaxed with lovely style and enjoyed the mismatched crockery and glasses. It is relatively pricey but the quality of the food means you really must take the opportunity to dine here if you are visiting Moneglia.

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2  Thank BrookbondOne
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Me and my family have spent a wonderful evening at bistrot Julia. Eventhough the menu seems to be typical ligurian, the dishes were lifted to an even higher level, by being creative and playful with the ingredients. The hostess and Waiters were very kind as always!
Let them pick the wine for you, the hostess has a great taste.
A bit higher price range but worth every penny.

3  Thank TrailBlazer379777
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