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“Exceeded our expectations - great meal”
Review of La Nina

La Nina
Ranked #8 of 36 Restaurants in Montecarlo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2013

After a long day of visiting vineyards and hill towns, we took the advice of some friends and had dinner at La Nina. WOW what a pleasant surprise. The restaurant is beautiful. The service staff is fully bilingual, warm and friendly. The menu is near overwhelming with wonderful dishes to meet any taste. The food exceeded our expectations. Our small group (4) each had a different appetizer, 1st and 2nd course, and dessert. Everyone agrees that this was one of the real dining highlights of our 12 day trip to Italy.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere is fantastic, waiters do their utmost to share their long experience and knowledge with chairm and humour. Zucchini flower as starter dish and scampi and truffles filet of beef made my visit and excellent experience. Clean and modern washrooms/toilet show that these guys take hygiene and comfort seriously!

Bravo!!

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Thank Nitroxx
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

First be warned that driveway to this restaurant is very steep and winding and the turn in from the road is awkward. We finally ate here at the end of a six week sojourn in Tuscany. We had tried to get here previously but they were booked or closed. But it had such great reviews we persevered.
The restaurant itself is lovely and we did love being able to watch the chefs. But everything else spawns disappointing. The service felt slapdash, and our waiter spent lots of time speaking to the Italians at other tables, but we felt rushed even though he spoke English. The room is open and noisy. But most disappointing was the food. The appetizers were good (fried stuffed zucchini blossoms and Coquille St. Jacques). For the main I ordered the grilled lamb chops since meat seems to be a speciality and they grill them. They were pounded flat and then grilled till they were overdone and tough. The side beans were ok, the other main was guinea hen which was prepared with lard laid over the top which made the skin limp and salty. The food generally was over salted we thought.
We shared profiteroles for desert and they were good, but not good enough to make up for the mains.

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Thank Jane G
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

I don't know why I am writing this review because, at the end of the day, I don't really want anyone else to know about this place.

My wife and I have travelled extensively around Italy and this restaurant is worth every accolade that is available.

Put simply, this was the best Italian meal we have ever had ... period.

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2  Thank Bob T
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Dutch family with young children (1,5 and 4,5 years).

Because we stayed at walking distance from restaurant we couldn't miss La Nina. Lucklilly we enjoyed a fantastic diner. Even the little children did enjoy it. The staff is very child friendly. And there is a basic playground for the little kids.

For €30 we had a fantastic fish menu. Absolutely bellisimo! Other tables were very much enjoying their meals as well...

Ambience is also very nice. With tables on nice veranda.

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Thank Magiel T
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