Restaurants in Monte Carlo

Going out for dinner in Monte-Carlo is as glamorous as it sounds. With some of the finest restaurants, offering first-class cuisine prepared by some of the world's most renowned chefs, visitors can anticipate only the best. After a day of sightseeing, yachting and sipping on cocktails, a dining experience of only the very best quality is what can be expected.

Monte-Carlo being the expensive city that it is means that most restaurants will cost substantially more than the average meal, but that is not to say you won't find something a little more budget-friendly if you look for it. There are an assortment of cuisines offered in and around the city, each offering an experience. Early booking is essential, as is a jacket and tie, at most restaurants in the city.

For something typically French and sophisticated, Le Louis XV promises a classy and elegant evening with top notch food using only the best local produce. Restaurant Joel Robuchon Monte-Carlo offers similar taste and flare, giving patrons a chance to experience modern French cuisine, influenced by the Mediterranean. For those wanting something a little more fusion in style, the Pacific is the place to go. Here you will likely find the rich and famous occupying tables. For something a little more down to earth, Il Terrazzino is a great restaurant for typical Italian fare; great quality for a little less Euro.

With lots on offer, Monte-Carlo is an exciting place to explore in terms of its cuisine and is unlikely to leave visitors disappointed.

Le Louis XV $$$$$ | French
Le Louis XV is classy, elegant, and stylish, steered by Chef Alain Ducasse and a commitment to pure delicacy. Clean lines combine perfectly with the fresh décor, while crystal chandeliers light up the establishment's expertly prepared and executed fine French cuisine. The dishes reflect local tastes, using only the freshest produce. Open Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Jacket required and tie recommended, and booking is essential.

Address: Place du Casino; Telephone: 9806 8864

Pacific $$$$$ | Fusion
Located in Monte Carlo's famous Épingle de la Rascasse, Pacific sees many of the city's rich and famous walk through its doors. It's a favourite place for socialites and gourmet enthusiasts alike. Pacific has a distinctive design ethos, with both the bar and restaurant stylishly and elegantly laid out, incorporating clean lines and intricate lighting. The atmosphere is perfect for when the bar converts into a nightclub later on. Specialising in fusion cuisine, diners will not be disappointed. Try the signature Pacific black cod with miso sauce. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

Address: 17 av des Spélugues; Telephone: 9325 2030

L'Horizon $$$$$ | Mediterranean
The views and cuisine at L'Horizon are simply stunning, leaving diners returning time and time again. There's nothing more clientele could ask for when dining out in Monte Carlo, boasting 360 degree views over the Opera House and the Prince's Palace. Enjoy the tastes of the region, like Mediterranean fish soup, croutons and saffron sauce, and pan-fried sea bass and vegetables. Open March to November daily, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bookings essential.

Address: 12 av des Spélugues, Fairmont Monte Carlo; Telephone: 9350 6500

Il Terrazzino $$$$$ | Italian
Specialising in the culinary delights of Naples and southern Italian fare, Il Terrazzino is a must for anyone who loves Italian food. Reminiscent of a country deli, the home-cooked food and cosy dining room will make you feel right at home. Try the Linguine Marinara with capers, olives, marjoram, tomato sauce, and anchovy, or the veal with mozzarella, tomato sauce, and basil. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Bookings recommended.

Address: 2 rue des Iris; Telephone: 9350 2427

Mozza $$$$$ | Italian
A friendly and unpretentious restaurant, Mozza consistently serves excellent Italian food consistently rated among the best in Monte Carlo. The separate lunch and dinner menus are short, yet memorable and very reasonably priced. Mozza takes full advantage of its terrace on the Larvotto end of Monte Carlo to enjoy spectacular view of the Thursday and Friday fireworks displays held in June and July.

Address: 11 rue du Portier; Telephone: 9777 0304

Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo $$$$$ | French
Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo is an elegant restaurant housed in the Hotel Metropole. Serving modern French cuisine influenced by the Mediterranean setting, the menu changes seasonally. For a cheaper option, the restaurant offers a fixed price lunch. Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo is small and seats only 60 people at a time, so reservations are essential.

Address: Hotel Metropole, 4 Avenue de la Madone; Telephone: 9315 1510


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