Restaurants in Monte Carlo

Although eating out in Monte Carlo isn’t what you’d call cheap, it’s easier to find affordable cuisine here than in some of the other Côte d’Azur resorts. Prices in some of the city’s exclusive restaurants are eye watering, but you can find some reasonable restaurants in the romantic old streets of Monaco-Ville.

The Monte Carlo restaurants below are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €100)
Moderate (€50 to €100)
Cheap (up to €50)

These Monte Carlo restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one with a bottle of house wine or equivalent.

La Marée

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: French

The views are as captivating as the cuisine in the rooftop restaurant at the Port Palace hotel. Fittingly, as the restaurant overlooks Port Hercule, the emphasis is on the freshest seafood available – personally chosen by the lucky diner. You can have it prepared how you want as well, paying handsomely for the privilege.

Address: 7 avenue Président John F Kennedy, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9797 8000.

Joël Robuchon

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: French

Serving creative Mediterranean cuisine in a refined atmosphere, this two-Michelin-starred restaurant is situated in the Hôtel Métropole and takes diners back to a bygone era with its classical art, drapes and colonnades. However, the inventive dishes are anything but old-fashioned and are cooked in a fabulous open-plan kitchen.

Address: 4 avenue de la Madone, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9315 1510.

Le Louis XV

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: French

Legendary chef Alain Ducasse is the man behind the signature restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris. This three-Michelin-starred restaurant serves up some of the finest food in Monte Carlo and the service is exceptional. Not surprisingly, prices are astronomical, but the dining room and food presentation are godly.

Address: Place du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9806 8864.

Tip Top

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: French

Tip Top belies its salubrious location near the Casino and serves reasonably priced Mediterranean dishes (well, for the Riviera at least). Little wonder it’s so hard to get a seat here, although your patience will be rewarded by jovial service and decent-sized portions in this cosy, Formula 1-themed restaurant.

Address: 11 avenue de Spélugues, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9350 6913.

Café Llorca

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: Mediterranean

Michelin-starred chef Alain Llorca is at the helm of this contemporary Monte Carlo bistro, which is open for lunch. Flavours of the Mediterranean, from east to west, bathe like artwork in the glorious daisy-yellow hues of the café. Although the food is fantastic wherever you sit, try and book a seat on the charming sea-facing terrace.

Address: Grimaldi Forum, 10 avenue Princesse Grace, Larvotto, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9999 2929.

Fredy’s International

Price: Moderate
Cuisine: French and Italian

Situated opposite the imposing cathedral, this charming seafood restaurant can be found in the romantic old streets of Monaco-Ville. It’s a peaceful, laid-back place that serves quality food at very reasonable prices. All the fish dishes are fantastic, although the rump steak in Béarnaise sauce keeps diners returning.

Address: 6 rue de l’Eglise, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9798 2041.

Le Saint Nicolas

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Mediterranean

This lively restaurant is on one of Monaco-Ville’s cosy cobbled streets and offers up fairly inexpensive set menus. The chefs aren’t reinventing the wheel with their cuisine, but diners can expect tasty pizzas, pastas and salad in a warm and friendly environment. There’s plenty of seating outside as well.

Address: 6 rue de l’Eglise, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9330 3041.

U Cavagnetu

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: French

Meaning ‘picnic basket’ in the local dialect, this intimate and inexpensive restaurant in Monaco-Ville serves up a delicious selection of regional specialities including octopus and savoury pastries known as barbajuan. It also plates up the usual suspects (seafood, pizza and pasta), which are best enjoyed on the rather romantic terrace.

Address: 14 rue Comte Félix Gastaldi, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9798 2040.

Pizzeria Monégasque

Price: Cheap
Cuisine: Italian

It might not be in the most scenic spot in Monte Carlo, but Pizzeria Monégasque is a wallet-friendly option serving cheap and cheerful pizza in a relaxed environment. There’s a small covered terraced and a long list of pizzas, including a sweet selection, but be warned: it does tend to get rammed.

Address: 4 rue Terrazzani, La Condamine, Monaco
Telephone: +377 9330 1638.
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