Monaco has an abundance of mouthwatering restaurants. Selma Day looks at the best of the best.

Rampoldi

Situated just moments from Casino Square, Rampoldi has been a favourite of the glitterati ever since it opened its doors in 1946.

When the restaurant celebrated its 70th birthday in 2016, Prince Albert II and Princess Marina De Bourbon were among the famous attendees.

The food is innovative and ambitious, with the focus on the finest farm-fresh regional products, served with Italian and French finesse.

The menu features cold and hot starters, soups, pasta and risotto dishes, a selection of carpaccios and tartares, and a range of pizzas.

Traditional fish, seafood and meat dishes are creatively reinterpreted, and if you have a sweet tooth, the desserts are a dream.

The restaurant has two hidden gems – the music and cigar lounges, both downstairs and only available through private booking.

 

 

Le Louis XV

The Riviera, with its enchanting landscape and abundant products from land and sea, remains the inspiration for Alain Ducasse.

Back in 1990, Le Louis XV at the Hotel de Paris was the first ever hotel restaurant to be awarded the three Michelin stars, which it retains to this day.

It still serves some of its iconic dishes, featuring garden vegetables from Provence and black truffle. But today the menu is lighter
and fresher, with jus and broths that concentrate on the flavours.

Impeccable service matches the quality of the food.

 

Mirazur

This three-Michelin starred restaurant of chef patron Mauro Colagreco, was voted number one in the world at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in June.

The cuisine at Mirazur reflects the unique location of the restaurant overlooking Menton along the Côte d’Azur.

Produce is from the mountain region of the Alpes-Maritimes, the sea, local markets and the restaurant’s own sun-drenched gardens.

Mauro’s dishes reflect his passion for the quality of his produce and the integrity of his suppliers.

His menus are a free expression of season, respectful of nature and a gentle play on both texture and flavour.

La Chèvre D’Or

The view from La Chèvre D’Or restaurant was used in the 2007 film The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

It has one of the most spectacular views along the Cote D’Azur, and is particularly enchanting at night.

The food, overseen by head chef Arnaud Faye, has two Michelin stars. It showcases the products of the Riviera and further afield.

Starters mostly feature shellfish: langoustine, gamberoni, crab and lobster, with a vegetarian option.

Mains include local fish such as red mullet and turbot, while “from the land” features rabbit, veal and squab pigeon.

Desserts, from pastry chef Julien Dugourd, include the spectacular ‘Vision of a Riviera Lemon’, and a delicious soufflé with rhubarb and strawberries from the Alpes-Maritimes.

The service here, like the food, is faultless.