Today's review is of Alain Ducasse's (French chef with the most Michelin stars in the world) Italian restaurant in Monaco: La Trattoria at the Sporting Monte Carlo Club.
The photo above is of the view from the terrace sitting area.
This restaurant is not as fancy as Alain Ducasse's other restaurant in Monaco (Le Louis XV), so it's a good choice if you want somewhere nice but not too stuffy, not to mention the views are amazing!
Here's what happened:
First comes the bread:
The bread in the back is the fennel bread, then a regular bread lightly salted and the dark bread is olive bread which was the only one I tried and it was what you would expect of olive bread.
The cute part of ordering is they bring you a little paper and pencil to choose antipasti (if you want to) from a list of options. I chose the smallest selection, which is three small antipasti dishes. I got the Vitello Tonnato (which is a veal and tuna dish with capers, I love this dish and order it whenever it's on the menu and this one was the best I'd had):
I also got the crudités and asparagus with parmesan, which were totally bland:
The crudités came with a homemade pesto and crème fraîche mixed together which tasted extremely bitter for some odd reason.
It looked so inviting though:
My mother chose to order the pizzette (mini pizza) Margherita for her starter and she loved it so much she ate the whole thing:
Next up were the main dishes, I ordered the Shrimp with Roasted Artichokes and my mom got the Chicken Breast with Haricot Verts (Green Beans) and Wild Mushrooms.
We both loved our mains, both were tender and flavorful.
Then it was time for dessert, I wanted to keep it light so I just had a bowl of red fruits:
My mom, being the chocoholic that she is, ordered the chocolate pizza:
She said it was a chocolate lovers dream.
Looks like it to me!
Then we finished with some tea and coffee and they brought some cookies and pastries which I didn't try, my mom had some and said they were good.
(Side Note: For those of you who carry handbags, they have the little hooks they put on the table and you can take them home which I thought was a nice touch.)
As I was going to the restroom I couldn't help but snap a few more pics:
Look at that cook giving me the stank face!
Hahaha, no regrets!
The things I do for you guys, lol.
Final Say: Go if you're in Monaco and want to enjoy Italian food at a more casual place with amazing views.