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$$$$$ | French

Le Louis XV

Steered by Chef Alain Ducasse, a few words come to mind when summing up this restaurant: classy, elegant and stylish, pure delicacy is exercised in everything from the clean lines, crystal chandeliers and fresh décor to the expertly prepared and executed fine French cuisine. The dishes reflect local cuisine using only the freshest produce. Jacket required and tie recommended. Open Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Bookings essential.

Address: Place du Casino
Telephone: 9806 8864
Website: http://www.alain-ducasse.com

$$$$$ | Fusion

Pacific

Located in Monte Carlo's famous épingle de la Rascasse, many of the city's rich and famous come here purely to be seen, but for those who come here for the food - you can't go wrong. With a distinctive design ethos, the bar and restaurant are both stylishly and elegantly laid-out with clean lines and intricate lighting - 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. Delicious! Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.

Address: 17 av des Spélugues
Telephone: 9325 2030
Website: http://www.pacificmontecarlo.com

$$$$$ | Mediterranean

L'Horizon Deck, Restaurant & Champagne Bar

The views and cuisine at L'Horizon are simply stunning leaving diners coming back time and time again. With a 360-degree view over the Opera House, Prince's Palace and Casino against the Riviera, what more could one ask for while dining out in Monte Carlo? Sample delicious Mediterranean fare like Mediterranean fish soup, croutons and saffron sauce, or the pan-fried sea bass and vegetables or Beef fillet 'a la plancha'. Open March to November daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings essential.

Address: 12 av des Spélugues, Fairmont Monte Carlo
Telephone: 9350 6500
Website: http://www.fairmont.com/montecarlo/GuestServices/Restaurants/HorizonDeckRestaurantandChampagneBar.htm

$$$$$ | Italian

Il Terrazzino

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

Address: 2 rue des Iris
Telephone: 9350 2427
Website: http://www.ilterrazzino.fr

$$$$$ | Italian

Mozza

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

Address: 11 rue du Portier
Telephone: +377 97 77 03 04
Email: monaco@mozza.mc
Website: http://www.mozza.mc

$$$$$ | French

Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo

Well-known French chef Joël Robuchon runs this elegant restaurant in the Hotel Metropole. The modern French cuisine is influenced by the Mediterranean setting and the menu changes seasonally. For a cheaper option, the restaurant offers a fixed-price lunch. Restaurant Joël Robuchon is small and seats only 60 people at a time, so reservations are essential.

Address: Hotel Metropole, 4 avenue de la Madone
Telephone: +377 93 15 15 10
Website: http://www.joel-robuchon.net

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