New and Notable- What’s Hot in Monaco’s thrilling Food Scene

Monaco’s restaurant scene never sleeps and the Principality constantly brims with innovative new dining concepts. From big-name chefs to local eateries, there is always a new restaurant to check out in the dynamic Principality.

To whet your appetite, we’ve rounded up some of the new restaurants where you should be making reservations on your next visit.

Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo (External link)

This legendary 3 star Michelin restaurant is far from new with 35 years history and it continues to set an ever higher pinnacle benchmark for fine dining internationally. In June 2022, Alain Ducasse has entrusted Emmanuel Pilon as Head Chef taking over from Franck Cerutti who is retiring after 23 years of incredible service. Maxime Pastor takes over as Sommelier of the restaurant. They will both continue to highlight the richness of the Riviera products and create perfect combinations that will never cease to surprise.

Elsa (External link)

Elsa- © Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer
Elsa ©Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

This 100% organic and wild-caught fish restaurant at the Monte-Carlo Beach, has welcomed a new chef to its ranks: Mélanie Serre. After already opening her own restaurant in Paris, Chef Serre will showcase local gastronomy and products with a pleasurable experience for her guests

Pavyllon Monte-Carlo (External link)

SBM HH-Pavyllon-2022-0004 © MONTE-CARLO Société des Bains de Mer
© MONTE-CARLO Société des Bains de Mer

Excellence, sharing, and modernity. Three words that perfectly encapsulate the Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo which opened on 15 April 2022. The triple-Michelin starred Chef’s new eatery serves locally-inspired cuisine prepared simply but elegantly, in keeping with its location at the Hermitage, one of the Principality’s finest treasures.

Em Sherif (External link)

Em Sherif - Portrait 1
© Em Sherif - Portrait

Em Sherif Monte-Carlo invites you to savour the finest Lebanese Mediterranean dishes at Monaco’s most prestigious luxury hotel. Located on the ground floor of the celebrated Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Em Sherif Monte-Carlo, which opened on 2 April 2022, takes diners on a culinary voyage of the senses inspired by Lebanese and Mediterranean-style cuisine, in a warm and welcoming setting with unrivalled sea views.

Giacomo (External link)

Tigrane Seydoux, a native of Monaco with no fewer than 17 restaurants around the world, including in Paris, has opened his first concept outlet on the newly redeveloped Larvotto Beach named Giacomo. At Giacomo, you will find a cuisine with strong Italian influences, prepared from high-quality ingredients in a friendly atmosphere.

Cova (External link)

Fans of the Mediterranean flavours found at Café Cova on Boulevard des Moulins now have a new address in the Larvotto district, on the ground floor of the new Palais de la Plage. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the pastries for which the original Cova, founded in Milan in 1817, became famous.

La Môme (External link)

La Mome Monte-Carlo © Yann Deret
La Mome Monte-Carlo © Yann Deret

Already present in Cannes, La Môme has now opened its latest venue in Monaco, on the roof of the Hôtel Port Palace to be exact! The decor, designed by Liautard and the Queen, is inspired by the iconic Grace Kelly.

The Niwaki (External link)

At the Palais de la Plage in the Larvotto district, The Niwaki serves a selection of refined dishes in a relaxing and exclusive Japanese-themed setting.

Trinity (External link)

The iconic McCarthy’s on Rue du Portier has undergone a transformation to become Trinity, a fine restaurant with a menu by Chef Justine Piluso, seen in the 2020 edition of popular TV show Top Chef. The Irish-themed bar serves gastro-pub food.

La Maison du Limoncello

Limoncello now has its own home in the Principality! The quintessential lemon liqueur has set up shop on the Rock. Opened in summer 2021, La Maison du Limoncello welcomes customers looking for a taste of the famous liqueur, made on the premises, and also serves its own specialities and creations handmade using local citrus fruits, from green olive paste with Menton lemon to lemon-infused vodka and duck paté with mandarin.

Mauro Colagreco’s Mitron Bakery (External link)

Mauro Colagreco, the chef responsible for the world’s best restaurant and voted the world’s top chef by his peers, has opened a bakery in the Principality. Mitron Bakery can be found at La Condamine market in the very heart of Monaco, and the concept aims to restore bread to its rightful place among our traditional staple foods. Ancient varieties of wheat are milled, before being used to create delicious baked goods made in a traditional wood-fired oven.

Maybourne Riviera (External link)

Maybourne Riviera is the new five-star address nestling on the heights of Roquebrune-Cap- Martin, a village neighbouring the Principality of Monaco. The hotel boasts 79 luxury rooms and suites and a modernist architectural style with breathtaking panoramic views over the olive trees to the Mediterranean horizon. Chefs Mauro Colagreco and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who will take inspiration from the seasons to create sublime dishes using local produce and seafood, oversee the kitchens of the Maybourne Riviera.