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“Treat yourself to the tasting menu”
Review of Ristorante MONZU

Ristorante MONZU
Ranked #19 of 122 Restaurants in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$90 - US$120
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Description: Monzù, Hotel Punta Tragara's gourmet restaurant, boasts an unbeatable location overlooking the bay of Marina Piccola. Book a table on the restaurant's panoramic terrace, and you can expect to be treated to both spectacular scenery and truly amazing cuisine. Punta Tragara has something new! The Monzù Gin Club & American Bar, with its poolside terrace, serves happy hour cocktails or a nightcap after dinner with live music from the piano bar. Opening period from april to october
Reviewed 11 August 2016

They hit high marks on service, food, presentation and overall atmosphere. So much better than other "trendy" or "celebrity frequented" places.
We enjoyed the pre-dinner cocktails, and while pricey even by New York standards, they provided tasty bar snacks to compensate.
If you can stretch your dining budget to accommodate the tasting menu with wine pairing, then do so. The wines were unique, regional and perfectly paired. The only complaint was the trout dish was a bit over-cooked and dry. Otherwise, everything was perfect. They even presented us with a surprise parting gift to remember the visit. It's child friendly, we saw a few locals dining with their (well behaved) children. It's not a "selfie stick" crowd, which was worth the extra money we spent alone !

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The words 'Luigi Lionetti' are the most important of this review and they should be shouted amongst the names of other great chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Jason Atherton, Arnaud Bignon, Gordon Ramsay, Alyn Williams, and Marcus Wareing.

Luigi, a young and dynamic chef who trained with the infamous Gennaro Esposito, has put restaurant Monzu on the map! I have been blessed to dine at many Michelin starred restaurants across the world and this intimate little gem, which as an added bonus has the most spectacular view in Capri, is on par with them all. Actually Luigi has imparted an added xfactor to Monzu that is rare - a deep and passionate love for his home, Capri, and the local cuisine while still being as innovative as perhaps another famous Capri resident, Axel Munthe. Luigi's brilliance is clearly revered by the staff at this restaurant who are warm, friendly, and knowledgable regarding what their star chef can deliver. I must also commend their sommelier who delivered some astounding and unexpected pairings during my amazing tasting menu. The price of the tasting menu paired with wines is actually incredibly good value compared to other fine dining restaurants around the world. Also for those just wanting a starter and a main, there is a fabulous à la carte menus available.

It will not be long before a Michelin Star (or three) glitters above Luigi Lionetti! If in Capri and you are a foodie - Monzu is a must! Book while you still can!

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Our experience at Monzu was impressive from the beginning to the end. First, the property is gorgeous and the views are spectacular. Before dinner they invite you to their bar area for a drink (pricey) and snacks (free, and good). We were early so it was a nice way to soak up the views - and they made the best gin and tonic I've ever had (and I'm not generally a fan of gin). After a drink we moved down to our table, which also had a great views.

The service is extremely high end and they bring several "free" snacks and then desserts, which is very nice. Our main entree (we split a large white fish) was very well done. Dinner will take a while, so I wouldn't recommend being in a rush, and it is not cheap, but if you are looking for a great high-end dinner, I would certainly check out Monzu (if you don't have time for dinner, I would even suggest going for a drink).

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Thank CJW75
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

The location is great with a wonderful view of the sea and the nature. The service could not have been better! We tried both the tasting menue and a la carte, and all the food were delicious! The decoration, plates and cutlery are beautiful. One can choose to sit either inside or outside. The vine list is extensive. It is a very discreet place so it is nice to go there if you want peace and quiet.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Located in Hotel Punta Tragara, Ristorante Monzu serves excellent Italian food. Service is great, atmosphere top, sitting outside is highly recommended. Spectacular views of the Faraglioni rock formations.

Thank CarlaColumna123
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