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“Great Pizza and excellent salad”
Review of La Mensa

La Mensa
Ranked #12 of 27 Restaurants in Thuir
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Italian
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food cooked on a wood fire - pizza truly excellent. The starter callamare is superb. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter E
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

A mixed review I'm afraid.
Visited last week of August and the family all enjoyed their pizzas. I can never manage to eat a whole pizza so I went for the Demi pizza with salad which was lovely!
We tried to go again on the Friday but the staff were less than welcoming unfortunately just saying to us "Busy!" Even though there were empty tables!
We won't be coming to Thuir again for some time now as we are exploring new french pastures! Bye bye!

Thank Carolly71
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lamensa1, Gérant at La Mensa, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Sorry not to have been able to receive you second time. But, it is not because a table is not occupied that it is necessarily available. It's or customers who reserves a table.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

We stopped for lunch, looking for a simple, unpretentious place that might be OK. We struck gold. The pizzas are excellent- we had 2 different types. The service is 1st class and the iles flottant are wonderful. Michelin stars be damned - this is a great little place, highly recommended.

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Thank Thursday41
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Decided to call in to Thuir for an evening meal on our way back from Le Train Jaune.
Having checked out a few places we chose La Mensa because of its pizza range cooked in a proper oven.
The good points: the waitress and chef were lovely and the food they delivered was also most enjoyable.
The not-so-good points: having sat down it took over 20 minutes to get a drink, another 20 minutes to get the starter; and a full hour before we got the main course of straight forward pizzas.
We decided to cut our losses and have the bill as the evening was going dark.
It seemed that there was too much business for the chef and single waitress to cope with. Rather a pity.

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Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed in the area last year and happened across this lovely little pizzeria, had a superb meal and left with memories of good service. This year, we were on holiday in the Pyrenees Orientale again although not in this neighbourhood. We made the one hour journey from our village to Thuir purely to visit this restaurant again and it was very much worth the drive. We had pizzas which were very reasonably priced and made with very fresh ingredients. They were absolutely delicious! The lovely lady who served us spoke English very well and was very friendly and helpful. There were other delights on the menu besides pizzas, including pastas, fish and steaks, all sounded delicious. We couldn't understand why this little gem of a place was so empty on a Saturday evening? If we find ourselves back in the vicinity for our next holiday we will definitely return to La Mensa no matter what the drive.

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Thank LandyGertie
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