The Gran Caffè
57 rue Grimaldi
The restaurant Gran Caffè is quietly poised at the entrance to the Monaco train station, St Dévote at the port in Monte Carlo. Having been invited to exhibit my paintings in the open-plan conservatory style restaurant I wanted to take the opportunity to share their passion and pride for food and art. Each day they serve breakfast, lunch and from April during the summer season, they open in the evenings for dinner.
The Gran Caffè was refurbished and restyled four years ago by the proprietor Lilly Morandini who has a keen interest and eye for art, interior design, and with a passion for good food, the restaurant was an exciting project and clearly the next step. It has a sleek, modern and fresh interior and has a personal touch. Morandini is a Membre d’Honneur du Cercle des Artistes de Saint-Paul and supports young artists by giving them the opportunity to exhibit their work. It is a great location for artists to display their paintings as each day there is a steady stream of foot traffic. The principality has 50,000 job positions for only 36,950 inhabitants, which means that every day there are at least from 37,000 to 80,000 people living or working in the 2.020 km2 (0.780 sq mi) area, after the Vatican, it is the smallest country on our planet. This spot, in particular, is probably one of the busiest pedestrian areas in Monte Carlo as it is the direct route for the train to Italy and France. The happy Italian staff are all at hand and speak English and French and probably more ready to cater to all your needs. The Italian coffee is delicious and the relaxed atmosphere makes this a great place for a quick break, business lunch or gets together with friends.
In the evening, the restaurant GRAN CAFFÈ changes atmosphere! There is a candlelight dinner with delicious gourmet cuisine. There is a wide variety of Italian and French wines to choose from. The products are fresh and selected according to the season, this also dictates the menus, which they put a great deal of emphasis on, including the festive seasons and the major events. There is an abundance of variety on offer from the local market of Monaco and from the local producers in France and Italy.
The dishes are home cooked on the premises every day. Little by little, thanks to the word-of-mouth advertising the GRAN CAFFÈ has become the meeting place for Monegasque and foreigners who love true Italian cuisine, as well as for Italians who have not forgotten the pasta al dente! From Monday to Saturday evening the menù includes several “Chef suggestions” or a surprise tasting of four dishes for the whole table.
There is an extensive and unique catering menu that covers vegans and vegetarians if necessary and as all the food is cooked on site so particular requests can be made.
Private view Kay Hare 4th April 6-8pm please RSVP only
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 20:00pm (during season)
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
57, Rue Grimaldi 98000 Monaco
Inspiring international lifestyles based on the French Riviera