At Le Cosmo, main courses are around 12-14 euro, and the puddings (essential!! Tarte Tatin to die for!) are mostly around 7.50 euro. Branded drinks are expensive as everywhere, but they do a 50cl pichet of wine around 8 euro as best I recall. A bottle of wine starts around 14 euro.
If you add coffee or starter, obviously you are pushing the envelope from thirty euro a head upwards.
The restaurants along the port edge are a bit more by observation, and Carluccio at the end of the run, before the beach starts, is a fair bit more, with typically mains around the 18-20 euro mark. But you get valet parking and a better view. That's where I saw Bjorn Borg over from Monaco for lunch - much more reasonable than Monaco prices.
its Carpaccio I think
Carpaccio, Carluccio, Capraloggio, Capuccino, what's in a name - it's all Italian isn't it?
You are quite right, of course. Its the one you mentioned.
Don't miss the crab salad at LeCosmo. It was about 10 Euros, but big enough to share and full of crab legs. Wonderful!.
Can't wait to eat the crab salad at Le Cosmo. My mouth is watering. Will be spending a month in town in Oct/Nov of this year. I would welcome any and all information and recommendations I can receive regarding my stay. My husband and I are retired and are anticipating to have a great time. Had only spent 1 day touring Villefranche 5 yrs. ago, but fell in love with the area. Please guide us.
Prices have gone up at Le Cosmo - we are in VFSM now as a party of 6 and have eaten there twice already.
Starters average 9-10 euros
Pasta mains are 14-16 euros, fish mains are 21-26 euros, entrecote steak and fries 23 euros (had it last night, very good), desserts 7-10 euros. This week they've had a special of mussells and fries which is massive and good and cheap (15 I think). Cocktails 9-12 euros, pichet of wine as reasonable as ever.
We all said on our first night that the prices were up on a year ago, but equally it's still very good value for the food and service
thank you very much for your reply. Any updates are greatly appreciated.
Just returned from a week there and envy you your month! We ate a couple of times at Le Sere, which had wonderful food, from pizzas to spaghetti aux fruits de mer, to a wonderful beef and ravioli dish. The fixed price was 17 euros and included a main, a wonderful salad (I liked the duck), and a dessert. Pretty much seemed like food available in town for any price range, with some of the best just being just grabbing a sandwich in town and taking it to the beach. have fun.
We are planning on experiencing it all, I hope. Thank you for the reply. I can't wait!!
We're taking a friend to lunch in Villefranche next week. The snag is that his plane doesn't land until 12.30, so we won't be there until mid-afternoon. Do any of these places serve through the day or is it the usual French scenario of lunch until 1.30-2.00 only?