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“Nice fresh pasta”

La Cantina Restaurant
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Ranked #49 of 225 Restaurants in St Helier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Island's ONLY Genuine Jersey restaurant member, for our fresh homemade specialities that use local ingredients. La Cantina have taken their family’s traditional Italian recipes, culinary ethos, and cooking techniques, and then added the finest local ingredients to recreate an authentic Italian experience. It’s food "just like Mamma used to make", with a fresh, modern twist, served without any fuss in a relaxed, vibrant environment.Everything is prepared from scratch, using top quality imported produce and local seasonal produce. The homemade pasta is fresh every day, and their pizza dough is made the traditional way, to a centuries-old Italian recipe using a ‘lievito madre’ natural yeast culture and fired in a stone oven for pizzas that taste as authentically Neapolitan as they come. Using the best of what Jersey has to offer they also make a range of delicacies including, homemade Italian style sausages using locally grown pork and seasonal foraged offerings, such as ‘gnocchi all'ortica’ stinging nettle gnocchi and local scallops with wild garlic.Along with the restaurant’s extensive menu, the blackboard specials feature whatever’s in season, from locally caught seafood to Jersey raised meats, foraged herbs and exclusive Italian finds that they import weekly into the Island. It’s real rustic Italian cooking using the best local ingredients. And while La Cantina keeps things ‘old school’ in the kitchen, the restaurant is bringing Italian food right up to date with a fresh whole-wheat version of their pastas and pizzas, and a menu that allows the guest to customize their meal. There’s a 100% Italian, price-banded, wine list that features exclusive wines that they import directly from the vineyard, and a large selection of wines by the glass.It’s a real taste of Italy, right here in Jersey with a bustling, Italian atmosphere where everyone instantly feels at home. You can also enjoy the La Cantina experience at home as you can take-away their entire menu.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice fresh pasta”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

A lovely meal, nice fresh pastas and sauces. Staff friendly and welcoming. Families with children also welcomed.

  • Visited July 2014
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Jersey Channel Islands
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fresh,delicious food .”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We have eaten here several times lately and have always had fantastic food and friendly service. The menu is varied with freshly made pasta,pizza etc and also a comprehensive specials board using seasonal ingredients. Love the seafood risotto and the tiramisu is delicious! So many dishes to try,we'll have to return!

Visited July 2014
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nice, france
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Returning for dinner
High expectations after last visit

Wasn't disappointed
Good selection of local produce, not over worked relaying on natural flavor
Restaurant manager friendly, well informed and knowledgeable about his menu
Also well supported by friendly efficient team
Best restaurant to experience Jersey cuisine

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Thank sem65
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LaCantinaJersey, Owner at La Cantina Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 July 2014
Thank you very much for your review and more importantly for coming back to us again during your visit to Jersey this time. Your comment about us being the best place to enjoy local food is really wonderful to hear as it is one of our primary focuses. Local, Seasonal ingredients cooked in an Italian style is what we are all about. We rear our own Jersey Cows for beef, our own Rose-veal, we only use local pork, lamb & are currently working on chickens! All our fish is caught by 2 local line fishermen and we buy their entire catch and adapt our specials to what has come fresh from the sea around us. It's what excites us, all this amazing local produce we have in Jersey and we're so pleased that you noticed and commented on this. It may seem strange to most people that an 'Italian' restaurant is leading the way in using local produce, but this is why we are the Island's only Genuine Jersey restaurant member. Thank you very much again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Weekday dinner with mates”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I've been to this place twice now, both times the staff have been extremely accommodating and friendly. There is a wide variety of dishes on the menu as well as specials and on both occasions I've come away very full and very satisfied with my meal.

Visited June 2014
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious food great service”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Came here with a friend, live just around the corner but had never been, we had a lovely welcome followed by great food. Worth every penny! Will return, thank you for such a lovely dinner and experience. :)

Visited May 2014
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