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“Lots of fish dishes to choose from. Pizza bases nice 'n thin.”
Review of Pizzeria La Pagoda

Pizzeria La Pagoda
Ranked #15 of 52 Restaurants in Moneglia
Price range: US$6 - US$43
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Et voila. After holidaying a long way west last year, in Italy's Ventimiglia [which I love but is not exactly a place where lovers of fish dishes might choose to go, because there is little fish, tho the sea bass is gr8] we went into La Pagoda, Moneglia, on our first night in the town, and didn't regret it in the least, for there was fish, resplendent in its variety. But, I was to learn, this happy spot, is on the Ligurian coast, famous in part for it's er... fish. I should have done my homework. Er indoors chose the holiday and did all the donkey work, much to my utter disgrace, for had I helped out I would have (i) been a help (ii) learned that this part of the coast of la bella italy has a goodly selection of locally caught fish on its menus, even if the eateries don't always state what type of fish it is. It is often just 'fish'. So, I chose a dish that was "traditional baked fish", or a similar description, even though there were other fish dishes that also said 'fish' or perhaps also mentioned a name, maybe e.g. "Bass", but I was attracted to the notion of "traditional". We drank our Italian draught beer [ok, lager] and ate the bread and waited a while, which wasn't a short while, for my fish was cooking, the wife reminds me as I write this. The waitress started filleting it next to our table; I said I was happy to eat if off the bone, and so she put it, barely partly filleted, on my plate. I had it with potatoes but it came in an olive, tomato etc sauce. Very good and about 18 euros. Er indoors had a pizza, which to a lilliputian would appear to be vast, and it was quite that way to 'er. It was a pizza margherita. "Lovely thin base but perhaps could have had more tomato on it," she tells me as I type. It was about 5 euros or maybe even just 4.5. Yes I was not inconsiderably guilt ridden about my expenditure compared to hers, but my stay in Moneglia was but 1 week, hers was to be 2, I reasoned, "and I'm mad about fish, and even in England Italian restaurants are low on fish choices", I added. La Pagoda has a good atmosphere and altho it got very busy indeed [on a Saturday night] the waitresses and waiters kept their cool. It's certainly a place to go back to and in fact the wife did, after my departure back to a cool and grey homeland. She had pizza with courgettes and aubergines, which appears to have been to her over-complete satisfaction. i.e. it was too big and she had to leave some.

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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Open all year along. Is the place to go when you arrive late for the weekend on friday evening. Open till late. Pizza is very thin and huge not particularly good, but some people appreciate it. Fish, Pasta and meat is average quality, prices are reasonable.
The restastaaurant is big and you can easily find a place, but during peak times is recommended a reservation. Service is fast and efficient. Being, also, a hotel has got a good outdoor recreation area, and kids love to play there while parents can finish their meal in peace and quiet.

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