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La Cantinetta is a hidden gem that serves delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Sit down at a cozy table by a friendly server, and then order one of the fantastic menu items. Some of the creative dishes include Gorgonzola gnocchi, pasta fresca, and orange saffron risotto. All of the pastas are made in house and many of the other ingredients are locally sourced, including the meats, fish, truffles, vegetables, and more. If it’s not too cold out, ask your server to be seated on the lovely outdoor terrace, it’s simply beautiful and is a great place to enjoy a glass of premium wine, or rich, sweet dessert. Try the crème brülée!
Address and Telephone: 24 Cours Julien Marseille, FR, +33 049 148 1048
Along with the exquisite views, one of the other benefits of being so close to the Port is the freshness of fish and seafood. To make it even better, there is a fish market directly in front of Toinou, which sells to both the restaurant and the public. Guests of the restaurant get to pick out the exact piece of seafood that they want, and then the chefs at Toinou go in the back and prepare it for you. Lobster is a very popular choice, although there are platters available that include muses, clams, and shrimp. Meals are served with fries to create fish and chips, although you can substitute them for a healthy, crisp salad. Even though seafood is Toinou’s specialty, the desserts are surprisingly delicious, so be sure to order one when you finish up your meal.
Address and Telephone: 3 Cours Saint-Louis Marseille, FR, +33 049 133 1494