It's difficult to find a better setting, with a beautiful wooden deck overlooking the sea, on the unspoilt beach of Fontsainte. The view is superb: you can see the entire bay of La Ciotat, with the iconic eagle's beak rock, and the famous shipyards. In addition to its incredible location, the restaurant can boast of being one of the best pizzerias in the city. Prices are a bit high, but the pizza is simply delicious - the base is crisp, and the toppings are generous. The other dishes are also very good, especially the fresh grilled fish. The service is also very friendly, and you can relax and enjoy the delicious Mediterranean food, with the sound of the sea in your ears.
With a strategic location on the de Gaulle quay, offering a magnificent view of the old port of La Ciotat and its beautiful boats, this ice cream parlour offers visitors a refreshing place to take a break. It has a shaded terrace, faux rattan armchairs, and a colourful facade. The ice creams are excellent, and there are plenty of other simple desserts, not too expensive and always delicious.
Not far from the town of La Ciotat, opposite the new marina at 18 Boulevard Anatole France, is a small Mediterranean restaurant. It is in fact, one of our favourite restaurants in the area. The terrace overlooking the street is very nice, especially in summer, and the decor is charming and original. The interior is tastefully decorated, and the food is great, with large mixed salads that are beautifully presented, hearty plates of antipasti, and delicious seafood. Prices are quite reasonable.
With an ideal location in the old port, between the two churches, the Maracana is a modest and friendly family restaurant. Of course, the food here isn't gourmet standard, but it's plentiful, and very good. The prices are reasonable and the products are fresh, with wonderful seafood. The service is pleasant, and the atmosphere is lovely.
Centrally located, with a lovely view of the city and its iconic shipyards, La Grotte is one of my favourite small restaurants in the lovely old port of La Ciotat. Modest, unpretentious and friendly, it has a wonderful terrace where you can enjoy the cool of the evening, especially in summer, as well as the lively night market. The dishes aren't necessarily very original, but they're all very good - classics at affordable prices.
On the famous Beaurivage Boulevard that runs along the beach from the centre of La Ciotat, one restaurant stands out clearly among the others. Chez Yannick has large windows, comfortable armchairs and a modern storefront. What a pleasure it is to have a drink on the pretty terrace, after a stroll on the beach. You can enjoy delicious salads, pizza, pasta, meat, or fish. It is one of the few restaurants that's always full, at lunch and dinner - surely a good sign!
Located on a small, charming pedestrian square, away from the bustle of the traffic and crowds, Kitch & Cook is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in the area. This is a modern restaurant with multicoloured decor. The staff are excellent, and the dishes - which vary with the seasons - are always amazing. They combine a thousand different flavours, sweet and savoury, each more original than the next. I especially recommend the fruit wine as an aperitif, the melted camembert starter, and the bream stuffed with eggplant. A real treat for the taste buds!
Located on the beautiful Beaurivage Boulevard, which runs along the waterfront just a few metres from the beach and the promenade, La Farandole is one of the best locations in this particularly nice neighbourhood. It has a large terrace, which offers a breathtaking view of the city of La Ciotat. The cuisine is Mediterranean, with a lot of great seafood and pasta. The service is friendly, and the portions are generous and reasonably priced. A good, unpretentious place to go to eat.
This small cafe just opened its doors recently. In addition to having a great location, it has beautiful architecture, and is a good place to stop and pass the time over a coffee, tea, or a glass of fresh juice. Delicious cakes and homemade ice cream, too.
After a long trip to Vietnam, we fell in love not only with the country, but also with the cuisine. Everything we tried there was delicious - extremely fragrant, with a thousand exotic aromas. Since our return to France, we've been searching for a good Vietnamese restaurant where we can enjoy the authentic flavours we discovered there. What a surprise to find one in the heart of La Ciotat, at 19 Boulevard Anatole France, close to the beach and port. The building isn't the best, but the terrace is really nice, especially on the hot days of summer. The food is really excellent. Everything we tasted was just great, and the servings are so generous that we found it difficult to deal with them! The ingredients are very fresh: spring rolls, summer rolls, chicken salad, monkfish, duck, pepper shrimp, satays, lemongrass chicken ... mmmm! The desserts aren't great (as usual in this kind of restaurant), but the flaming sake gives a hint of exoticism to the rather ordinary ice cream. The prices are reasonable, and the service is friendly and helpful. A great place to go to try some Vietnamese food.
The Jean-Louis restaurant is one of the best destinations in La Ciotat - simple, family-friendly, and just lovely. It boasts an incredible view, particularly beautiful at sunset, and offers simple but good food. The food (pizza, pasta, grilled meats) never disappoints, the prices are very reasonable, and the service is friendly and efficient.
When you go through the night market, held on summer evenings in the old port of La Ciotat, you can see some restaurants are full while others remain desperately empty. This can give you an idea of where it's best to go to eat ... having seen the Voute often sold out, we came here one evening when we wanted to try some pizza in the old port city. And we weren't disappointed with our choice. The terrace is great, with lovely views, while being sheltered from the wind. The prices are reasonable, and finally, the quality of the food is truly delicious, especially the crisp pizzas. Unpretentious and wonderful, well worth a visit.
Located on the beautiful Beaurivage, just a short distance from the pretty port, promenade and beach, this creperie is a great find. Okay, it's more Breton than Mediterranean, but the interior is nicely decorated, and the furniture is simple, but charming. You sit at large wooden tables, which give an air of conviviality. The pancakes and crepes are very good, not dripping with fat as is sometimes the case, and the ingredients used are of good quality. Prices are quite reasonable, so it's a nice place to eat quickly and healthily.
Located on the beautiful Beaurivage Boulevard, the Chavetta is a seaside snack bar and brasserie. The main building is located on the other side of the road, but the bar has a very pretty terrace just opposite, overlooking the sea. It's not gourmet fare, but it's hearty, good quality and, above all, inexpensive. You can find all kinds of snacks, sandwiches, pancakes and more to refresh you during a day at the beach. Worth a visit.
After returning from a trip to Vietnam, during which we fell in love with the local cuisine, we found the Ha Long Bay in La Ciotat. Ideally located on Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, facing the sea, this restaurant has a terrace with lanterns, which is especially nice on a summer's evening. The dishes, typically Vietnamese, are of excellent quality, with huge portions! A nice exotic choice for dinner, and the staff are friendly and welcoming, although the communication can sometimes be a little difficult because of the language barrier...
This has a great location on Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, and is one of my favourite restaurants in La Ciotat. It has a large, beautiful terrace, and offers delicious Italian specialties. The pizzas are awesome - generous, crisp, and not too expensive. The restaurant also offers some more traditional dishes like mussels, which are also very good. Not to be missed.
The long avenue that runs along the beach of La Ciotat, Franklin Roosevelt Avenue, offers a wide choice of restaurants that all seem equally inviting. But if you need help making up your mind, Cyrnos is a safe bet. It's a traditional restaurant with classic dishes including grilled meats with several sauces and accompaniments. It has an idyllic setting and good quality food, and the service is very friendly and warm.
Le Belle Roche is one of the best restaurants in the city. Its beautiful location offers a breathtaking panorama over the bay of La Ciotat and the sea, with its thousand shades of turquoise. The setting is charming, with seats available on the terrace. They're very comfortable, and the centuries-old olive trees give the place a special atmosphere. They serve updated versions of traditional dishes, all of excellent quality: foie gras with apricots, seared tuna with crunchy vegetables, rabbit with rosemary and mashed potato, sea bream with ratatouille ... and for dessert, rum baba, or chocolate cake to die for ... The products used are regional or local, and all are of excellent quality. The evening menu is 34€ per person. A real treat for the taste buds, in a very pleasant setting.