The Moni region is home to many things, including the famous Mt. Kelimutu crater lakes and traditional Lio villages, but it is also a foodies paradise! Read on to discover the best places to eat in Moni.
Take the vaporetto to garden island Mazzorbo, which houses a small hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant Venissa. Chef Paola Budel offers delicate dishes like single roasted scallop on black espresso reduction or a miniscule whole octopus served on fava bean puree.
1. Mopi’s Place
The food here is delicious and affordable and the service is great. The owners are very friendly and the place has a really good vibe.
It is definitely a place to try if you’re looking for something new and different. The menu is very diverse and the food is very good!
Fine dining vet Dave Beran presides over this Main Street staple, offering the kind of elevated French bistro experience that helped to birth modern California cuisine. Favorites like chicken liver-stuffed foie de canard brioche and steak au poivre continue to please loyal regulars, while the rest of the kitchen turns out California-inspired takes on traditional dishes.
Nothing says “I’m a young, fun, cosmopolitan person living in a major city” quite like tossing back oysters on the half shell on a sunny Santa Monica patio. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Crudo e Nudo, a former pop-up that now has a permanent home on Main St. Here you’ll find thoughtful wine selections and entirely sustainable seafood, including a full raw bar and tuna tartare paired with seeded loaves from local bakery Gjusta.
4. The Coffee Shop
In a city with countless coffee shops, Villager stands out for its extensive menu, excellent service, and a commitment to local artists. The Williamsburg spot offers a range of options, including coffee from roasters like Sey and Dayglow. It also serves lunch items from Regina’s Grocery, and its decadent desserts are worth the extra calories. Its service is warm and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. The coffee is also good. This makes it a place to visit on any trip to Moni.