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La Defonce

3 Rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
+33 4 42 01 28 33
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calamari” (3 reviews)
“tucked away” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
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Reviewed yesterday

After one month of traveling through Europe - this restaurant remains one of our highlights! We wandered just half a block off the harbor street looking for quality food ...and we found this gem. It is a family-owned gourmet restaurant with amazing food - fresh...More

Thank next_chapter2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant in the small streets of Cassis. Warm service and incredibly good food. Such a nice place..

Thank x_esz_x
willybaz, Propriétaire at La Defonce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear x_esz_x, Despite this tourist period on Cassis we do our best to welcome you with a warm constancy, we hope to see you very soon in our charming restaurant. Bien cordialement Lea et lukas

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our dinner at La Defonce was one of the highlights of our time in Cassis: we had a long, leisurely and delicious dinner, and also wonderful and vivid conversation with Catherine, who waited on us, who guided us through the menu (and me to the...More

Thank lsg099
willybaz, Propriétaire at La Defonce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Isg099, a thousand thanks for this wonderful advice you left, the reception of our customers is always sincere and honest, we love our craft when we have customers like you who have had fun. Hope to see you again very soon. Bien cordialement Léa...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the dinner. The duck breast was perfect. Highly recommended. Great food, excellent service.

Thank Evgeny L
willybaz, Propriétaire at La Defonce, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Evgeny, Thank you for your review on tripadvisor, we are glad that the duck you liked. Best regards Lea and Lukas

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place in a little alley not far from the flat we rented- I had two kids with me really wanting a steak which was on the menu at the time. It tuned out to be a Simmental (a breed of cow)...More

Thank luxtpt
willybaz, Propriétaire at La Defonce, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Cher Luxtpt, Nous sommes très heureux que l'entrecôte ai plu à vos filles. Cela a été un réel plaisir de...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A great little restaurant tucked away from the port. Personable service. Great food especially the blood sausage.

Thank Jackie D
willybaz, Propriétaire at La Defonce, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear Jackie, Thank you for your review, we were happy to receive you. Hope to see you again soon in Cassis. Léa et Lukas

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

For the second time in a year we went to eat at this restaurant. Super good food en verry kind service. The menu is restricted but the Quality of the ingredients is top.

Thank tony25brugge
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a great meal with very attentive service. Run by a very friendly husband and wife, husband explained the whole menu in English and helped with our selections. Calamari was amazing and tender. Wonderful personal experience.

1  Thank kcktelluride
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Looks like its under new ownership from our previous visit in October 2014. Very disappointed with our meal.

Thank Bluebridge2
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I have been to Cassis 5 times over the last 4 years and this is by far the worst dining experience and food we have had in Cassis. I honestly believe there is something fishy going on with all these reviews for this establishment. There...More

3  Thank Leon-from-Austin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Cassis
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 01 28 33
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Restaurant open every evening from 19h to 23h except Monday
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