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La Defonce

3 Rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
+33 4 42 01 28 33
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Rue Laurent Ventron, 13260 Cassis, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here one night, very friendly staff. Food was excellent and very generous portions. They are accommodating of changes to dishes - we asked for the prawn pasta dish to be served without pastis and this was no problem. We liked the location,...More

Thank Sammiex3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite restaurants ever. We went because of the excellent reviews and ended up going every night we were in Cassis. Katherine and her daughters are so welcoming and friendly and catered for my allergies of fish and nuts (which is...More

Thank katiefieldman16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant based on the excellent reviews. However whilst I agree that the service is good, you are in effect sitting outside in a narrow dark alleyway. The price of the food is similar to the main restaurants in the harbour front without...More

Thank MarcoLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned here for the third successive year and on each occasion we are met with a warm welcome and a stimulating choice of food. Katherine is a wonderful hostess as are her daughters and shares some wonderful stories. Always a great selection of wine which...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from an amazing dinner. We loved the pasta, the sauces, the chocolate mousse, the bread...but more than anything we loved our experience with the people. Katharine, the owner, spent so much time in conversation with us. She is truly a special person...More

Thank Runner4860
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an utterly fantastic meal this evening at La Defonce. Found the restaurant on TripAdvisor and we're so glad we did! The food was exquisite, the hosting was flawless, and - considering the quality and freshness of the food - the prices were remarkably reasonable....More

Thank MathildaJane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Tiny restaurant which is a family affair. Fantastic food with the best black pudding I have ever had. The calamari was delicious. Serving staff all very keen to help, despite my limited French. Topped off with silky smooth chocolate mousse and Creme...More

Thank Porkbellyman
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place must be the best resturant in Cassis. The food is fantastic and the hosts are really enjoying serving their costumers. Definitely worth trying!

Thank HaakonMork
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We loved our evening at La Defonce! The Food is fresh, creative and delicious! The service was perfect. We had a wonderful evening meeting the lovely family who own and run the restaurant with love and care. It was like a night with dear friends...More

Thank OneGreatYear
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We just had dinner there based on trip advisor recommendation and we were not disappointed. The pan seared tuna was delicious. Probably the most friendly places we ate with two little kids (5 and 8) in the whole south of France so far.

Thank Kascher
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$41
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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