Javea Grapevine Issue 183 2016 Two - Page 64

Italian restaurant with some delicious starters and reasonably priced Italian wines. Very good service but recently encountered dreadful muzak (screaming females) and left. Easy parking. Tel: 96 646 1347 / www. lacasadellapastajavea.com / f.Sun+Mon. Restaurante CASA de la PIZZA (Formerly L’Échalotte) : On Jávea Costa Nova, beside the tennis / pétanque club just before the La Guardia cross roads. First reports very good ! Covered terrace behind. Good parking. Tel: 96 647.3364 / [ no web site ] Restaurante LUNGO MARE  (Jávea, Arenal beach front) : Italian restaurant –appetizingly large portions (some can be shared !). No muzak (bravo !) and friendly service.  Often fairly full (in spite of quite high prices) so perhaps better to book.  Every aspect of this restaurant has improved over our last visit and we can now recommend it again ! Tel : 96 647.1196  / open daily E-mail: javea@lapiemontesa.com / www.lapiemontesa.com Restaurante MEZQUIDA : Main road from Jávea old town towards Arenal, on right side, just before the SuperCor/Iceland roundabout but after Sol-Mar offices. Pleasant terrace and good ambience. Very popular Spanish 'family' restaurant. Serves the best Arroz negro (a delicious rice and squid dish) that we know of.  Superb meat. Mostly muzak-free.  Menudel-día €18. 96 579.3620 / open daily / rtemezquidaxabia@hotmail. com www.restaurantemezquida.com/ Restaurante MONTGÓ  : 2-3kms along  Jávea-Jesús Pobre road (on left, with large stone tablet outside).  Amazing choice/ value/ quantity/ quality & well presented.  Excellent fish 'n' chips (with Azorin in the puerto).  Menu-del-día €11.50.  We remind readers of the slightly more up-market Restaurante LOS ALMENDROS de MONTGÓ : directly on the opposite side of the road from the above and for which there have recently been some very good reports. Stylish and good service. 96 579.5020 / f. Wed. Restaurante PIRI-PIRI : Excellent/ imaginative (copious) 'tapas'. Widely praised and popular with residents.  On the port's pedestrianised seafront, leading from the bridge. Arrive early for lunch, but best to book.  Excellent Menus-del-día €11.50 (w/ends €14.50). Charming host & very professional - one of our favourites. Shares jazz with neighbour Colima on Thurs. Closed Jan/Feb. for holidays. 96 579.4745 / barpiripiri@hotmail.com f. Sun.pm & Mon. (closed Jan/Feb).