Eqvita

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 19 reviews )
Contact
97770749
Find

7 rue Portier, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 98000

Gluten-free restaurant opened by tennis player Novak Djokovic. Opened Apr 2016. Offer breakfast, salads, soups, various dishes and desserts. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Ovo, Juice bar, Take-out, European, Gluten-free

19 Reviews

First Review by kezia

Lunchtime Meal - Edit

A lovely dining room and great service with a relaxed feel. Everything is Vegan & Gluten Free.

Set menu and a la carte options available. Very good value and great food.

At the time there was some noise from roadworks, not the fault of the restaurant. Thankfully it didn't spoil the meal.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Fancy - Edit

Decent veggie place in Monte-Carlo. Delicious and good-looking food but small portions and expensive (no surprise though).

Pros: instagram-friendly

Cons: small portions

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Chiq vegan - Edit

Modern and chic restaurant in the middle of Monaco. The food was not cheap but for Monaco not too expensive either. The food was superb and the flavors were delicious. We had the Romain lettuce wraps, taco’s and tofu with sesam seed. Highly recommended!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Mostly vegan, generous but expensive - Edit

Eqvita was promising with the menu (wich is mostly vegan and looks appealing). Every dish looks terrific and you want to take everything. I tried the lacto-fermented tofu as a starter (tasty), the Novak's secret smoothie (terrific!) and the naked burger as a main dish. I was a bit disappointed by the burger that was quite bland. Even if portions were generous, I expected much more from this restaurant. Prices are high but consistent with Monaco standards, the staff is friendly and the place is pleasant. I would certainly go back if I am in the area but I will try another dish to give this place another chance.

Pros: various vegan options, generous portions, pleasant place, friendly staff

Cons: not 100% vegan, dishes sometimes bland, expensive

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Pricey but good - Edit

The only real vegetarian option within Monaco, Eqvita offers a good selection of vegan menu items, both tasty and nutritious (sweet potato with quinoa and mushrooms, lentil and rice burger...). It is located near the Grimaldi forum and has a few outdoor tables as well as a cosy interior. Prices are unsurprisingly high considering Monaco standards.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

mediocre and expensive - Edit

This is a review from over a year ago (and I realise the chiefs may still not be the same) but I have only just got around to it. Firstly very mediocre raw food ( I have been to other vastly superior raw vegan places elsewhere, most recently natural healthy foods in Birmingham UK, much more tasty and a third of the price) lacking in taste and one of the most poor value. But the worst thing was the crème not so brulé. Firstly it was served burnt (I don't think coconut sugar caramelises very well) so we actually complained as it did taste horribly bitter, so they took it away and returned with one almost raw (and the waitress seemed annoyed with us) so obviously that was not very good.

Pros: it's vegan, that's about it.

Cons: expensive and not very good, go to anywhere in nic

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Seriously seriously good - Edit

This was by far one of my favourite vegan meals ever. You have to give some credit to the fact that it was all vegan - there is nothing more pleasing than getting the choice of the entire menu - so it all started well in my book. It's expensive, yes, because you're eating in Monaco. I don't think it was unreasonable though for the level of dining we experienced. The setting is lovely, they have a beautiful outside area across the road. We had the nachos and the arrancini to start. Both beautiful but the arrancini was particularly special having not had it since we turned vegan a couple of years ago. The cashew sour cream on the nachos was also divine. For main I had the wild rice and black bean burger which had a Mexican feel to it. The mixed potato chips it came with were gorgeous. My fiancé had the tomato macaroni which was also great. To top it off they had Pinot Grigio for five euros a glass which I thought was very reasonable. All in all we had a fantastic meal here and I would highly recommend it. If we ever came back to Monaco this would be the first place I would go for good quality vegan food!

Pros: Food was stunning , Pretty setting, All vegan menu

Cons: Expensive if you are on a budget

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Meh... - Edit

I can't say the food was bad, that would be untrue, but mediocre is a good adjective. I think the value is the kicker. The meal was very fresh I'll give it that, but I think I paid around $80 usd for a basic lettuce wrap, a tiny portion of risotto for my girlfriend and a bun-less black bean burger with three glasses of rose. I know options are lacking in Monaco, you may as well check it out but prepare to be underwhelmed. Joker should stick to tennis... lol

Pros: freshness

Cons: cost

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Nice surprise in Monaco - Edit

Only had a smoothie "Novak's secret" but it was amazing...will be back in order to taste the food

Pros: unexpensive considering the location

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Sympa mais beaucoup de fausses notes - Edit

Une jolie carte et surtout un endroit très agreable (terrasse tout comme l'intérieur) avec une decoration très épurée et chic.
Cependant je trouve les plats tres simples surtout au vue des prix...
15€ pour des macaronis/sauce tomate/pignon de pain
17€ pour un steak de lentilles et 5 frites...
Et si on demande du pain la portion (de 3 MINIS tartines) est a 3€....
Au vue des tarifs et de ma petite déception je n'ai pas osé prendre de dessert (en general autour de 10 ou 12€ ...)
Ma limonade était en fait une citronnade très acide.. et l'une des serveuses n'était pas tres agreable.
Un point faible : A peine fini votre entrée que vote plat est deja sur la table ... on a l'impression d'être expédié. .. Dommage...

Pros: Cadre agréable

Cons: Cher, Service expéditif

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Feeling fancy is Monte Carlo - Edit

At the thought of spending money in Monaco, I wasn't looking forward to eating at McDonald's due to lack of funds. I found this restaurant and took a non vegan friend along with me. We both found the food delicious and reasonably priced for the city.

Pros: location , tasty and healthy food , price

Cons: none

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Cozy place, even though not all vegan. - Edit

We were a little disappointed since the staff first called the place a vegan restaurant (we were very excited about that!) and then we found out that they use eggs!
We visited for breakfast and had smoothies and energy-balls, which were very tasty!

Pros: Nice atmosphere.

Cons: They use eggs.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

all vegan!! - Edit

djokovic did well in establishing eqvita! the food is to die for! i HAD to bring back some deserts for home!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Impressed - Edit

Reasonably good value for money considering based in Monaco. Good choice on the menu and good quality food.

Pros: Value

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

very tasty - Edit

They have many choices. It was very good. Would love to come back again. The lunch deal is a great offer to select many different dishes from the menu for a good price

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Excellent food and service! - Edit

What a wonderful treat to have this delicious restaurant in Monaco! The Côte d'Azur is rather lacking in plentiful vegan options, and definitely hard to find particularly in Monaco. The service was excellent and the food was perfectly crafted. We enjoyed the Mushroom Risotto Cake, which tasted like a rich version of a hearty mushroom soup and the veggie burger which was full of flavor. We would have prefer a bun instead of lettuce wrap but it was still satisfying nonetheless. The potato wedges were a perfect complement to both meals, and a surprising good value for only €5 as a side dish to the risotto. The kids meal of pasta pomodoro with a slice of chocolate cake was an outstanding value at €12 since the dessert alone is typically €12. The cake is more like a coconut/chocolate cheesecake. It was very rich and the 4 of us could not even finish the two slices. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Great Vegan Restaurant - Edit

As in the title, great vegan restaurant. Focused on serving fresh, healthy and plant-based dishes. We went there twice during our stay in Monaco - for dinner and breakfast. On both occasions the food was delicious. Staff was very kind and accommodating (they even stayed open to serve us dinner when we arrived at 9.55pm - the kitchen closes at 10.00 pm)

Pros: Delicious plant-based food, Majority of food os gluten free, Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cons: Doesn't serve alcohol (not REALLY a con), Quite expensive, Juices are really small for the price

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

great to see a vegan option in Monaco - Edit

Really pleased to have a 100% vegan option in Monaco! At the back of the menu there is a full English menu which was very helpful. The risotto and chocolate milk were very nice, unfortunately we bought a yoghurt and granola pot to take away with us but when we opened it the next morning it was incredibly off and sour (even while kept in a fridge), so perhaps a caution with the longevity of the takeaway items.

Read More

By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

It's a must do if you are in Monaco! - Edit

As a Happy Cow ambassador I'm always seeking out new vegan restaurants to try while travelling or on holiday.
Decided to go to Eqvita in Monaco for afternoon tea, after reading about the exciting opening of this new 100% vegan restaurant in April this year. The restaurant is owned by vegan tennis champion Novak Djokovic.
First impressions - the atmosphere is chic but calm and comfortable. Staff, friendly and attentive.
There is indoor seating as well as a large fresh outdoor space with a mix of sofas and tables. 
The menu is extensive and I will definitely return and try the mains in the future. Before I hear you gasp about Monaco prices these are surprisingly reasonable, for example Lasagne with nuts and tomatoes 16 euros or Pasta Bon Appetit with pine nuts and capers 14 euros.
As for the desserts we tried – 9 and 12 euros - they were delicious, sweet and tasty without leaving you feeling heavy or in a sugar coma! I visited with my aunt who lives nearby.
We tried the chocolate tart and the mango cheesecake. Both had great texture and my chocolate tart went perfectly with my almond milk cappuccino. Bliss....
It was late in the day so we had a cheeky glass of the organic champagne as well.
The wines and juices and other drinks available looked great too. Some of the freshly made juices had fun names, such as Novak's Secret or Jelena's glow. Could be a way to improve your tennis!
Maybe a nice idea in the future to introduce a nice organic barrel lager or fruit beer (sorry my personal weakness) to accompany the drinks menu. 
All in all a lot of thought has gone into this concept, even down to the coconut & palm  sugar available on the tables.

It's a must do if you are in Monaco. Recommend.

Pros: Reasonable Prices, 100% vegan , Great location

Cons: Music would be nice in the outside area, More plant based milk choices.

1 Response
Read More

veganvirtues 04 Sep 2016 - "The restaurant is owned by vegan tennis champion Novak Djokovic." Maybe owned by Djokovic, but vegan he IS NOT.If you do your home work first, before posting go to his personal web page and you can easily read he states he eats fish sardines and anchovies, eats chicken and consumes bee vomit 'honey'. PETA says he is vegan, but they always like to promote vegetarian people to broaden their support base. Many celebs are certainly not vegan and Djokovic is not.  


By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms


By submitting this post you agree to HappyCow Terms

Link to this page from your site. .
Business Owners, if you see an unfair review, read this.
Why was my review removed? - details / Review guidelines
Reviews are not endorsed by HappyCow - review terms
Has Eqvita closed, shut down, moved, or changed? Please use the Update Form.
This page has been viewed 3464 times.

Keep HappyCow Growing Strong!

I would like to support