Monaco's diet begins with its location on the sea as seafood dominates the menu. Among these fish, cod and anchovy are perhaps the most common for food, although dozens exist. In addition to this, the country has a great growing climate as numerous fresh fruits and vegetables, such as onions, garlic, and olives (or olive oil) are readily available and incorporated into many dishes.
Although Monaco's cuisine is still fairly loyal to its Mediterranean roots, the French and Italians have also made a substantial impact on the food. Multiple French dishes are common in Monaco as are Italian pasta.