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L'Isle Sonnante

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7 Rue Racine, 84000 Avignon, France
+33 4 90 82 56 01
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Good, small quaint

I beleive husband and wife team- he serves as host she cooks- limited menu different each day very good, friendly frsh home cooked and quasi gourmet (SEEMED TO BE A "FOODIE" OR TWO THERE)

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
AlanONYC
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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Ardsley on Hudson, NY
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I beleive husband and wife team- he serves as host she cooks- limited menu different each day very good, friendly frsh home cooked and quasi gourmet (SEEMED TO BE A "FOODIE" OR TWO THERE)

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Great service and solid food. The lamb shoulder is the best lamb dish that I have ever had. Mashed fried chickpeas complimented the lamb perfectly. Presentation wise they could add more color to the plate. Fantastic goat and sheep cheese dessert needed a Sauternes. Very satisfied with the restaurant and would eat there again

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Really nice little restaurant, friendly staff, great food. Highly recommend :) The lamb was beautiful, Nice veggie options available too. They only open for a few hrs from 730pm, so get in quick.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

A small restaurant just off the Place de l'Horloge behind the opera house. We arrived without reservations but were seated at a table for three without problem. Service was excellent and our lack of French was no issue. Entrees and main courses were all quite good. I especially enjoyed the lamb shoulder. We didn't sample the dessert menu. We definitely... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found L'isle sonnante by chance on a day out from the villa we were staying outside of Avignon. It is small, with a lovely atmosphere and offers an affordable lunchtime set menu. As nothing took our fancy we decided on the a la carte menu, which on reflection was really quite expensive for a lunch but that was our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We spent two nights in Avignon after a walking holiday, L'isle sonnante was a wonderful place to eat, only sorry we found it on the second night. It is small but very French, excellent set menu that is affordable and delicious but with choices, really good list of local wines and a very good service from one waitress. The atmosphere... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Was in Avignon for a few days and found the little pearl down the side street from the hussel and bussel of the main square. Small cute place with great service and typical french bistro feel without the kitch. Creative menu ticking all the boxes strongly recommend a visit if your in Avignon

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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant in the center of Avignon in late June. It's a husband and wife team who served up an enjoyable meal that was the best meal we had in the Provence area. The service was good and the food was delicious.. We would recommend this place to anyone going to Avignon.

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Adelaide, Australia
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316 reviews 316 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We arrived without a reservation, on a cloudy evening. No tables available outside, but although the indoor room was almost empty, the staff needed to allow for the possibility of bringing the outdoor diners inside in case of rain. After checking the skies, we were given a table inside. Simple French cooking, good service, a reasonable wine list, local produce....... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a great find!! This small restaurant has a very creative menu and, while limited, the wine list was perfect for the meals. Some of the best food in France!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Rue Racine, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 82 56 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?