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29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France (Centre)
+33 4 93 80 31 65
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Ranked #284 of 1,421 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $37
Sun 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Centre
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

My wife and I recently had two wonderful meals in this restaurant. I had the house cassoulet - which was excellent. As well we shared the pate de foie gras - tasty without being overly greasy. The server was friendly, helpful and attentive. The cheese plate consisted of a warm goat cheese and old type of camber - a perfect... More 

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Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We've just bumped into this place being totally starving and have decided to give it a try! A decision we've never regretted - a very "local" simple (in a good way) food, huge portions, nice and quick service! Might very well come back!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We wanted to avoid the very touristy restaurants close to the beach so we decided to check this restaurant out. We had a lovely meal. The beef was very moist and cooked to our liking. Service was efficient and friendly and the restaurant had a nice ambience

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Oakville, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After enough tourist experiences with mediocre food and uninterested wait staff we finally promised ourselves that we would not go to a restaurant without first reading reviews. L'Ovale was so close to our hotel that we worked backwards, found the restaurant THEN checked the reviews - they we all excellent so we decided to try it and we were not... More 

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Langley City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Food was great and service outstanding in a relaxed and non tourist setting. If you can go on a Thursday the pianist was exceptional

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and daughter were here a couple of years ago, and enjoyed it very much. So she and I tried it, and were very disappointed. Average cassoulet, average service, nothing special.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had the fixed price menu. The food was very tasty and good value. Portion size was significant as mentioned in other reviews. Worth a visit

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Avon, Connecticut, United States
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169 reviews 169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We loved this little restaurant when we had an apartment in Nice several years ago, and were excited by the thought of returning. However, we arrived for lunch to discover they no longer offer the entire menu for lunch, but rather a selection of dishes posted on the chalkboard. We looked at the board and found a couple of dishes... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Come with your "A" appetite! For starters, the salads are huge and out of this world. Their steak and their omelet with ham and cheese were excellent, as was the appearance of the rest of the menu we saw our fellow patrons enjoying. Atmosphere is great, service wonderful. Prefer a table with chairs, so the house dog can't snuggle up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

If you want traditional Nice food its the place you must go...We ate 3 nights in the row there and every night the meal was fantastic. i highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about L'Ovale

Address: 29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 80 31 65
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 37
Cuisine: French

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