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L'Ovale

#268 of 1,462 Restaurants in Nice
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29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 31 65
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7:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A very decent restaurant

Although I love nicoise food, I wanted a bit of a change. My hotel had suggested L'ovale. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. It couldn't be classed as a tourist restaurant; it had a mixture of English and French customers and was quite busy for a Tuesday night. My wife and I both had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
robert2011_11
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Although I love nicoise food, I wanted a bit of a change. My hotel had suggested L'ovale. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. It couldn't be classed as a tourist restaurant; it had a mixture of English and French customers and was quite busy for a Tuesday night. My wife and I both had the 16.90 Euro set... More 

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent prices for a dinner of duck, fois gras, gesiers, cassoulet, and all the typical dishes of south west France. My favourite French culinary region. A comfortable room, a warm welcome by friendly staff, and a 22.90 euro three course menu with a good number of choices. Not "haute cuisine", not an "upscale' restaurant but delicious regional food beautifully cooked,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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271 reviews 271 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

They had us at South Western cuisine! Foie gras, gesier, duck. Add in a charming, comfy, warm restaurant, welcoming staff, excellent prices and affordable wines....what can I say? A winner. Very quiet Monday night so we felt catered to and pampered. The 22.90 euro menu is a steal. Short but sweet. I had the charcuterie board....amazing. Piled high with various... More 

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Nice. I recommend makinig a reservation, as we got lucky with our timing and they had a table for 2 available. The service was outstanding - very friendly and accomodating. They specialize in the food of the south-west of France. We had fish of the day and a duck meal - both... More 

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Toronto
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204 reviews 204 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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gary@promoresults.com.au
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 80 31 65

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 34
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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