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La Gargamelle

#156 of 1,540 Restaurants in Nice
#174 of 1,620 Places to Eat in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
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47 Rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice, France
04 93 62 24 38
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Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Must go. We've visited the restaurant for a dinner. Excellent service. Beautiful French cuisine. Unbelievable atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Must go. We've visited the restaurant for a dinner. Excellent service. Beautiful French cuisine. Unbelievable atmosphere.

Thank Alexanderdeo
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

After passing loads of restaurants on busy plazas and not wanting to be a part of that scene, my sister and I found this little treasure whilst on our way to the Old Town. We popped in on our way back and we were so pleased we did. The woman who greeted us explained about it being cash only before... More 

Thank Sandra B
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to this restaurant a few nights ago after having booked on the phone in the day. We had walked past it before and were intrigued by the decoration. We arrived at 8 p.m. to be the first in the restaurant and the owner (run by husband and wife, husband cooks) and she was delightful, helping us with the... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Ewing, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Wow!!! Food was melt in your mouth good!!! We had a variety between us, fried goat cheese on salad, snails, fillet with olives, duck liver with cherry sauce, cod and scallops. We were staying in the neighborhood and picked it off of reviews. With almost five stars we were the only ones there, we were very surprised. Felt like we... More 

Thank CharlieandFrankie
St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A wonderful restaurant! Very tasty!!! Creamy soup with mussels and mushrooms are incredibly tasty! Very tasty meat, great desserts! All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients and a fine selection of wine, very cozy atmosphere. The owners of the restaurant is very pleasant family, our waiter was very caring and attentive. Be sure to visit this restaurant, you really feel... More 

Thank Daria M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited with friends last Saturday evening and we are all in agreement that the food was superb, the best we had in Nice. This is a family run restaurant the front of house lady was charming and explained all dishes thoroughly, the chef is her father and he came out to talk to us. Overall a delight and I would... More 

Thank Murp52
Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This restaurant was super charming and it really stands out from all the super tacky and touristy places in the city. The waitress we had was so nice to us, really sweet and joking around and the food was amazing. Some of the best meat I've ever had. Only downside is cash only but it's not so bad, it's not... More 

1 Thank waidonut
Penrhyndeudraeth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have just arrived home from Nice, this Restaurant was one of the highlights, the food itself was amazing, extremely tasty. The daughter of the owner was very helpful in translating the menu, the restaurant is really cosy, with a relaxed atmosphere, only disappointing aspect was they didn't accept credit or even debit card, but a quick jog down the... More 

Thank Mathew H
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Don't be put off by the quirkiness of this restaurant, it is quite dark inside and full of decor, however, the staff were very hospitable and helpful when reading the menu. The food was wonderful, especially duck in honey which all of us chose. The wine was good too. This was the first meal in a few days which we... More 

2 Thank Sharon M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You should definitely visit the restaurant, once you are in Nice! It is a small (only 9 tables) family restaurant. The owner is very nice, in case you need translation from French she can help you. The only thing inconvenient - they do not accept credit cards:(

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: 04 93 62 24 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic


Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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