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La Gargamelle

47 Rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice, France (Centre)
04 93 62 24 38
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Ranked #226 of 1,345 restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centre
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83% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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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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Senior Reviewer
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Over priced, cash only and very low standard of food. Dusty cluttered restaurant with slow bored service and grumpy washed out "chef" Avoid this place and go to any of the other 1200+ restaurants in Nice.

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Nice, France
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The food is not cooked properly and the chef is rude to his customers. Do not waste your money on this overpriced restaurant.

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Kent
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Having passed this restaurant a few times we were intrigued by the strange interior decor, so different from any other restaurant we've seen in Nice. It would have been clever to make a note of the name and address which would have saved our feet; but we did manage to find it again! The menu looks expensive and when we... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Enjoyable meal on our first night. We arrived very late after a day touring Nice and after having been knocked back by a couple of other restaurants as they were full or had stopped serving. The waitress was very nice and approachable. Loved the 'antique shop' decor. Struck me as a family run restaurant and very French. Meal was very... More

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We just came back from Nice in June. We stumbled onto this restaurant because it was across the street from our hotel, hotel Massena. We thought it was a wonderful restaurant with great food, cozy and cute atmosphere, and reasonably priced. So what if they don't take credit cards. We would definitely come back is we have another chance. So... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I've been going to this restaurant for several years now and i've never been disappointed. The food is always fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. The hostess is very kind and the room is decorated in an original but homey style that cannot really be described. I stongly recomment this restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

We were the only table from 7pm till midnight, atmosphere was interesting (70s kind of decoration) the menu is on a chalk board and was translated by the lady to English(somewhere on the board in bottom is no credit cards accepted is written but you have to look for it) we learnt this detail when we received the bill, which... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Call this quirky, I agree. We were greated in an empty restaurant with " we don't accept credit cards". This is in Nice how many foreigners visit here?! So we went to tha bank round the corner and drew out 50 Euros. Had a lovely meal, good food but very 1970s, a bit over dressed. We made the mistake of... More

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