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La Fringale

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Rue Lamartine, Cassis, France
0442844990
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Description: This is a tiny Pizza place in Cassis that serves pizzas made in a wood...
This is a tiny Pizza place in Cassis that serves pizzas made in a wood burning oven. It appears, for the most part, to be a one man operation, as well as a server and a dishwasher. It is the best pizza I have ever had in my life. You won't find it on a website and it is down a pedestrian only street in Cassis (on the corner of Rue Lamartine and Rue Docteur Severn Icard).
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value and friendly service

Tiny restaurant in one of the attractive backstreets of Cassis. Found it by accident because it had a table available and we were weary. We enjoyed it so much we went back again. Good food at reasonable price, very cheap house wine and great informal but courteous service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
MFWilson59
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Troon, United Kingdom
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Well, the owner/cook was very friendly and it was fun to hear about his stories. Seafood he used was excellent but pizza was not fully baked.

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Troon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Tiny restaurant in one of the attractive backstreets of Cassis. Found it by accident because it had a table available and we were weary. We enjoyed it so much we went back again. Good food at reasonable price, very cheap house wine and great informal but courteous service.

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Thank MFWilson59
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We are out a umber of times in Cassis, including at higher-end places, but this was our favorite! Fabulous pizza and fresh (caught that day) fish roasted in the wood-fired oven that is open to the intimate dining room. This is a friendly and social place, with guests chatting with each other and the chef, people passing food down the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Most restaurants late on this cool February Monday were ferme but we luckily stumbled upon Fringale. It has 8 tightly-squeezed tables for 2 and Marcel presides from his tiny counter in front of his fiery pizza oven. The other 4 diners were from Nice and knew Marcel but included us immediately in the spirited conversation, even allowing for our feeble... More 

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Thank Tom F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Nice "feu de bois" but very bad pizzas. Soft and without any taste. Small stones in the salad because it wasn't washed proporly. And no payment with créditcard. Don't go there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

From the moment we entered the pizzeria Marcel (the chef) made us smile with his jokes. Other local guests and the waitress were also super nice. We had a feeling of being invited to Marcel's living room, with a large pizza oven on the back wall. And the pizzas - one word - amazing! Crusty base and lots of cheese.... More 

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Truckee, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

You almost have to climb over the other guest to get to your table, but the owner is a character with a ridiculous, non-functional cash register and a 40-year-old(?) picture of himself on the wall. The wood-fire pizza and lasagna are delicious, and the large chunks of beef he roasts in the same oven look and smell outrageously good!

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Thank F F
Lausanne, Switzerland
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Marcel ... oh Marcel ... so funny and friendly! Never had so much seafood in one pizza. Never had a homemade pizza so quickly in our plate. 12 EUR for a pizza in Cassis is totally a deal. Place is a bit small so you might want to book. Sophie&Andy

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

It would be an entirely different experience in warmer months when customers could eat out in the narrow streets, but in early January we managed to find seats in a snug room crammed with a three or four small groups, an oven, the pizza maker and one or two helpers. Did I say "groups"? Lively food and lively conversation made... More 

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Minneapolis
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Gotta love the huge photo of the owner from 30 years earlier that hangs proudly on the wall. The pizza oven is the centerpiece of this little hole in the wall that turn out phenomenal pizza. Have the fringale special.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Lamartine, Cassis, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Cassis
  • Phone Number: 0442844990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Description

This is a tiny Pizza place in Cassis that serves pizzas made in a wood burning oven. It appears, for the most part, to be a one man operation, as well as a server and a dishwasher. It is the best pizza I have ever had in my life. You won't find it on a website and it is down a pedestrian only street in Cassis (on the corner of Rue Lamartine and Rue Docteur Severn Icard).

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