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Rue Lamartine, Cassis, France
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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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute hole-in-the-wall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2013
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Truckee, California
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Genuine warmth and great pizza from a wood fired oven. Lots of local people came and picked up pizza to go while we ate and lots of locals came and sat and ate in the later evening. This is not a tourist trap. We ate pizza and salad. Both were excellent. We ate out 22 nights on our trip and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We recently visited this restaurant while we were in Cassis and were blown away. The restaurant is located on a corner, and has only outdoor seating in the pedestrian only streets. The inside is tiny and has a waiting area, wc, wood burning oven and counter space for the owner to work at. We got a 4 cheese pizza to... More 

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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

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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