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#172 of 1,507 Restaurants in Nice
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29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 31 65
7:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:30 am
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Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at this restaurant while in Nice. I had rabbit in a wonderful sauce and he had cassoulet. Prices are good and of course wine is affordable.

Thank Elaine B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Lovely food, great service, and a nice atmosphere. We had lovely starters of foie gras with beautiful fresh bread, and a plate of charcuterie which was enough to feed an army. Main courses were magret de canard which was absolutely delicious, and a duck cassoulet which was a little on the stodgy side, but still nice. Topped off with Creme... More 

Thank Lizzie P
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Have been in Nice many times, and often passed this place but never ventured in. But this time I decided to give it a go. They do a meal offer 'menu' for either €17.95 or €22.95, both of which give you a choice of starter, main and dessert. Think the second gives more of a choice of desert and better... More 

1 Thank fanuimhirahaon
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the meals, the ambiance and service at L'Ovale restaurant. I had the chicken vegetables entree and fresh salad. Everything tasted incredibly fresh and delicious. I wish I could stay longer in Nice to come back for another meal!

Thank mitrachappell
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I ordered cocue vin. IT was too salty and the cocque was old.? My husband ordered sirloin as many of the other options were sold out. The winelist was limited as several was sold out.

Thank gnilre
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Nice this month and it was a great find. The food was amazing and Matthew the owner was super fast. His food was also very reasonably priced. He was very fast with his service and took his time to explain the dishes to us in English even though the menu was in English. Really... More 

Thank Kadijah
Bergen, Norway
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

The food was good and the price was low, which is a good combination. The Staff was friendly but a bit overworked, but as one person was running among all the tables this was understandable. I had the duck breast, which was cooked the way I wanted, with a reduced black berry sauce. It was quite good.

Thank Mrknall
San Francisco
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Can't beat this place for value. Good food, really good. I had steak. My wife had Coq Au Vin. Both were tasty and the portions are generous. Very reasonable prices. GREAT service. Friendly, helpful (got us on wifi) and attentive. Nice neighborhood brasserie. You really feel a warm welcome here even if you are not a local. No rushing. Hang... More 

Thank 377
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We were reading reviews for many restaurants in the area. L'Ovale got such great reviews that we decided to try it out and we were not disappointed. Huge portions of great food and special dishes that I had not seen elsewhere. Would come here again.

Thank IngTL
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Ordered a 3 course meal for 23 EUR. It consisted of a massive salami platter meant to be shared between two people, but ended up sharing it with the rest of the table (6 in total), a 300g Duck breast in a blackberry reduction, and a dessert. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for what we ate.

Thank jacqs1102

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 12:30 am
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

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