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L'Ovale

#169 of 1,494 Restaurants in Nice
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29 rue Pastorelli, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 31 65
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7:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Drammen
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thank gnilre
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Kadijah
Bergen, Norway
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Mrknall
San Francisco
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank IngTL
Michigan
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank jacqs1102
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the pre fix menu. Cassoulet was exquisite, and the foie gras was good. Service was good, although communication was a challenge.

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Thank Jerry C
Upstate NY
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Do not look for the menu if you go for lunch. There are specials from which to chose on a board that the waiter explains in detail (multiple languages spoken). Great fare and great service which was considerate of our time constraints. It is definitely a local restaurant but welcoming of foreign visitors.

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Thank MommaKate
Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We ate here three times during our stay in Nice because the welcome was always genuine and the food always fresh and well cooked.Average price for two 48 Euros.

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Thank Eileen B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

The best ambience the best cuisine and the best service. What a great spot in nice. We were so lucky to find this Restuarant A must if you are in nice. We tried 3 course. Excellent choice. Was recommended a rose wine. The host Matthew is happy and helpful. He shared his approach that the waiter is the edge and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $37
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 rue Pastorelli, 06000 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?