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“The locals eat here. You should too!”
Review of Lu fran calin

Lu fran calin
Ranked #110 of 1,907 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $39
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Singapore
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The locals eat here. You should too!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We ate here on 27 Sep for dinner. A recommendation by our B&B owner for local cuisine.

For starters, we had the starter sampler platter. So did perhaps everyone else at the restaurant too. It was huge but somehow the 2 of us managed to finish it.Great variety of local Nice delights.

For our mains, we had braised veal and lasagne. The veal was very tender. I found the gravy a bit heavy but overall was good. The lasagne was okay. Both portions were very filling.

We had a bottled of house red. Very reasonably priced and it was their own label too.

Service was friendly, prompt. Overall, a good meal with great service, cheap and good house wine and good value for money food. You have to minimally try the starter platter. That was the best part of my meal there.

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London
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pretty decent”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had the fish soup for starters which was average. For mains, we had the poultry supreme which was delicious. It came in a generous serving and had a nice cream base. We also had the eggplants in parmiggiana, which was quite nice. We were too full for dessert. The service was very good but slow as they only had one poor waitress running around most of the time. Choose this over l'abbaye.

  • Visited October 2012
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent spot in the Old Town”
Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Great food, good value, attentive service and nice atmosphere. Made for a perfect evening. A definite recommend

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“A must visit in the old town”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

We went for lunch on our first day in Nice.It really set the scene for a great weekend.The food was excellent and the waiter helpful to translate the menu.The white wine was excellent. It looked a busy place in the evening as well. It is closed Sunday and Monday nights though.

The square where the restaurant is has a nice atmosphere about it as well.

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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“A revelation”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Should you find yourself ever in the Place Rossetti, resist with all your strength any temptation to eat at L'Abbaye, give La Claire Fontaine, where we enjoyed ourselves, a pass, and hunt out Lu Fran Calin. It's not actually hard to find. It's just to the side of the church, in what is actually the Place aux Halles des Herbes.don't know what its posted address refers to. It's so good. And so much better than the tourist stuff mostly dished out around the Place Rossetti. We had the Assiette Degustation, a giant appetizer plate of Nicoise specialties. Every one of them delicious. And all we had room for afterwards was gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce. The gnocchi so fresh, mouth-dissolving, almost unrecognizable to these North Americans. Our rental flat was just meters from this place but we only actually discovered it because of Trip Advisor. It is that easy to pass by because of the noisier flashier stuff around the Place, including Fennochio. Don't be distracted. Come here first

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