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“Lovely evening ended badly”
Review of Il Vicoletto

Il Vicoletto
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Ranked #186 of 1,925 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely evening ended badly”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Small restaurant hidden away just off the restaurant strip. Bit of a hidden gem really as reasonably priced and food fantastic. Genuine Italian food that was absolutely delicious. Wine list very expensive which was a real surprise considering the food is not expensive. However, house wine is cheap and was actually very nice.

Service was fine for the meal and the waitress was friendly but the night ended so frustratingly as we were made to wait 45 minutes or maybe even longer for the bill. We had to ask the waitress 3 times and each time our request was laughed off as she said she would get it, but she would disappear for 10 minutes and reappear without the bill. We finished our meal and wine etc. at 9.30 and finally the bill arrived after 10.15 without apology or anything. Such a shame as after the main courses we were working out what day we would return, but after the bill fiasco and the bad manners of it all we will never return. The only consolation was that it was not just us but quite a few tables around us were waiting ages for their bills and I overheard most saying they would not return. Bad end to the evening due to poor poor service.

Visited September 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
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“Perfect and reasonable in Nice”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

We waited about 5 minutes for a table. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. The only problem is everyone in France smokes. Hasn't anyone here heard of lung cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc? The table rosé was wonderful, and at 10€ a deal as well. The pizza and pasta also were excellent. We barely had room for the veal that was delicious too!

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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Need to Book”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We visited this restaurant 9 years and had a great meal..came across it again,recently, by accident and had another great meal.Better to book because it fills up quickly with many Italian holidaymakers.A good,warm, welcome,friendly,helpful staff,interesting menu,wine list contains some very expensive wines, so be careful what you order:we ordered wine by the glass which was excellent.Portions are large,I couldn't finish my pizza (a first) Good atmosphere.Would go there again, but starving,this time.

  • Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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“Great meal in Nice!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

We have been on vacation for 7 days and this restaurant has been the best food we have had so far. We didn't know about this place before we went. I usually look for a recommendation so as not to be disappointed. We have already been disappointed with two others that came highly recommended on this web site. The food at Il Vicoletto was outstanding. Very Italian and very fresh ingredients. We had the Caprese salad to start and I had the linguini with clams. The linguini and sauce was perfectly cooked. The pasta was al dente and the clam sauce had the clams still in the shell with a wine and olive oil base that was terrific. My partner had the ravioli with a red sauce that was one of the best sauces he has had. The service was adequate and they spoke enough English to get by. I don't know if we just hit this restaurant on a particularly good night or if we were extremely hungry but this place was great. I don't understand why it is not more highly rated.

  • Visited July 2012
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Nice, France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely Little Gem”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

This small Italian restaurant may not be the most visible on the zone pietonne, but it is certainly the best. It has been owned and run by an Italian family for years. The wait staff is warm, friendly and attentive unlike most of the restaurants we have experienced so far in this area. The owner, Mino, treats everyone like family. The menu is simple, but the food is delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the homemade pesto ravioli, the spicy Puttaesca and the delicious pizzas all made with the freshest Italian ingredients. You can't go wrong no matter what you order. For either a romantic dinner or a night out with family this is the place to go.

  • Visited July 2012
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