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“Good food, great location”

Pizzeria Chez Jeannot
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Ranked #768 of 2,160 Restaurants in Marseille
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Brisbane
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126 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food, great location”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We ate here around sunset in May, and the evening light was amazing in the tiny fishing village where the restaurant is located. We dined here in a small group. Luckily we had a French person with us to translate! The food was of a good quality, and the portion sizes also ok. The seafood all seemed fresh and cooked that day. One of the group had pizza, and the petit was the size of a normal dinner plate. The grande size must have been massive! The mussels were fresh, and the other fish dishes cooked well. The waiter did forget our wine, however it was brought immediately once we had reminded him. The desserts were also good. The atmosphere was great, as they had split a louder and bigger group into a separate dining area so as to not disturb other patrons. The food was also reasonably priced, what I would expect to pay for seafood.

  • Visited May 2013
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Nyons, France
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Friendly but bad food!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The restaurant was full when we arrived, so thought this was a great sign! It's a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and in a brilliant setting. All this was boding well.

Things seemed to go downhill after we sat down: one of us ordered a main course only (John Dory in a mushroom sauce with chips - pic below). The other ordered a starter and a main course (fish soup, followed by pizza). The John Dory arrived first and it was completely covered in sauce - you could not see the fish at all. It looked like something was being disguised and this was the case - the fish was off. It tasted horrible. I ate about 3 mouthfuls and left the rest.

After another 10 minutes or so, the fish soup arrived. It was OK. Then the pizza came after that. We basically ate completely separately in the end as everything was served at different times.

The waitress was very kind and friendly, but served our food with dirty hands and nails - not very appetising! When she came to collect my plate with the hardly-eaten fish, she asked what was wrong.

We got our cafés gourmands for free in the end, but it really did seem like they tried to pass off the bad fish by disguising it, and then when we noticed, they gave us our coffees for free. Not a great impression in the end.

The wine we drank was delicious, so that was a saving grace!

  • Visited March 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food in a great location”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Chez Jeannot has been serving food at the tiny fishing village of Vallon des Auffes near Marseille city centre since 1947 apparently. We enjoyed a leisurely seafood lunch with a good bottle of rosé at a quayside table. Friendly, relaxed service and a simple menu that seems to have done the job for over 60 years! Well worth the walk or bus ride.

  • Visited October 2012
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Picturesque and quaint”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This restaurant is in a really lovely spot and we felt our lunch was great value for money. The fresh fish as delicious with shell fish being prepared as your order. The oysters were absolutely delicious and the service was relaxed. We would eat here again - great place for a lazy lunch.

Visited September 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Atmosphere better than the food”
Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed or last night in Marseilles by enjoying a large portion of Moules Frites and the great setting of this restaurant. I was honestly disses pointed with the mussels which I had been looking forward too, since I arrived in France. They were blend and tasteless, and the chips were not salty enough to be served without dressing or ketchup. On the plus-side, the view was great, the service genuinely caring, wine was cool and crisp and all in all, it was a good night in Marseilles. Make sure to get a table outside if possible - preferably on ground floor.

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