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#186 of 1,529 Restaurants in Nice
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29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 31 65
07:00 - 00:30
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Sun 19:30 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 00:30
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I have eaten in this restaurant on several occasions while visiting Nice. It specialises in cuisine from South West France and serves generous meals at reasonable cost. On my last visit it had "lightened up" the main course which was an improvement as it left me full and not "stuffed". Good pichet of red suffices to wash it down. Just... More 

Thank baycr
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful dinner of duck breast and tartare! Generous portions and friendly service. Quiet for a Saturday night dinner.

Thank smithchi
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

No problem with getting a table as I was there quite early. The foie gras starter was very tasty indeed with the right compliments. And it was really a generous portion for a starter. I tried the cassoulet with duck and it was just the rustic dish as expected. The portion was huge. The apple tarte was however nothing special.... More 

Thank strakur74
Milan, Italy
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215 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The restaurant is located in rue Pastorelli, a pretty crowd road where there are several other good restaurant. Unfortunately form the ouside l'Ovale doens't stand out, so take note of the street number not to miss it. The restaurant is specialized in meat dishes, including cold cuts (a giant platter is offered as a starter, but don't be afraid: nobody... More 

3 Thank skardanelli
Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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 

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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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 3 August 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 

1 Thank Kadijah

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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
US$10 - US$36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:30 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
07:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: 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?