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Il Etait une Fois

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4 rue Lieutaud, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 58 78 56
Thu - Mon 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Showing 24: English reviews
North West England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were advised to go here as Le Bistro Latin is shut on Sundays. Nice couple owing it but slightly rattled by us arriving just as they were getting going. Thought we were being ignored at first but then everything kicked in and we had a lovely meal.

Thank CPC-of-Wil
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my spouse's 60th birthday here, per a recommendation from the owner of our apartment in Aix. She said most restaurants aren't open on Sunday nights, but thought we'd enjoy IlEtait une Fois. This small restaurant is run by a husband & wife. He's the chef, she is the only server. It was fairly busy, which explains why the... More 

Thank Teresa W
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Prices are above the average. Each dish is around 26 euro but portions are OK to have a delicious dinner. Suggested.

Thank Stefania Sara L
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We shared the succulent rabbit appetizer, which was a full umami experience, then enjoyed the lamb, cooked a perfect medium rare (our specification), with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. I chose the Chateau Cremade wine which turned out to be a fabulous accompaniment: a full-bodied and full-flavored wine with not too much fruitiness. The restaurant's decor was understated with... More 

Thank Shannon P
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We were sent to this restaurant at the recommendation of a top notch restaurant that was full. We were the only patrons most of the time (but that might also be because the place is relatively new) They try to be a high-class place -- elegant, expensive, and with a very limited and pretentious sounding menu. The food, however, doesn't... More 

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Paris, France
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Well located in the center of Aix-en-Provence. Good welcome. We have been very well looked after. Food was excellent well presented. We were three and made three different choices and they were all good. Dessert although never my favorite part of the meal was very good and the waiter has been very generous 😊 wine chateau cremade from palette area... More 

Thank Olivier L
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

God service, good food, pleasantly quiet. We we were lucky enough to find this early in the evening as it gradually filled while we were there, mainly locals it would appear.

Thank mdot1
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We are not tourists, we live in Aix. We have tried many restaurants and this one was recommended by a friend. The dishes we had were really nice (foie-gras as starter and fish and rabbit as mains), tasty but unfortunately the rest of the experience was not a match for the standard or the food or the level that the... More 

Thank pexh
Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This restaurant is small, charming and our waiter was very welcoming. We started with L'escargot. It was served in a delicious light cream sauce, instead of drowning in a sea of butter. Next we shared a delicious salad and I selected a local fish stuffed with a flavorful rice mixture for my main course. The menu is small; a really... More 

Thank artmajor51
Porto Alegre, RS
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We passed by and were interested by the decor, made a reservation. Small place, well-decorated, modern trend. Good, friendly service. Food was very good, we took the 32 euros menu. Excellent wines. We recommend.

Thank fachel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Lieutaud, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 58 78 56

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?