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#158 of 1,532 Restaurants in Nice
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29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 31 65
19:30 - 00:30
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Sun 19:30 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 00:30
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Moscow, Russia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to try cassoulet ever since I read about it in a novel set in France, and at long last I found it! Absolutely delicious! It comes served in a pottery dish hot from the oven. Rich and delicious, with beans and two kinds of meat (sausage and duck)! So filling, I had no room for dessert.... More 

Thank TravelingTeach04
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were happy to find this place just around the corner we stayed. The food was tasty and very generous amount. Both the cassoulet and duck tigh salad had tender duck meat and it was resonable priced. Very friendly stuff. Thanks for a good meal.

Thank Hazalatogato
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was fairly hungry by the I got there so my review may not be totally objective but the cassoulet was just brilliant and the portion was also decent. The place was also cosy, nice and our waitress was also friendly. Definitely recommended

Thank Zsolt I
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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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221 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 769 helpful votes
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
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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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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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
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?