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L'Ovale

#201 of 1,533 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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29 rue Pastorelli, Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 31 65
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07:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 19:30 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 00:30
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DUBLIN, IRELAND
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place again, and was a little disappointed with the service- different people to the last time I was there. The lady serving my table seemed more than a little impatient with my attempts at speaking French. I felt a bit uncomfortable then throughout my visit. The wine is no longer sold in 1/4 pichets, so it costs a... More 

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Thank fanuimhirahaon
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place smelled a bit strange. Friendly staff but the meat was not cooked in the way we asked. Wine was excellent but the entrecote was cooked well done and not med/rare. Also my piece had a lot of fat. Maybe i just lucked out :-(. We dis have a nice cheese platter :-).

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Thank Ahuysser
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me a typical restauraunt with OK food, OK prices and an OK menu. Prices are pretty good, you pay 17.90 for the starter/main/dessert. Some dishes are extra, like Coq au Vin. The service is fast, sometimes a bit rushed and little pushy. We tried a few different dishes. The salad as a starter is very basic, just lettuce, tomatoes,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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.

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Thank Hazalatogato
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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

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Thank Zsolt I
uk
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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 

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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.

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Thank smithchi
Malmö
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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 

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Thank strakur74
Milan, Italy
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221 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 771 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Cuisine
French
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 00:30
Monday
07:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:30
Thursday
07:00 - 00:30
Friday
07:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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?