We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

L'Ingenu

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
13 Place Voltaire, 13200, Arles, France
+33 4 86 63 50 03
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 32: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

"We don't do chichi or blabla", says the menu. Perhaps not, but owner-chef Sebastian is a genius of minimalism - a loin of tuna sautéed on four sides, sliced and served with a simple, tasty ratatouille and rice: Magic! This tiny restaurant in a corner of a square in Arles is quite delightful.

Helpful?
Thank Tom W
Glasgow
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We picked this place mainly because everywhere else was closed or didn't look attractive. First impressions were not great but we gave it a try. Am I glad we did. As others have pointed out the waiter is also the chef but we could hear everything getting prepared in the kitchen so a lot was freshly prepared and very tasty.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Scottishkayaker
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant in January. I can't speak highly enough of it. If you are looking for traditional French food, this is the place to go. I ordered a steak cooked blue which came perfectly to order with vegetables. The entire experience was wonderful and the chef/waiter/everyman, was exceptional!

Helpful?
Thank Hamlet13350
Saint-ybars
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

The place to have dinner with friends in Arles : excellent meal (all home-made : from appetizers to desserts), and the waitress made all effort to satisfy all demands (we asked for gluten-free meals). The dining room is nicely furbished. The vine was proposed by the waitress and matched perfectly with the meals

Helpful?
Thank Jean-nicolas B
Level Contributor
128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

set in pleasant square with other restaurants and bars. we both had the set menu with a decent bottle of wine and coffee for under 60 euros. service was a bit slow as the waiter also appeared to be cooking as well (not a problem as we were happy to take our time and enjoy the whole experience). the meat... More 

Helpful?
Thank priestfield
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This restaurants fixed price meal is simply scrumptious. The ratatouille and lemon chicken go together perfectly. A real deal. Not as expensive as TripAdvisor says.

Helpful?
Thank BeastModetraveller
Aberchirder, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I ate here twice on consecutive Saturday evenings during our visit to Arles, once with my wife and then alone as she had been hospitalised in Marseille but insisted I should eat and drink well regardless! The restaurant is tucked away at the far end of Place Voltaire off the main tourist route from the rail station and bus park... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert P
Bologna, Italy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Only slightly away from the Amphitheatre in Arles, in a quiet corner is the L'ingenu. My wife and I looked at many restaurants in the centre, and came across this gem, quite by accident. We chose from the a la carte menu and were treated to beautiful cooking, of the highest order. The proprietor was very kind and explained each... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael H
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

The chap running this place cooks and serves himself. the fish and chicken was excellent. We were able to sit outside in a little patio and enjoy the very mild weather.

Helpful?
Thank drjackyjones
Port Moody, BC
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

We just returned from a 3 week vacation in France and this is the first review I am doing. I could not wait to let others know what a wonderful dinner we had. We ordered the special and were very happy with the meal. The restaurant is reasonable in price, very quaint and the food is great. The creme brule... More 

Helpful?
Thank DarlenePortMoody_BC

Travellers who viewed L'Ingenu also viewed

Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
 
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
 
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone
 

Been to L'Ingenu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$47
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Place Voltaire, 13200, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: +33 4 86 63 50 03
Description
Find all the flavors of the south on your plate with seasonal produce. Indulge yourself with tasty recipes that combine tradition and creativity. Appointments in our restaurant, whose warm welcome and friendly double your tasting pleasure.The restaurant has a lovely terrace on a pedestrian square

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from L'Ingenu staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?