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La Claire Fontaine

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Old Town / Vieux Nice
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Place Rossetti, Nice, France
+33 4 93 62 30 94
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The service was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the authentic nicois plate. The atmosphere was good as the restaurant is set in the quaint Place Rossetti.

Thank Chloé H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The waiters are friendly, but unlucky we had an accident, but it was not handled properly and politely. Then the whole experience turned to disappointed and unpleasant.

Thank Ying H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I can't believe this place is still running… We ordered the menu for 17,90€. Appetizers were ok, but then the steak and fries, oh my god the horror!! The steak was so raw I could still hear it moo. So chewy I could have blown a bubble as it was like gum. The fries were so hard that when you... More 

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Wellesley, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

La Claire Fontaine is tucked in one of the many small squares in the Old Town. The service was swift and pleasant, with English and French menus. We ate here our last night in Nice before flying back to Italy and wanted some traditional Italian fare. We weren't disappointed. Between the 2 of us we had a spaghetti with meatballs... More 

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Well decorated place that has the flavor of Rome. Has wide selection for snacks and prices are reasonable!

Thank JohnM602
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Our dinner was pleasant - food delicious, service brilliant and very quick. We had a nice time, worth visiting :)

Thank Aistė S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We ended up here as the menu was in both French and English. Beef stew with gnocchi was good but the Nicoise platter comprised of oily/fatty fritters, tepid omelette squares and stuffed zuccinis, onions and tomatoes with the same tasting filling. Not recommended.

Thank Lidiaelle
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Slow service, rude staff, average food (except the Calzone my husband had was pretty good), definitely not recommended.

Thank Kirstenhaz
Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was busy with locals & tourists and set lunch menu was €17.90 so we thought we would give it a try. It was ok but nothing to get excited about. My husband had the Niçoise salad to start with but it was mostly celery & very little tuna. My steak & chips main was ok for the price and... More 

Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The location is nice opposite a cute church but not the restaurant. Staff not very welcoming. A tourist restaurant to have a quick lunch outside on the terrace.

Thank ully2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Rossetti, Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Old Town / Vieux Nice
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 62 30 94

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