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La Cantine de Lulu

#197 of 1,529 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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26 rue Alberti, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 62 15 33
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others, we stumbled on this place while roaming the streets of central Nice looking for an untouristy meal. It is small - say 25 covers - and well away from the busy run of eateries around Place Massena. Still, there were around 15 customers on a quiet Wednesday evening in March and the clientele seemed local, all good signs.... More 

Thank Leveller56
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was excellent. My sister and brother in law live down the street from the restaurant and know the owner really well. The service was very good (a rarity in France) and the food was delicious. I loved the daube, I definitely want to try to make this myself.

Thank Laugh42010
Scottsdale, AZ
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Wandering around town, we happened upon this restaurant. An authentic French cafe with note on the door inviting people to stop in for local, authentic food. We had gnocchi with gorgonzola and omelette with ratatouille...both outstanding. Fantastic, friendly, helpful server. Would definitely return as one of our best meals while traveling southern France.

Thank Michael T
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We originally planned to go to another restaurant we heard was good only to find when we got there it was closed. We asked the taxi driver a nice spot to eat local cuisine and he took us here, phoning them on the way to check they were open for us. Upon entering we were greeted by a really friendly... More 

Thank Cam S
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant serves fresh delictious food with friendly service. Our waiter William treated us like a regular, and was very kind in translating for us. We both had veal, mine was cold and thinly sliced and dressed, and came with a salad of greens and tomatoes (see the main picture). It was phenomenal. My husband had the veal scallopini with... More 

Thank PattyofStJoe
Nice, France
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were only saying earlier today that it is at least a year since we last found a Nice restaurant that we wanted to return to. Lots of experimenting and exploration and plenty of pleasant experiences but nothing tempting enough to draw us back again. Fortunately tonight we at last struck gold again. Not a startlingly original or varied menu... More 

Thank Morag Et Gerard J
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Very very good. Helpful staff. Deserts are superb. Real local food sourced daily from the local marché. Clients are a mixed of locals and tourists which is always a good sign. Refreshing place in a touristic town. I recommend the chocolate mousse.

Thank Karim K
Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the small restaurant very close to Place Massena! home made cuisine, feeling the touch of Nice, great service, lovely waiter, owner - definitively to go if you want to try the cuisine nicoise!

Thank monmagseb
McKinney, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We just wanted to go for appetizers because we had a late lunch. We all got the sample appetizer. It had a little bit of everything and it was great. I would like to go back before we leave because everyone else's food looks great. It was a good atmosphere and more quite than the normal tourist area.

Thank alannacurry
Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I stumbled across this restaurant when searching for somewhere to eat on my first night in Nice and it turned out to be the best of the best. The waiter who saw me reading the English "invitation" in the window and enticed me in was excellent. He made sure I was happy with the table position (window table) and put... More 

Thank Janet B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 rue Alberti, 06000 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 62 15 33

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