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Lu fran calin

#105 of 1,531 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town / Vieux Nice
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5 rue Francis Gallo, 06300 Nice, France
+33 4 93 80 81 81
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
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Shanghai, China
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came here due to a local friend's recommendation. It was okay, some local specialty dishes, but nothing impressive to be honest.

Thank jungleperi
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We chose Lu Fran Calin at random and sat down outside at one of many tables prepared for the evening. Had prosciutto melone, mozarella di buffala, penne with tomatoes and basil plus bottle of local white wine. Service was very fast. There was some uncertainty as to what we actually order due to some miscommunication with the waiter but all... More 

Thank Jan T
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great restaurant in Old Town. Lively and noisy. Located in busy square , it's a lot of fun to sit outside. Waiters were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend!

Thank Nancy34678
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant with friends. It is located in the heart of the old town, which is pretty lively in the summer. It serves traditional dishes from Nice, among other things. The service was really good, the waiter was very friendly and gave us a really detailed description of everything on the menu. I was with my husband... More 

Thank Nouran E
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. It was packed out- so we thought it might have been as great as he said it was. Some waiters are friendly and on the ball, others are on the rude side and forgetful..(we did never get that water we asked for). We ordered the mixed tasting plate for entree.... More 

Thank lozslocombe
Montpellier, France
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A very good place to discover Gnocchis and other specialities from Nice, in the middle of the old town. Friendly staff. The owner is also the chef.

Thank maxouime
Zagreb, Croatia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Staff was ok, food was so-so, I had beef stew with gnocchi, I can't remember the french name and I was not too happy with it. Dinner for two with shared starter, and 1 desert and a bottle of vine was little over 100 euros..a bit too much for what we got..

Thank Tamara B
Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Nice service, and a calm(er) spot. We had nice Italian food (15-19 Euro). We were recommended this place from the people we rented our apartament.

Thank jempah73
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in till the minute we left the service here was terrible. The food however is good but the whole experience is let down by terrible waiters, 2 in particular. From having to ask for cutlery or not getting any napkins to no pepper or cheese for the pasta to waiting an age for drinks (which... More 

Thank johnmk79
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We were trying to find a French restaurant in Nice, but every restaurant we looked at were Italian based and we came upon this restaurant. We went for lasagne washed down with a nice bottle of rose. We were in a good spot to people watch and we could also watch the street performers which added to the good atmosphere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$39
Italian, French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Francis Gallo, 06300 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 80 81 81

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