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Lou Balico

20 avenue Saint Jean Baptiste, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 85 93 71
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nicoise salad” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“the real deal” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
20 avenue Saint Jean Baptiste, 06000 Nice, France
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

If you are craving for a real traditional dish, lou balico is the place!! Top qauality and very generous portions! Don't miss it!

Thank Christelle A
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We came at 12.30pm on a Monday and ordered the lunch menu of the day, which included a Salade Niçoise for starters and a lemon tart for dessert. Very good food indeed, good sized portions. The service was kind, friendly and thoughtful. It was a...More

Thank Traveller_ACDS
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Wanted to try local Nicoise specialties for dinner. We sat inside (the street is too busy to sit at one of their outdoor tables). The staff were nice and attentive, even warning us about the distinctive taste of one of their appetizers before we ordered...More

Thank searchin4it
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Apparently a place where the locals eat. Two of us had roast lamb and it was ok. One person had shrimp (prawns) which aren't like what we get in the US. One person had zucchini flowers and she said they were ok. So this was...More

Thank looche
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed local specialties, friendly service great desserts. English menu was very helpful. Across from Museum of Modern Art.

Thank jamberry99
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Delicious, fresh and authentic! This restaurant was such a surprise for our group while travelling in France. We walked in the door of this charming place and were greeted by friendly staff who served up wonderful food. The Nicoise salad was absolutely delicious, the provencal...More

Thank Robboart
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was told by locals this is the restaurant to go to for authentic Nicoise cuisine. It just wasn't my preference. I ordered the tasting menu. Started with onion pizza, which was below average, soggy bread. Next was aubergine fritters, which was properly the best...More

1  Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Recommended by a friend, we were enthralled by this little treat of a restaurant, a little off the beaten track. It deserved to be busier than it was. Great character, relaxed but excellent service. And the food was just fantastic.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Superb Nicoise food at reasonable cost. Local specialities were excellent. House wines also good value. Friendly service. Much better than anything we saw in the old town.

Thank johnsbevan
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to really have bad french food from Nice come to this restaurant. We had huge plate of mixed starters and "daube". Whatever you order from start to end is greasy tasteless and without any connection to real local food. The only goog...More

1  Thank Markus K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 avenue Saint Jean Baptiste, 06000 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 85 93 71
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