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“Agree this place is a disgrace.”

Restaurant Cardillo's
Ranked #1,513 of 1,983 Restaurants in Nice
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Jardin Albert 1er
Reviewed 19 September 2012

This is the worst restaurant I think I have ever been to. Only one waitress working and she was very grumpy. Service slow and when the food finally arrived it a small serving, and very ordinary. The waitress basically dumped it on our table. We had to ask for cutlery. The whole place was so bad a group near us gave up and ate at the kebab place next door instead. When we told the waitress we were not impressed she seemed not to care.

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Reviewed 7 September 2012

I can only reinforce the poor experience of others. Having had an excellent week of great meals around this area we decided to have a light meal at this 'restaurant' on our final evening. It looked pleasant and prices were reasonable. We ordered 'pressions' and were served with large beers instead of the normal 25cl. (This was a bad sign of trying to rip-off tourists.) My beer was completely stale, flat and cloudy yet the waitress still served it! The other 3 beers were also cloudy and we asked for them to be replaced but two came back only semi-clear. We did not ask for replacements for fear of what they might do out of our sight! I ordered lasagne. It was very small and had no sauce visible. It was dry and almost tasteless. My wife had tasteless fish with watery vegetables. We paid up quickly and left before it got worse. The waitress did not even ask if we enjoyed our meal. She must have seen our faces as she removed the plates.This place is clearly just a tourist trap as it is on a busy steet corner with great potential. One wonders why the owner is oblivious to the danger of poor quality food, bad service and the consequential loss of business in the long term. But that is his problem.

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2  Thank dcsuk
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We had spent the last 7 days eating out every night in Corsica - really very good food from start to finish. Our last night in Nice was thoroughly spoiled by this Restaurant.
The only reason we chose it, was because the restaurant opposite had a really good singer that evening and by sitting at an outside table we could hear him.
Their menu was uninspiring - the usual 'formula 19euro' starter, main and dessert, but they had pasta choices 'a la carte', so we walked over.
There were two 'waitresses' inside, one polishing glasses, the other on her mobile phone. Neither showed us to our table - one just pointed where to sit. There were only three other couples sitting around the exterior, so no pressure for the waiting staff. I eventually ordered a Salad Nicoise and a Lasagne for myself, and my friend ordered a Penne Carbonara.
No other people arrived to eat whilst we waited, yet the girl on the phone was now welcoming what appeared to be a friend (who then left their pyjama'ed child running around inside of the restaurant). The salad and pasta arrived together and was served by the chef. The salad looked really quite pleasant, and to be honest tasted OK. However, the carbonara looked odd from the word go. It was very pale, had very little ham and the eggs had presumably curdled somehow, because there were lumps everywhere. There was no proper taste to it - only a horrid background taste of rancid cheese. I pulled the waitress after she had disposed of her phone, explaining in French (I have lived there 3 years and am practically fluent), that it was really quite inedible. She took umbrage, shrugged her shoulders, said that carbonara never had garlic in it, and that the taste was the pecorino cheese. I had to beg to differ and asked that she tried it. She wouldnt. I buy pecorino in France, and freshly grated its really great with pasta. Whatever they had sprinkled on certainly wasnt fresh, and I doubt even pecorino. The cheese wasnt really the issue however, it was the awful taste. She took it back with no apology to us, cursing as she walked back towards the kitchen. My friend wanted nothing in replacement, so I finished my salad and then waited probably 30 minutes before the glass polisher unnecessarily cleaned the tables around us, then cleared our table. It was obvious they were keeping us waiting on purpose, but we had time so we let it go.
The lasagne arrived at last. I wished it hadnt. It too was very pale, cut square from a larger piece I think. It had that 'blasted-far-too-long-in-a-microwave' look; the bottom section of pasta being firmly stuck to the base of the plate. I forked it around a little, and against my better judgement tasted a little bit that was less cooked. Again a strange taste, not of fresh Provence herbs, olive oil etc, but of....cinnamon. The meat was ground up a bit like pate too, so I tried to convince myself that maybe thats how they did it in Nice, but I didnt want to take the chance.
I asked for the bill, paid and left without even looking at desserts.
It was truly the worst dining experience I had ever experienced in my life. From the disgusting food to the serious lack of attentiveness, and sheer rudeness of those girls, they didnt even deserve the single star. There are other places just paces from their street menu that merit your business.

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6  Thank LipSmacker
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

Small cafe in the heart of Nice, Good for local produce/food, Had a Boeuf Bourguignon - fantastic meal.

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1  Thank KevEls
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Reviewed 10 August 2016
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