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What to Eat in Nice

The food you find in Nice is lighter than in other French cities. Niçois cuisine is a mixture of traditional French ingredients, fresh cheeses, meat and vegetables, but with a twist of Mediterranean flavor. Its location on the coast means that seafood is a staple as seen in the renowned salade niçois, which combines fresh tomatoes, mixed greens, tuna, anchovies and green beans in a light olive oil dressing. Other local favorites include Italian-inspired pissaladieres, small pizzas covered in anchovies and caramelized onions.

You can find the largest number of traditional Niçois restaurants clustered on the small streets of Vieux-Nice (Old Town) and the Port District. Restaurant Le Frog is a popular eatery near the coast that specializes in the classic Mediterranean variations of French dishes. Recent visitors praise the establishment’s escargot (snail appetizer), in addition to its entrees and drinks. 

Some travelers recommend eating at one of the smaller, less expensive pubs or restaurants around the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate near Place Rossetti in Vieux-Nice. Les Gaiçons is one of these options, where visitors can choose gourmet French cuisines like foie gras from a constantly rotating menu.

When you’re looking for a restaurant, be sure to explore. There are casual gems hidden in seemingly uninhabited alleyways, while fancier establishments sit along the Promenade des Anglais (Walk of the English).

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  • #1
    La Route Du Miam
    #1 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2115 reviewsTripadvisor (2115)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 Rue Moliere, 06100 Nice France
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  • #2
    La carpe koi
    #2 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 79 reviewsTripadvisor (79)
    $ | Japanese, Asian, Sushi
    12 rue Chauvain La carpe koï, 06000 Nice France
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  • #3
    Papilla
    #3 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripadvisor (121)
    $ |
    7, rue Saint-Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #4
    Olim
    #4 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 549 reviewsTripadvisor (549)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe
    54 boulevard Jean Jaures, 06300 Nice France
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  • #5
    King Marcel Nice
    #5 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 242 reviewsTripadvisor (242)
    $ - $$ | American, Fast Food
    20 cours Saleya, 06300 Nice France
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  • #6
    Les Amoureux
    #6 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2166 reviewsTripadvisor (2166)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    46 boulevard Stalingrad, 06300 Nice France
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  • #7
    JAN
    #7 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1530 reviewsTripadvisor (1530)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    12 rue Lascaris, 06300 Nice France
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  • #8
    La Cucina
    #8 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 653 reviewsTripadvisor (653)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
    9 rue Commandant Raffalli, 06000 Nice France
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  • #9
    La Belle Saison
    #9 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripadvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | French, Healthy
    17 rue Benoit Bunico, 06300 Nice France
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  • #10
    That’s Amore
    #10 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 212 reviewsTripadvisor (212)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    6 avenue de Pessicart, 06100 Nice France
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  • #11
    Le Millesime
    #11 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 787 reviewsTripadvisor (787)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Contemporary
    17 rue Smolett, 06300 Nice France
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  • #12
    The Fat Mermaid
    #12 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripadvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, British
    42 rue Droite Vieux Nice, 06300 Nice France
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  • #13
    La Veranda
    #13 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 367 reviewsTripadvisor (367)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    50 rue Trachel, 06000 Nice France
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  • #14
    Cumin et Cannelle
    #14 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 462 reviewsTripadvisor (462)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Grill, Contemporary
    23 rue Marceau, 06000 Nice France
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  • #15
    Daki-Daia
    #15 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 277 reviewsTripadvisor (277)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Middle Eastern
    26 quai Lunel, 06300 Nice France
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  • #16
    Neron Glacier
    #16 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 230 reviewsTripadvisor (230)
    $ | French, Cafe, Deli
    15 Place Saint Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #17
    La Table a Julie
    #17 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 87 reviewsTripadvisor (87)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean
    50 rue Arson, 06300 Nice France
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  • #18
    L'epicerie Georges
    #18 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 283 reviewsTripadvisor (283)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 rue Jules Gilly, 06300 Nice France
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  • #19
    Tartine et galinette
    #19 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 412 reviewsTripadvisor (412)
    $ | Pizza, Fast Food, European
    31 rue Bonaparte, 06300 Nice France
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  • #20
    Primo Amore by Pappagallo
    #20 of 1,991 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 68 reviewsTripadvisor (68)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Healthy, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian, Campania, Northern-Italian
    9 rue Boyer, 06300 Nice France
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