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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 carpe koi
    #1 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 82 reviewsTripadvisor (82)
    $ | Japanese, Asian, Healthy, Sushi
    12 rue Chauvain La carpe koï, 06000 Nice France
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  • #2
    La Route Du Miam
    #2 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2116 reviewsTripadvisor (2116)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 Rue Moliere, 06100 Nice France
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  • #3
    Papilla
    #3 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripadvisor (121)
    $ |
    7, rue Saint-Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #4
    Olim
    #4 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 570 reviewsTripadvisor (570)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe, Healthy
    54 boulevard Jean Jaures, 06300 Nice France
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  • #5
    Les Amoureux
    #5 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2181 reviewsTripadvisor (2181)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Mediterranean, Healthy, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    46 boulevard Stalingrad, 06300 Nice France
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  • #6
    King Marcel Nice
    #6 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 244 reviewsTripadvisor (244)
    $ - $$ | American, Fast Food
    20 cours Saleya, 06300 Nice France
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  • #7
    La Belle Saison
    #7 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 129 reviewsTripadvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean, Healthy
    17 rue Benoit Bunico, 06300 Nice France
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  • #8
    La Cucina
    #8 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 653 reviewsTripadvisor (653)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
    9 rue Commandant Raffalli, 06000 Nice France
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  • #9
    JAN
    #9 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1530 reviewsTripadvisor (1530)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    12 rue Lascaris, 06300 Nice France
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  • #10
    Le Millesime
    #10 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 789 reviewsTripadvisor (789)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Contemporary
    17 rue Smolett, 06300 Nice France
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  • #11
    That’s Amore
    #11 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 215 reviewsTripadvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    6 avenue de Pessicart, 06100 Nice France
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  • #12
    La Veranda
    #12 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 370 reviewsTripadvisor (370)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    50 rue Trachel, 06000 Nice France
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  • #13
    Neron Glacier
    #13 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 234 reviewsTripadvisor (234)
    $ | French, Cafe, Deli
    15 Place Saint Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #14
    The Fat Mermaid
    #14 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 268 reviewsTripadvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, British
    42 rue Droite Vieux Nice, 06300 Nice France
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  • #15
    Cumin et Cannelle
    #15 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 460 reviewsTripadvisor (460)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Grill, Contemporary
    23 rue Marceau, 06000 Nice France
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  • #16
    Daki-Daia
    #16 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 277 reviewsTripadvisor (277)
    $ - $$ | Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Middle Eastern
    26 quai Lunel, 06300 Nice France
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  • #17
    Origines
    #17 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 145 reviewsTripadvisor (145)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean, Healthy
    15 rue Tonduti de l Escarene 50M du Parking Marshall, 06000 Nice France
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  • #18
    L'epicerie Georges
    #18 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 272 reviewsTripadvisor (272)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 rue Jules Gilly, 06300 Nice France
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  • #19
    SMART DELIGHT ROOM
    #19 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 208 reviewsTripadvisor (208)
    $ | French, American, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    31 rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice France
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  • #20
    George's Roll Seafood
    #20 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Nice
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 238 reviewsTripadvisor (238)
    $ | Street Food, Canadian
    40 42 rue Droite, 06300 Nice France
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