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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 Nice) and the Port District. Frog Restaurant 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).

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).

Find the Best Restaurants in Nice

  • #1
    La Route Du Miam
    #1 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1919 reviewsTripAdvisor (1919)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 Rue Moliere, 06100 Nice France
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  • #2
    SMART DELIGHT ROOM
    #2 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripAdvisor (104)
    $ | French, American, Street Food, Fast Food, European
    31 rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice France
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  • #3
    Olim
    #3 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 215 reviewsTripAdvisor (215)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe
    54 boulevard Jean Jaures, 06300 Nice France
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  • #4
    George's Roll Seafood
    #4 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ | Street Food, Canadian
    40 42 rue Droite, 06300 Nice France
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  • #5
    Cumin et Cannelle
    #5 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 354 reviewsTripAdvisor (354)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Grill, Contemporary
    23 rue Marceau, 06000 Nice France
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  • #6
    Neron Glacier
    #6 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 132 reviewsTripAdvisor (132)
    $ | French, Cafe, Deli
    15 Place Saint Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #7
    Tartine et galinette
    #7 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 342 reviewsTripAdvisor (342)
    $ | Pizza, Fast Food, European
    31 rue Bonaparte, 06300 Nice France
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  • #8
    JAN
    #8 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1385 reviewsTripAdvisor (1385)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    12 rue Lascaris, 06300 Nice France
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  • #9
    L'Eau de vie
    #9 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean, European, International
    11 rue Delille Parking Marshall et Parking Promenade des Arts à quelques mètres du restaurant, 06000 Nice France
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  • #10
    L'epicerie Georges
    #10 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 202 reviewsTripAdvisor (202)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 rue Jules Gilly, 06300 Nice France
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  • #11
    The Fat Mermaid
    #11 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 174 reviewsTripAdvisor (174)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, British
    42 rue Droite Vieux Nice, 06300 Nice France
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  • #12
    Eden Garden
    #12 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 90 reviewsTripAdvisor (90)
    $ - $$ | Italian, African, International, Asian, Fusion
    30 quai Lunel, 06300 Nice France
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  • #13
    Les Amoureux
    #13 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1900 reviewsTripAdvisor (1900)
    $ - $$ | Pizza
    46 boulevard Stalingrad, 06300 Nice France
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  • #14
    By PM l'atelier restaurant
    #14 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 214 reviewsTripAdvisor (214)
    $$ | French, Mediterranean, European
    4 B quai Papacino, 06300 Nice France
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  • #15
    Polly and Cie
    #15 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 257 reviewsTripAdvisor (257)
    $ | French, European, International, Deli
    6 avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice France
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  • #16
    Le Fonetic
    #16 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 835 reviewsTripAdvisor (835)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    107 boulevard de Cessole, 06100 Nice France
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  • #17
    Le Millesime
    #17 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 610 reviewsTripAdvisor (610)
    $$ | French, Mediterranean, European
    17 rue Smolett, 06300 Nice France
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  • #18
    La Cucina
    #18 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    9 rue Commandant Raffalli, 06000 Nice France
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  • #19
    Daki-Daia
    #19 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 213 reviewsTripAdvisor (213)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Middle Eastern
    26 quai Lunel, 06300 Nice France
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  • #20
    Le Bistronome
    #20 of 2,317 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 467 reviewsTripAdvisor (467)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean, European
    11 avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice France
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