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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
    Oinos
    #1 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 80 reviewsTripAdvisor (80)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Greek, Wine Bar
    5 rue Cassini 5 minutes walk from Garibaldi Square, 06300 Nice France
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  • #2
    La Route Du Miam
    #2 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2016 reviewsTripAdvisor (2016)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 Rue Moliere, 06100 Nice France
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  • #3
    Papilla
    #3 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 92 reviewsTripAdvisor (92)
    $ |
    7, rue Saint-Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #4
    La Belle Saison
    #4 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 93 reviewsTripAdvisor (93)
    $ - $$ | French, Healthy
    17 rue Benoit Bunico, 06300 Nice France
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  • #5
    L'epicerie Georges
    #5 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ - $$ | French
    1 rue Jules Gilly, 06300 Nice France
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  • #6
    Tartine et galinette
    #6 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    $ | Pizza, European
    31 rue Bonaparte, 06300 Nice France
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  • #7
    King Marcel Nice
    #7 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    $ - $$ | French, American, Fast Food
    20 cours Saleya, 06300 Nice France
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  • #8
    Olim
    #8 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    $ - $$ | French, Cafe
    54 boulevard Jean Jaures, 06300 Nice France
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  • #9
    That’s Amore
    #9 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 124 reviewsTripAdvisor (124)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian, Mediterranean
    6 avenue de Pessicart, 06100 Nice France
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  • #10
    Cumin et Cannelle
    #10 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripAdvisor (410)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Grill, Contemporary
    23 rue Marceau, 06000 Nice France
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  • #11
    George's Roll Seafood
    #11 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 211 reviewsTripAdvisor (211)
    $ | Street Food, Canadian
    40 42 rue Droite, 06300 Nice France
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  • #12
    Polly and Cie
    #12 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 286 reviewsTripAdvisor (286)
    $ | French, European, International, Deli
    6 avenue du Ray, 06100 Nice France
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  • #13
    Les Amoureux
    #13 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1999 reviewsTripAdvisor (1999)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    46 boulevard Stalingrad, 06300 Nice France
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  • #14
    The Fat Mermaid
    #14 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $ - $$ | Irish, European, British
    42 rue Droite Vieux Nice, 06300 Nice France
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  • #15
    Neron Glacier
    #15 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ | French, Cafe, Deli
    15 Place Saint Francois, 06300 Nice France
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  • #16
    Eden Garden
    #16 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 121 reviewsTripAdvisor (121)
    $ - $$ | African, International, Fusion
    30 quai Lunel, 06300 Nice France
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  • #17
    JAN
    #17 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1444 reviewsTripAdvisor (1444)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    12 rue Lascaris, 06300 Nice France
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  • #18
    SMART DELIGHT ROOM
    #18 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 173 reviewsTripAdvisor (173)
    $ | French, American, Fast Food, European, Street Food
    31 rue Gioffredo, 06000 Nice France
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  • #19
    Le Fonetic
    #19 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 874 reviewsTripAdvisor (874)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    107 boulevard de Cessole, 06100 Nice France
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  • #20
    Zorzetto
    #20 of 2,387 Places to Eat in Nice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ - $$ | Italian, French, Mediterranean
    3 rue Dalpozzo, 06000 Nice France
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