We had 1 day to spend in Nice (France) during our last trip to Europe – May 2012. We spent half of our day at the beach while the other half, on eating.
Even a casual stroll along the Promenade des Anglais while enjoying the picturesque landscape of the Mediterranean coastline can make your tummy growl. Here are my recommendations, only the best made it to this list.
Places to Eat / Restaurants in Nice, France:
The Fenocchio Ice-Cream Parlour opened its first outlet in 1966 along Place Rossetti in Nice’s old town.
It has always been run by the Fenocchio Family, so imagine the love and passion that goes into each ice cream flavour.
They have a collection of 94 flavours, 59 ice-creams and 35 sorbets. From classic flavours to exciting innovations – Thyme, Rosemary, Violet, Rose, Tomato & Basil, Lavender and etc.
Expect long lines…
It is just across a small square that is converted to an outdoor sitting area. Look at the crowd.
We tried the ice cream and the sorbet. Depending on the flavour, some are sweeter than the other, do not hesitate to sample a spoon before deciding which flavour you want best.
Fenocchio Ice Cream (Nice old town)
Main: 2 place Rossetti 9 a.m. to midnight
Other: 6 rue de la Poissonerie, 9 a.m. to midnight, non-stop (except Tuesday)
La Pizza (Pizza Cresci)
You will never ran out of pizza/pasta places in Nice and this is probably because of its geographical location, being so close to Italy.
La Pizza is one that we liked best – food, service & ambiance.
The combination of wood- fired pizzas, authentic tomato based pasta and the reasonable “non” touristy price makes La Pizza special.
La Pizza Cresci Nice
34, Rue Masséna 06000 Nice
Voyageur Nissart is a traditional old-fashioned bistro in the heart of Nice. The restaurant offers seasonal Niçois cooking for great value, but not to compromise on quality.
Do not judge a book by its cover. This is so true! Remember, it is always about the food!
The space was tiny but it was packed and fully reserved. We were lucky that a couple had just finished dinner.
English menus are available which makes life so much easier. Sel ordered from the Menu Niçois, 4-course (€19.50) while I ordered a lamb cutlet (€14.50).
Home-made Stuffed Vegetables
Baked Vegetables of the Day
Oven-baked Sea Bass
Lamb Cutlets Grilled with Herbs
Yum-yum, this is the exact reason why I do not want my own dessert. Calories.
We liked all of our dishes and it was by far the best Sea Bass I have had so far. In the end, I had more of Sel’s Sea Bass than my lamb that we had to switch dishes halfway. Believe me, It was that good.
19 Rue Alsace Lorraine 06000 – Nice