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10 Things to eat in Nice and where


A dream town, with a sea that rivals more "noble" locations and a cuisine that expertly mixes traditional transalpine dishes with tantalizing and tasty "appetizers". A holiday in Nice it absolutely implies tasting these 10 courses, i must of French cuisine to be enjoyed in the best restaurants and clubs in the city.

Index

  1. Ratatouille
  2. Socca
  3. Pan Bagnat
  4. Daube Provenzale
  5. Pissaladière
  6. Olive tapenade
  7. Soupe au pistou
  8. Salade Nicoise
  9. Fougasse
  10. Anchoyade
  11. Where to eat in Nice: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Ratatouille

It's not just the title of a Disney movie, but a yummy one dish of stewed vegetables, often served as a side dish to delicious grilled fish. Ratatouille niçoise is undoubtedly the main dish not only of the locality, but of one hundred percent French cuisine.



  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner, as a side dish to a second dish of meat or fish
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: peppers, aubergines, tomatoes, courgettes, onion, garlic

2 - Socca

A very special name to define the dish we know with the most profane epithet of chickpea porridge. Tasty.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 2,50
  • Main ingredients: chickpea flour, water, olive oil

3 - Pan Bagnat

For street food lovers, pan bagnat is the ideal food to be consumed in the streets of the city. It is a baguette filled with all sorts of delights: Nicoise salad, tuna, onions, accompanied by a one hundred percent Mediterranean dressing: garlic, vinegar and olive oil.



  • Recommended for: as a substitute for a lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: bread (baguette or round sandwich), tuna, peppers, anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, green olives

4 - Daube Provenzale

Tradition e taste meet in this typical dish of Nice cuisine. How to resist this delicacy made from meat, flavored with thyme and red wine?

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,50
  • Main ingredients: roast meat (mainly veal), carrots, onion, bacon, red wine

5 - Pissaladière

We could define it Nice pizza! It is a dish enriched with pissalat (salted cream with sardines and anchovies), which also gives the dish its name

  • Recommended for: dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00 (one pan); € 2,00 per piece
  • Main ingredients: bread base, olives, onions, pissalat

6 - Olive tapenade

There is no "happy hour" in Nice that does not include a boiled egg or a crouton dipped in this delicacy of Marseilles origins. Ideal to give a strong flavor to yours aperitif on the beach.

  • Recommended: as an aperitif
  • Average cost: the tapenade is often included in other courses or set menus, which can fluctuate around € 25,00
  • Main ingredients: olives, capers, garlic, oil

7 - Soupe au Pistou

A dish of ancient origins, the soupe au pistou enriches the classic bean soup with a very special one garlic sauce and the addition of hard cheeses, such as Parmesan. An unprecedented experience for the taste buds, recommended for lovers of strong and "full-bodied" cuisine.



  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 14,00
  • Main ingredients: beans, garlic, basil, hard cheese (Parmesan or pecorino)

8 - Salade Nicoise

L'nicoise salad a culinary ambassador from Nice to the rest of the world has been fully elected. The origins of this dish, however, are quite uncertain, as is the actual recipe, due to the numerous variations of this semi-cooked salad, also composed of canned tuna and raw vegetables.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 13,00
  • Main ingredients: boiled potatoes, canned tuna, tomatoes, steamed peas, hard-boiled eggs

9 - Fougasse

A real masterpiece of the cuisine of Nice, distant "cousin" of ours cake.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner, but also as a mid-day snack
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: bread, onion, black olives, anchovies, bacon

10 - Anchoyade

In Nice, the aperitif moment is experienced as a authentic food and wine ritual and the courses that are served at this particular time of the day enter the top ten of the dishes to be enjoyed, overlooking the extraordinary promenade of the city. Anchoyade is no exception, an excellent accompaniment to a crudité of seasonal vegetables.

  • Recommended: as an aperitif
  • Average cost: Anchoyade is an essential component in fixed courses. Average cost of dishes € 14,00
  • Main ingredients: anchovies, capers, olive oil, garlic

Where to eat in Nice: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Nice is a refined but enjoyable city, atmospheres that can also be breathed in its gastronomy. The French town offers its visitors excellent reasons to love it: in addition to a splendid sea and suggestive alleys, it also offers opportunities to eat and drink very well.

Those who love street food cannot fail to take a bite of a socca, a sort of chickpea porridge, or taste a pissaladiere, one pizza with salted anchovy cream.

Those who prefer to sit at the table of a quality restaurant will find a perfect environment to satisfy the senses, and a menu that satisfies lovers of sea and land flavors alike.

Even for the moment of happy hour there are perfect places to sip a cocktail at sunset accompanied by traditional appetizers such as the olive tapenade or the anchoyade.
Here are the places to enjoy the best of Nice!



1 - A 'buteghinna

  • Description: place located in the old town where you can find authentic specialties
  • specialty: Nice dishes, Nice salad, ratatouille
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get Directions - Official Site

2 - Chez Pipo

  • Description: a great idea to eat something typical and very cheap
  • specialty: socca, pissaladiere
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Chez Palmire

  • Description: small restaurant that offers traditional cuisine at not too high prices
  • specialty: excellent tasting menu at a fixed price
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - The snack

  • Description: restaurant with few tables and an informal but refined atmosphere, offering simple and genuine dishes
  • specialty: typical dishes prepared with fresh ingredients from the Nice markets
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Lou Balico

  • Description: informal and economical place loved by locals
  • specialty: Nicoise salad, pan bagnat
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page
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