Discover our Favourite Restaurants in Nice.
Nice is a foodie’s dream, filled with amazing restaurants and unique taste experiences. Nice has both strong Italian and French heritage, and Nice’s many chefs have found exciting ways to combine these flavours. After a good dinner, you’ll have all the energy you need for a night of partying. Check out our nightlife recommendations here !
A Local’s Take on the Best Restaurants in Nice
Villa Hostel crew have road-tested all of those beautiful places and most restaurants in Nice! And we are very proud to recommend you the best restaurants in the city of Nice.
Bistrot d’Antoine – Gourmet Food at Great Prices.
In one of Old Nice’s bustling cobblestone streets, Bistro d’Antoine is not to be missed. This temple of gastronomic food is a Michelin starred restaurant with refined French cuisine. You can enjoy traditional dishes (like foie gras) in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Don’t forget to book in advance, because the restaurant is usually booked up a few days in advance. They don’t have a website, but our receptionists would be happy to call for you! Ask for a table on the 1st floor where it’s cosiest.
Bistrot d’Antoine, 27 rue de la Préfecture, Vieux Nice (Old Town) – Phone : +33 (0)4 93 85 29 57
Bar des Oiseaux – Fresh & Cheap Pasta.
The Bar des Oiseaux offer revisited seasonal dishes with a fresh menu that changes daily. Here, fresh pasta reigns supreme. On the menu, you will find fresh ravioli and seafood linguine based on the day’s catch, all at reasonable prices and served in a lively atmosphere with pop-art décor.
You will need to book in advance to get a table here !
Bar des Oiseaux 5 Rue Saint-Vincent, Nice – Phone: +33 (0)4 93 80 27 33
Peixes – Fresh Seafood with a Modern Twist.
Head here for some of the best seafood in the city. Peixes means fish in Portuguese and Catalan – this restaurant’s menu is geared towards all the delights of the big blue. You’ll find delicious and fresh ingredients, a relaxed and inviting décor, professional service, and beautiful and tasty cuisine for a good price.
The menu is mostly raw: ceviche, tartar, etc., along with some hot dishes like octopus with gnocchi and seasonal vegetables; stuffed cod; and various smoked fishes and surf-and-turf.
Peixes, 4 Rue de l’Opéra, Nice – Phone: +33 (0)4 93 85 96 15 (no need to reserve)
Cafe de Turin – Classic Seafood & Platters
The Café de Turin is a landmark for seafood lovers and has been a culinary institution in Nice for more than 100 years. Here, you’ll taste the freshest seafood served in their bountiful seafood platters, in a chic and relaxed brasserie atmosphere. The menu has a wide selection of shellfish and crustaceans of high quality; if you love sea-food, this is a must. You can also grab takeaway service from their walk-up seafood bar, Jo l’Écailler.
Cafe de turin, 5 place Garibaldi, Nice – Phone: +33(0)4 93 62 29 52
Comptoir du Marche – Gourmet Food in a Relaxed Environment.
Brought to you by the same family as the Bistrot d’Antoine, the Comptoir du Marché combines friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, and quality cuisine, at very reasonable prices. Every day the talented chefs decide the menu from fresh produce at the Fruit and Flower Market nearby. The food is both simple and sophisticated, and certainly delicious.
You can enjoy classics like lamb shank stew, beef with sliced Roquefort, fresh tuna with coconut and artichokes. And for dessert, French toast or petit pot of chocolate cream.
It is highly recommended to book in advance.
Le comptoir du marché, 8 rue du marché, Nice – Phone: +33 (0)4 93 13 45 01.
Di Piu – Affordable Pasta and Pizza with a Sea View
Di Più offers tasty and affordable Italian food with an unbeatable sea-side view; their giant patio has seating for more than one hundred, and locals and tourists alike flock here. Quantities are generous, with fresh ingredients and produce. The décor is chic and relaxed, and from the tables you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Bay of Angels.
Di Piu, 85 Quai des États-Unis, Nice – Phone: + 33 (0)4 92 00 05 56
Le Galet – Lunch on the Beach
One of the many restaurants lining the coast of Nice, Le Galet’s tables are set right down on the beach, so you can enjoy your food with the gentle sound of the surf against the pebbles and the fresh sea air complimenting their dishes. They have lounge-chairs for rent to enjoy a cocktail on the beach after your meal. The restaurant is very new, but from a well-established restauranteur group in Nice; professional, chic and very relaxed.
Le Galet, 3 Promenade des Anglais, Nice – Phone: + 33 (0)4 93 88 17 23
Local guide tips
- Bistrot Antoine for gourmet food at unbelievable prices (need to book in advance)
- Bar des Oiseaux for pasta good prices (need to book)
- Peixes for seafood with a modern twist
- Cafe de Turin for classic seafood (seafood platter).
- Comptoir du Marche for a relaxed environment with gourmet food bistro-style unbelievable prices (need to reserve)
- Di Piu for affordable Italian food and pizzas with a sea view on the promenade
- Le Galet for a date night or a beautiful lunch on the beach.