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7 Delicious Off the Beaten Path Restaurants in Nice

Finding the tastiest cuisine while traveling can be a challenge, especially when you don't speak the local language. To help you enjoy some of the best food & restaurants in Nice, we've asked our fellow travelers to recommend their favorite secret haunts & guilty pleasures.

Check out this delicious list of the top 7 off the beaten path restaurants in Nice, France.

 

Jump to A Tasty Restaurant Recommendation in Nice:

Cafe A' Buteghinna - Will Hatton's Pick Chez Palmyre - Dana Zeliff's Pick La Terrasse - Shauna Burke's Pick La Petite Maison - Elodie & Olivier's Pick
African Queen - Russell Hannon's Pick Pastry Plaisirs - Marcela Fae's Pick Fenocchio Glacier - Jessica Norah's Pick

Restaurant: Cafe A' Buteghinna

A Buteghinn

Cafe A' Buteghinna in old town Nice is a must. This little gem has amazing provincial food and the staff, super friendly. Awesome crepes! Best of all it won't break the budget.'

Website:  www.abuteghinna.fr

Contributor: Will Hatton is a writer and photographer. Adventurer and vagabond. Master of the handstand pushup. Conqueror of mountains, survivor of deserts and crusader for cheap escapades. Will is currently hitchhiking from England to Papau New Guinea, a journey which will take over two years. Will blogs over at The Broke Backpacker about his adventures in some of the world's least visited countries.

Restaurant: Chez Palmyre

Chez Palmyre

'Chez Palmyre serves delicious, traditional French cuisine from a fixed priced menu. The restaurant is located in Old Town and is popular with locals and tourists alike, so making a reservation is a must!'

Website: Visit on Facebook Dana Zeliff


Contributor: Dana Zeliff is the creator of The Talking Suitcase, a family travel blog whose postings are inspired by her family's travels throughout Europe and the United States. Dana, her husband and two children, ages 11 and 9, currently live in Nice, France.


 


Restaurant: La Terrasse

La Terrasse

'On a nice day, Nice can be unparalleled in its beauty, and the last thing you want to do is escape into a dark restaurant. La Terrasse, up on the 10th floor of the Le Meridien, offers exquisite food to match its exquisite view. Yes, they even have a great nicoise salad!'

Website: www.laterrasse-nice.com
Shauna Burke


Contributor: Shauna Burke is a chef and Certified Sommelier (CS), currently working as the Estate Director & Brand Manager of a multi-brand California vineyard and winery as well as writing her popular food/wine/travel blog shaunaburke.com/ and finishing up her new cookbook.


 


Restaurant: La Petite Maison

Le Petitie Maison Nice Courtesy of Love Eat

'In Nice, I would recommend trying 'La Petite Maison' restaurant. It is located next to the Promenade des Anglais, in the old city district. In terms of cuisine, it offers simple and delicious food from the South of France. I especially recommend the farcis (stuffed vegetables).'Olielo

Website: www.lapetitemaison-nice.com


Contributor: Elodie and Olivier are the editors of Olielo, a luxury travel blog focused on luxury destinations, hotels and restaurants. We are based in Paris, France.
 


Restaurant: African Queen

African Queen

'The African Queen restaurant overlooks a yacht club on the waterfront of the Cote D'Azure. Nestled between Nice and Monaco. The restaurant is known for its colorful African styled decor, celebrity sightings and its wood fried pizza.'

Website: www.africanqueen.fr
Russell Hannon Headshot


Contributor: Russell Hannon uses lean principles to travel at a fraction of the going rate. He has been on CNBC, FOX, America Tonight, CTV, CBS and Around the World Travel TV. He wrote Stop Dreaming Start Traveling: The Ultimate Guide to Traveling More & Spending Less, and founded Break the Travel Barrier.


 


Restaurant: Pastry Plaisirs



This restaurant is a must see if you are actually serious about your food and specially, your sweets. One thing that really shocked me is that the prices were ridiculously cheap when you consider a few things:*It was, by far, the best tarte au chocolat of my life*Everything was made from scratch.*Did I mentioned how amazing the tarte au chocolat was?Everything tasted wonderful and we were all so excited to have found this place by chance just wandering around the city. You shall not be disappointed!'

Website: www.pastryplaisirs.com
Marcela Fae


Contributor: Marcela Fae is a photographer by choice and travel blogger by accident. With over 3 years experience in the travel industry being the mother of www.fotostrasse.com, she tries always to find the best tips for all the destinations she goes. History, food, hidden gems, city breaks and all, shown through the lens of a photographer that never thought she would love to travel as much as she does.


Restaurant: Fenocchio Glacier

Fenocchio Glacier

'Fenocchio was recommended to us by a French couple and it is probably the most popular ice cream shop in Nice. They are a family-run business serving over 90 flavors of ice creams and sorbets, from the must-have favorites such as chocolate and coffee to interesting flavors like thyme, rosemary, vanilla and pepper, rose, olive, Coca-Cola, and lavender. I really loved eating the tomato basil ice cream while strolling the city at night.'

Website: www.fenocchio.fr
Jessica Norah


Contributor: Jessica Norah is an American cat-loving travel writer at the popular travel blog Independent Travel Cats, and spends her time traveling the world with her British husband Laurence. Currently based in Scotland, the American-British duo also write and run the photography-focused blog Finding the Universe.

 


Getting To & From these Restaurants in Nice 

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