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Nice's cuisine

Nice is just as famous for its tourist attractions and its art of living as it is for its delicious cooking. This is a traditional Mediterranean cuisine, rich in vegetables, flavour and aromas.

The "Cuisine Nissarde" quality label has had a makeover. Created in 1995 by the Cercle de la Capelina d'Or association and registered in 1998 by the UDOTSI, its running was taken over in 2013 by the convention and visitors' bureau, which today manages and promotes it. This label has been slightly modified regarding its appearance but its overall aim remains the same: to defend and promote traditional home-made Niçois cooking. A technical committee has been established to set the selection criteria for the recipes but also to define the quality of the products and the hospitality.

The "Cuisine Nissarde" quality label is awarded to restaurants which work to improve the standing of Niçois cuisine and commit themselves to guaranteeing the recipes, the quality of the products and of the raw materials used, the quality of the hospitality and the information provided to clients in addition to compliance with health and safety regulations.

 

Niçois cooking embodies the notions of well-being and respect for regional products, always accompanied by the legendary olive oil covered by an AOC (protected designation of origin) and herbs. Recognisable for their small posters, the establishments in possession of the Niçois label guarantee respect for tradition.

The first things you immediately think of when someone mentions Nice is its art of living, its sensuality and its authenticity. The city combines the full range of pleasures: gastronomy, culture, shopping and nightlife.


The restaurants covered by the "Cuisine Nissarde" label agree to cook traditional Niçois specialities (a minimum of three recipes) defined by this Committee, in accordance with the listed recipes. They must also:
- Ensure the quality of the products,
- Have a knowledge of Nice's history and heritage,
- Pay careful attention to factors such as hospitality and the provision of information,
- Comply with all health and safety regulations,
- Display a plaque in their window confirming that they are covered by the label

 

The restaurants listed below have all obtained the "Cuisine Nissarde" quality label

 

 

Nice's cuisine

Cuisine Nissarde
restaurant-la-cantine-de-lulu
RESTAURANT LA CANTINE DE LULU
City center
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Provencal - Traditional . Every day, it's the family Sunday meal!
Cooking of a grandmother from Nice entertaining her family.

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

26 rue Alberti - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 62 15 33
RESTAURANT CHEZ MICHEL
Cuisine Niçoise .

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday evening,

1 place Saint-Michel - 06670 CASTAGNIERS
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 05 15
restaurant-l-escalinada
RESTAURANT L'ESCALINADA
Old Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Provencal - Pizza - Traditional - Wine bar . Lovers of Mediterranean cuisine will be in for a real treat with all the little home-made dishes served at the Escalinada. Traditional Nice recipes which we have been serving...



22 rue Pairolière - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 62 11 71
restaurant-la-table-alziari
RESTAURANT LA TABLE ALZIARI
Old Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean .

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

4 rue François Zanin - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 80 34 03
RESTAURANT A BUTEGHINNA
Old Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Provencal - Vegetarian - Takeaway . A BUTEGHINNA offer traditional regional dishes made in the traditional way with a concern for taste and using very fresh products, some from the garden, cooked and prepared according to local...

Closed : Sunday all day,

11 rue du Marché - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 92 28 22
restaurant-le-jardin-d-helene
RESTAURANT LE JARDIN D'HÉLÈNE
Acropolis
Cuisine Niçoise - Takeaway . Specialities in the tradition of Nice, made in-house with fresh products. Takeaway.

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

15 rue de Orestis - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 89 17 94
restaurant-la-gaudriole
RESTAURANT LA GAUDRIOLE
Cuisine Niçoise .

Closed : Monday all day,

6 rue Centrale - 06610 LA GAUDE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 24 88 88
restaurant-la-gaite-nallino
RESTAURANT LA GAITÉ NALLINO
Cimiez
Cuisine Niçoise . A traditional family-run Nice restaurant, handed down for the past 4 generations.
Located in the Cimiez district, a Nice restaurant that uses fresh local produce to show traditional cuisine in its very best light. From stuffed...

Closed : Sunday all day,

72 av Cap de Croix - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 81 91 86
restaurant-lou-balico
RESTAURANT LOU BALICO
Acropolis
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Service after 10 p.m - Takeaway . Lou Balico is an institution delighting aficionados of the cuisine of Nice (Socca, merda de can, petits farcis...). This bistro offers the opportunity to sample their fare or take out...



20 av Saint-Jean Baptiste - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 85 93 71
restaurant-le-safari
RESTAURANT LE SAFARI
Old Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Pizza - Traditional - Service after 10 p.m . The restaurant menu is based on dishes local to Nice, with the famous “bagna cauda”, the “cascade niçoise”, followed by a dish of squid and artichokes, fresh pasta...



1 cours Saleya - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 80 18 44
restaurant-le-tchitchou
RESTAURANT LE TCHITCHOU
City center
Cuisine Niçoise .



29 av Georges Clémenceau - 06000 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)9 83 32 15 30
auberge-de-l-aire-saint-michel
AUBERGE DE L'AIRE SAINT-MICHEL
Nice hills
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Traditional .
Winter by the fireside, summer under the ancient olive trees and authentic cuisine using seasonal produce from the kitchen garden. Home-made ravioli, courgette flower fritters, stuffed vegetables,...

Closed : Wednesday all day, Sunday evening,

Chemin de Châteaurenard - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 84 42 07
RESTAURANT LA RATAPIGNATA "LE RENDEZ-VOUS NIÇOIS"
North Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Provencal - Traditional . Local cuisine using fresh produce.
Owned by 3 brothers, this warm, authentic restaurant specialises in traditional Nice dishes such as stockfish, tripe, home-made gnocchi and beef cheek...

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday evening, Sunday all day,

63 av du Ray - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 92 15 06 39
restaurant-acchiardo
RESTAURANT ACCHIARDO
Old Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Traditional . A traditional Nice restaurant run by the Acchiardo family since 1927 (4 generations)

Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,

38 rue Droite - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 85 51 16
RESTAURANT L'ESTRAGON
Cuisine Niçoise . Traditional cuisine with a terrace and garden in the hinterland of Nice.

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

101 route de Nice - 06510 LE BROC
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 29 08 91
restaurant-la-fourchina-d-aqui
RESTAURANT LA FOURCHINA D'AQUI
Acropolis
Cuisine Niçoise - Takeaway . La Fourchina d’Aqui offers you a chance to discover cuisine that profoundly reflects the character of Nice, simple et authentic, rooted above all in our local culinary tradition and the finest local products. Takeaway.

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday evening,

53 rue Beaumont - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 31 71 73
restaurant-l-autobus
RESTAURANT L'AUTOBUS
Nice hills
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Provencal . Located close to the Cascade de Gairaut waterfall, the Autobus selects fresh local produce in a bid to share its passion for simple and authentic Nice cuisine.
Local cuisine : courgette flower fritters,...

Closed : Wednesday all day,

142 av Gairaut - 06100 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 84 49 88
restaurant-lu-fran-calin
RESTAURANT LU FRAN CALIN
Old Nice
Cuisine Niçoise - Mediterranean - Traditional .

Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,

5 rue Francis Gallo - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 80 81 81
restaurant-la-capeline
RESTAURANT LA CAPELINE
Cuisine Niçoise .

Closed : Monday all day, Tuesday all day,

Hameau Vescous - 06830 TOUDON
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 08 58 06
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