Where to eat Nice's best specialities?

Where to eat Nice's best specialities?

Immerse yourself in the sun-drenched world of the Mediterranean and explore the traditional recipes handed down for generations that make Nice so charming. Get ready for a gustatory journey through the picturesque streets and bustling markets of this emblematic city on the Côte d'Azur.

The Hotel Khla's location is optimal, being close to the Nice train station and surrounded by a multitude of restaurants to explore. Discover the best of Nice's specialties, with tailor-made recommendations from the Khla hotel manager to enjoy every mouthful!

La socca - The famous chickpea flour galette

Socca is a Mediterranean culinary specialty, originally from Nice. It's a thick patty made from chickpea flour, water, olive oil and salt. Baked in the oven or on a hot griddle, it is appreciated for its crispy exterior and tender interior. Socca is often seasoned with black pepper or other spices.

Director's tip: For a delicious socca, head to Theresa's, a veritable institution in the heart of Nice's old town. This restaurant offers specialties from Nice, including the famous wood-fired socca. As you stroll through the old town, you may even spot a bicycle stall that replenishes the Cours Saleya stall from the store a little further along on market days.

  • Adress : 28 rue Droite, 06300 Nice


Pissaladière - A classic of Nice cuisine

A classic of Niçoise cuisine, pissaladière is a savory tart with a bread dough base, topped with onions preserved in olive oil, anchovy fillets, black olives and herbes de Provence.

Director's tip: At Butteghinn'a, in the heart of Vieux Nice, you'll find remarkable culinary authenticity. This restaurant offers traditional regional cuisine, prepared with fresh produce and respecting local recipes. Their pissaladières are a must!

  • Adress : 11 rue du Marché, 06300 Nice


Les petits farcis niçois - A must try

Niçois "petits farcis" are vegetables (zucchinis, tomatoes, peppers, onions, eggplants) stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, rice, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley and sometimes other herbs, then baked or simmered in a tomato sauce until tender and flavorful.

Director's tip: At La Table à Julie, between the Port of Nice and the Riquier district, discover authentic Niçoise cuisine. Using seasonal produce, this restaurant offers typical dishes prepared with care and passion, including delicious Niçois farcis.

  • Adress : 50 rue Arson, 06300 Nice


Salade niçoise - A touch of freshness à la niçoise

The famous Niçoise salad, typical of the city, is a colorful and tasty composition of tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, red onions, Niçoise olives and peppers, served on a bed of green salad. It is usually seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and sometimes fresh herbs such as basil or parsley.

Director's tip: At Acchiardo, in the heart of Vieux Nice, you'll be warmly welcomed to savor heartfelt, abundant local cuisine. In an old-fashioned bistro setting, you'll appreciate the authenticity of Nice gastronomy, in particular their tasty Niçoise salad. A delicious address not to be missed!

  • Adress : 38 rue Droite, 06300 Nice


Daube niçoise - The traditional and generous dish

Daube niçoise, a traditional stew, consists of beef marinated in red wine, with vegetables and aromatic herbs. The meat is usually marinated for several hours or even overnight, then slowly simmered with vegetables and herbs. It is often accompanied by pasta, potatoes or polenta.

Director's tip: At Brasserie L'Union, located in the Libération district, discover authentic, fresh cuisine. In addition to their pizzas, they offer specialties from Nice, including a delicious homemade daube niçoise. The dishes are generous and served in a warm atmosphere. You can also enjoy fine weather on their quiet, shaded terrace.

  • Adress : 1 rue Michelet, 06300 Nice


Swiss chard pie - Sweet or savoury ?

Chard pie is a culinary specialty from Nice, prepared in both sweet and savory versions. The sweet version contains chard leaves mixed with eggs, raisins, pine nuts and sugar, wrapped in pastry and baked in the oven. The savoury version often incorporates cheeses such as ricotta or parmesan, aromatic herbs and sometimes minced meat.

Director's tip: La Boulangerie Maison Jean-Marc Bordonnat is a must for lovers of bread and regional specialties. Their chard pies are among the best in town, to be enjoyed without moderation!

  • Adress : 19 rue Barla, 06000 Nice

Pan bagnat - The emblematic sandwich

Pan bagnat is an emblematic sandwich of Nicoise cuisine, made with a round loaf of bread and filled with a multitude of Mediterranean ingredients. Traditionally, it includes tuna or sardines, tomatoes, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, red onions, olives niçoises, anchovies, fresh basil and an olive oil dressing.

Director's tip: The Lou Pelandroun restaurant in Nice is a veritable nugget for lovers of authentic Niçoise cuisine, and offers takeaway meals only. Typical regional dishes are prepared with passion and generosity. Their pan bagnat is particularly delicious and perfectly reflects the flavors of the South of France. You'll be warmly welcomed with the smile and friendliness typical of the region.

  • Adress : 4 Bd Joseph Garnier, 06000 Nice


Take a stroll through the city streets and indulge in the delights that Niçoise cuisine has to offer. Each of Nice's specialties is a real treat, promising an explosion of flavors with every bite. Whether in summer or winter, you're sure to enjoy your meal in one of Nice's charming restaurants, or while soaking up the sunshine on one of Nice's many terraces.