Food and drink
The five-course, no-choice menu doesn’t do simpering finesse. It’s a copious collection of soups, flans like pumpkin and wild mushroom, veggie cannelloni, lasagne (a speciality) and savoury tarts. To predict exactly what you’re going to eat is tricky, for the choice changes often.
But it’s a fair bet that it will include pumpkin in one form or another – the restaurant’s name pinpoints an obsession – and quite a lot of Italian cheese. A carafe of decent wine is included in the price. You may decide it’s all best enjoyed on the pavement terrace outside.
Vegetarian establishments can be earnest affairs, as if eating were an exercise in moral superiority rather than a pleasure. But this is an Italian vegetarian restaurant in Nice – and on the port, to boot – so that doesn’t apply. Expect liveliness, a certain amount of noise and a good smattering of regulars, into whose ranks you may well be embraced by the end of the evening.
Friendly and informal.
Somewhat off the beaten tourist track, by the port.
Lunch may be had for 16 euros, the five-course dinner for 29.65 euros.
- Families with teenagers