Food and drink
The pizzas are exceptionally good – great bases, upon which you can identify the individual ingredients rather than being overcome by that generic “pizza” taste, the sign of less successful items.
Look out, too, for flatbread dishes like focaccia and schiacciata. The pastas are first-class (though I’m always surprised when, elsewhere, they aren’t; preparing pasta isn’t exactly brain surgery).
There’s a restricted range of meat (lamb chops grilled with wild mushrooms) and fish (grilled calamars). Quite frankly, I’ve never made it through to the puds, though they sound as toothsome as you need. Some decent Italian wines, too.
Both lively and cool, with a mildly pleasant sense of being detached from the run-of-the-mill surging past. The place fills fast and frequently, but seems shorn of the pandemonium which can grip other Italian establishments in similar circumstances.
Professional, knowledgeable and sharp.
On Nice’s principal pedestrianised shopping street, a spit from the Place Masséna.
Pizzas start at 10.80 euros, focaccia and pasta dishes at around 12.50 euros, meat and fish at 24 euros. Choose carefully, though, and you can get out – fully fed and with a glass or two of wine – for under 23 euros a head.
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- People watching