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May 27, 2013 06:23 PM

Nice recommendations for families with kids

Hi all,

We will be spending 3 nights in Nice in early July with our 6 and 8 year old. We will have a suite so plan to eat breakfast and some meals in. In terms of meals out I have noted :

safari in the cours saleya
Da acchiardo
Socca (chez pippo?)
Fenocchio for ice cream
Marche Buffa for snacks like pissaladiere and pan bagnat

Any other suggestions for cuisine Nicoise? My kids like seafood and I want to try a real salads Nicoise.


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  1. thought I would post back in case someone else is searching on these boards for the same info!

    We had lunch at Safari in the cours saleya and it was ok. The best dish was my husband's grilled fish platter. The salade nicoise was just ok. My girls liked sharing the vegetable dish with bagna cauda but it was enormous.

    Our best dinner was actually dinner in with purchased prepared food from the Marche Buffa (near our hotel). We had petits farcis, ratatouille and ravioli. We had another yummy dinner puchased from a charcuterie near our hotel (roast chicken, roast potatoes, ratatouille).

    Best lunch was at Lou Pilha Leva to try socca (we were originally trying to find Chez Pipo but it was closed that day). The pissaladiere and socca were really good. I also enjoyed the fried stuffed zucchini flower and the kids (strangely?) LOVED the sardine beignets.

    We also ended up at Fenocchio for ice cream which was justifiedly famous.

    Our favourite meal of the trip was probably outside of Nice in the Nicois backcountry (La Cassolette in Vence).