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Best places to eat on a budget in Nice Old Town

If you’re thinking of buying property in Nice, then the Old Town is definitely somewhere to consider due to its lively atmosphere and proximity to the beaches. It even features as one of our top ten reasons to come to Nice, which you can check out HERE.

If you’ve already blown the budget on furniture for your new Nice apartment then you may be looking to eat out on a budget or just looking for some simple local food that tastes great.  Here is our guide to the best places that are really good value for money:

Fenocchio’s is the extremely popular ice cream parlour located in Place Rossetti in the Old Town. This truly is the best ice cream in Nice and there are plenty of flavours to choose from; from the exotic fruits, to the weird and wonderful tomato and basil flavour, and everything in between! A particular favourite here at Attika is the Pina Colada and Chocolate with Ginger!

Although Fenocchio is very well known, it doesn’t hold the monopoly on ice cream parlours in Nice. There are many, many different gelaterias in the Old Town, including Gelateria Azzuro and Crema di Gelato, both of which offer, although not quite as extensive a range as Fenocchio, plenty of different flavours for you to mix and match.

The Cours Saleya is home to many a restaurant, with some pricey and some affordable. You should definitely check out La Favola for very well-priced and mouth-watering dishes and the Festival de la Moule offers an all you can eat buffet! There are two set menus, one from 12,90€ with three choices of sauce and one from 14,50€ with 11 choices!

For the best pizzas outside Italy, you have to visit Bar du Coin, 2 rue Droite as they are not only mouth-watering but at great prices! Another place worth visiting is Stuzzico, located on Rue St Gaétan, for very cheap and very large pizzas!

If you fancy taking a picnic to the beach then head to the market in the Cours Saleya first to get some fougasse, a bread made with olives and herbs that is a local speciality, and some cheese for a proper French style lunch.

If you feel like a gastro pub meal then the Snug and Cellar is your port of call in the Old Town. You can find them on rue Droite, near the steps to the Chateau and they pride themselves on fresh and delicious food. Their pub is centered on a bar, of course, and Happy Hour is every day from 8-10pm. Great prices

Lu Fran Calin at 5 rue Francis Gallo, is another excellent restaurant worth trying, nestled in the streets of Vieux Nice just behind the Cathedral in Place Rossetti. Rossettisserie Restaurant can be found on rue Mascoinat and is described as a real surprise to be discovered, serving tasty hearty food at decent prices.

The best restaurant in the Old Town according to both Trip Advisor and us here at Attika is Oliviera, located at 8 bis rue du Collet. The food is divine and is well-priced so you can enjoy luxury without too much of a strain on your wallet!

If you’re buying property in Nice you’re likely looking to settle here so if you start to miss British food be sure to visit Wayne’s near the Palais du Justice. This lively pub offers sports broadcasts and good food and is often frequented by expats and locals alike.

Sometimes though you’re just not after a sit down meal and quite fancy some food on the go.

One of France’s many culinary delights is a good crêpe – there are plenty of places selling them, but the best and cheapest ones we have found can be bought from a small café in the Old Town of course, called A Buteghinn’a for just 1,50€!

Place Rossetti is one of the central squares of Vieux Nice and as such there are plenty of cafés and restaurants nearby. Almost every café in Nice sells traditional Niçois food such as la socca and as these delicacies are so cheap (costing between 2 and 4€) they make a filling and delicious snack or meal. Fantastic with loads of pepper on and served with a chilled rose wine! We recommend Chez Rene Socca on rue Pairoliere for some of the yummiest socca in Nice!

If you’d like more in-depth reviews of what we consider to be the best restaurants in Nice, click HERE. If not, it’s sometimes more fun to just pick a place and give it a go! If you do discover somewhere new, make sure you let us know by commenting on our Facebook page HERE. Enjoy!