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La Villa D'este

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Jardin Albert 1er
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6, Rue Massena | Zone Piétonne, 06000 Nice, France
33493824777
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: La Villa d'Este is an Italian restaurant in the heart of Nice for more...
La Villa d'Este is an Italian restaurant in the heart of Nice for more than 20 years! It owes its success to its traditional recipes, but also to its ever changing menu. The restaurant offers you to taste oven baked pasta dishes, great classics of the house, as well as pasta dishes and original pizzas. Italian cuisine, very varied, also offers a presentation of antipasti, meats, fish and daily specials. Grand gourmet desserts such as the giant l'eclair gianduja. The quality of each dish is enhanced by the generosity and love for flavor. The place, chic and elegant, is located in a Dolce Vita decor strongly infused with the Villa d'Este in Tivoli. The restaurant offers a beautiful seating capacity through its various dining rooms with a dining service of quality and experience. The terrace, situated on the pedestrian zone, offers a refined and modern setting.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Even in season the daily special is worth every Euro!

Even in season the daily special is worth every Euro! Often the plat du jour is E12, and if you sit outside under the canopy, then you are lucky! Choose the side to the right of the resto because the sun will not go there. Only you are hot and bothered like us during the heatwave in July. Otherwise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Local cuisine
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Even in season the daily special is worth every Euro! Often the plat du jour is E12, and if you sit outside under the canopy, then you are lucky! Choose the side to the right of the resto because the sun will not go there. Only you are hot and bothered like us during the heatwave in July. Otherwise any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had the worst restaurant experience of our trip here. Sat outside for dinner and planned to order wine, starters, dinner and dessert. We ordered the wine and pizza and the very rude and abrupt waiter says loudly, "that is not possible, you must order everything NOW!!" We calmly explained we would be ordering other things but wanted to start off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Situated in the middle of a lot of restaurants and shops, hectic surrounding but easy to find. Staff wasn't very attentive or nice. Food was OK. We had pizza and the tuna tartare. Not a place I would eat at again, but it served the purpose as a quick lunch place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent service. Great help when choosing wine. Refill wine when glasses empty. Good location. Enough staff, no waiting time. Passion with food, great tastes, lovelly presentation, but unfortunately very large portions. Not too expensive, money very well spend. Tip: focaccia caprese!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We know Villa D'este since 2008, since we first visited Nice. The food is good, they serve italian & sea food dishes. As for the portions, they are huge and only if we shared one, there was room for dessert. There were also left overs sometimes, as they ask a minimum of 3 dishes order for 4 persons. By the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our family of 5 was provided with excellent service. The menu provided great variety and quality dishes. We were seated upstairs where the air conditioning was very effective and provided respite from the heat outside. The service was very good from the waiter.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

our experience was terible. For those that wish to eat pizza, then go for it. For those thinking that a little good italian food would be nice, forget it. It serves the masses, the captive audience that make up the most of us tourists, Avoid all the restaurants along theis road. They all cater for the walking tourist looking for... More 

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Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We take very seriously all of them. It seems that you are not completely satisfied with your visit to our restaurant. We are sorry, some mistakes are sometimes made. Please note that we are strongly committed to the quality of our products, our cuisine and our service. The Direction. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Delicious and beautifully presented fresh food for all the family. We loved the focaccia and salad which were very generous servings. The kids devoured the Margharita pizza's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I chose to eat here as the dishes being eaten as I passed on the street looked amazing. I was not disappointed! I ordered the macaroni & meatballs. What arrived was a full hot pan of pasta, meatballs, chorizo & tonnes of cheese with an egg on top!! It was delicious and easily enough to feed two people!! My other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very good and quickly services, food was excelente. Price was very good for very very big plates. Very good position on the pedestrian street.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6, Rue Massena | Zone Piétonne, 06000 Nice, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice>  > Jardin Albert 1er
  • Neighborhood: Jardin Albert 1er
  • Phone Number: 33493824777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 36
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

La Villa d'Este is an Italian restaurant in the heart of Nice for more than 20 years! It owes its success to its traditional recipes, but also to its ever changing menu. The restaurant offers you to taste oven baked pasta dishes, great classics of the house, as well as pasta dishes and original pizzas. Italian cuisine, very varied, also offers a presentation of antipasti, meats, fish and daily specials. Grand gourmet desserts such as the giant l'eclair gianduja. The quality of each dish is enhanced by the generosity and love for flavor. The place, chic and elegant, is located in a Dolce Vita decor strongly infused with the Villa d'Este in Tivoli. The restaurant offers a beautiful seating capacity through its various dining rooms with a dining service of quality and experience. The terrace, situated on the pedestrian zone, offers a refined and modern setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?