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La Villa d'Este

#112 of 1,560 Restaurants in Nice
#120 of 1,652 Places to Eat in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Jardin Albert 1er
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6, Rue Massena | Zone Piétonne, 06000 Nice, France
+33 4 93 82 47 77
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 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, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: La Villa d'Este is an Italian restaurant in the heart of Nice for more than...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice Italian food, for an attractive price

In the zone pieton in Nice a friend recommended Villa d'Est. With no regret at all. A tastefull plat du jour for 12 Euro and we shared the desert because the portions are enormous. Restaurant was fully packed on its two floor restaurant, nevertheless very friendy and quick service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rein-Gourmand
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Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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Nice, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had a number of meals at this restaurant and each time the pasta and fish dishes have been first rate. The service excellent. It's a popular restaurant with people who live and work in Nice. The prices are reasonable and all in all it's good value.

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Oriana_NiceResto, Responsable relations publiques at La Villa d'Este, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review ! More 

Villeneuve-Loubet, France
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the zone pieton in Nice a friend recommended Villa d'Est. With no regret at all. A tastefull plat du jour for 12 Euro and we shared the desert because the portions are enormous. Restaurant was fully packed on its two floor restaurant, nevertheless very friendy and quick service.

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Thank Rein-Gourmand
Santa Cruz, California
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211 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get there early [really fills up], but terrific service and food even when it is full. Recommend the gnocci and the artichoke salad! Pizza also excellent!

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Santa Cruz, California
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211 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning the greatness of food and service! We were some of the first to arrive and within 15 minutes the place was nearly full. As we departed after finishing a delicious meal, every seat in the 3 story restaurant was filled! And for good reason...I could tell many were locals [I speak fluent French] and the rest were mainly Italian,... More 

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Thank Judybookdoc
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We go there on frequently, my favourite is the spaghetti fruits de mer. Large portions, good service. Sit outside and people watch. Great either lunchtime or evening. I would strongly recommend

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Thank 260dean
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Located in a relatively quiet street this place was a hidden gem. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and had a wide variety of Italian food. Always a special board and menu of the day. Not over priced either.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant for Dinner and Lunch , their food is good. there was a long wait to get seated when we went for Dinner.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The big antipasto was not my favorite but I had penne pasta with tomato and mozzarella, pasta very well done and delicious. My hisband had the lasagna it was perfect as well. Our server was very nice but because it was so busy the service was a little off.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

There were people queuing for a table which we thought was a good sign! Great ambience, very good service and good food - we liked it so much we went back the next day!

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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Maybe I visited on a bad night but I was not impressed by the food nor service. It took a long time for cold food to arrive at our table. Quick word of advise, stay away. Falls under my NAC (never again category)

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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: +33 4 93 82 47 77

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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