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Villa D'este

zone pietonne, 06000 Nice, France (Centre)
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Ranked #279 of 1,368 Restaurants in Nice
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Centre
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576 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

we passed by this resto and had a nice outdoor seats. we ordered a sharing salad which was very tasty melon and ham and fresh herbs. we took a buffala pizza and also was very impressive! while eating we saw people queuing to have diner at this place. This place has a bug rush of people and the turnover is... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We walked past several times and the food looked good - but it was too crowded. Today we went to the restaurant at 7 pm. We had a good table outside at the edge of the terrace. We ordered with a not interested waiter. So far so good - but what happened around us was incredible and quite crazy. The... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have recently returned from a two week holiday in Nice. Have to say that with several exceptions, this restaurant, Le Frog and Luc Salsedo we found the food of poor quality, little choice and very expensive. Villa D'Este is essentially an upmarket pasta and pizza restaurant but delivers on all levels. My partner and I sampled most of the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was great albeit huge portions! My wife loved the plate of antipasti she ordered.

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Taking the last outside table after a walk on the rue Massena, we were impressed by the overall quality of this restaurant. Service was efficient and friendly. The wine list includes many local wines at reasonable prices. The portions were amazing! The mixed antipasti starter could easily be a meal for two, including meats, salad, olives, shrimp, etc, etc for... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I saw this restaurant on a list of recommendations and as it was near our hotel we decried to try it. It was very busy outside so we took a table inside where it was much more comfortable, including the temperature. The menu offers fairly standard Italian fare and as we nobly wanted a simple supper we opted for a... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After a long day at the Grand Prix in Monaco with my son, our hotel receptionist recommended this restaurant. Staff were very welcoming. We opted for a lasagne each. We couldn't believe it when the dishes arrived within a few minutes... One would have fed both of us. Delicious but sadly we couldn't finish it. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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166 reviews 166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We arrived at Villa D'este via our hotel concierge's recommendation for a good pizza. The place was busy - and full of locals - which we took as a good sign. We do not have large appetites so asked for a pizza to share and a bottle of fairly expensive wine however were refused in no uncertain terms so we... More

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South coast UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Found this place by chance for lunch. Full of locals which is always a good sign. We ordered the plat de jour and the lasagne which when it came could easily have fed a family of four followed by a shared chocolate mousse which was equally huge. All very tasty and "washed down" with the palest of pink rose. Staff... More

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Bog Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

we had dined here more than once in previous visits to Nice & looked forward but we were very disappointed this time. The very tempting antipasti selection was displayed near the entrance and we choose this from the menu as starter. We're not lovers of shellfish/seafood but staff insist we must take antipasti selection chosen by chef. Has nobody told... More

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