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“Saffron what saffron??” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Mia - CLOSED

Casa Mia
4 Rue de Pontin, 06300 Nice, France (Old Town / Vieux Nice)
+33 0493855172
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Saffron what saffron??”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stopped by this almost hidden little restaurant on a Monday and were delighted to find it open when everywhere else seemed to be closed.

We ordered the wine which was pronounced delicious, and chose our three course set meal from the pasta menu, as the choice seemed interesting. When the waitress delivered four Ritz crackers with a dab of cheese as an amuse bouche I think the alarm bell should have started.

We both started with the artichoke salad which turned out to be tough raw shredded artichoke, sitting on a Parmesan pancake, and hoped for better things from the main course. I got a bowl of tasteless tagliatelle with chopped raw courgette and tomato, a very few small pieces of cooked salmon and no trace of the advertised saffron- my reason for choosing it.My husband ordered ravioli, which was obviously factory made, bathed in a commercial tomato sauce.both fairly tasteless.
The accompanying bowl of yellow dust neither smelt or tasted of anything cheese like. The desserts were equally depressing, tasteless tiramisu for him, and a sliced orange and a blob of Icecream for me.

All in all a perfect example of a restaurant which does not actually cook anything. All the dishes we had were either bought in preprepared, and like the ravioli readily available from any supermarket.
We left feeling angry and cheated. How does a place like this survive?
PS The bread and wine were good,

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“never again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

we went to try this restaurant, because our favorite restaurants in the old town were fully booked, and their neighbours recommended it.
The only positive thing : very friendly service.
The rest not very good: scallops as starter tasted like industrial and frozen, very small.
Fish as main also very strange, and the veal was small and tasteless.
server didn't seem to be very passionnantes by the wines.
BUT the menu is around 30€ starter-main-dessert - really not justified !
There's two other nice restaurants around the corner which we prefer.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A little disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

After reading so many positive reviews, I was anxious to try casa Mia. It was a slow night,service was attentive, but the food didn't pop. It was average, a bit under seasoned for both the sea bream and the scallops with pasta. Good value, just not what I had hoped for

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great food and price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great food and fair price. Nice people, nice environment and service. Strongly recomendados it.
The street is close to car traffic, but there is parking options near by and tren you can walk.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Scotland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Simple Italian food in the back streets.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We had our first evening meal in Nice here following a recommendation by Thelma who runs the Nice Cycle tours which is based around the corner and we found it to be a lovely little place which served freshly made Italian food at a very reasonable cost. My wife had Sea Bass which she declared absolutely delicious as was my veal. Try and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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