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“Smashing pizzas”
Review of DON CARLO

DON CARLO
Ranked #562 of 1,964 Restaurants in Nice
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lord Nelson's trousers this was smashing! Our troop wandered in here one evening quite by accident. There isn't much to draw you in from the outside but this restaurant is substance over style - much like the wildebeest of Africa. The menu is fairly typical of an Italian eatery and is well priced, and we saw others tucking in to nice looking pasta dishes, but the real reason to visit Don Carlos is for the pizza. It's cooked in an old fashioned wood fuelled oven by a behemoth of a man, but once again, do not be fooled by appearances. This man is a craftsman of fine food. This was easily the best pizza I've ever eaten (though it should be noted I have yet to make the pizza pilgrimage to Italy). A word of warning though - if you have a preference for those pizzas with the oversized crusts and puffy bases that are akin to the frozen frisbees you chuck in the oven, you may come unstuck here. However, if you are in Nice and want to enjoy an authentic pizza experience, this place is a must.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Authentic pizza place with open oven. Had some pizzas and pastas. Average food, but really nice service! Nothing to celebrate for but I would recommend if you are just looking for some casual dining.

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Thank 4TimesJ
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Pizza is excellent, salads are merely passable. Crispy thin crust, not too much cheese, wide choice of tasty toppings, just what this guy from NJ loves! Good choice if staying in the area, or shopping at the nearby Nice Etoile mall or Ave. Jean de Medecin. Closed Sundays.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I don't know what that guy from San Antonio was talking about, but he must not have ever had good pizza. Being from the USA, we assumed he knew what good pizza tasted like. Granted, I've never had pizza in Texas, but I assumed that they could make a decent pie down there.

This place was is like all others in France. They don't know how to make crust. They don't use yeast, it's all terrible.

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Thank Paul M
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We wanted a simple evening meal after a busy day and walked for a few minutes from our hotel and found this gem of a little Italian family restaurant. The pizza was freshly made in the wood burning oven which is the main focal point of the inside of the restaurant and easily provides great viewing, watching the very skilful chef make the pizzas to order. My wife had lasagne which was very tasty with an extremely creamy sauce. We will definitely return to this restaurant in the future.

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