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New Restaurants in the Riviera to try

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

It has been a tough year and a half for restaurants… some have braved the pandemic to bring us delicious meals. Here is a selection of new and notable spots to check out!

Acqua & Farina Fresh ingredients from southern Italy, this restaurant and pizzeria serves the classics, plus several vegan and gluten-free options.

Open: Tue – Sun 12 – 2 :30 pm & 7 – 10 :30 pm 39 rue de la Préfecture, Nice Tel: +33 06 64 82 26 90 www.acquaefarinanice.com






Carmela

The latest restaurant from the Gusto Family, the group with some of the most popular Italian restaurants in Nice, Carmela is a fun, chic, and absolutely delicious Mediterranean restaurant. Right in the centre of Place Charles Felix in Old Town Nice, you'll find top-quality dishes that will blow your taste buds away. Super fresh fish dishes from ceviche, seared salmon with pickled radish, and octopus a la plancha, to the most incredible 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder that once you break the crackle glaze, it can be pulled apart with a spoon. Also try their pizzas, the signature truffle pasta, and their desserts straight from the Gusto Family patisserie.


Open: Daily 12 - 2:30 pm & 7 - 11 pm

3 Place Charles Félix - Cours Saleya, Nice

carte.carmela-restaurant.com




Le Glacier du Festival

100% organic ice cream shop has over 100 unique and gourmet flavours that you won’t find anywhere else: Absinthe, prune and Armagnac, Tonka bean, beer... plus dairy-free sorbets like lemon basil, hibiscus, rhubarb, Valrhona dark chocolate, date and many more.


Open: Daily 11am – 9:30pm 56, rue d’Antibes, 06400 Cannes






Les Délicatesses de Grasse A fine foods shop with artisan cheese and salami offering large sharing planchas (meat-free option) and raclette in the heart of Grasse. Also, a great place for foodie gift hampers! Open daily 11 am – 11 pm. 3 bis place aux Aires, 06130 Grasse Tel: +33 06 16 02 44 26



Meat & Wine Racks, legs, chops… huge cuts of choice meats grilled to perfection with a selection of fine, independent wines. Open: Tue 7 - 11 pm, Wed – Sat 12 – 2 pm & 7 – 11 pm, Sat 12 – 2 pm 3 rue grande, 06560 Valbonne Tel: +33 04 22 10 22 18 www.meat-wine.fr







Rita Two new locations for this Cannes native. A seasonal Mediterranean menu and 100% home-made with light crispy pizzas, arancini, ceviche, craft cocktails and more. Try the signature octopus. rita-restaurant.com


CANNES Open : M – Sat 12 – 2:30 pm & 7 – 10:30 pm 1 rue Florian – 06400 Cannes Tel : +33 04 93 39 65 79 MOUGINS Open : M – Sat 8 am – 2:30 pm & 7 – 10:30 pm 96, avenue de Tournamy - 06250 Mougins Tel : +33 04 92 99 03 92






Rosana

California-inspired menu with Poke bowls, avocado toast, brunch, fresh-pressed juice, eggs benedict, pancakes, granola bowls, and more.

Open: Mon – Sat 11 am – 10 pm.

13 rue des Belges, 06400 Cannes

Tel: +33 04 93 38 88 60

www.rosanacannes.com









Spelt

Modern, simple, and chic, this new contemporary bistro serves local, seasonal dishes with elegance and creativity. Try the signature spelt risotto in a lobster bisque.

Open: Wed – Sat 12 :30 – 2 :30 pm & 7 :30 – 9 :30 pm

6 Grand rue, 06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Tel: +33 09 86 26 63 79

www.spelt-restaurant.com








Ultimate Provence

The new UP winery and resort in the Var has a fabulous restaurant with a large patio, bar, and lounge. Serving very creative and delicious Med-themed plates hand-crafted by the young, Corsican chef. Their UP rosé is a must to accompany your meal!

Open: Daily 12 :15 – 2 pm & 7 – 9 :15 pm

7270 Route du Luc, 83680 La Garde-Freinet

Tel: +33 04 94 85 29 19

www.ultimateprovence.com





This list is not exhaustive! If you know of a great new place, let us know!

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