Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The French Riviera Restaurants

Chez Pipo Socca

  • 13 rue Bavastro Map It
  • Old Town/Port
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/20/2013

Fodor's Review

There are plenty of places where you can sample socca in the Old Town, but if you want to understand why so much fuss is made in Nice over this chickpea pancake, this out-of-the-way café behind the Port is the place to go. As normal for making this recipe, a batter of chickpea flour, water, olive oil, and salt is baked in giant copper tins in a wood-fired oven, but here, the cook expertly scrapes the surface of the nearly-cooked dough with a metal spatula so that

it comes out extra-crispy. It's hard to explain why, but this is socca you can eat in large quantities even if you're not hungry: proof is the line on weekend nights, when people are willing to wait an hour or more for their petite or grande plates. For a shorter (or no) wait, show up around 5:30, when Pipo first opens.

Read More

Restaurant Information


13 rue Bavastro, Nice, 06300, France

Map It




Restaurant Details:

  • No credit cards
  • Closed Mon. No lunch Sun.

Updated 12/20/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in The French Riviera

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?