Top Travel Tip: Le Tono – Nice, France

Today’s Tip: Le Tono

le tono

Le Tono is the closest thing I have to a neighborhood place in Nice.  It’s a couple blocks from my apartment and it has a vey local, friendly feel.  This place is not your typical bar though.

They call themselves a wine bar, and they do have a great selection of local and French wines.  They also have fantastic appetizers like my all time favorite dish: gorgonzola and fig terrine (basically blue cheese and figs possibly mixed with butter, melted and then formed into a loaf) it is decadent and rich and sweet and salty and amazing.

Le tono map

During the day they have an outstanding lunch menu with huge fresh salads, pastas, meat and fish dishes and daily specials.  I am always a little sad after eating lunch here because its so good I wish they did dinner.  Their evening menu consists of tapas and wine.

Like everything in France (I am learning) it has odd operating hours.  They serve lunch between 12:00 – 2:30 and after that they close from 3:30 – 5:00 and then it’s tapas only until 11:00 (12:30 on fridays) and they are closed weekends.

[18 Avenue Georges Clemenceau +33 (0)4 93 87 84 17]

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