Mon-Thu, 11:30am-midnight; Fri, 11:30am-1am; Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 11am-midnight
A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal
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37th St. to 57th St., Broadway to West Side Hwy.
The Tour de France Restaurant Group (L’Express, French Roast, Marseilles) has adapted its tried-and-true casual bistro formula with this Italian-influenced sister spot. The small dining room is tricked out with pumpkin-colored leather banquettes, a sleek blond bar, and Campari bottle-lined walls. Nizza is the Italian name for Nice, and the menu takes its cues from the French/Italian Riviera. There’s a long list of antipasti for sharing, like the hard-to-find Niçoise specialty socca (chickpea pancakes), and crisp panini layered with taleggio, arugula, and fig marmalade. Roasted beets, though, recall a store-bought jar, and panisse (chickpea fries served with a garlicky aioli), lack flavor. A few of the pastas are creative though; chicken and mushroom lasagna makes a rich and hearty main.Gluten-Free Menu
Nizza features an entire gluten-free menu, including pasta dishes made from La Veneziane corn pasta.