Lou Pilha Leva (Nice)
Lou Pilha Leva is an institution in Nice, specialising in socca. Fortunately, the weather is good in Nice, because it’s outside-only – sit at one of the long tables and get to know strangers over some socca and a local drink. It’s basic but much-loved.
Opening hours: Mon to Sat, 11am to 12am. Closed Sunday.
Rue Miralheti (Nice)
If you’re looking for take away, late at night, look no further than Rue Miralheti in Nice. (It’s close to Place Masséna, where you’ll also find lots of other take out options). Head to one of the socca kiosks and then take it to stroll the town or sit overlooking one of the lovely views. A cheap (and reasonably healthy) way to dine with a view.
Chez Pipo (Nice)
People love Chez Pipo, where they say the service is friendly and the food delicious. Pipo began the restaurant in 1923 and it was a family affair until 1986. It’s still full of history and old stories of the town and of course, it has wonderful socca. Not to be missed.
Opening hours: Wed to Sun, 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30pm to 10pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
13, rue Bavastro, Nice +33 (0)4 93 55 88 82
Chez Theresa Stall, Cours Saleya (Nice)
Theresa began selling socca at her food stall in the 1920s on the Cours Saleya – legend has it that she knew everyone and was full of wild stories. In the years between, there have been several incarnations of “Theresa” but someone has always been there to sell socca to the locals and tourists in the same spot. It is cooked five minutes away and arrives in fresh, hot batches by bike. Delicious.
Chez Theresa Stall, Cours Saleya, Nice
Stall at Marché Forville (Cannes)
Nice isn’t the only place to find socca, although it is more rare to see it the further away from Nice that you travel. If you’re in Cannes, head to the wonderful Forville market to find socca vendors. Thomas comes highly recommended.