The Gaglio serves typical French Mediterranean dishes (rib-eye steaks, beef tartare, seared prawns, Spanish pulled pork…), local specialities with a Corsican touch and daily menus prepared using seasonal produce.
When tea time arrives you can tickle your taste buds with delicious home-made pastries and ice creams.
Let yourself be waited on hand and foot by our welcoming team, who only offer the highest standard of service.
THE GAGLIO BRASSERIE, ON THE EDGE OF OLD NICE
Before settling down for a bite to eat at the Gaglio, take a stroll around Place Saint François, which was once home to a 13th Century Franciscan convent.
It was abandoned at the start of the French Revolution and largely demolished in the years that followed. It re-opened as the Golden Eagle Hotel, although it was later purchased by Nice’s local authority. The remains of the convent’s church now house an ice cream shop and municipal services on the ground floor, while a cinema and dance hall can be found on the first floor.
Slightly further afield, you’ll find the Palais Communal with its typically Turin-style Baroque architecture that dates back to 1574. It was Nice’s former town hall, but was looted and ransacked in 1792 by French troops. The local authority took over the building in 2009 and is planning to turn it into a museum once Place Saint François has been renovated and pedestrianised.
If you fancy musing over local folklore while enjoying a break at the Gaglio, you’ll be interested to know that the Saint François alley, which leads off the square, is nicknamed the ‘lou roumpe-cùou’ – a ‘blind alley’ that in Niçois culture refers to people slipping and falling head over heels on its once precarious steps!