Nizza La Bella
Great findEnjoyed dinner Mussels really good. Dinner size very generous. Steak frites not quite as good.
Meat a little too chewy. Great bottle of chianti. Very comfortable. Recommend it.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMalways goodthe mussels and fries are always a must and the service is always great...5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat neighborhood French bistroThis is a very French bistro. It is casual neighborhood place and not snooty. We came here for Mother’s Day brunch and it was a bit crowded and rushed. The food was very good, but not exceptional. We had the eggs benedict and the shrimp salad. Excellent desserts included a strawberry shortcake with fresh-picked strawberrys on home-made pound cake, and pan perdu. We will come back for dinner because the menu includes a number of French specialties we would like to try. There is a full bar with an excellent cocktail list, including a number of old-time classics. The Street parking is fairly easy and that is a definite plus.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMfine foodnizzas was not what i expected but was in fact better. the man i believe is the owner, jose, was delightful and a jazz musician who played excellent music on the sound system
the food was sensational. i had an appetizer which included meatballs on a skewer. delicious. my entree was muscles in a white wine sauce, the best.
my wife had steak slices with a side a french fries. we had shared the entree and my muscles so she only touched her steak. the only complaint i have is there was too much salt on the steak but we will ask for less when we return which we will.
the ambience is fair at best but the very friendly and helpful staff more than made up for it. sparse wine list but excellent cocktails.
this will become a regular stop for us.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceCocktail list is original, and my Sugar Baby (with brown sugar, bourbon, and egg white) was quite good. Wait staff and bartender are very friendly and helpful. The waiter personally sang "Happy Birthday" to my husband. On-street parking was easy to find. Loved the spinach salad, and the carrots served with my salmon were particularly tasty.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat neighborhood spotWe'd make the drive to Nizza if we had to. But fortunately they are in our neighborhood. Excellent pizza. Mussels in spicy Pernod sauce are the best. Great signature cocktails that change often enough to get to try something new.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy and tasty!We love coming here every time. the food is dependable and delicious.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated promptly uponWe were seated promptly upon arrival. The food was first rate. There was a good choice of wines over a wide price range. Service was very good and all of our party enjoyed the experience. A consistently good restaurant with a nice menu for all tastes.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambianceI returned for the second time and enjoyed Nizza La Bella again. The salmon and vegetables were great. The vegetables were cooked just right.
The tables are somewhat close and we ended up talking with the people on both sides of us (which is a plus for us). One younger couple lived in Emeryville, the older couple on the other side lived in the neighborhood and come every Friday night. The waiter was friendly and competent. I will return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been here once beforeWe've been here once before and brought some friends this time. Delicious food and great atmosphere for a local hidden gem..3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVE THIS PLACE!My wife and I eat here very often and simply love the food, the service and the atmosphere. It's exactly my idea of a great neighborhood restaurant..... but it's more than that because the food is so excellent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM