We decided on lunch at La Voglia after seeing it completely full the first couple of times we passed it. Seeing as we had steered fairly clear of Trip Advisor recommendations, we were curious about what it was about this particular restaurant that drew diners in such throngs – whereas nearby restaurants seemed to be struggling to pull the crowds that should have been easy to entice – captive market and all that.
The terrace seating, given the soaring temperatures, was the best option. We went for the simpler offerings from their extensive menu: Starters of beef carpaccio, and large serving of mussels in a white wine and tomato broth- both of which were lovely. For mains it was grilled fish – roasted perfectly with artichokes and potatoes and deboned for your pleasure; a gnocchi with salmon, which though good and non-chewy was a bit too saucy; a seafood pasta with generous helpings of crab meat, and a margarita pizza.
Curiosity satisfied and appetites sated, we all rated La Voglia as a decent 8/10 on our very randomly-created dining scale. Highly recommended if you find yourself in Old Town and feel like a decent meal.
La Voglia, 2 rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 93 80 99 16