Pepperoni Restaurant, Cannes
Located in a nice buzzy street, with a lot of other food options I’m not sure what exactly about Pepperoni stood out. It did have a few locals sprinkled around. But how did I make my way to Cannes? Well, it ended up being a very easy train ride out from Nice. It was quite exciting when I learned how many other towns I could visit whilst I was in the Riviera and then I set off to make the most of it.
The menu at Pepperoni reads fair even if the experience ends up being a typical Rue Hoche one. The style is technically Italian, but lots of French items on the menu. Actually, based on the size of the menu you’d be forgiven for thinking you weren’t dining at a Chinese restaurant. Service at Pepperoni was all fine over our time, they know how to deal with a tourist and the food comes quick. Perhaps too quick. My order was the chicken piccata (€16.50) and my buddy had the salade niçoise.
My dish is described as a pan-sautéed chicken escalope, flamed with Marsala and lemon sauce. It was a little bit below expectations to be honest . The fillet of chicken was tiny and the sauce wasn’t the best tasting. There was a definite sourness to the sauce but that didn’t sit quite right. I do like lemon-based sauces normally.
The fries are average, salad is average. The salade niçoise did get a better review, so there’s some differing success across the menu at Pepperoni. Lots of tuna, they don’t skimp. I should mention that this salad was gigantic, and it’s a little odd how considerable the differences in sizes were. On the other hand, it did leave me more time for dessert when the time came. If you spend over 40€ you also get two hours free parking so that might also help point to why it’s popular with the locals.