The doors to this establishment – first opened in 1956 and steeped in history since – were well-guarded by an emblematic figure of the city of Cannes: “Luigi.” Renamed in 2021, it has been completely redesigned by Paris architect Fabrizio Casiraghi, who nonetheless preserved its well-kept secret. The heart of Italy beats here every evening, thrumming through the Lalique glass, the expertly restored bar in Riva wood, the glowing ceiling, keeping time with the jazz rhythms of the piano and musical artists in the central room. The romance and elegance of this cozy spot extend to the menu, as well, in an opus of refined tastes. Begin your journey sipping an aperitivo with the house’s Bellini cocktail straight from the Piazza San Marco. Then, after whetting your appetite with the antipasti, the serious savoring starts with a difficult decision: pasta or veal Milanese? There will be no hesitation, though, when considering Chef Géraldine Rapp’s desserts, with a choice of dolci unlike any other in Cannes, to delight both the eyes and the taste buds.
Opening informationFrom Wednesday to Sunday